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Stephen Wise

August 22, 2015 |

Stephen Wise is the Associate Director of Environment & Infrastructure Europe at Amec Foster Wheeler where his knowledge and experience covers waste and resource management technology and infrastructure, waste and resource management operations, waste collections, procurement, risk assessment and risk management, and … Read More


Brian McCarthy

August 15, 2015 |

Brian McCarthy is a well seasoned international waste manager with a career focused on assisting rapidly developing economies find waste management solutions for their secondary cities. He has previously worked on long-term programs developing municipal waste management services in Iraq … Read More


Michael Cowing

August 15, 2015 |

Michael J Cowing, a UK and St Lucian national, is a Chartered Environmental Scientist specializing in environmental impact assessment, waste management, contaminated land remediation, sanitation and the management of hazardous materials.

He possesses an MSc in Environmental Science (Manchester, UK) … Read More


Olmo Forni

August 13, 2015 |

Olmo Forni is a Waste Consultant working for Disaster Waste Recovery, the specialized NGO for debris and waste management in emergencies and humanitarian settings. During his endeavours, Olmo researched hazardous waste international trafficking and organized crime with UNICRI, and the impact of … Read More


Ramy Salemdeeb

August 11, 2015 |

Ramy Salemdeeb is a waste & resource management consultant with a focus on post-conflict zones and developing countries. He is the founder of “Zero Waste MENA” <www.zerowastemena.org >, a regional initiative to promote sustainable practices to create zero waste communities … Read More


Reducing Hunger & Food Waste

August 6, 2015 |

Watch Robert Lee (Rescuing Leftover Cuisine) and Hanna Morris (Food Shift) discuss reducing hunger & food waste as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on WasteRead More


Bradley Kelley

August 6, 2015 |

Bradley Kelley, GBB Senior Project Engineer, has over 20 years of engineering design experience and as part of his background for equipment manufacturers he has worked on the concept and design of a multitude of processing systems for Municipal Solid Waste … Read More


Victoria Hutchin

August 6, 2015 |

Victoria Hutchin is a Chartered Waste Manager with 9 years’ experience in waste management.  Victoria has worked for both the public and private sectors, as a local authority officer and as Waste and Resource Manager for a waste collection and … Read More


Brajesh Kr. Dubey

August 6, 2015 | 1

Brajesh Kr. Dubey has his bachelors degree in Civil Engineering (Hons) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India and PhD in Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. He is presently Associate Professor (Integrated Waste Management and … 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


Selling in the dark: Information asymmetry in the informal waste ecosystem

July 31, 2015 |

As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information. – Benjamin Disraeli

Learning from the experiences of the Agricultural Sector:

What do Indian farmers and ragpickers have in common? At … Read More


Vivek Agrawal

July 30, 2015 |

Vivek Agrawal is the Trustee Secretary of Centre for Development Communication (CDC) which established the Annakshetra Foundation. Learn more..Read More


Robert Lee

July 30, 2015 |

Robert Lee is passionate about helping the hungry and reducing food waste. He is the Co-founder of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Inc. Lear more..Read More


Hanna Morris

July 30, 2015 |

Hanna is the Program Coordinator at Food Shift. She helped set up a food recovery and waste tracking program for a local grocery store chain. Learn more…Read More


Connect4Climate

July 24, 2015 |

Proud to announce our partnership with Connect4Climate for Global Dialogue on Waste. Connect4Climate connects diverse audiences to take on climate change. Learn more..Read More


WasteAid International

July 20, 2015 |

Proud to announce that WasteAid International and its national affiliates and be Waste Wise are partnering for the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste. WasteAid is #puttingwasteright. Learn more…Read More


EcoMENA

July 17, 2015 |

Proud to announce that EcoMENA and be Waste Wise are partnering for the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste. EcoMENA is a regional think-tank. Learn more…Read More


The Alternative

July 17, 2015 |

Proud to announce that The Alternative and be Waste Wise are partnering for the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste. The Alternative is a media platform focusing on sustainable living and social impact.Read More


Waste Advantage Magazine

July 17, 2015 |

be Waste Wise is proud to announce partnership with Waste Advantage Magazine for 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste. Waste Advantage is a premiere publication in the waste and recycling industry.Read More


2015 be Waste Wise 30 Influencers – Organizations

July 15, 2015 | 4

We are proud to announce the list of 30 organizations which made it to our Waste Influencers List this year. These organizations are here because they are effectively sharing stories about their work and solutions to waste management. They were chosen based on a … Read More


Unite and Ignite—The Path to a Circular Economy

July 7, 2015 | 1

 

“We see a world of abundance, not limits. In the midst of a great deal of talk about reducing the human ecological footprint, we offer a different vision. What if humans designed products and systems that celebrate an abundance … Read More


Waste Networks: Economics, Informality and Stigma

June 30, 2015 | 1

Trash talking; there’s more than cities can manage

As consumption patterns across the globe are soaring, so is the corresponding generation of waste – and some of the statistics related to this are alarming. A recent World Bank study estimates … Read More


Introducing a new member to the be Waste Wise team, David Lerpiniere

June 18, 2015 |

be Waste Wise is pleased to introduce a new member to our growing team, David Lerpiniere. David will be joining be Waste Wise as an Associate and the UK and Europe Representative.

