Sustainable Waste Management

Sustainable Waste Management


The Integrated Waste Systems (IWS) group carries out research which contributes to policy and practice in sustainable waste and resource management.

We work with stakeholders - with government bodies to provide evidence and policy-relevant understanding and with businesses to develop practical solutions to real world waste management problems.

Reducing the impact of waste

IWS’s work focuses on reducing the impact of waste on the environment, health and climate change through technological, organisational and behavioural approaches.

Our research includes understanding attitudes and perceptions to waste and resources, sustainable behaviours, the role of the community and voluntary sector, governance and policy analysis. Scientific and technological work focuses on waste characterisation, health impacts and bio-processing.

Find out more

Follow the link to the IWS website.

Some Recent Publications