The Waste of the World

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sheffield
Department Name: Geography

Abstract

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Description Author of Chapter 1 of forthcoming Government Science Report: From Waste to Resource Productivity; citation in another chapter of the report. Report published 11 January 2018 - available via following link https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/from-waste-to-resource-productivity
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/from-waste-to-resource-productivity
 
Description A right to pollute? : the social dynamics of law and industrial water pollution in France 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Invited paper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://udallcenter.arizona.edu/wrpg/new.html
 
Description Community waste recycling and local authorities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Presented at 'Geographies of re-use' workshop, at the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Death, the phoenix and pandora : end of life ships, chock-chocky furniture and the Bangladeshi middle class consumer 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact 'Geographies of reuse' workshop, held at the Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS), University of Sheffield, a two-day symposium exploring the dynamics of everyday consumption practices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.icoss.dept.shef.ac.uk/fossevents/index.php?fltr=date
 
Description External rapporteur's observations and lessons learnt 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact John Walls was invited by the NEA Secretariat to observe and offer feedback on what was heard at the 'Radioactive waste repositories and host regions : envisaging the future together' workshop, organised by the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.oecd-nea.org/rwm/fsc/documents/FSC_Workshop_France_2009_Proceedings_En_000.pdf
 
Description Framed : India recycled! 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Review of photographic exhibition 'India recycled' at the Horniman Museum, May 24th 2008 to January 25th 2009 by Aindrila Mitra.

Asian voice
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Inextinguishable fibres : demolition and the vital materialisms of asbestos 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Open University departmental research seminar, based on a research paper, presented as part of the OU's 'open forum' series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/about-the-faculty/departments/geography/research/international-...
 
Description Inextinguishable fibres: demolition and the vital materialisms of asbestos 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Open University departmental research seminar, based on a research paper, presented as part of the OU's 'open forum' series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/about-the-faculty/departments/geography/research/international-...
 
Description Is recycling your old clothes worth it? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article by Fleur Brittain based upon content of photographic exhibition, India Recycled at the Horniman Museum.

Sunday Times
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
URL http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article3985803.ece
 
Description Law and the fabric of space 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Invited paper, departmental seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Material, literary narrative and cultural economy : Primo Levi and the industrial short story 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Presented as part of the 'international workshops and seminars' series at The Open University's Department of Geography.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/about-the-faculty/departments/geography/research/international-...
 
Description Rapporteurs reflections 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact NEA forum on stakeholder confidence workshop, repositories and host regions : envisaging the future together
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.nea.fr/html/rwm/fsc.html
 
Description Routes et territoires des mati√®res nucl√©aires 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Radio programme for Radio France Culture on nuclear waste.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Social technologies of recycling 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Institute of Civil Engineers annual lecture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Souvenir salvage and the death of great naval ships 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Gregson's talk is entitled "Souvenir salvage and the death of great naval ships." This talk examines the social and physical death of naval ships as a form of military material culture. It draws on ethnographic research with veterans' associations in the UK and US, and in a UK ship breaking yard, to explore the relationship of a naval ship's social and physical death to memorialisation, souvenir manufacture and souvenir salvage. For ex-navy personnel, it is normative to memorialize a naval ship through a range of manufactured souvenirs worn in everyday life. The social death of naval ships has, until recently, been largely disconnected from the sites of their physical death, or destruction, but the advent of ethical disposal policies in the UK has brought about the geographical compression of the two. The talk charts three phases of ex-naval personnel's engagement with the destruction of "their ships": pilgrimage, souvenir salvage and collective memorialization. Gregson argues that proximate visualized destruction makes ex-naval personnel witnesses to an object's death and that resource recovery regimes should not only be considered recycling of materials but also their reincarnation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.bgc.bard.edu/news/past-events-09-10/salvage-ships-gregson.html
 
Description Support grows for Hong Kong convention 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Nicky Gregson is interviewed about the ship recycling industry.

TradeWinds
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.tradewinds.no/
 
Description The cost of globalisation : producing new forms of risk to health and well-being 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Invited public lecture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://scg.iec.cat/Scg9/Scg90/S97081.htm
 
Description Where old clothes go to die 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article by Fleur Britten based upon content of photographic exhibition India Recycled at the Horniman Museum, May 24th 2008 to January 25th 2009.

The Sunday Times
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Why some factories become waste material 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact The business of waste : past, present and future. Session four (part one) : Waste as a source of economic growth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.lib.gla.ac.uk/media/media_150293_en.pdf