"Pollution in the modern context is not a phenomenon but a dilemma.
The legal means adopted so far in the effort to control pollution,
have on the whole lacked coherency and direction. This absence of
even a degree of uniformity has in effect negated the process of
identification of viable principles. It is in this context that this paper
seeks to project a conceptual approach to the development of legal
criteria for the control of pollution. Recent Canadian legislation in
regard to pollution from solid wastes is used in this paper as a
framework to illustrate the need for a more rational and meaningful
approach to pollution control, in order to promote the development
of principles in a field where none exist at present. [...]"