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Posts BySwetha Dandapani, Author at | be Waste Wise

Interviews with Julie Kearns & Moana Simas

May 24, 2017 |

We organized a couple of conversations this week with two people working in the space of consumption in very different ways.

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A Message From be Waste Wise’s Co-founder, Ranjith Annepu

January 4, 2017 |

Ranjith Annepu has a message for everyone, about PDFs, what can be done to disseminate knowledge, experiences in 2016 and people & organizations who played a big role in be Waste Wise’s success. Happy new year!Read More




Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Through Waste

August 23, 2016 |

Watch David Newman, President of ISWA and Mike Webster, Chair of WasteAid UK to discuss sustainable development goals and how they can be achieved through better waste management. This panel is organized under the theme “Making a Case for Waste” curated by Mike Webster and organized by be Waste Wise as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on WasteRead More




Tools for Managing Consumption in Cities

August 23, 2016 |

Join Prof. Paul Brunner from Vienna Institute of Technology to discuss tools available to manage consumption in cities, like life cycle analysis and urban metabolism. This panel is sponsored by ISVAG and organized under the Consumption & Climate Change theme under the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste.Read More




Changing Lifestyle to Mitigate Climate Change

August 23, 2016 | 1

Watch Prof. Carl Zimring (Pratt Institute) and Alisa Shargorodsky (Zero Waste Consultant) discuss the our lifestyles, impact on waste generation and climate change. This panel is organized under the theme “Consumption & Climate Change” sponsored by ISVAG under the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste.Read More




Economic Instruments and Packaging Consumption

August 23, 2016 | 1

Watch Chris Sherrington and Tim Elliott from Eunomia Research & Consulting discuss the role of deposits and other economic and policy instruments to reduce consumption and climate change. This panel was co-organized by Eunomia Research & Consulting and be Waste Wise (@bewastewise) under the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste.Read More




Plastic Pollution: Solutions, Alternatives and Innovation

August 23, 2016 | 1

Watch Creative Conservationist and NatGeo Explorer, Asher Jay discuss solutions and alternatives to plastic pollution with Florian Hoffman, the Founder of DO School and Andrew Almack, Founder of Plastics for Change. This panel is organized as part of the Oceans & Plastic Pollution theme curated by Dianna Cohen of Plastic Pollution Coalition (@plasticpollutes) under the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste organized by be Waste Wise (@bewastewise)Read More




Health Impacts Of Plastic Pollution

August 23, 2016 | 6

Watch Environmental Attorney Lisa Boyle discuss the health impacts of plastic pollution with Author and Mountaineer, Arlene Blum, Marine Scientist, Abby Barrows and Stacy Malkan, Co-founder of U.S. Right to Know. This panel is organized as part of the Oceans & Plastic Pollution theme curated by Dianna Cohen of Plastic Pollution Coalition (@plasticpollutes) under the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste organized by be Waste Wise (@bewastewise)Read More




Outer Space & Deep Oceans (Out of Sight, Out of Mind)

July 25, 2016 | 1

Watch Dianna Cohen, Marcus Eriksen, Roz Savage and Sourabh Kaushal discuss the issue of waste management in outer space and deep oceans. This panel is part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste’s theme: Oceans & Plastic Pollution organized by be Waste Wise and Plastic Pollution Coalition.Read More




Bilikiss Adebiyi on Waste & Wellbeing : bWW Essays

July 14, 2016 | 1

Improper waste management can have far reaching negative impact, which go beyond immediate negative externalities and can significantly impact the frame of mind of people inhabiting those areas.Read More




Adam Read On Waste & Wellbeing – bWW Essays

June 16, 2016 |

As part of our #WasteDialog around the 2016 Global Dialogue On Waste, we posed a question to visionaries and leaders in waste management. We will share their answers to how good waste management can improve well-being.  Here’s the response from Adam Read, Ricardo-AEA’s … Read More






Lisa Boyle

June 14, 2016 |

Lisa Kaas Boyle is an environmental attorney, the kind who represents the environment, not the kind who defends polluters.  Lisa graduated from Vanderbilt University and then Tulane Law School, cum laude.  She began her career at the LA Districts Attorney’s Office … Read More






