Co-creating alternative 'zero-waste' urban imaginaries: Sharing experiences & practices
Breaking away from damaging fossil-fuelled practices and transitioning towards urban sustainability has never been more pressing. Yet, in the rush to transition, sustainability related issues, such as waste, are often treated as objective and somewhat isolated challenges that can be addressed through top-down technological solutions.
This fails to address what `waste’ means to people on the ground and how they might imagine potential ‘zero-waste’ futures, which may prevent more sustainable futures to come about. Instead, seeing waste as an inherently cultural aspect of our cities, and, in Donna Haraway’s words, “staying with the trouble” this might cause, can support the inclusion of multiple perspectives when (re)imagining 'zero-waste', circular urban futures.