12 Nov 2019

The consumption-driven society today produces an enormous amount of waste, which puts pressures on land, pollutes the environment and creates economic burden. ‘Zero waste’ concept, a whole system approach aiming to achieve no waste along the materials flow through society, has become one of the most visionary concepts for tackling...

Journal article
22 Jan 2019

The European Commission authorized a study to support the identification of the best practices that contribute to a Circular Economy in extractive waste management plans (EWMPs). This document is the first deliverable of this study, the guidance document focusing on:

Guide
06 Mar 2018

This report presents findings from research undertaken by Swinburne University exploring staff engagement with using worm farms for food scrap compost in the Town Hall building of the City of Port Phillip offices.

Report
06 Mar 2018

This report presents findings from research undertaken by Swinburne University exploring staff engagement with using worm farms for food scrap compost in the Council House 1 (CH1) building of the City of Melbourne offices.

Report
07 Jul 2016

This report presents findings from research undertaken by Swinburne University into resident engagement with an onsite composting trial introduced into two apartment blocks by the City of Melbourne. The trial was conducted between February and June 2016, with one building hosting a multi-bin worm farm system and the other hosting an in-vessel composter.

Report
30 Jun 2018

Swedish Waste Management 2018 is intended for actors in the waste management industry, decision makers, authorities, educational institutions, the media and all other stakeholders. Using text, diagrams and tables we describe the management of household waste in Sweden. Statistics are taken from the Avfall Sverige web-based statistics system, Avfall Web, and from producer organisations.

Report
30 Mar 2018

In September 2017, the Department of the Environment and Energy commissioned Blue Environment and sub-consultants to manage its waste data and reporting needs until 2019. An early project requirement was to research and propose improvements to the previous versions of the core waste reports, particularly the national waste report.

Report
10 Dec 2018

This policy document embodies a circular economy, shifting away from ‘take, make, use and dispose’ to a more circular approach where Australia maintains the value of resources for as long as possible.

Policy report
26 Aug 2018

The urban composting research symposium was held at the Hawthorn Arts Centre on Monday 27 August 2018 to showcase the research undertaken as part of the CRC for Low Carbon Living funded project, RP2019 “Enabling carbon reductions through composting food waste for use in growing food”.

Discussion paper
16 Apr 2019

To understand what indicators used in CE measure specifically, the authors propose a classification framework to categorise indicators according to reasoning on what (CE strategies) and how (measurement scope).

Journal article
24 Jan 2019

The report reveals the annual value of global e-waste as over $62.5 billion, more than the GDP of most countries. It calls for an overhaul of the current electronics system, emphasising the need for a circular economy in which resources are not extracted, used and discarded, but valued and reused in ways that minimise environmental impacts and create decent, sustainable jobs.

Report
04 Mar 2019

The European Commission adopted a comprehensive report on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan. The report presents the main achievements under the Action Plan and sketches out future challenges to shaping our economy and paving the way towards a climate-neutral, circular economy where pressure on natural and freshwater resources as well as ecosystems is minimised.

Report