Talk:Solid waste policy in the United States

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Suggestion[edit]

Please add more subsections. Brijesh Krishnan 23:39, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Peer Comments

Comment 1[edit]

  1. You have provided a good framework and some references for this article. But, it would be more informative if you could add some links or references in the History section, particularly on Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA) and the Federal Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) so that the reader will get better idea of it.
  2. You mentioned under Mechanism and Policy Framework that the EPA establishes minimum criteria for waste disposal and the States can implement their own program by referring the Federal guidance. In this case, it would be good if you also mention about general thing what the States have done with this issue.
  3. Overall this article have mentioned about the regulatory approaches to manage solid waste in the US. I just wonder, whether the US has non-regulatory approach or not on this matter. May be under the Challenge and Issues, you can put some information related to possibility of market-based instrument for solid waste management. However, as I read from some articles that there is still some challenges to have market-based instrument, such as the costs and benefits for using such approach and selecting the best instrument for each situation. Furthermore, it would be better if you could provide information on solid waste program in the national, state, and local level.

endah_nia 09:28, 16 April 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ekurniaw (talkcontribs)

Thank you for the comments and your suggestions to improve this article. We will incorporate your suggestion to include the federal, state, and local level approaches. Brijesh Krishnan 02:29, 28 April 2011 (UTC) (talk)

Comment 2[edit]

  • Could you go into more specifics on the stakeholders? What kind of NGOs? What interests do these many groups have in solid waste policy? Are they only directing their “inputs” at the EPA?
  • In the last two sentences of the lead, you talk about how it is all about collaboration between the states/feds/locals/regions but in the next sentence after saying thus you are not talking about collaboration, only states.
  • Great job on the regulatory history explaining the acts and amendments concisely.
  • The municipal solid waste and the hazardous waste Wikipedia pages you link to in the article are both flagged for issues.
  • I am assuming this is going to expand to look more like your great in-class presentation? Good luck guys! Yingkeli (talk) 04:47, 19 April 2011 (UTC)
We are thankful to hear your suggestions on stakeholders. We tried to improve some of the linked articles like municipal solid waste, hazardous solid waste, recycling, RCRA, etc. but still most of them are not perfect. Brijesh Krishnan 02:29, 28 April 2011 (UTC) (talk)

Comment 3[edit]

Nice presentation this week and a good start to the article. I think you really need to break down the different policy tools and not concentrate specifically on the laws that have been passed. I'd also advocate for organizing information in table form rather than paragraph form whenever it makes the info more readable and easier to understand. Pirateskot (talk) 21:32, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your suggestion and we will surely consider your idea about inserting table instead of paragraph. Brijesh Krishnan 02:29, 28 April 2011 (UTC) (talk)

Comment 4[edit]

Your presentation gave me a deep presentation. I think you already have a clear outline and adequate information to manage this wiki passage.Maybe this is only a preliminary draft, so I haven't see a passage as perfect as your presentation shows. I am sure you will and I am looking forward to that. My suggestion currently is use more subtitle to classify or categorize policy, challenges etc. Now the passage is to consise. Gaob (talk) 04:00, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Yes, we are populating the sections now. Thanks for your suggestion on subtitles. Brijesh Krishnan 02:29, 28 April 2011 (UTC) (talk)

Comment 5[edit]

I know you guys are still working on the page so I won't go into too much detail about what you are missing. I would go more into the history-I know you provide links to the pages of the legal history, but I don't think it would hurt to include a more detailed background. Also, do you guys go into detail about hazardous wastes? If so, it may be helpful to add information about how hazardous wastes are managed and regulated during the creation, transportation and storage. And furthuring that thought-do you go into detail about nuclear waste? That could be interesting but if you haven't looked into it, don't worry about it (I think there is a page already if you even just want to link it). I loved the presentation though and I'm sure your wiki article will be just as interesting-keep up the good work! Ejking311 (talk) 01:53, 27 April 2011 (UTC)Ejking311

Thank you for the comments on history. Since our topic is big, we might not be going into more details on hazardous wastes like nuclear wastes. But thanks for your suggestion to link this to nuclear waste article Brijesh Krishnan 02:29, 28 April 2011 (UTC) (talk)
Just to follow up - your article looks wonderful! One of the best one's I've seen! Great Job! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ejking311 (talkcontribs) 19:52, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! We appreciate that! Lmissik (talk) 22:56, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Comment 6[edit]

Hey guys,

First, great article. I appreciated the level of detail and concision that you've gone into regarding the different policies, and I was pleased to see that it wasn't left very vague. Has there been any policy analysis actually done on any of these? It would be nice to cite some of the literature, if so, particularly if it pertains to the effectiveness of different instruments in meeting policy goals. Additionally, some graphs would be nice illustrative tools, perhaps. Maybe relating the amount of waste generated temporally, and identify when a policy was enacted to see visually what impact it may/may not have had. Otherwise, great article Goldmund 722 (talk) 05:07, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Most of the literature that we come across is from EPA. So by the time we complete the article, we presume to have links to multiple EPA pages and reports. Thanks for you suggestion on graphs and figures. We will include that in the article. Brijesh Krishnan 02:29, 28 April 2011 (UTC) (talk)