Bullard, Robert D. “Neighborhoods ‘Zoned’ for Garbage.” 2005. The Quest for Environmental Justice: Human Rights and the Politics of Pollution, edited by Bullard, San Francisco, Sierra Club Books, 2005, pp. 43-61.
In this chapter of the required anthology, the author Robert Bullard discusses the areas of which landfills are placed. in comparison to the other chapter of the anthology Bullard discusses some of the inequalities that minorities receive when it comes to the location of landfills. Given that cities are the largest produces of trash and waste, landfills should be located in the vicinity of cities. However Bullard explains that locations that tend to be more impoverish then others are usually the ones that have the landfills in their backyards. There are many harmful effects of landfills, but not many people consider the harmful effects they have towards people and those that have to live near the waste sites. The harmfulness that landfills have towards humans is the focus that I am using in my essay from Bullard’s writing.
Bullard’s chapter in the anthology not only relates to other chapters in the book but it also relates to my monograph of waste management. They relate primarily in the sense that both talk about the harm that landfills do to humans. I also have many other sources that relate to the way humans are affected by governmental disposal methods and sites. All of these similar sources connect by the easiness of disposal methods in countries, however they more importantly connect through the affect of disposal methods have on people.
Why is landfills are placed in areas of poverty rather than waste, when someone can assume that the more wealthy one person is the more stuff the will have resulting in more waste?