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Flyng, Torsten, 2011. The goats are dying : grassroots initiatives to tackle unwanted plastic garbage in Burkina Faso . Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

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In Burkina Faso plastic refuse is starting to become a physical threat to humans, livestock and the environment. In light of concerns that plastic garbage is becoming dangerous there are three grassroots initiatives that have sprung up to address the plastic garbage problem. This paper examines the scope and ability of these initiatives to address the plastic refuse problem. Combining and abstracting the theories of Robert Da Matta, Thomas Kuhn, Garret Hardin and Elinor Oltrum this paper presents why these initiatives have arisen, what they can achieve and why they are viable options in the fight against plastic garbage.

Main title:The goats are dying
Subtitle:grassroots initiatives to tackle unwanted plastic garbage in Burkina Faso
Authors:Flyng, Torsten
Supervisor:Bartholdson, Orjan
Examiner:Hansen, Kjell and Paju, Martin
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2011
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM009 Rural Development and Natural Resource Management - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:Plastic Garbage, Burkina Faso, Public Space, Private Space, Recycling, The Commons, Landscape Amnesia
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Labour and employment
Rural sociology and social security
Home economics, industries and crafts
Deposited On:06 Oct 2011 15:10
Metadata Last Modified:23 Apr 2012 07:46

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