2017 be Waste Wise Pioneers List – Organizations
Methodology developed by Eric Metelka
Data Analysis by Ranjith Annepu
Authored by Ranjith Annepu and Swetha Dandapani
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We are proud to announce the 2017 be Waste Wise Pioneers List which recognizes the 30 organizations that are effectively sharing solutions to waste management and stories about their work. We analyzed 900 social media accounts to find this year’s Pioneers, an increase from 750 in 2016. In its earlier versions, this was called the Waste Influencers List.
We believe change and leadership can arise from every part of the society. Communication is a key aspect in fostering and facilitating such change and leadership. We are publishing this list to encourage an ongoing dialogue and enhance opportunities for collaboration.
We belong to the resource and waste management, and circular economy community that has always been willing to share. But, to efficiently address our global waste challenge, we should make better use of today’s tools. We have to complement existing methods of knowledge dissemination with easily accessible and more engaging content. We have to create an engaged global community for waste. For that to happen, we have to start communicating more about waste, its social injustice, its impacts, and most importantly the solutions to and through waste.
To find these influencers and others who connect the world to great ideas and solutions, check our Twitter list with the name —Waste Influencers— which is updated constantly. If you think we are missing some, please tweet at us with their handle.
Remember to follow these influencers or subscribe to the Twitter List to see what they’re sharing about waste.
THE 2017 BE WASTE WISE PIONEERS LIST – ORGANIZATIONS
Organizations are ordered alphabetically.
Basurama is an artist collective dedicated to research, cultural and environmental creation and production whose practice revolves around the reflection of trash, waste and reuse in all its formats and possible meanings.
CalRecycle inspires Californians to achieve the highest waste reduction & recycling goals in the nation.
Campus Kitchens is the leading national nonprofit empowering students to fight hunger and food waste.
The main themes of work at the Centre for Environmental Change & Human Resilience include food, water, energy, health, sustainability, ecology and environmental, economic & social wellbeing.
The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), is the professional body which represents over 7,000 waste professionals in the sustainables industry
City of New York, Department of Sanitation, keeps New York City healthy, safe and clean by collecting, recycling and disposing of waste, cleaning streets and vacant lots, and clearing snow and ice. Their Twitter handle NYC Zero Waste also featured on our waste pioneers list.
Earth Island Journal is a quarterly magazine that makes the subtle but profound connections between the environment and other contemporary issues.
EcoWASTE exhibition is a leading international platform for advancing sustainable waste management and recycling across MENA and beyond.
Ellen MacArthur Foundation works with business, govt. & academia to build a framework for a circular economy that is restorative & regenerative by design. Curated by the same organization, their online festival Disruptive Innovation Festival also featured in our Waste Pioneers list.
FareShare are the UK’s largest food redistribution charity. They save good food destined for waste and send it to charities and community groups who transform it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people.
Food Recovery Network (FRN) unites students on college campuses to fight food waste and hunger by recovering perishable food that would otherwise go to waste from their campuses and communities and donating it to people in need.
Green Alliance is a charity and independent think tank focused on ambitious leadership for the environment.
Green For All is a climate and economic justice organization that works to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.
Imperfect is a produce delivery company that sources ugly produce straight from farms and delivers it to your door for 30-50% less than grocery store prices.
Litterati is a global community that’s crowdsource-cleaning the planet – one piece at a time.
Metro Vancouver is a federation of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans for and delivers regional-scale services.
Phila. Streets Department‘s works to provide clean, safe and green streets in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of organizations, businesses, and notable leaders working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals, oceans, waterways, and the environment.
Founded in 2004, Recyclebank works toward a zero-waste future. Their patented program combines education, incentives, technology and community engagement to make a real-world impact on municipal waste-diversion goals.
The Story Of Stuff community is changing the take-make-waste stuff economy to build a world a world that is more sustainable, fair and fun.
The Ugly Fruit And Veg Campaign raises awareness of the 20-40% of produce worldwide wasted before stores, mostly due to cosmetic reasons.
Veolia UK resources the world through their waste, water & energy services. They help to drive the UK towards a circular economy.
WRAP turns thinking into action. They inspire those who have the power to effect widespread change.
Waste Management is the leading provider of comprehensive environmental solutions in North America.
WIEGO is a global network focused on empowering informal workers, especially women, to secure their livelihoods.
Zero Waste Scotland exists to create a society where resources are valued and nothing is wasted.
If you are in this list or on the Twitter list, to find how you did relatively to others, write to us at [email protected]. We’ll be glad to share the data. be Waste Wise is a non-profit organization and our motive is to enhance collaboration and the dialogue on waste solutions. We would love to work with the curious ones among you to explore other ways to use this data to achieve our objectives. You can also tweet to us @bewastewise.
You can check last year’s influencers list, to learn more about the methodology.
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