Designing for Zero Waste Districts

Designing for Zero Waste Districts

District-scale solutions are often the most effective way of achieving zero waste and improving the quality of the public realm. In this session the team that led the development of the Zero Waste Design Guidelines share best practice strategies and case studies for waste management from e-waste to food waste. Learn the multiple benefits from ...
Waste Dive’s insight into NYC Commercial Waste Zoning proposals

Waste Dive’s insight into NYC Commercial Waste Zoning proposals

Read Cole Rosengren’s deep dive into Who comes out on top if New York passes commercial waste zones? incorporating history and policy ideas from Benjamin Miller. ...
Hong Kong Design Trust Grant

Hong Kong Design Trust Grant

The Center for Zero Waste Design has been awarded a grant by the Hong Kong Design Trust for its project Zero Waste Design Guidelines for High Density Cities. This will take the Guidelines to Hong Kong and Singapore, for panel discussions and thinktanks, and we will return to the Center for Architecture to present the ...
Benjamin Miller testifies on Intro 1574 Commercial Waste Zones at NYC Council Hearing

Benjamin Miller testifies on Intro 1574 Commercial Waste Zones at NYC Council Hearing

Benjamin Miller outlines modifications to the commercial waste system to address critical problems and aid the implementation of strategies outlined in the Zero Waste Design Guidelines. An integrated system design could solve multiple issues with the current system, including transfer station siting, increasing processing capacity, improving collection infrastructure and operations, incentivizing waste diversion and reducing ...
DSNY and DOT Containerized Waste RFEI

DSNY and DOT Containerized Waste RFEI

Taking a cue from the Zero Waste Design Guidelines, the NYC Departments of Sanitation and Transportation issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for “creative solutions for containerized refuse and recycling.” The RFEI is as an important step towards designing the built environment to meet the city’s zero waste goals and address the significant environmental ...
Mothers of Invention Podcast: Jugglers of Time

Mothers of Invention Podcast: Jugglers of Time

City resident and co-founder of Help Delhi Breathe, Reecha Upadhyay, tells us how she rallied tens of thousands of voters to pass legislation that will help cap air pollution killing millions every year. She discusses biomimicry with Clare Miflin, who shares her epiphany that nature doesn’t create any waste and that perhaps our misuse of ...