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dc.contributor.authorRoe, Tracy E.
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-03T02:08:13Z
dc.date.available2013-04-03T02:08:13Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/5315
dc.description.abstractThe concept of sustainable development has become widely adopted as a management objective in New Zealand. Its application to industrial situations is often problematic, since industrial production is based upon objectives that are not always compatible with sustainability. For example, there are a number of environmental problems associated with the commercial manufacture of sanitary products. In this report, a product that may overcome many of these problems is investigated. The study explores the feasibility of commercially producing a sphagnum moss menstrual product in New Zealand. Despite uncertainty, findings suggest that the production of a sphagnum moss menstrual pad is provisionally workable with regards to ecological sustainability, meeting the needs of women, and technical capability. However, a number of restrictive institutional structures are identified, that make the development of a sustainable menstrual product industry in New Zealand unlikely. Legal and economic structures are found to operate in such a way so as to effectively prevent newcomers to the industry, especially if small. The contradictions that these structures provide for sustainable development is discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectSphagnum mossen
dc.subjectsustainable developmenten
dc.subjectsanitary productsen
dc.subjectindustrial productionen
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.subjectevaluationen
dc.subjectimplicationsen
dc.titleSustainability, menstrual products and sphagnum moss : an investigationen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorHayward, John
lu.thesis.supervisorMontgomery, Roy
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc050205 Environmental Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc140205 Environment and Resource Economicsen


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