Waste prevention is about effective production and thoughtful consumption – not about waste: Seven lessons from the research project from waste management to waste prevention

Hervé Corvellec, Richard Ek, Nils Johansson, Anette Svingstedt, Zapata Patrik, Maria José Zapata Campos

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Abstract

This report summarises the most important lessons learned from the research project From waste management to waste prevention. In the research project, researchers from Lund University and the University of Gothenburg, but also Umeå University and the Royal Institute of Technology, have studied waste prevention.
The aim of the project has been to identify and clarify the difficulties in realising the goals of waste prevention policy. Researchers have approached the project’s purpose through content analysis of waste plans, quantitative and qualitative studies of waste prevention initiatives, criticism of urban planning theory, and
the mapping of obstacles to waste prevention.

The project has been conducted in close cooperation with municipalities, municipal waste companies, authorities, social movements and companies. It has been financed by the Research Council Formas (Ref. no. 259-2013-
210).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHelsingborg
PublisherDepartment of service management and service studies, Lund university
Commissioning bodyFORMAS, a Swedish research council for sustainable development
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)978-91-639-8834-9
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Sep 2

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Economics and Business
  • Business Administration
  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)

Keywords

  • Waste
  • Waste prevention

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