EC.716/EC.786 D-Lab: Waste
Zero Waste communities
D-Lab: Waste is an introductory class that provides a multi-disciplinary approach to understand challenges related with waste globally. It provides a platform for cradle-to-cradle design, upcycling, diminishment of environmental impacts or enterprise opportunities for marginalized populations among others.
The course, comprised of lectures, fieldtrips, labs and guest speakers, 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.
Throughout the course student teams engage in the development of solutions around waste-related challenges in partnership with wastepickers, municipal governments, private sector or community organizations. Partial funding is available for some student travel and out-of-country fieldwork related to this class.
Read about the Zero Waste International Development Design Summit organized by IDIN and D-Lab: Waste Instructor Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar. Blog.
You can find the class syllabus here
Instructor Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar bio.
Instructor Kate Mytty bio.
|Instructors:||Kate Mytty, Pedro Reynolds-Cuellar|
|Semester Offered:||Fall (Offered since 2011)|
|Lecture Location:||N51-310 (MW), 7-307 (F)|
|Lecture Times:||MW10-11:30, F2-4|
|Units (credit hours)||3-2-4|
|Class Size:||16 students|