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2016 be Waste Wise 30 Influencers – Individuals

March 15, 2016 | 2

We’re are proud to announce the 30 individuals who made it to our Waste Influencers List in 2016. We analyzed 750 accounts to find this year’s Waste Influencers, an increase from 440 in 2015 and only 95 in 2013. The list … Read More

Waste Pickers’ Day – An Interview With Bharati Chaturvedi from Chintan Environmental Research & Action Group

March 1, 2016 | 1

March 1st is commemorated as Global Waste Pickers’ Day in memory of a massacre in Colombia where 11 workers were brutally murdered in 1992. To commemorate the Global Waste Pickers’ Day, we organized a Twitter interview with Bharati Chaturvedi, the … Read More

A Twitter Interview About Swacha Graha – A Composting Initiative in India

February 22, 2016 |

The Solid Waste Management Round Table, Bengaluru, India launched a new citizen-led initiative called Swacha Graha to encourage more locals to start a “green spot”. This 3-step process encourages people to compost at home, and grow and cook vegetables grown in … Read More

Wheelabrator Technologies

January 7, 2016 |

Wheelabrator Technologies is an industry leader in the safe and environmentally sound conversion of municipal solid waste (MSW) — and other renewable waste fuels — into clean energy.Read More

be Waste Wise’s Journey in 2015 in Numbers

January 2, 2016 |

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

Barbara Herridge

December 31, 2015 |

Barbara Herridge is the External Relations Manager at North London Waste Authority (NLWA). Learn more…Read More

Status of Clean India Campaign (Swachh Bharat Abhiyan)

December 21, 2015 |

Watch Prof. Srinivas Chary of the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) and Jyoti Kumar of the Confederation of India Industry (CII) discuss the status of the Clean India Campaign (Swachh Bharat Abhiyan).Read More

Vanessa Pillay

December 11, 2015 |

Vanessa Pillay is the Organization & Programme Officer at WIEGO. Learn more…Read More

Ana Ogando

December 7, 2015 |

Ana Carolina Ogando is an independent research consultant, a Gender Researcher at WIEGO and an affiliated researcher The Women’s Studies Center at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Learn more…Read More

Sonia Dias

December 7, 2015 |

Sonia Dias is a Waste Sector Specialist at WIEGO and one of Brazil’s leading expert in waste-related management. Learn more…Read More

Christopher Lund

December 3, 2015 |

Christopher Lund is Senior Vice President of Gershman, Brickner & Bratton (GBB) Inc. Learn more…Read More

Sarahjane Widdowson

December 1, 2015 |

Sarahjane Widdowson is a Principal Waste Management Consultant at Ricardo Energy and Environment. Learn more…Read More

Mobile Applications For Waste Management

November 26, 2015 |

Watch Jeff Kirschner speak about Litterati and mobile applications for waste management as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on WasteRead More

S. Jyoti Kumar

November 25, 2015 |

Mr. S. Jyoti Kumar is the Director and Head of Andhra Pradesh Technology Development and Promotion Centre (APTDC). Learn more…Read More

V. Srinivas Chary

November 25, 2015 |

Prof V. Srinivas Chary is the Director of Urban Program at Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad, India. Learn more…Read More

Lucien Yoppa

November 19, 2015 |

Lucien Yoppa is a Project Officer at Fondation Camerounaise de la Terre Vivante (FCTV). Learn more…Read More

Christian Zurbrügg

November 4, 2015 |

Christian Zurbrügg is a Member of the Directorate and Senior Researcher at Eawag/Sandec . Learn more…Read More

Jeff Kirschner

October 28, 2015 |

Jeff Kirschner is a serial entrepreneur with a love for storytelling. Jeff is also the Founder Litterati –a social venture to create a litter-free planet. Learn more…Read More

Nimmi Damodaran

October 21, 2015 |

Nimmi Damodaran is the Vice President of Stratus Consulting and has over 25 years of experience in environmental policy issues. Learn more…Read More

Marcus Eriksen

October 20, 2015 |

Marcus Eriksen is the Research Director and co-founder of the 5 Gyres Institute. Learn more about his work and contributions to be Waste Wise…Read More

Andrew Almack

October 16, 2015 |

Andrew Almack is the Founder of Plastics for Change and has previously worked with Plastic Bank. Learn more…Read More

Katherine O’Dea

October 16, 2015 |

Katherine O’Dea is a seasoned sustainability expert, non-profit leader, conservationist and the Director of Save Our Shores. Learn more…Read More

Dianna Cohen

October 16, 2015 |

Dianna Cohen is a Los Angeles-based multi-media visual artist, painter and curator and the CEO & co-founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition . Learn more…Read More

Zoë Lenkiewicz

October 6, 2015 |

Zoë Lenkiewicz is an independent waste communications professional. She is a moderator and panelist for be Waste Wise. Learn more…Read More

Gijs Langeveld

October 5, 2015 |

Gijs Langeveld is an entrepreneur and CFO at BinBang. Learn more…Read More

Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Waste Management

October 1, 2015 |

Watch Daniella Russo of Think Beyond Plastic, Gijs Langeveld of Bin Bang, Sophie van den Berg of WASTE Advisers and Srikrishna Balachandran of I Got Garbage (Mindtree) talk about opportunities for entrepreneurs in waste management as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on WasteRead More