Stacy Malkan

June 14, 2016 |

Stacy Malkan is co-founder and co-director of U.S. Right to Know, a nonprofit food industry research groups that advocates for truth and transparency in our food system. She is author of the award-winning book, “Not Just a Pretty Face: The … Read More






Claire Poole

June 6, 2016 |

Claire has been involved in waste and resource management for over 25 years. Initially as a Waste Regulator working with a local council and then the Environment Agency. She has experience in enforcement, permitting and managing the tracing and investigation of water pollution … Read More






Eric Lombardi on Waste & Wellbeing: bWW Essays

May 30, 2016 | 4

As part of our #WasteDialog around the 2016 Global Dialogue On Waste, we posed a question to visionaries and leaders in waste management. We will share their answers to how good waste management can improve well-being.  Here’s the first response from Eric Lombardi, … Read More






Announcing the 2016 Global Dialogue On Waste – Press Release

May 23, 2016 |

Waste is a global challenge with local solutions. Billions of people need solutions to and through waste, and yet they lack access to relevant knowledge and best practices. We believe change and leadership can arise from every part of the … Read More






Jane Patton

May 23, 2016 |

With a background in education reform and public policy, Jane brings a strong sense of systems and project management to the Plastic Pollution Coalition team. Jane has been working with PPC for many years, though she comes to the organization … Read More






The Story Of Chennai’s Kabadiwalla Ecosystem

May 20, 2016 |

Kabadiwallas refer to the informal sector that comprises a robust ecosystem of scrap dealers who recover and recycle incredible amounts of waste everyday. Read More




Cole Rosengren

May 19, 2016 | 2

Cole Rosengren is a freelance reporter based in the Boston area. He currently writes for Waste Dive and a variety of other publications.

CONTRIBUTIONS

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Florian Hoffmann

May 12, 2016 |

Florian Hoffmann is the Founder of the DO School. The DO School empowers individuals and teams to learn how to turn their ideas into action, create innovation and impact that are good for themselves and society. The DO School is based in … Read More






Sourabh Kaushal

May 12, 2016 |

Sourabh Kaushal is an Electronics and Communication Engineer, Space Explorer and INK Fellow in association with TED.

He is doing research on Space Debris Mitigation and Space transportation system for the last half decade. As a passionate for Space Science and Technology, he has proposed … Read More






Roz Savage

May 12, 2016 | 1

Roz Savage is a British ocean rower, environmental campaigner, and keynote speaker. She holds four world records for ocean rowing, including first woman to row three oceans: the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian. She uses her ocean rowing adventures to inspire action on the top environmental challenges facing the … Read More






Philip Heylen

May 12, 2016 |

Philip Heylen is the Vice Mayor of Antwerp city’s Culture, Economy, City Maintenance and Property and an Advisor to be Waste Wise. He has participated as a key note speaker in Belgium and abroad on topics like culture, economy, sustainable development, waste … Read More






Pandora Thomas

May 12, 2016 |

Pandora Thomas is a passionate global citizen who works as a teacher, writer, designer and speaker. She studied at Columbia and Tufts University and with several permaculture and greenbuilding design programs.

Her writing includes a children’s book, various curricula and a manual … Read More






Jacquie Ottman

May 12, 2016 | 1

Jacquie Ottman is the Founder of We Hate To Waste and an Advisor to be Waste Wise.

Since 1989, as founder and principal of the NYC-based J. Ottman Consulting, Inc., Jacquie Ottman has been advising Fortune 500 companies and several U.S. … Read More






Douglas Woodring

May 12, 2016 |

Doug Woodring is the co-founder of the Ocean Recovery Alliance, which is focused on bringing innovative solutions, technology, collaborations and policy together to impact positive improvements for the health of the ocean. Two global preventative projects on the issues of plastic waste were … Read More






Asher Jay

May 12, 2016 |

Creative conservationist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Asher Jay, uses groundbreaking design, multimedia arts, literature, and lectures to inspire global action to combat illegal wildlife trafficking, advance environmental issues, and promote humanitarian causes. Albeit she received an education in Fashion Design and Marketing … Read More






