Calvin Lakhan

Calvin LAKHAN, Ph.D, is currently co-investigator of the “Waste Wiki” project at York University (with Dr. Mark Winfield), a research project devoted to advancing understanding of waste management research and policy in Canada. Calvin has authored 27 academic papers, and more than 75 white papers and technical reports.

His research interests include:

1) Evaluating the efficacy of municipal policy instruments used to promote waste diversion

2) Optimizing the recycling system to achieve increased diversion while minimizing material management costs

3) Examining the role of race and ethnicity as antecedents to pro environmental behaviors

4) Encouraging pro environmental behavior among minority and marginalized groups, with a specific examination of how structural inequality manifests itself in impeded access to recycling/waste services.