Waste in the Limits to Capital: How Capitalism Lays Waste to the Web of Life, and Why It Can’t Stop

The general law of overpollution synthesizes these insights, highlighting three moments. It specifies the relational asymmetry between surplus value and surplus pollu-tion, the latter reckoned as forms of toxification “surplus to” the geobiological capacities to metabolize –and neutralize – wastes of all kinds. Over pollution implicates a tendency towards non-linear shifts in all manner of socio-ecological systems that, in threaten to exceed“maximum economically feasible levels.“

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