Conference has come to a close

The ‘Waste in Asia 2016’ conference has come to a close and we wish to thank all speakers and participants of the Waste in Asia conference. We had a great time in Leiden meeting you all! Watch this space for the follow-up activities of the Waste in Asia...

Taiwan ‘world’s geniuses’ for garbage disposal

In an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal of May 17, Kathy Chen tells us how Taiwan, once dubbed Garbage Island, has emerged as an international poster child for recycling. The article gives a general overview of the waste policies and the recycling system...

To Pretty to Throw Away

From June 10 until August 28, 2016, the Garbage Matters Project features Too Pretty to Throw Away, an exhibition on Japanese product packaging, in collaboration with Japanmuseum Sieboldhuis in Leiden and Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Cracow. The...

Conference programme online

The programme of the upcoming conference ‘Waste in Asia 2016’ is available online. This three day conference, organized by Katarzyna J. Cwiertka, Professor of Modern Japan Studies, and hosted by by the Garbage Matters Project (Leiden University), will be...