EC.786 D-Lab: Waste

Class Info

Uses a multi-disciplinary approach to understand global challenges related to waste. Provides a platform for initiatives such as cradle-to-cradle design, upcycling, diminishment of environmental impacts, and enterprise opportunities for marginalized populations. Studies zero-waste strategies worldwide; examines different models of collection, recycling, waste management, and businesses developed in low-income settings; and researches public policy that supports sustainable, integrated waste management systems. Teams engage in development of solutions around waste-related challenges, in partnership with wastepickers, municipal governments, and private sector and community organizations. Includes guest speakers and field trips, as well as opportunities for IAP or summer travel. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

EC.786 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by K. Mytty.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

You can find more information at the D-Lab: Waste site.

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