Publications

Learn more about the SoCo project and related work through our publications, linked below.

A Typology of Operational Models within the Informal Waste Management and Recycling Sector

This conference paper was produced by the SoCo team and discusses the different configurations and formats by which the informal recycling sector operates. The paper will be presented at the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, 21-24 June 2017, Athens, Greece.

Further information about the conference can be found here.

Waste Sorting Social Technology in Brazilian Informal Materials Recovery Facilities

This conference paper was produced by the SoCo team and discusses the techniques used for sorting plastic materials in a Brazilian materials recycling facility which is operated by an informal recycling sector cooperative group. The paper will be presented at the 15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, 31 August – 2 September 2017, Rhodes, Greece.

Further information about the conference can be found here.