I once helped philosopher Hendrik Hart with the formulation of the key phenomena of any economic activity taken as a whole, including operationally. I can't remember all the details, but it's in his book Understanding our world: An integral ontology (Lanham, Maryland USA: University Press of America / Institute for Christian Studies Toronto, 1984; 2002). What I didn't have was the last item of the list of key phenom always present in an economic act > waste. When seeing it in the book, I remember my del+t in the iumprovement of the flow and completion of the set of thawts formally present in a philosophy book, an ontology book too.
From the standpoint of moving from industrial construction, distribution, consumption, and waste, you see the logic of these intuitively reasonable necessary features of any economic act.
Take a look at the basic news item where the existence of the phemonon of waste is studied in two cases on a macro-scale, one in India and one in Bulgaria.
— Lawt, refWrite Frontpage juridics columnist
— Business & Human Rights report reposted below by Lawt
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[PDF] Industrial waste conflicts around the world - Case studies from India and Bulgaria: shipbreaking and incineration