MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2017 Activities by Sponsor - MIT Waste Alliance

Waste management 101: Where Does Our Trash Go?

Hugo Uvegi

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/06
Limited to 30 participants
Attendance: Participants welcome at individual sessions

This 3-day session will run through the end-of-life treatment of all types of waste--trash, recycling, and compost--following their path from the trash receptacle to their ultimate end.

By the end, you will walk away with a greater awareness and understanding of materials as they run through the disposal and recycling parts of their lifecycle.

RSVP is required by January 6, 2017

Please RSVP here:

The course will be instructed by Ruth T. Davis (Manager, MIT Recycling and Materials Management Office).

Day 3 of this course will focus on Inclusive Waste Management taught by D-Lab Instructor Libby McDonald. In this hands-on session, students will learn about inclusive waste management in the context of the developing world and then will be challenged to come up with “2nd life” solutions for common waste found in these regions. This session will take place in D-Lab’s workshop, N51-337.

Note: This course would be ideal for anyone considering entering the MIT Global IDEAS PIA Challenge for Inclusive Waste Management. For more details, follow this link:

Other speakers TBD.

When:  Tue. Jan 10 - Thu. Jan 12, 2017
           1-4pm each day
Where: 4-159

Sponsor(s): MIT Waste Alliance, Graduate Student Council, D-Lab
Contact: Hugo Uvegi, HUVEGI@MIT.EDU

Waste Management 101

Jan/10 Tue 01:00PM-04:00PM 4-159
Jan/11 Wed 01:00PM-04:00PM 4-159
Jan/12 Thu 01:00PM-04:00PM 4-159