IWWG - International Waste Working Group is a non-profit association that aims to provide a forum to encourage economic and ecological waste management world-wide and to promote scientific advancement in the field

Christian Zurbrügg

Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG)



2019 - present

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Adjunct Professor

Environmental Engineering, Department of Energy and Technology

1998 - present

Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG)

Senior Researcher

Group Leader Waste Management

Main research interest

Municipal solid waste management concepts, strategies and technologies for low and middle income countries
Organic waste management and treatment in low and middle income countries
Development issues regarding the water, sanitation and waste sector

Most relevant projects

Sustainable waste-based insect farming technologies (SWIFT) (2023-2026)
Amplifying Waste Recovery Solutions – Towards a Circular Society (AWARE) (2022-2024).
Zero Waste Phu Yen, Vietnam (2021-2023)
Boosting insect waste processing (BIWAP) (2021-2023)
Waste Flow Diagram – A method to assess urban plastic waste leakage into water bodies, (2018-2019)
SDG 11.6.1, Municipal Solid Waste Management in the World’s Cities – A Methodology for City Assessments (2019)
Sustainability of Insect-Based Recycling Enterprises (SIBRE), Indonesia, (2017-2021).
From Organic Waste to Recycling for Development (FORWARD), Indonesia, (2013-2021).
ZERO WASTE @ SCHOOLS (2018-2021).
Safe protein from unused waste (SPROUT), (2014-2017)
National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR North-South) – “Sanitation and Health” (2000)


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e-mail: christian.zurbruegg@eawag.ch
phone: +41 58 7655423