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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 get trash bags off NYC sidewalks and compost into soils. The plan lists strategies the […]

We are pleased to share our final report from our Design Trust Feature 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 Renergii in Singapore. The project looks at the urban form, waste context, and initiatives in […]

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 need to be ‘zero waste’. She highlights that waste is a design flaw and that […]

Our Tampines Hub (OTH), is a mixed-use facility serving the new eco-focused neighborhood of Tampines, with over 250,000 residents. With a supermarket, 30 eateries and a 24-hour hawker center with 42 stalls and 800 seats, it generates a significant amount of food waste. Every day 1.4 tonnes (1.6 tons) of food waste, including expired foods […]

During the 2000s, the Korean government implemented “pay-as-you-throw” volume-based charging schemes across all different types of waste materials.  The goal is to segregate non-recyclable and recyclable waste streams and reduce waste at the source through incentivisation. The collection of household food scraps and organics was implemented after the charging schemes for non-conventional household items – […]

The Eastern Community Recycling Station (formerly known as Community Green Station) has been in operation since 2015. Besides functioning as a recycling collection point, it also includes an education centre, office, a landscaped area, and a multi-purpose room for exhibitions, activities, and programs that promotes waste reduction and green living. The collected recyclables are sorted […]

Domino Park is a 5-acre park along the Brooklyn waterfront, designed by James Corner Field Operations in collaboration with Two Trees Management Company. The park offers organics collection and on-site processing and composting, providing the community access to food scrap drop-off services but also compost for local community gardens and residents. See Case Study pdf.

Paris is a low-rise city with one of the highest population densities in Europe. Most buildings are six stories or fewer. Residents are accustomed to bringing their waste and recyclables down to street-level receptacles inside their building. Each morning or night, building staff roll bins from courtyards and entryways to the curb for collection by […]

Sharing a virtual micro-talk on Designing Urban Biocycles for NYC: Regenerating Urban Soils with Food and Landscape Waste for the Nature of Cities Festival. Developing a plan for NYC organic waste A well designed plan for organic waste is essential for NYC to become a green, resilient and just city. The city has suspended DSNY […]