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Integrating the Informal Waste Recycling Sector in Latin America

October 3, 2013 | 7

“When designing solutions for inteftrating informal waste recycling, we need an adequate understanding of how the overall system is currently working including both formal and informal elements”. – Jane Olley
This panel explored how solid waste management is different in the Global South, and in particular in Latin America and the Caribbean, and considers the benefits of integrating the informal sector into municipal waste management strategies.Read More


Regional Initiative for Inclusive Recycling

October 2, 2013 |

The Regional Initiative for Inclusive Recycling is a four year program which aims to increase the access of informal waste recyclers to recycling markets in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC). It was founded by the Multilateral Investment Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank’s Water and Sanitation Division, Avina Foundation, and The Coca-Cola Company.Read More


Earth Engineering Center

October 2, 2013 |

The Earth Engineering Center (EEC) of Columbia University works on advancing the goals of sustainable waste management in the U.S. and globally. The mission of EEC is to identify and help develop the most suitable means for the recovery of materials and energy from solid and liquid wastes and the preservation of land and water resources. It aims to do so by disseminating this information by means of publications, the web, and technical meetings.Read More


Athanasios Bourtsalas

September 27, 2013 |

Athanasios Bourtsalas is the Principal Researcher at Be Waste Wise and is a PhD researcher at Imperial College London, working on higher value applications for residues from waste to energyRead More


Franz Neubacher

September 26, 2013 |

Franz Neubacher is the Managing Director of the Austrian company UV&P Environmental Management and Engineering (UV&P), a leading provider of consulting and technical engineering services for waste management/ treatment projects in Austria. He was a part of and studied extensively … Read More


Solving the Global Waste Management Challenge

August 15, 2013 | 1

There are “composters”, bio guys, landfillers, waste to energy guys, anti-waste to energy guys, recyclers/zero-wasters, social mitigators, etc. As solid waste is one of the most complex and heterogeneous entities known to man, it stands to reason that a “one size fits all” solution is likely not practical. However, in some instances, we can see attitudes bordering on animosity when suggesting those with differing technology agendas consider working together. This is why our panelists will discuss various questions which help us understand how the we can work together to solve the global waste management challenge.Read More


Solid Waste Management and Climate Change

August 8, 2013 | 3

A recent World Bank report on waste management and climate change co-authored by our moderator Perinaz Bhada-Tata estimates that current waste management methods, specifically emissions from landfill, account for almost five per cent of total global greenhouse gas emissions and … Read More


Managing Plastic Waste and Mitigating the Garbage Patches

July 31, 2013 |

 

Are we becoming a plastic society?

Plastic seems all pervasive and unavoidable. Since the 1960s our use of plastic has increased dramatically, and subsequently, the portion of our garbage that is made up of plastic has also increased from … Read More


Entrepreneurship in Solid Waste Management

June 22, 2013 | 1

Priti Ambani (Managing Editor of Ecopreneurist) talked to the Founder of TerraCycle (Tom Szaky) and Co-Founder of Wecyclers (Bilikiss Adebiyi) about Entrepreneurship in solid waste management. Watch the video for tips for start-ups in waste management.

 

 

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Need for Be Waste Wise

June 8, 2013 |

There are people with brilliant solutions and deep knowledge, both at the grassroots level and in industry, academia and the public sector. However, much of this expertise…Read More


Compatibility Between Recycling and Waste-to-Energy

June 5, 2013 | 4

Click here to read the full length article based on this panel

Recycling and/or Waste-to-Energy is probably one of the most controversial topics in … Read More


Recycling in North American Cities

June 5, 2013 | 9

The panel addressed recycling in North American cities, and how to improve the collection and processing of recyclables at the municipal level. Additionally, it will provide insights into the opportunities and trends for recycling within waste management in the North … Read More