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dc.contributor.authorMoore, Jennifer
dc.identifier.citationJennifer Moore "Regulating Ecotoxicity Attributed to Nanomaterial Waste" (2011) 15 NZJEL 253en_NZ
dc.description.abstractThe increasing numbers of products containing manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) are generating nanoparticle waste, some of which is toxic to the environment. Given the potential market of nanoproducts and the growing evidence of risks, it is important to have adequate regulation of nanowaste to prevent adverse environmental and public health outcomes. This article examines the current scientific data on ecotoxicity attributed to nanotechnology and nanoproducts. The suitability of New Zealands regulation of nanoecotoxicity is evaluated. Specifically, I assess the adequacy of the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 (WMA) for regulating potential environmental risks associated with nanomaterials. I argue that there will be challenges in applying the WMA to MNMs. Current deficiencies in knowledge about nanoecotoxicity mean that there is not adequate information to assess against the statutory thresholds. The absence of documented cases of adverse environmental effects directly attributable to MNMs may mean that nanoproducts may not be singled out as products likely to harm the environment when disposed ofas waste. No jurisdiction has applied its media-specific environmental laws to nanowaste. This article explores how such law in New Zealand could be applied to nanowaste and the novel challenges posed by nanoproducts.en_NZ
dc.publisherFaculty of Law, University of Aucklanden_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofNew Zealand Journal of Environmental Lawen_NZ
dc.subjectregulation of nanotechnologyen_NZ
dc.titleRegulating Ecotoxicity Attributed to Nanomaterial Wasteen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolFaculty of Lawen_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
dc.rights.statementCopyright in all published material is vested in the New Zealand Journal of Environmental Law.en_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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