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‘Bourgeois Environmentalism’, the State, the Judiciary, and the ‘Urban Poor’: The Political Mobilization of a Scheduled Caste Market

Kaveri Gill

in Of Poverty and Plastic: Scavenging and Scrap Trading Entrepreneurs in India's Urban Informal Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060864
eISBN:
9780199080175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060864.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on two cases of middle-class environmentalism in Delhi: a bill proposed by the legislative state assembly banning recycled polythene bags and a Supreme Court order relocating ... More


Innovation in the Plastic Industry 1: Upcycle of Plastic Waste: Plastic Rejects

Salah M. El-Haggar, Lama El Hatow, Yasser Ibrahim, and Mohamed Abu Khatwa

in Sustainability and Innovation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166471
eISBN:
9781617976803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166471.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Plastic rejects are plastics that cannot be recycled and are thus burned (causing harmful emissions) or landfilled. This chapter highlights the utilization of plastic rejects which are not recycled ... More


Introduction

Kaveri Gill

in Of Poverty and Plastic: Scavenging and Scrap Trading Entrepreneurs in India's Urban Informal Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060864
eISBN:
9780199080175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060864.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book is about poverty and the urban informal sector, as engaged in by the garbage collectors or scavengers and the plastic recycling or scrap trading entrepreneurs of Delhi. It explores a ... More


Exploitation or Entrepreneurship?: Scrap Traders and the Economics of Survival in the Informal Economy

Kaveri Gill

in Of Poverty and Plastic: Scavenging and Scrap Trading Entrepreneurs in India's Urban Informal Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060864
eISBN:
9780199080175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060864.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter takes an institutional view of the real market in plastic recycling, which is conceived of as a carefully established and maintained set of repeat interactions and relatively long-term ... More


From Pigs and Pollution to Plastics and Progress: Recasting Low Caste Status through an Informal Market

Kaveri Gill

in Of Poverty and Plastic: Scavenging and Scrap Trading Entrepreneurs in India's Urban Informal Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060864
eISBN:
9780199080175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060864.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the social underpinnings of the scrap market, focusing on the dynamic relationship between low co-caste status, poverty, and engagement in the informal sector in contemporary ... More


Innovation in the Plastic Industry 2: Upcycle of Plastic Waste: Natural Fiber–Reinforced Plastics

Irene Fahim and Salah M. El-Haggar

in Sustainability and Innovation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166471
eISBN:
9781617976803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166471.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter begins by discussing the plastic industry, types of plastic, and plastic waste. It then turns to the chemical or thermal treatment of natural fibers for use in different applications as ... More


Innovation in the Plastic Industry 3: Upcycle of Plastic Waste: Natural Fiber Plastic Composites

Mokhtar Kamel and Salah M. El-Haggar

in Sustainability and Innovation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166471
eISBN:
9781617976803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166471.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

During the last decade, natural fiber plastic composites (NFPCs) have been increasingly used as substitutes for natural wood in North America, Europe, and China. They have also become an important ... More


Of Poverty and Plastic: Scavenging and Scrap Trading Entrepreneurs in India's Urban Informal Economy

Kaveri Gill

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060864
eISBN:
9780199080175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060864.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book uses eclectic, triangulated methods to explore the socio-economics of waste and of the commodity chains involved in recycling. Known as ‘unorganised’ in India, this part of the informal ... More


Conclusion

Kaveri Gill

in Of Poverty and Plastic: Scavenging and Scrap Trading Entrepreneurs in India's Urban Informal Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060864
eISBN:
9780199080175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060864.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

If poverty, human development, and the functioning of markets are increasingly intertwined concerns for development economists and specialists seeking to come to pragmatic grips with a hegemonic ... More


Sustainable Materials

Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, and Bram Vermeer

in 2030: Technology That Will Change the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195377170
eISBN:
9780197562680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195377170.003.0015
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

Volkswagen’s new car plant is located more or less in the center of Dresden, Germany. Through its glass shell, you can watch the fitters from the street as they work at the production line. On ... More


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