Clean and Healthy – Waste Collection and Waste Management

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Abstract

“Sustainable development” can be defined as the basic principle of environmental rights (Fracchia 2010). Appearing for the first time in 1987 in the report “Our Common Future”, it is defined as development that “…meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Since this definition is based on needs, which are naturally changeable and destined to expand throughout space and time, sustainability, in fact, does not only apply to the environmental/ecological level but also to the economic and social levels. This aspect has certainly contributed to moving from an idea of sustainability as “need for” to one of “right to” (Gilli 2010).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of LawUniversity of CamerinoCamerinoItaly

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