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Jonathon Hannon, Coordinator of the Zero Waste Academy.
The Palmerston North City Council and Massey University have partnered in the formation of the Zero Waste Academy, an educational, research and development and advisory initiative focussed on waste minimisation/resource efficiency. Locally, this has resulted in a growing programme of research initiatives which aim to provide information to support the City’s policy development and programme implementation. The concept is that firstly, the City maintains a ‘research menu’ of areas of issue and opportunity, and secondly, the University will seek to align and supervise student projects which address these. This construct is a win-win for both the City (generating new and tightly focussed research and development that meets their needs) and for staff and students (connecting student learning to ‘real world’ challenges and professional practice). [NB: potentially this ‘living labs’ model can also be applied to campus sustainability]. Some project examples are:
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Last updated on Tuesday 16 August 2016