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.

Stuy Town

Stuy Town

To date, StuyTown is the largest housing development participatingin DSNY’s curbside organics pilot. Each building has compost bins on the ground floor, which are emptied three times a week; collecting over five tons of compost per week. Although this is a substantial amount, calculations based on average waste generation for NYC indicate that this is ...
Clichy-Batignolles, Paris

Clichy-Batignolles, Paris

Gravity chutes are rare in Paris, as are waste rooms on residential floors. Instead, residents bring discards to bins in a waste room or courtyardat street level, even in brand-new developments. See Case Study pdf. ...