Alvaro Soler Arpa

May 12, 2016 |

Alvaro Soler Arpa graduated in drawing, at the ´Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Olot´, and later in illustration, at the ´Escuela Llotja de Barcelona´. After a career of 15 years in the field of advertising and cinema, drawing story boards for … Read More






Arlene Blum

May 12, 2016 |

Arlene Blum, PhD is a biophysical chemist, author, mountaineer, a Visiting Scholar in Chemistry at UC Berkeley and executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute. The Institute brings government, industry, scientists and citizens groups together to support chemical policies to protect human health … Read More






Abby Barrows

May 12, 2016 |

Abby Barrows grew up on an island in Maine with the ocean as her playground. Read More




“Living plastic-free develops creativity and ingenuity in discovering alternatives to plastic. It’s actually fun!” – An Interview With Beth Terry

May 8, 2016 |

Beth Terry is a waste activist from Oakland, CA. She went plastic free and also started the plastic challenge to help assess individual’s plastic footprint. She is author of the book, How I Kicked The Plastic Habit and How … Read More






Involving The Community In Waste Management

April 4, 2016 |

It is important to think about your community when you develop the engagement strategies and then communicate whether face to face, online appropriately.Read More




Successful City-Wide Composting Programs

February 22, 2016 | 1

Organized at 3 PM GMT on 9th December, 2015

PANELISTS QUICK SUMMARY & QUOTES

STEPHEN WISE, Ricardo Energy & Environment

Composting in its different forms is a practical way of delivering the steps required to achieve waste management.

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Waste Management on Islands for Protecting Health & Ecosystems

February 4, 2016 |

Islands are very diverse in nature. From a waste management perspective, we tailor a particular solution to the actual setting, strive for a pragmatic, robust and sustainable solution, and be very specific in our approach on islands.Read More




5 Lessons My Students Taught Me About The Sharing Economy

January 7, 2016 | 1

As the end of the year quickly approaches, I started pondering what I’ve learned this year about the sharing economy. I decided to ignore for a minute what I’ve read this year and focus on a resource I’m always keen to … Read More






Raz Godelnik

January 7, 2016 | 1

Raz Godelnik is an Assistant Professor and the Co-Director of the MS in Strategic Design & Management program at Parsons School of Design in New York. Currently, his research projects focus on the impact of the sharing economy on traditional … Read More






Silver Bullets or Stepping Stones: The Future of Waste

December 24, 2015 |

President Clinton once said “If you want to fight climate change, improve public health, find new sources of wealth for poor people and create new entrepreneurs; the closest thing to a silver bullet in the world in most countries is … Read More






Empowering Households to Reduce their Waste

December 4, 2015 | 1

Watch Karen Cannard of the Rubbish Diet, Peter Lefort of Resource Futures and Oxfordshire Community Action Group and Zoe Lenkiewicz to discuss how to empower households to reduce their waste generation. This panel was organized as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste.
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Peter Lefort

December 4, 2015 |

Peter Lefort manages the Community Action Group (CAG) Project in Oxfordshire, supporting over 60 community groups to take action on a wide range of environmental and social issues.Read More




Karen Cannard

December 4, 2015 | 2

Karen Cannard is the co-founder of The Rubbish Diet, the UK’s ‘slimming club for bins.’Read More




Status of Oceans and Plastic Pollution

November 24, 2015 | 1

Watch Andrew Almack of Plastics for Change, Dianna Cohen of Plastic Pollution Coalition, Katherine O’Dea of Save Our Shorea and Marcus Eriksen of 5 Gyres Institute talk about opportunities for status of oceans and plastic pollution as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on WasteRead More




Segregation – The First Step to Keeping 60% of our Waste Out of the Landfill

October 19, 2015 | 1

Why is it important to segregate?

All waste management interventions are futile if they don’t address one fundamental problem:  the lack of waste segregation at source. As long as people put their recyclable, organic, hazardous and sanitary waste in the … Read More