Sophie van den Berg

October 1, 2015 |

Sophie van den Berg is a Solid Waste Expert and Recycling Business Developer at WASTE Advisers with more 30 years of international experience. Learn more…Read More

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

September 30, 2015 | 1


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

Culture, Consumption and Waste Management

September 7, 2015 |

Watch Diana Dehm of Trash On Your Back challenge and Ferran Rosa of Zero Waste Europe discuss culture, consumption and waste management as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste.Read More

Ferran Rosa

August 31, 2015 |

Ferran Rosa is the Policy Officer at Zero Waste Europe. He joins the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste to discuss Culture, Consumption and Waste Management. Learn more…Read More

Diana Dehm

August 31, 2015 |

Diana Dehm is the Founder of the Trash On Your Back Challenge and Founder , Producer, and Host of Sustainability News & Entertainment™ Radio. Learn more…Read More

Models of Inclusion in Informal Waste

August 31, 2015 | 1

…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

Thomas Vogler

August 30, 2015 |

Thomas Vogler is Head of Project Management at Hitachi Zosen India. He holds a masterís degree in Mechanical Engineering and in Business Administration. He is with Hitachi Zosen since 2007 and was involved in several Waste to Energy projects in … Read More

Sandra Cointreau

August 30, 2015 |

Sandra Cointreau is a civil/environmental engineer committed to doing hands-on field work and creative planning to address the problems of waste management, water resource protection and conservation of natural resources.  She has worked in over 60 countries on these issues, … Read More

Peter Jones

August 30, 2015 |

Retiring formally after 25 years in the waste sector Peter T Jones is now involved in expounding and delivery of the emergent circular economy. Interest in the concept developed after initiating the Biffaward Mass Balance Programme from 1997 to 2008. … Read More

Linda Godfrey

August 30, 2015 |

Dr Linda Godfrey is a Principal Scientist within the Council for Scientific and Industrial Researchís (CSIR) operating unit Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE), based in Pretoria, South Africa. Her research interests include ñ the role of the waste sector … Read More

Geraldine Brennan

August 30, 2015 |

Geraldine Brennan is a Doctoral Researcher at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London exploring systems-based business model innovation within the case study of a closed-loop or circular economy. Her research interests include understanding the strengths and weaknesses of … Read More

Gary Crawford

August 30, 2015 |

Gary Crawford is currently employed by Veolia Environmental Services (VES), as its Vice President of Sustainable Development. He is based in Paris, France. He has over 25 years of experience in the waste industry and has held various operational, technical … Read More

Derek Greedy

August 30, 2015 |

Derek Greedy first worked in the waste management industry as a regulator from 1975 – 1985. Derek then held operational and technical positions for two of the major waste management operators in the UK both of whom were predominantly focused … Read More

Asit Nema

August 30, 2015 |

Asit Nema is a civil engineer and holds double masters in environmental/sanitary engineering from IIT Kanpur and from UNESCO-IHE, Delft (The Netherlands). He brings over 25 years of experience in engineering and management consulting in the field of environment management and urban … Read More

Alexandre Lemille

August 30, 2015 |

Alexandre Lemille is the founder and managing director of Wizeimpact (Pty) Ltd (, a South African based company that seek to transform wealth-focused linear corporate into value-centric circular ventures. At Wizeimpact, Alex promotes the concept of Circular Economy with a … Read More

Adam Minter

August 30, 2015 |

Adam Minter is a columnist with Bloomberg View based in Kuala Lumpur. Prior to living in Kuala Lumpur, he spent twelve years living and writing in Shanghai, China. In addition to his work with Bloomberg, Adam has covered Asia’s recycling … 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

Madhumitha Rajendran

August 28, 2015 |

Madhumitha Rajendran is a Research Analyst at be Waste Wise, where her work involves finding experts in waste management, and connecting with them. She also carries out research into topics for panel discussions, and potential organisations to approach for funding … Read More

Refuse Derived Fuel – To Export or Not

August 28, 2015 |

Watch Adam Baddeley (Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd) and Stephen Wise (Ricardo-AEA) discuss the export of refuse derived fuel in UK and Europe as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste.Read More

Srikrishna Balachandran

August 28, 2015 |

Srikrishna Balachandran is an Energy & Environmental Engineer associated with the Climate change academically as well as professionally. He has been part of the Climate Change Advisory team of Ernst & Young. In this role, he was part of the … Read More

Solid Waste Management During Humanitarian Crisis

August 28, 2015 |

Watch Brian McCarthy of RWA Group, Olmo Forni of Disaster Waste Recovery and Ramy Salemdeeb of Zero Waste MENA discuss how to about the situations faced during humanitarian crises and how to manage waste during such crises. This discussion was organized as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste.Read More

Adam Baddeley

August 25, 2015 |

Adam Baddeley is the Head of Energy at Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd and is experienced in regulatory and policy instruments which drive or constrain waste infrastructure development and RDF export. Learn more…Read More

Dirk Lechtenberg

August 23, 2015 |

Dirk Lechtenberg is a pioneer in the field of the production and use of alternative fuels. He is the founder and Managing Director of the consulting company MVW Lechtenberg & Partner in Germany. During his over 20-year involvement in the field … Read More

Source Segregation or Commingled Recycling?

August 23, 2015 | 1

Watch Bradley Kelley (GBB Inc.), Prof. Brajesh Dubey (IIT-Kharagpur) and Victoria Hutchin (Ricardo-AEA) discuss source segregation vs commingled recycling as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste.Read More