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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.

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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


Successful City-Wide Composting Programs

February 22, 2016 |

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


Wheelabrator Technologies

January 7, 2016 |

Wheelabrator Technologies is an industry leader in the safe and environmentally sound conversion of municipal solid waste (MSW) — and other renewable waste fuels — into clean energy.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


be Waste Wise’s Journey in 2015 in Numbers

January 2, 2016 |

Here is what we did in 2015 – represented in numbers. Read More


Barbara Herridge

December 31, 2015 |

Barbara Herridge is the External Relations Manager at North London Waste Authority (NLWA). Learn more…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


Status of Clean India Campaign (Swachh Bharat Abhiyan)

December 21, 2015 |

Watch Prof. Srinivas Chary of the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) and Jyoti Kumar of the Confederation of India Industry (CII) discuss the status of the Clean India Campaign (Swachh Bharat Abhiyan).Read More


Vanessa Pillay

December 11, 2015 |

Vanessa Pillay is the Organization & Programme Officer at WIEGO. Learn more…Read More


Ana Ogando

December 7, 2015 |

Ana Carolina Ogando is an independent research consultant, a Gender Researcher at WIEGO and an affiliated researcher The Women’s Studies Center at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Learn more…Read More


Sonia Dias

December 7, 2015 |

Sonia Dias is a Waste Sector Specialist at WIEGO and one of Brazil’s leading expert in waste-related management. Learn more…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 | 1

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


Christopher Lund

December 3, 2015 |

Christopher Lund is Senior Vice President of Gershman, Brickner & Bratton (GBB) Inc. Learn more…Read More