The Case Studies listed here are from the Zero Waste Design Guidelines. We will be developing new case studies from the work of the Center, and collecting case studies from others worldwide. Search case studies by category or name.

Our Tampines Hub Hawker Center, Singapore

Our Tampines Hub Hawker Center, Singapore

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 ...
Food and Organics Recycling, Seoul Korea

Food and Organics Recycling, Seoul Korea

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 – ...
Eastern Community Recycling Station, Hong Kong

Eastern Community Recycling Station, Hong Kong

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, NYC

Domino Park, NYC

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 Trilib’

Paris Trilib’

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 ...
Toronto 3Rs Ambassador Program

Toronto 3Rs Ambassador Program

New York and Toronto have a lot in common, including the complexityof reducing waste generated in multifamily buildings. Almost half of Torontonians live in apartments, and this group recycles and composts in significantly lower numbers than those in single-family homes. Communication is particularly challenging because a third of residents are immigrants and numerous languages are ...