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New Perspectives Issue on "A Future without Waste?"

Edited by Christof Mauch


Today, in an era of consumerism and cheap, throwaway products, we are producing more waste than ever. In response, many are calling for radical changes in our habits and lifestyles; companies and municipalities are embarking on ambitious plans to become “zero waste.” But is a world without waste truly achievable?

Check out the most recent issue of RCC Perspectives to learn more about zero waste as a vision, as a historical concept, and as an international practice. Going beyond the motto of “reduce, reuse, recycle,” the articles reflect on the feasibility of creating closed material cycles and explore real-world examples of challenges and successes on the way to zero waste.

As always, the issue is available as a free PDF download.