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Ad Lansink Dutch Politician

AD LANSINK

Former Dutch Politician, Father of Waste Hierarchy

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Ad Lansink is a former Dutch politician and the father of the waste hierarchy. He worked as a Senior Lecturer in Bio Chemistry at the University of Nijmegen. He became politically active in the Catholic People’s Party and became a member of the council of Nijmegen in 1970. He also worked as the Chairman of the Gelderland Environment Federation.

In the parliamentary elections of 1977, Ad Lansink was elected to the Dutch parliament. He worked on a multitude of topics such as environment, energy, higher education, student and public health.

The Ladder of Lansink, also called the waste hierarchy became a standard for dealing with waste and distinguishes five forms of waste management: prevention, reuse, sorting/recycling, incineration and landfilling. The Ladder of Lansink was filed and adopted in 1979 and left a permanent mark on the Dutch waste policy.

He studied physical chemistry and has a PhD in Mathematics from University of Utrecht. You can find more about him on his website.

CONTRIBUTIONS


December 10, 2014 from our Articles, The 2014 Global Dialogue on Waste
In this interview, the Father of waste hierarchy - Ad Lansink - responds to questions like whether the circular economy has killed the waste hierarchy, and others.Read More




November 14, 2014 from our Articles, The 2014 Global Dialogue on Waste
Ad Lansink is a former Dutch politician and the father of the waste hierarchy. Isonomia's Steve Watson conducted an interview with Ad Lansink based on questions submitted by be Waste Wise's community. This is the first of two installments of the interview. In the second installment, which will be published on 28th, November, Ad and Steve talk about circular economy and zero waste.Read More




September 17, 2014 from our Blog, News
Submit your questions on waste management policies and solutions to us and Ad Lansink, inventor of the waste management hierarchy, will answer.Read More