Our lab is committed to translating science beyond academia to increase scientific and environmental literacy. We engage with the public at community events or public spaces, we visit schools, we talk to the media, and we work with local, national and international stakeholders to increase waste literacy and facilitate the use of scientific evidence in the decision-making process. We have dubbed ourselves the ‘UofT Trash Team’.
Our Mission: 1) Connect people and increase literacy concerning material consumption and waste with fun, creative and practical actions. 2) Use education, public outreach and scientific research to deliver evidence-based solutions to decrease solid waste and promote a circular economy.
Our Vision: We envision a fun and engaged waste-literate community where citizens are actively working to protect people, wildlife and the planet through the intersection of science, policy, community engagement and innovation that promote zero-waste lifestyles.
May, 2019 – Annual #CleanUpTheDon event in collaboration with TRCA’s Paddle the Don.