Project Overview


The ‘take, make, waste’ model has dominated the global economy for hundreds of years. Despite efforts to minimize waste, develop symbiotic models of waste retention, and implement various recycling approaches, the amount and character of global waste continues to proliferate and broaden. The resulting ecological degradation has outpaced societal benefits, indicating the need to properly understand the problem and develop and implement new and transformative solutions.

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Putting Waste In Its Place

Timothy Gutowski, Bhavik Bakshi, Melissa Bilec, Elena Irwin, Cindy Isenhour, Dusan Sekulic, Thomas Theis, and Valerie Thomas


The title of our project proposal, Convergence Around a Sustainable World without Waste, contains three key and somewhat malleable words that require our attention: convergence, sustainability, and waste. Continue reading