"Envisioning a More Sustainable Approach to Urban Organic Waste Management"

My research is focused on mapping the political economy of organic waste management in Montreal, Quebec, and identifying the principles under which a more socially, environmentally and economically sustainable waste management strategy might be developed.

I am broadly interested in exposing how the existing approach to waste management privileges a neoliberal capitalist framework that emphasizes large- scale, high-technology, disembedded practices which result in problematic outcomes such as alienation from waste, opposition to composting, contamination of organic waste streams and poor-quality compost which cannot be effectively utilized for organic agriculture.

Themes: Waste, Energy, Resources & Technology

Cameron Stiff

MA, Faculty of Arts and Science