“As quantities of waste generated across the world continue to grow … Read More


Results from the 2015 Global Waste Survey

June 15, 2015 |

In April, be Waste Wise conducted the 2015 Global Waste survey. The survey asked our community members to choose the waste topics they wanted to hear about. Readers chose from a long list of nuanced topics ranging from questions about … Read More


Introducing a new member to the be Waste Wise team, Tejaswini Pagadala

June 6, 2015 |

be Waste Wise is pleased to introduce a new member to our growing team,Tejaswini Pagadala. As be Waste Wise’s Community Builder, Tejaswini will engage with waste influencers and media and follow up on upcoming conversations around waste. She’ll also work … Read More


Historical Perspectives on the Informal Waste Sector

May 31, 2015 | 1

 

Like most countries that are growing quickly and witnessing rapid urbanization, India is beginning to face serious concerns regarding the disposal of its waste. Until now, most urban local governments have adopted an approach to waste management that is … Read More


2015 Global Waste Survey

April 1, 2015 | 1

Please take the 2015 Global Waste Survey to tell us what you want to know or discuss about waste in 2015.Read More


Interview: Co-founder Ranjith Annepu talks municipal waste in Mumbai around the world

March 31, 2015 |

“Waste can become wealth when you put a price on pollution and regulations are strictly implemented.”

 

This interview was originally broadcast on tbs eFM’s This Morning with host Alex Jensen on March 20, 2015.

1. … Read More


Uncovering the Challenges of Global Waste Management

March 18, 2015 |

“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. Read More


An Introduction to Entrepreneurship in Solid Waste Management

March 11, 2015 | 1

There is no such thing as an infinitely durable product. The world’s current consumption, in the form of various goods, must end up in the waste stream and the onus is upon us, either to innovate in the field of … Read More


Communicating About Waste To Create An Engaged Global Community

March 5, 2015 |

Inaccessible Expertise

In 2013, I was at World Bank’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to attend a forum on waste management. That day, in a single room, I was surrounded by so many world class experts that I felt I was … Read More


Making Circular Economy Truly Global

February 26, 2015 |

The Concept

Circular Economy (CE) refers to the concept of using closed loop cycles in our current global system to ensure continuous material flow in closed loops. This also harnesses the resilience of biological cycles. The concept of closed loop … Read More


Covering your Tracks: Why Landfills are a Necessity in Developing Nations

February 19, 2015 |

Landfills–what image does this word startle into your mind?
Is it a landscape smeared with trash, piled high in the blistering heat of the Sun, with tires and plastic bags, old T-shirts and banana peels? With waves of toxic gases spiraling off, the smelly sock odor burning your eyes and the thickness of the air constricting your lungs? In fact, this is a negative connotation.Read More


Father of Waste Hierarchy Talks About Circular Economy and Zero Waste

December 10, 2014 | 12

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


The Father of Waste Hierarchy Talks About the Current Status of Waste Management Worldwide

November 14, 2014 | 2

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


Steven Watson

November 14, 2014 |

Steven Watson is a Research Assistant at Eunomia Research & Consulting. He is a regular contributor to the environmental blog Isonomia, writing on topics including self-sufficiency, public engagement, and the history of the waste hierarchy.Read More


Ad Lansink

November 14, 2014 |

Ad Lansink is a former Dutch politician and the father of the waste hierarchy. In the parliamentary elections of 1977, Lansink was elected to the Dutch parliament. He worked on a multitude of topics such as environment, energy, higher education, student and public health.Read More


James Greyson

September 27, 2014 | 2

James Greyson is a panelist at be Waste Wise offering expertise in circular economy and waste solutions.Read More


Ask Ad Lansink, inventor of #LansinkLadder, about waste management

September 17, 2014 | 2

Submit your questions on waste management policies and solutions to us and Ad Lansink, inventor of the waste management hierarchy, will answer.Read More


Zero waste versus zero landfill

August 26, 2014 |

Peter Jones and Maxine Perella discuss about Zero waste versus zero landfill and what should circular economy thinkers realistically aspire to.Read More


Igniting Circular Economy into action

July 16, 2014 | 2

Watch our panelists James Greyson (BlindSpot Think Tank) and Geraldine Grennan (EPSRC) discuss Igniting Circular Economy into Action with Maxine PerellaRead More


Making Circular Economy truly global

July 15, 2014 | 3

Watch Christian Rudolph (nextcycle), Alex Lemille (Wizeimpact), and Adam Minter (Junkyard Planet) discuss making circular economy truly global with Maxine PerellaRead More


Untangling behavioural drivers behind food waste

June 15, 2014 | 1

Why do apparently rational consumers waste so much food? The drivers behind food waste are complex and include food pricing, logistical and storage issues.Read More


Drivers and barriers to waste management in India and Nigeria

June 11, 2014 |

Watch Thomas Vogler and Edith Iriruaga discuss the barriers and drivers for improving waste management in India and Nigeria.Read More


Short-lived climate pollutants: Public Health, Climate Change & Waste

June 10, 2014 | 1

Watch Dr. Nimmi Damodaran and Gary Crawford discuss the impact of short-lived climate pollutants from waste management on climate change and public health.Read More


Waste collection systems in developing countries

June 5, 2014 |

Watch Dr. Linda Godfrey, Maria Tsakona and Dr. Sanjay Gupta talk about improving waste collection systems in developing countries.Read More