proximity principle

proximity principle

[proksim′itē]
Etymology: L, proximus + principium, origin
a rule that when two or more objects are close to each other, they may be seen as a perceptual unit.
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The council may award more than one contract if it demonstrates value for money to do so and consideration will be given to the proximity principle and the environmental impact of tenders when awarding the contract(s).
The problem with the proximity principle is it tends to create homogeneous networks that lack diversity," Uzzi says.
Seen from the standpoint of David Hume's proximity principle, this seems unrealistic.
Furthermore it encourages the importation of waste for incineration which undermines the planning proximity principle "That waste should where ever possible be treated in the locality of where it is generated".
True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer: In health care practice, implementing the advance directive is dependent on the proximity principle.
In a separate action, brought by Teesside resident, also due in the High Court today, the EA will be challenged as to why it did not consider the proximity principle - under which waste is dealt with as close to its source as possible - when issuing the original waste licence.
Despite some disagreements around just how to define the proximity principle in practice, to date this policy appears to be ensuring that wastes are indeed disposed of as close as possible to the source, and certainly within the member states responsible for generating it.
First, the Assembly's waste strategy incorporates the proximity principle, the application of which requires waste arisings to be dealt with in proximity to their occurrence.
Should the proximity principle - incorporated in the regulations in the =interests of environmental protection - be questioned, since it prevents =the consolidation of flows in sufficient volume to make the most =environmentally-friendly modes of transport viable?
The Luxembourg authorities therefore incorrectly invoked the proximity principle to block the export.
In addition, this proposed transhipment is a flagrant breach of the proximity principle that waste (particularly hazardous waste) should, so far as possible, be dealt with proximate to the location in which it arises.