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Carl Dalhammar

Carl Dalhammar

Senior lecturer

Carl Dalhammar

Preventing environmental damage from products : An analysis of the policy and regulatory framework in Europe


  • Eléonore Maitre-Ekern
  • Carl Dalhammar
  • Hans Christian Bugge

Summary, in English

How to tackle environmental damage from the throwaway society is one of the defining questions of the twenty-first century. We must encourage and support sustainable production and consumption, notably through the establishment of a circular economy. These essays by an international group of leading scholars from a range of disciplines analyse policies and legal instruments and challenge mainstreamassumptions, fromthe choice of a policy mix to the actual effect of imposing standards on the market, and from corporate objectives and priorities to the use of precaution in assessing particularly harmful substances. Each chapter contributes to a better understanding of the current policy and regulatory framework in Europe and identifies the challenges and opportunities ahead. The book breaks new ground by examining how product policies can contribute to important objectives and visions. It is a must-read for researchers as well as for policymakers and practitioners.


  • The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics

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Document type



Cambridge University Press


  • Law and Society




  • ISBN: 9781108500128
  • ISBN: 9781108422444