Research currently underway

Greene, A. F., Abbel, R., Vaidya, A. A., Tanjay, Q., Chen, Y., Risani, R., Saggese, T., Barbier, M., Petcu, M., West, M., Theobald, B., Gaugler, E., & Parker, K. (2023). Environmentally Benign Fast-Degrading Conductive CompositesBiomacromolecules

Blumhardt, H. (2023). Current and future approaches to shifting businesses towards plastic-free packaging systems based on reduction and reuseCambridge Prisms: Plastics, 1, E18.

Beg, M.D.H., Pickering, K. L., & Gauss, C. (2023). The effects of alkaline digestion, bleaching, and ultrasonication treatment of fibre on 3D printed harakeke fibre reinforced polylactic acid composites. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing.

Gunasekara, L. A., Robb, D. J., & Zhang, A. (2023). Used product acquisition, sorting, and disposition for circular supply chains: Literature review and research directionsInternational Journal of Production Economics.

Liu, Y., Farooque, M., Lee, C. H., Gong, Y., & Zhang, A. (2023). Antecedents of circular manufacturing and its effect on environmental and financial performance: A practice-based viewInternational Journal of Production Economics.

Nelson, J., Pickering, K. L., & Beg, M.D.H. (2023). Assessment of the potential of waste Copper Chromium and Arsenic (CCA)-treated timber fibre reinforced polypropylene composites for constructionJournal of Composites Science.

Blumhardt, H. (2023).  Working Paper: Regulating products, production, and consumption for a Circular Economy in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Zhang, A., Duong, L., Seuring, S., & Hartley, J. (2023). Circular supply chain management: A bibliometric analysis-based literature reviewInternational Journal of Logistics Management, 34(3), 847-872.

Diprose, G., Lee, L., Blumhardt, H., Walton, S., & Greenaway, A. (2023). Reducing single-use packaging and moving up the waste hierarchyKōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, 18(3), 268-289.

Thundathil M., Nazmi AR., Shahri B., Emerson N., Mussig J. and Huber T. (2023) Designing with biobased composites: understanding digital material perception through semiotic attributes. Design Science 9(6)

Thundathil M., Nazmi AR., Shahri B., Emerson N., Müssig J. and Huber T. (2023) Visual–Tactile Perception of Biobased Composites. Materials 16(5)

Akindoyo, J., Pickering, K., Beg, M.D.H., & Mucalo, M. (2022). Combined digestion and bleaching of New Zealand flax/harakeke fibre and its effects on the mechanical, thermal, and dynamic mechanical properties of poly(lactic) acid matrix compositesComposites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing.

Barton, B. (2022). Building Resilience from the Ground Up: Local Supply and Demand Management with Renewables, Prosumers, Energy Efficiency, Critical Minerals, and the Circular Economy. In C. Banet, H. Mostert, L. Paddock, M. F. Montoya, and I. del Guayo (Eds.), Resilience in Energy, Infrastructure, and Natural Resources Law: Examining Legal Pathways for Sustainability in Times of Disruption (pp. 327-341). Oxford University Press, doi10.1093/oso/9780192864574.003.0020.

Blumhardt, H. (2022). My Product, My Right to Repair it. In A. Pendergrast & K. Pendergrast (Eds.), More Zeros and Ones: Digital Technology, Maintenance and Equity in Aotearoa New Zealand. Bridget Williams Books.

Blumhardt, H. & Prince, L. From lines to circles: Reshaping waste policyPolicy Quarterly, 18(2), 71-80.

Burke, H., Zhang, A., & Wang, J. X. (2021). Integrating product design and supply chain management for a circular economy. Production Planning & Control, 1-17.

Diprose, G.Walton, S.Greenaway, A., and Collins, E. 2022. How is the circular economy emerging in Aotearoa New Zealand? Research Brief.

Diprose, G., Walton, S.Greenaway, A., and Collins, E. 2022. How is the circular economy emerging in Aotearoa New Zealand? Infographic.

Farooque, M., Zhang, A., Liu, Y., & Hartley, J. L. (2022). Circular supply chain management: Performance outcomes and the role of eco-industrial parks in ChinaTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 157, 102596.

Luthra, S., Sharma, M., Kumar, A., Joshi, S., Collins, E., & Mangla, S. (2022). Overcoming barriers to cross-sector collaboration in circular supply chain management: a multi-method approach. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 157, 102582.

Manu, T., Nazmi, A. R., Shahri, B., Emerson, N., & Huber, T. (2022). Biocomposites: A Review of Materials and Perception. Materials Today Communications, 103308.

Matinong, A. M., Chisti, Y., Pickering, K. L., & Haverkamp, R. G. (2022). Collagen extraction from animal skinBiology, 11(905), 1-15.

Pritchett, S. Blumhardt, H,, Smith, P. & Austin, G. (2022). The Right to Repair. In Digital technology and equity in NZ. Bridget Williams Books.

Wang, J. X., Burke, H., & Zhang, A. (2022). Overcoming barriers to circular product design. International Journal of Production Economics, 243, 108346.

Zaw, W. T (2022). Right to Repair: The Obstacles in the Current Law. The New Zealand Law Journal, 164-168.

Zaw, W. T. (2022) Right to repair: How to design new law reform. The New Zealand Law Journal. Accepted for publication, 23 May 2022.

Zhang, A., Wang, J. X., Farooque, M., Wang, Y., & Choi, T. M. (2021). Multi-dimensional circular supply chain management: A comparative review of the state-of-the-art practices and researchTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 155, 102509.

UN Climate Change Conference COP26 Symposium

Barton, B. (2021, November). Commentary on what's important. In T. Gibbons (Chair), Local panel: Law, science & innovation. Symposium conducted at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26, Glasgow, Waikato Event.

Oxley, L. (2021, November). Circular Economy. In F. Scrimgeour (Chair), Local panel: Finance and economics. Symposium conducted at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26, Glasgow, Waikato Event.

Roa, T. (2021, November). Introductory Comments. In S. Morrison (Chair), Local panel: Setting the scene - what's to come! Symposium conducted at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26, Glasgow, Waikato Event.

Opinion pieces

Blumhardt, H. (2021, November 3). NZ’s government plans to switch to a circular economy to cut waste and emissions, but it’s going around in the wrong circles. The Conversation. 

Walton, S. (2021, August 2). What goes around ... moves aroundOtago Daily TImes.


Nelson, J., Elliot, G., Pickering, K., & Beg, M.D. (2022). Construction and demolition material flow database.