Academics & Policy

December 9, 2021 from 10:15 am to 10:45 am

Speaker: Moderator: Amanda Rice Waddle • Panelists: Ashpreet Kaur, Jessica Heiges

Zero Waste at Higher Learning Institutions

2021, December 9 • 10:15am – 10:45am – Track D

Zero Waste research in higher education can provide valuable information to make informed decisions on Zero Waste policies, programs, and infrastructure within communities. Join this session to hear from two PhD candidates, one in Florida and one in California. We’ll hear about a mixed-method research analyzing factors and variables that lend to more waste diversion and minimization on college campuses and learn about a “living laboratory” where participatory development tests out new policies, infrastructure, and practices. This Zero Waste Lab supports undergraduate projects conducting research on Zero Waste.

Moderator: Amanda Rice Waddle, Zero Waste USA, Director of Zero Waste at The Repurpose Project, Zero Waste Educator & Consultant, Co-Chair, Zero Waste Gainesville

  • Ashpreet Kaur, PhD Candidate, Interdisciplinary Ecology University of Florida
  • Jessica Heiges, PhD Candidate, Director Zero Waste Lab, UC Berkeley