Waste management and environmentalism in China
Waste management and environmentalism in China

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Waste management and environmentalism in China

Waste management and environmentalism in China

Introduction

As the Chinese have become more affluent they have consumed more goods and in turn the volume of waste produced has increased. This free course, Waste management and environmentalism in China, explores how the Chinese can deal with increasing volumes of waste, drawing parallels with the UK experience of waste management.

You will also consider the conceptual tools that can be used to make the cycle of material use and waste production and treatment more sustainable. The course ends with a brief examination of the growth of environmentalism in China.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course U116 Environment: journeys through a changing world [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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