Waste is a design flaw:

Ecosystems recycle materials indefinitely in circular loops, but the human-designed system trashes over 90% of the materials extracted from the earth within six months. The Center for Zero Waste Design helps to develop and implement design strategies within the built environment to help cities achieve zero waste.

Put Waste to Work Advocacy Campaign

Put Waste to Work Advocacy Campaign

The Center for Zero Waste Design and WXY have released an advocacy campaign calling on the incoming administration to deal with NYC’s trash issues. Put Waste to Work: For Vibrant Streetscapes, Green Jobs and Healthy Neighborhoods outlines a plan to ...
Zero Waste Design for High-Density Cities: NYC, Hong Kong and Singapore

Zero Waste Design for High-Density Cities: NYC, Hong Kong and Singapore

We are pleased to share our final report from our Design Trust Seed Grant from the Hong Kong Design Trust.  This work was done in collaboration with the Business Environment Council of Hong Kong and Circular Cities Asia, a platform of ...
IIEA Lecture – Designing for Zero Waste: Strategies from New York City

IIEA Lecture – Designing for Zero Waste: Strategies from New York City

This event is part of the Environmental Resilience lecture series, co-organized by the IIEA and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Introduced by Sharon Finegan from Irish EPA and moderated by Alex White. In the lecture, Clare Miflin argues that sustainable, prosperous, and liveable cities of the future will ...