Focus areas

Funding calls will align with the 6 focus areas of the Waste RDI Roadmap and the 5 priority waste streams.

  • Strategic Planning
  • Modelling and Analytics
  • Technology Solutions
  • Waste Logistics Performance
  • Waste and Environment
  • Waste and Society
  • Municipal Solid Waste
  • Plastics waste
  • Organic waste
  • Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
  • Waste tyres

Strategic Planning

The aim of research in strategic waste planning is to build and strengthen the basis and application of strategic analysis and advice for the purposes of evidence-based decision-making to inform strategy formulation, planning and its execution and management.

  • Macro-economics
  • Value chain strategy
  • Policy and legislation
  • Governance

Modelling and Analytics

The aim of research in modelling and analytics is to develop and use methods, tools, techniques, platforms, systems and frameworks for the analysis, monitoring and evaluation of technical, economic, social and environmental opportunities and impacts associated with secondary resources.

  • Systems Analysis and Modelling
  • Business Models
  • Socio-Economic and Environmental Modelling
  • Analytics

Technology Solutions

The aim of research in technology solutions is to design, develop, evaluate, demonstrate, localise and deploy technologies – both local and inbound – for customer-driven performance improvement.

  • Process Performance Optimisation
  • Technology Development
  • Technology Evaluation and Demonstration
  • Technology Localisation

Waste Logistics Performance

The aim of research in waste logistics performance is to optimise strategic, tactical and operational decision-making in respect of logistics objectives, assets and resources.

  • Strategic Network Design
  • Planning and Management Systems
  • Operational Logistics Processes

Waste and Environment

The aim of research in waste and the environment is to strengthen our ability to identify, monitor, evaluate and report on environmental impacts of waste and its management, in order to inform better targeted and more effective responses.

  • Waste and climate change

Waste and Society

The aim of research in waste and society is to deepen our understanding of waste-related opportunities and threats, to increase the success of influencing perception and practice positively.

  • Jobs and Labour
  • Business Practices
  • Behaviour
  • Awareness and Communication