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Ontologies of Waste: A Relational Study of How Waste Comes to Matter for Humans, Society, and Future

WasteMatters is funded by European Research Council (ERC). The project will disrupt the waste-as-resource paradigm that prevails in the circular economy and study the vibrant nature and active role of waste in our lives and society.

The research will be carried out through four sub-studies across various sites in Finland and Sweden and focus on food waste, plastic waste, waste incineration ash, and nuclear waste.

The findings will address waste as both constitutive of society and as something that disturbs it.

Funded by the European Research Council

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