Canada's Waste Flow project is a SSHRC funded interdisciplinary research group originating from Queen's and Concordia universities.
The purpose of this project, video and web page coordinated by researchers at the University of Guelph is to try and explore the multiple and conflicting issues and viewpoints around the challenges faced by food system in the 21st century. It seeks to understand them and explore how, and under what conditions, scientific advances, local food, better distribution, etc., can and should play a role in feeding the nine billion people who will soon call this planet home.
We are a group of researchers at the University of Guelph who are interested in food waste. Food waste represents a significant problem across the world and with attention also represents a significant opportunity to reduce the environmental impact of our food system and to improve food security. We will use this site to post updates on our research and to highlight other research we think may be of interest. We welcome feedback and encourage discussion.
In the summer of 2014, the international Food Loss and Food Waste Studies Group (IFLFWSG) was proposed as a way of facilitating discussion and formally bringing together researchers to communicate and network in order to further knowledge regarding the phenomenon of food waste and food loss. Current membership spans a number of different disciplines featuring both academics, food campaigners and activists. The goal of the group is to promote the multidisciplinary study of food waste and food loss through facilitating the dissemination and coordination of knowledge in this area of study.
Our purpose is to serve as a communication and networking platform that will aid in the development of holistic solutions for the prevention, reduction, and management of global food loss and food waste. The group enables members to exchange ideas and perspectives, engage in debate and discussion, and gives an insight into current methodology and epistemology in this field. The research interests of members span a wide range of societal issues and contexts globally, emphasising the international remit of this group.
ReWaRP involves a series of social scientific studies concerning the use of waste as a resource, including if and how to incorporate waste to energy (WTE) into more sustainable waste management practices. It is led by faculty and students from Western University and the University of Toronto - funded by Western University and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The purpose is to connect with waste management decision-makers, conduct research that is meaningful to them, and mobilize that research through this website, workshops, webinars, along with more traditional academic outets. The project has been underway since 2012, and received SSHRC funding in the Spring of 2013.
WaSTE - WaSTE (Waste and Science, Technology & Environment) is an interdisciplinary research hub based at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Whether we are studying arsenic from mining waste in the far north, electronic waste in outer space, or plastic pollution in oceans and bodies, we critically examine the confluence of social and material “matters of concern” as they pertain to waste, broadly defined, using theories and methods from Science and Technology Studies (STS).