Accessing Value in Lahore’s Waste Infrastructures

@article{Butt2020AccessingVI,
  title={Accessing Value in Lahore’s Waste Infrastructures},
  author={Waqas H. Butt},
  journal={Ethnos},
  year={2020},
  pages={1-21}
}
  • W. Butt
  • Published 2020
  • Business
  • Ethnos
Lahore’s ever-growing waste generation has taken on increasing political significance – but why and how has this happened? This article argues that ways of knowing waste as one thing, and not anoth... 
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