Waste prevention: sustainable business models, tools and good practices, 3ECTS

Leading university in the course development: ITMO University

Learning outcomes

After this course students:

  • can demonstrate their ability to differentiate business models for waste prevention
  • can choose sustainable business strategies and tools at the company level
  • can implement CP methodology
  • can formulate a problem related to waste management and waste prevention
  • can find a source of waste and suggest the best available techniques and best practices to minimize the source of waste or deny it

Competences obtained by students:

  • be able to steer the processes of industrial production in a sustainable manner
  • be able to make suggestions for further actions for waste prevention
  • be able to collect data and prepare a feasibility study for the project on waste treatment or waste prevention
  • have skills and competences to develop environmental and sustainability management systems for organizations

Main Topics

  • Introduction to the challenge of environmental management
  • Strategies of sustainable waste management and circular economy principles
  • Waste hierarchy and tools for waste prevention at the company level
  • Cleaner Production methodology and CP assessment
  • Feasibility study of CP projects and implementation

Course Poster