Zero Waste Initiatives in Business: A Critical Examination

Shane Schvaneveldt

Weber State University

Shane J. Schvaneveldt is a Presidential Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and teaches in the Supply Chain Management program at Weber State University (USA). He holds a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and management from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan), and is recipient of a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Nikkei Quality Management Literature Prize, and Green Pioneer Award.  Dr. Schvaneveldt’s teaching and research focus on quality management, operations/supply chain management, and environmental sustainability for business. Among other professional activities, he has served as an Examiner for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, as President of the Association of Japanese Business Studies, and as visiting professor/scholar to universities in Japan, China, Malaysia, Costa Rica, France, and Germany.


Corporate press releases increasingly feature announcements of goals and achievements relating to zero waste, and the past few years have seen release of the first standards and certifications for “zero waste”. In... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Shane Schvaneveldt (Weber State University)
  2. Sebastian Brockhaus (Weber State University)

Topic Areas

• Business and industry practices / case studies , • Circular economy


TS-10 » Materials Criticality and Resilience 2 (11:30 - Tuesday, 27th June, Room G)

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