Comparative industrial ecological analysis of zero waste options for New Zealand, utilizing case studies of key “product classes”

Ongoing PhD Project
Massey University

A comparative industrial ecological analysis is being undertaken of the macro-level costs and benefits of a national zero waste approach versus other options for waste materials. This will involve a resource audit of New Zealand’s “commodity estate,” development of a product recyclability index, and exploring the application of this tool with respect to product stewardship, and zero waste programmes.