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International Donor Priorities for Financing Waste

August 24, 2016 |

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 WasteRead More


Marcus Lee

August 23, 2016 |

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.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 | 1

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


David Newman

August 3, 2016 |

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.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


Microenterprises in Waste Management

July 14, 2016 |

Organized at 3 PM GMT on 18th November, 2015

PANELISTS

Swetha Dandapani summarized the panel discussion and put together a set of interesting quotes.

QUICK SUMMARY & QUOTES

MIKE WEBSTER, Chair, WasteAid UK


Bilikiss Adebiyi on Waste & Wellbeing : bWW Essays

July 14, 2016 |

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


Alisa Shargorodsky

July 11, 2016 |

Alisa Shargorodsky is a Zero Waste Consultant and the Founder and CEO of Reverent Resident.Read More


Tim Elliott

July 5, 2016 |

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 … Read More


Chris Sherrington

July 5, 2016 |

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 … Read More


“People will look back to this era as the ‘Plasticene’ – plastic is the best marker of human ‘civilization’!” – Interview With Anna Cummins

June 23, 2016 | 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.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


“Coastal cleanups empower people to take simple actions in their communities!” – Interview With Nicholas Mallos

June 14, 2016 |

 

Nicholas Mallos is a Marine Debris Specialist, who currently works at Ocean Conservancy as the Director of the Trash Free Seas Program. He has spent the past decade researching the ecological, economic and behavioral components associated with ocean … Read More


Careers In Waste Management In The UK

June 6, 2016 |

Research done in 2012 suggested 40% of waste management companies were planning to increase their numbers/staff in the following year.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 | 2

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


Swetha Dandapani

May 19, 2016 | 3

Swetha Dandapani is be Waste Wise’s Community Builder. She is also a freelance writer who actively writes about the environment, waste, and gender.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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Sonia Dias on the Informal Economy of Waste Pickers

May 16, 2016 | 1

WIEGO released the Informal Economy Monitoring Study’s (IEMS) comparative report for waste pickers with responses collated across 5 cities.Read More


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 |

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


Gender, Recycling and Waste Management

May 7, 2016 |

Summary of our first all-women panel discussing issues related to gender & waste pickers. Moderator: Lucia Fernandez; Panelists: Sonia Dias, Ana Carolina, Vanessa Pillay of WIEGORead More


Margaret Bates

April 22, 2016 | 1

Margaret Bates is Professor Sustainable Wastes Management at the University of Northampton. Learn more…Read More


2016 be Waste Wise 30 Influencers – Organizations

April 7, 2016 |

We are proud to announce the list of 30 organizations which made it to our Waste Influencers List this year. We analyzed 750 accounts to find this year’s Waste Influencers, an increase from 440 in 2015 and only 95 in 2013. The … Read More


An Interview With Jordan Figueiredo About The “What The Fork Are You Doing With Your Produce” Campaign

April 7, 2016 |

Jordan Figueiredo is a zero waste professional and food activist from California. He started the End Food Waste campaign & website, which offers easy solutions to fight food waste. The website informs, connects, and motivates people all around the world through … 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


Sanjay Gupta

April 4, 2016 |

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a Water, Sanitation and Waste Management Expert working at Skat consulting in SwitzerlandRead More


2016 be Waste Wise 30 Influencers – Individuals

March 15, 2016 | 2

We’re are proud to announce the 30 individuals who made it to our Waste Influencers List in 2016. We analyzed 750 accounts to find this year’s Waste Influencers, an increase from 440 in 2015 and only 95 in 2013. The list … Read More


Waste Pickers’ Day – An Interview With Bharati Chaturvedi from Chintan Environmental Research & Action Group

March 1, 2016 | 1

March 1st is commemorated as Global Waste Pickers’ Day in memory of a massacre in Colombia where 11 workers were brutally murdered in 1992. To commemorate the Global Waste Pickers’ Day, we organized a Twitter interview with Bharati Chaturvedi, the … Read More


A Twitter Interview About Swacha Graha – A Composting Initiative in India

February 22, 2016 |

The Solid Waste Management Round Table, Bengaluru, India launched a new citizen-led initiative called Swacha Graha to encourage more locals to start a “green spot”. This 3-step process encourages people to compost at home, and grow and cook vegetables grown in … Read More