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Dealing with Australia’s urban waste crisis

Dealing with Australia’s urban waste crisis

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A research team has received $339,721 through the ARC’s Discovery Projects scheme to address a crisis in Australia’s urban waste, which will require new strategies to reduce waste generation, and a transition to low-waste cities.

Researchers say that to be effective, new waste strategies will need to engage and actively involve households. The project team, led by Dr Ruth Lane at Monash University, will examine the capacity for experimentation and innovation in households necessary to transition to low waste cities.

By integrating studies of demographic profiles of household waste generation, household low waste experiments, policy rationales and co-design, the project will generate new understandings of the role the household in generating waste, and will propose realistic pathways for decreasing waste generation in Australian cities.



Image: RichardBH Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

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