When does food become garbage?
Can waste reduction efforts improve local food security? Are recycling bins public property? What does informal recycling practice tell us about urban change?

Dr. Kate Parizeau

Waste management and its social context, social inequalities and environmental justice

wasteI am seeking MA students who are interested in investigating the social context of waste management (including themes of environmental justice, contentious land uses, gender, and the socioeconomic aspects of waste work and waste production).

Current projects include studies of food waste and waste behaviours in Canadian cities. 

Please feel free to contact me for more information.