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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

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” < >, 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


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


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