Dr. Luis Diaz is the President of CalRecovery Inc. During over 30 years in the solid waste management field, Dr. Diaz pioneered the integration of solid waste systems, which is now the standard for all new waste management systems. Dr. Diaz has more than 350 publications and has co-authored 15 books. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Waste Management, Consulting Editor for BioCycle, and Chair of the Working Group on Developing Countries of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA).
Uncovering the Challenges of Global Waste Management
March 18, 2015 from our Articles, The 2013 Global Dialogue on Waste “Waste is not waste,” spouts Dr. Mike Biddle, Founder of MBA Polymers, “and the first problem is to stop calling it waste; these are resources.” A "one-fits-all" approach to waste management is not practical. This panel looks at different approaches and how they work around the world.
Solving the Global Waste Management Challenge
August 15, 2013 from our The 2013 Global Dialogue on Waste, Video Panels There are “composters”, bio guys, landfillers, waste to energy guys, anti-waste to energy guys, recyclers/zero-wasters, social mitigators, etc. As solid waste is one of the most complex and heterogeneous entities known to man, it stands to reason that a “one size fits all” solution is likely not practical. However, in some instances, we can see attitudes bordering on animosity when suggesting those with differing technology agendas consider working together. This is why our panelists will discuss various questions which help us understand how the we can work together to solve the global waste management challenge.