2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

SUST 513 Environmental Sustainability: Material Resources and Waste

Introduction to concepts, issues, and practices surrounding the use of material resources and waste streams. Emphasis on reducing the environmental and human health impacts of materials and waste. Study of resource conservation, reuse, and recycling; and solid, liquid, and molecular waste stream reduction. Emphasis on the whole life cycle of materials from cradle to grave, or cradle. Discussion of the Living Product Challenge, Design for Sustainability, and Cradle to Cradle.