Governance and Waste: The Eden Project I Cornwall I UK I 2008
Waste collection, re-use, recycling and building with waste are themes that dominate in the discourse on national and international development. To achieve sustainable development, buildings need to generate less waste during construction, use and demolition. Waste management offers opportunities for community decision making, social enterprises and small scale businesses. This may take place in partnership with state and private sector organisations, and aims to reduce the impact of waste on the environment. Waste management needs participation, partnerships and collective decision making. All this is key to good governance, ensuring equity and efficiency in the design, production and management of all urban programmes, including waste.