Material process flow diagrams (MPFD)

Templates for two material streams: organics and compostable packaging

A fundamental barrier to the contribution and collaboration on industry-wide solutions for the circular economy is the lack of shared, baseline understanding of the flow of material through a system, and where the barriers and opportunities lay.

These process flow diagrams reflect the connections between upstream, onsite and downstream activities and avenues of waste in each phase, integrating the pathways considered by the NABERS MRS, and presented in the waste hierarchy.

Developed in accordance with the GRI standard for waste reporting, GRI 306: Waste 2020, these diagrams will form a template for site specific material process flow diagrams for building owners to use to understand their site material flows and develop reports to GRI standard should they wish to pursue in future.