Plastic packaging waste


Complex Value Optimisation for Resource Recovery from Waste

University of Leeds.

CVORR will produce a methodology for systems analysis of waste-producing processes that combines micro and macro approaches to measuring flows with methods to assess their value. We redefine value as a complex variable with impacts and benefits in multiple dimensions including the environmental, social and economic domains that cannot be ‘collapsed’ on to a single parameter. This will allow more objective evaluation of interventions intended to recover resource from waste, moving away from an ‘end-of-pipe’ paradigm towards a whole-systems approach preventing dissipation of value into waste