Emerging Transitions in Organic Waste Infrastructure in Aotearoa New Zealand

Diprose, Gradon
Dombroski, Kelly
Sharp, Emma
Yates, Amanda
Peryman, Bailey
Barnes, Martine
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Aotearoa New Zealand is at a critical juncture in reducing and managing organic waste. Research has highlighted the significant proportion of organic waste sent to landfills and associated adverse effects such as greenhouse gas emissions and loss of valuable organic matter. There is current debate about what practices and infrastructure to invest in to better manage and use organic waste. We highlight the diversity of existing organic waste practices and infrastructures, focusing on Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. We show how debates about organic waste practices and infrastructure connect across three themes: waste subjectivities, collective action in place and language.

37 Earth Sciences , 3709 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience , 4406 Human Geography , 44 Human Society , 12 Responsible Consumption and Production , 13 Climate Action , 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience , 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy , 1604 Human Geography , Geography , 3709 Physical geography and environmental geoscience , 4406 Human geography
New Zealand Geographer, ISSN: 0028-8144 (Print); 1745-7939 (Online), Wiley. doi: 10.1111/nzg.12348
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