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dc.contributor.advisorAnn Dale
dc.contributor.authorKlemky, Daniel B.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-18T23:12:36Z
dc.date.available2017-01-18T23:12:36Z
dc.date.issued2017-01-18
dc.date.submitted2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10170/1038
dc.description.abstractMulti-unit residential buildings (MURB) house 60% of Vancouver, BC’s population and, presently, occupants of MURBs in Metro Vancouver only achieve a waste diversion rate of 24%. My research identifies barriers impacting MURB waste diversion rates and attempts to identify solutions to resolve these issues. I used a mixed methods case study with a grounded theory approach to identify how zero waste could be optimized in MURBs. I used purposeful sampling to recruit research participants and I conducted audio-recorded, semi-structured interviews until data saturation was reached. Information was also collected from survey participants and a literature review. Three major waste diversion themes emerged from my research: the need for additional services, a required shift in the delivery of education, and the need to embrace technology and innovation. By addressing these main themes, it would be possible to improve waste diversion rates and even achieve zero waste in the case study MURB.
dc.subjectapartments
dc.subjectcomposting
dc.subjectmulti-family
dc.subjectrecycling
dc.subjectwaste diversion
dc.subjectwaste management
dc.titleAchieving zero waste in multi-unit residential buildings
dc.date.updated2017-01-18T23:12:37Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
dc.degree.nameM.A. in Environment and Management
dc.degree.levelMasters
dc.degree.disciplineSchool of Environment and Sustainability


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