Waste management indicators for Circular Economy: Comparison of collection and recycling rates

Melanie Haupt

ETH Zurich

Melanie Haupt studied Environmental Engineering at ETH in Zurich. Since 2013 she is PhD student in Stefanie Hellweg’s group “Ecological Systems Design” at ETH Zurich working on the sustainable management of secondary resources in Switzerland. She is currently part of the national research project wastEturn which aims at environmentally-economically optimizing the Swiss waste management system.


A key component of an industrial ecosystem is the mitigation of resource depletion through circulating material resources. Recycling rates (RR) are often used as an indicator for the degree of circularity of an economy.... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Melanie Haupt (ETH Zurich)
  2. Carl Vadenbo (ETH Zurich)
  3. Stefanie Hellweg (ETH Zurich)

Topic Area

• Circular economy


TS-3 » End-of-life Business Models (09:45 - Tuesday, 27th June, Room F)

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