Jutta Gutberlet (University of Victoria)


My research focuses on solid waste in the context of social/solidarity economy and ecological economy, which means reduction of waste generation and co-production in solid waste management through inclusive selective waste collection with cooperatives and other forms of organized recycling. Most of my work happens in the context of the global south, particularly Latin America, where I examine informal and formal waste management arrangements and underlying power relations in different urban settings. My research is participatory, action oriented and community based. If you'd like to get in touch, please visit my website JuttaGutberlet.com.



Improving basic urban services in informal settlements – Linking waste research in Global South cities

Participatory action oriented research on waste co-production in Brazil

Policy and Outreach for Re-Shaping Waste into Resources