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be Waste Wise is a non-profit organization addressing the need for knowledge dissemination in waste management by bringing the best minds in the world together to build a global waste management community. be Waste Wise provides educational resources, direct access to experts and networking for free and builds momentum around the global challenge of waste.

be Waste Wise also manages grants and provides consultancy services in knowledge transfer and training, communications and content marketing, networking and community building, conference support and waste management. Learn more…

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be Waste Wise’s Journey in 2015 in Numbers

January 2, 2016 |

Here is what we did in 2015 – represented in numbers. Read More

Segregation – The First Step to Keeping 60% of our Waste Out of the Landfill

October 19, 2015 | 1

Why is it important to segregate?

All waste management interventions are futile if they don’t address one fundamental problem:  the lack of waste segregation at source. As long as people put their recyclable, organic, hazardous and sanitary waste in the … Read More

Models of Inclusion Part II | Self-Organization in the Informal Sector

September 30, 2015 |

 

In the 1980s, waste-pickers in Colombia faced the most intense forms of social stigmatization and attack. A group of vigilantes, intent on ‘socially cleansing’ the urban landscape, began to launch targeted attacks on what they perceived as unclean elements … Read More

Models of Inclusion in Informal Waste

August 31, 2015 |

…scavenging is illegal in several urban centres in Colombia, India and the Phillipines, where waste-pickers are often discriminated against because of their perceived association with dirt.

 

In most cities in the developing world, waste-pickers provide between 50 to 100 … Read More

Commingled versus Source-Separated Collections from a UK Perspective

August 29, 2015 |

Waste management consultant, Victoria Hutchin of Ricardo-AEA, considers what the key drivers are for the choice of collection systems in the UK.

Unfortunately, in the UK it is no longer simply a case of implementing the option which is easiest … Read More

2015 be Waste Wise 30 Influencers – Individuals

August 4, 2015 | 1

We are proud to announce the list of 30 individuals who made it to our Waste Influencers List this year. Every person on this list is there because they communicated about waste management in a way that resonated with their … Read More