International trade of substances and objects which are not anymore, or never were, interesting for the owner, is a phenomenon which deserves scientific attention and critical analysis. Following an exhaustive research, Kamila Pope went beyond the mere legal approach in the framework of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, and has presented a multidisciplinary approach to the global problem of waste management. The visualising data methods included in the book enhance effective communication and contribute to a thorough understanding of the main central message of the book: the equity or inequity of international relations among world regions, as a consequence of waste management options.
Global Waste Management can help change the mindset of those who are concerned with the effects of current production and consumption patterns and waste management system between the so called Global North and Global South Regions. Kamila Pope's book provides clear insights on the best waste management options necessary to trigger a shift from a linear economy based on a throwaway society, towards a new circular economy paradigm, based on a frugal, responsible and more sustainable society.