Category: Case Studies

We looked at models which showed promising signs of developing a Zero Waste culture and what lessons can be learned.

Food not Waste

The Hungry Hatch is a Ridge Cafe project which aims to use food waste donated from local shops to help feed people.
They extended free ‘school’ meals during the school holidays when possible; host community supers; and provide food preparation classes.
In a short amount of time this project has diverted 562.5 kg of food waste to […]

How does Flanders achieve a 73% diversion rate?

Grainne McIntyre, consultant, lives locally and reflects on what might help Dunbar become a Zero Waste Town. This is the fourth of 5 case studies from across the globe

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Arguably, Flanders has one of the best recycling and prevention programmes in Europe. The Flemish region is one 6 in Belgium, with a population of 6.2m spread […]

Vegetable Waste La Pintana, Chile

Grainne McIntyre, consultant, lives locally and reflects on what might help Dunbar become a Zero Waste Town. This is the third of 5 case studies from across the globe

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The Chilean community of La Pintana – one of the poorest in the country – has found that recycling their largest waste segment – vegetable […]

San Francisco can do it – so can we?

Grainne McIntyre, consultant, lives locally and reflects on what might help Dunbar become a Zero Waste Town. This is the second of 5 case studies from across the globe

San Francisco is a global leader in waste management. Their Zero Waste practices have been adopted in cities across the world. The city is cosmopolitan with a […]

Case Study: Mumbai co-operatives help decentralise recycling

Grainne McIntyre, consultant, lives locally and reflects on what might help Dunbar become a Zero Waste Town through the first of 5 case studies from across the globe

The Indian city of Mumbai, population 12.5m, is divided into 24 wards, each with individual budgets and waste management responsibility. The city government operates a communal waste collection […]

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