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The Health Impacts of plastic pollution was discussed as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste
What can individuals do to protect their own health?
What do Adventure Scientists do? How can someone join you?
Your experience with plastic pollution and what are you currently doing to combat it?
Plastic pollution is a global problem. How do we tackle it?
Question: Are there any examples of the impacts of plastic pollution on human health and wildlife?
Want to learn about waste management in developing countries, but don’t know where to start? Begin your learning with this guide, which refers to articles & panel discussions across several #wastedialog
Results from 2016 show that we’re moving towards the goal of an engaged global community faster. In 2016, we also started providing knowledge dissemination services. We made high-quality capacity building affordable by savings 65% of costs in a project funded by the European Union. Towards the end of last year, a student told us that be Waste Wise gives him access to diverse perspectives, easily. A scientist told us that our work helped his group reorient their research and provides new ideas. be Waste Wise’s model of knowledge dissemination has a great potential to impact the world. The results show that we have just started scratching the surface.
We were joined by Piotr Barczak & Carston Wachholz in the discussion about Green Procurement Practices. We discussed practices in government offices, products vs services, and laws & regulations defining green procurement practices (GPP) worldwide.
Here is a …
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!
While 800 million people do not have enough food, we waste 1.3 billion tonnes of food produced for our consumption. This food we waste is enough to feed the hungry twice.
Want to learn more about food waste? Use this quick guide which refers to articles & panel discussions across several #wastedialog.
Carl A. Zimring is Associate Professor of Sustainability Studies at the Pratt Institute. He is author of the books Cash for Your Trash: Scrap Recycling in America (Rutgers UP, 2005), Clean and White: A History of Environmental Racism in the United States (NYU Press, 2015), and Aluminum Upcycled: Sustainable Design in Historical Perspective (Johns Hopkins UP, 2017).
Here we have a quick and easy guide for you to treat as a beginner’s resource to learning about the consumption, its impacts and what you can do.
Climate change & waste management are linked. Here we have a quick and easy guide for you to treat as a beginner’s resource to learning about the connection, its impacts and what you can do to mitigate climate change through better waste management
- Start your learning by listening to this discussion about the Status of Oceans & Plastic Pollution panelists from Plastic Pollution Coalition, Save Our Shores, 5Gyres & Plastics for Change give you information about what the exact problem is and …
Prof. Brajesh Dubey, from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, tells us about LED (light emitting diodes) and what happens when they become waste.
Recently, we received a query from the community enquiring about LED (light emitting diodes), their …
Watch Demetra Tsiamis (Associate Director of Earth Engineering Center at CCNY) discuss the Future of Waste Treatment Technologies with Prof. Marco Castaldi (Associate Professor at City College of New York), Prof. Nickolas Themelis (Director of Earth Engineering Center, Columbia University) and Dr. Venkata Mohan (Prinicipal Scientist at Indian Institute of Chemical Technology). This panel was organized under the “Future of Waste” theme curated by Prof. Margaret Bates of University of Northampton, as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste organized by be Waste Wise.
Watch Prof. Margaret Bates of University of Northampton and Dr. Pete Shaw from University of Southampton discuss the Future of Waste Collection Systems worldwide. This panel was organized under the “Future of Waste” theme curated by Prof. Margaret Bates as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste organized by be Waste Wise.
Dr. Pete Shaw is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Sciences within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. Dr. Shaw’s research interests in waste management orient around the necessity to engage individuals in waste reduction, reuse and recycling as a means to achieve desired reductions in residual waste.
Prof. Marco Castaldi received his B.S. ChE (Magna cum Laude) from Manhattan College. His Ph.D. is in Chemical Engineering from UCLA and he has minors in Advanced Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics. Professor Castaldi has approximately 60 peer-reviewed research articles, 40 peer-reviewed conference papers, 3 book chapters and 11 patents in the fields of catalysis, combustion and gasification.
Dr. S. Venkata Mohan is a Principal Scientist in Environmental Engineering at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology. His research interests are in the domain of Environmental Bioengineering and Biofuels specifically in the areas of Biohydrogen, Bio-electrochemical systems, Waste Biorefinery, Advance Treatment Methods, Biobased products and photosynthetic fuels.
Watch Bridget Croke (Closed Loop Fund) and Doug Woodring (Ocean Recovery Alliance) discuss the Future of Recycling Technology with Prof. Margaret Bates (Northampton University) . This panel was organized under the theme “Future of Waste” curated by Prof. Margaret Bates as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste.
“One of the things often missed is what developed world can learn from developing world.” – Interview with Margaret BatesSeptember 11, 2016 | be Waste Wise
Margaret Bates is Professor Sustainable Wastes Management at the University of Northampton. She has been involved in wastes management for over 25 years and undertook her PhD on landfill microbiology. She is the curator of this month’s #wastedialog.
Prof. David Wilson is the Chief Author of the Global Waste Management Outlook report published by UN and ISWA. Zoe Lenkiewicz is a well known PR & Communications professional in waste management. They get together to discuss the need for data in waste and how to build an evidence base for making a case for waste as a global challenge. This panel was organized under the theme “Making a Case for Waste” curated by Mike Webster of WasteAid UK as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste organized by be Waste Wise.
Watch Prof. Margaret Bates, University of Northampton and Prof. Cindy Isenhour, University of Maine discuss fashion, thrift stores, zero waste tourism, 3-D printing, product stewardship among other topics. This panel was organized as part of the theme “Future of Waste” curated by Prof. Margaret Bates as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste.
Cindy Isenhour is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maine. Her work focuses on production-consumption systems and the cultural construction of policies designed to reduce materials throughput, energy use, emissions and waste.
Professor David Wilson is a senior and respected figure in waste and resources management in the UK and internationally. He is now working full-time as an independent consultant, specialising in high-level policy and strategy work. He is also Visiting Professor in Waste Management at Imperial College, London.
Watch Marcus Lee, Senior Urban Economist at World Bank, David Lerpieniere, an Independent Waste Management Consultant and Andy Whiteman (Wasteaware/RWA Group) discuss trends in international development funding for 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 Waste
Marcus Lee is an Urban Economist with the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice of the World Bank, where his work program currently spans solid waste, decentralized governance, and municipal finance, with a regional focus on East Asia.
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 Waste
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
David Newman is the President of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) and the Managing Director of the Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA). He has been the President of ISWA since September 2012 and is specifically focusing his attention on bringing financial resources to help developing nations invest in waste infrastructure.
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.
Organized at 3 PM GMT on 18th November, 2015
Swetha Dandapani summarized the panel discussion and put together a set of interesting quotes.
QUICK SUMMARY & QUOTES
MIKE WEBSTER, Chair, WasteAid UK
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.
Tim Elliott specializes in ex ante and ex post policy analysis, including the use of Life Cycle Analysis in environmental modelling and economic assessment in Cost Benefit Analysis. His expertise in understanding the impacts of policy has led to Tim’s involvement …
Dr. Chris Sherrington is an environmental economist and directs many of Eunomia’s projects relating to ecosystem services, green infrastructure, litter (including marine litter) and waste prevention.
He has expertise in the practical application of economic instruments to bring about positive …
“People will look back to this era as the ‘Plasticene’ – plastic is the best marker of human ‘civilization’!” – Interview With Anna CumminsJune 23, 2016 | be Waste Wise 1
We chatted with Anna Cummins about the impact of the plastic problem on earth, communicating about the ocean plastic problem, the 5 Gyres Ambassador Program, and their planned Arctic Expedition, among other things.