The international trade in hazardous & radioactive waste to developing countries with inadequate infrastructure & lenient environmental laws has grown during recent decades & has been the target of public opposition in both developed & developing countries. The book contains a comprehensive analysis of the pertinent international legislation, as well as a comparative analysis of the European & the United States legislation & policies. This analysis demonstrates that current policies have failed because they have not taken account of the conflicting dimensions of the waste issue. Louka, therefore, proposes an alternative approach based on these dimensions, as well as efficiency & effectiveness considerations. For international, comparative, & environmental lawyers & scholars, as well as everyone who is concerned with the issue of international waste transfers.