Topics of past research

Explore past applied research projects of the Collaborative.

  • Bottom ash management
  • Disintegration of compostable foodware in regional composting and organics processing facilities.
  • Community based social marketing and communication for waste-related behaviour change
  • Increasing diversion rates of multifamily dwellings and addressing challenges such as contamination.
  • Odour detection and management, especially from organics processors
  • Construction and demolition waste, with a focus on painted and treated wood

 

Wasted Food: U.S. Consumers’ Reported Awareness, Attitudes, and Behaviors

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Leftovers for Livestock: A Legal Guide for Using Food Scraps as Animal Feed

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2014 Analysis of U.S. Food Waste Among Food Manufacturers, Retailers, and Restaurants

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Wasted: How America is Losing up to 40 Percent of its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill

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Identifying Sustainable Markets for Compost Products

Project status: Completed in 2017

Project partners: UBC Sustainability Initia […]

Bottom Ash Management from Waste-to-Energy Facility

Project status/timeline: Complete, 2013-2016

Project partners: Metro Vancouve […]

Disintegration Testing of Compostable Foodware at Regional Facilities

Project status: completed in 2015, results undergoing publication as of Dec 2016 […]