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Robert Crocker

Robert Crocker, Somebody Else’s Problem: Consumerism, Sustainability and Design and Deputy Director of China Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Design

Robert’s research is focused on consumption, waste, and design for the circular economy. He has coedited two collections of essays on this topic, Unmaking Waste: Towards the Circular Economy (Emerald 2018), and Subverting Consumerism: Reuse in an Accelerated World (Routledge 2018). He is currently working on a collaborative research project on ‘implementing the circular economy in regional South Australia’ and co-editing another book of essays on reuse, The World is already full: Creative responses to the waste crisis (Intellect).


November 1, 2021 from our Video Panels This webinar explores a range of issues in the run-up to COP26, focusing on how the critical role of the resources & waste sector has been overlooked in the planning for the global carbon event.Read More

Screenshot of Niki Wallace in the webinar on Design and Consumption for the Circular Economy
June 23, 2021 from our Video Panels We explore what more could be done from the design, business, consumption, and policy perspectives to hasten the implementation of the circular economy.Read More

From the Microfactory to the Circular Economy
March 16, 2020 from our Video Panels Following China’s effective ban on importing many waste materials for recycling, many developed nations, are being forced to rethink their waste strategies.Read More

The Future of Waste: Consumption, Governance and Regulation
December 18, 2019 from our Video Panels Waste governance is now at a crossroad: global increases in consumption in all categories are challenging waste regimes and management strategies everywhere, and especially in the Asian region.Read More

The future of waste picking
December 16, 2019 from our Video Panels In this conversation we speak to Cecilia Santos who has direct experience of working with waste picker communities how the world can better make use of their lives and talents. Read More

Duncan Baker Brown - Eliminating Construction Waste
November 22, 2019 from our Video Panels How can the present linear model in design and construction be replaced with a circular model?Read More

Beyond E-waste Recycling
July 8, 2019 from our Video Panels Ewaste Watch in Australia acts in the public interest to protect human health and the environment by accelerating increased levels of electronics sustainability from cradle to cradle. Read More

October 30, 2017 from our The 2017 Global Dialogue on Waste, Video Panels Arguing against the tendency to individualize all environmental problems as a matter of choice, Robert Crocker emphasizes the role of technological systems in expanding and escalating global consumption.Read More

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