A Review of waste management in the Antarctic.
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree LevelPostgraduate Certificate
Degree NamePostgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
Effective waste management practices play an important part in reducing the environmental impact of human activities within the Antarctic region. The formation of the Madrid Protocol has ensured that environmental management is treated with the same importance as peace and science in the continent. All operators are obliged to reduce the amount of waste produced or disposed of in Antarctica as much as possible. The challenge of protecting the Antarctic in the future lies with the Treaty nations. The current acceptance of good waste management is a positive sign for the future but it is imperative that it is still recognised as an issue of high importance when the Treaty is reviewed or ends.
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