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Waste Resource Management

Waste Resource Management

Release Date: Each January

Professional Accreditation: IEMA (as part of MSc)

Lead Organisation: IBERS, Aberystwyth University

Take a Circular Economy approach and learn how ‘waste’ can become a valuable resource

This module focusses on resource management within the food sector highlighting the latest relevant research within production, processing and retail. Students will learn about the latest advances in waste management technology, considering resource management strategies from across the spectrum of UK and international business types within food supply networks.


The course will consist of a series of lectures and guided learning focused on:

List of Units

Waste resource management in a circular economy

Resource efficiency, legislation, environmental impacts

The waste hierarchy

Prevention of waste through to valorisation, lifecycle assessment

Decision making frameworks

- for resource management.

Food and packaging waste prevention

Surplus resource management, mapping supply to demand including case studies from production, processing and retail 

Reusing resources

What could be reused, preparation for reuse, repurposing


If you can’t reuse it can you recycle it? Examples and case studies


Extracting high value products from waste and side streams, methods and examples


Tutors Name
Dr Sarah Watson Jones
Dr Will Stiles


Anna Blakey