Community Approaches to Ending Plastic Waste Book

The Project

We are writing a collaborative book highlighting community waste management approaches and practices around the globe, with an interest in pinpointing specific strategies and methodologies that are common in successful programs.

Our Goal

To put together a book of success stories which will be published as a means to share with the broader community some of the great work that is already being done to stop waste/plastic/debris from entering the environment. Our aim is to focus on stories from around the world and to highlight projects  that help reduce waste, turn waste into a valued commodity, or otherwise focuses on the 5 Rs in a novel way (from far up the supply chain all the way to end of life solutions).

image of a waste picker along the coast of Bali, Indonesia

photo credit: Kathy Willis

A waste picker along the coast of Bali

Current status

The book is currently undergoing a review with the CSIRO publishing team. We are very excited to report that this book will be ready in July 2023! Click here to pre-order a copy.

Want to learn more?

Contact our project coordinator Justine Barrett.

waste pickers along the coast of Indonesia