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Updates and news from Be Waste Wise and beyond

Successful City-Wide Composting Programs

February 22, 2016 |

Organized at 3 PM GMT on 9th December, 2015


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

Sarahjane Widdowson

December 1, 2015 |

Sarahjane Widdowson is a Principal Waste Management Consultant at Ricardo Energy and Environment. Learn more…Read More

Mobile Applications For Waste Management

November 26, 2015 |

Watch Jeff Kirschner speak about Litterati and mobile applications for waste management as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on WasteRead More

S. Jyoti Kumar

November 25, 2015 |

Mr. S. Jyoti Kumar is the Director and Head of Andhra Pradesh Technology Development and Promotion Centre (APTDC). Learn more…Read More

V. Srinivas Chary

November 25, 2015 |

Prof V. Srinivas Chary is the Director of Urban Program at Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad, India. Learn more…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

Lucien Yoppa

November 19, 2015 |

Lucien Yoppa is a Project Officer at Fondation Camerounaise de la Terre Vivante (FCTV). Learn more…Read More

Christian Zurbrügg

November 4, 2015 |

Christian Zurbrügg is a Member of the Directorate and Senior Researcher at Eawag/Sandec . Learn more…Read More

Jeff Kirschner

October 28, 2015 |

Jeff Kirschner is a serial entrepreneur with a love for storytelling. Jeff is also the Founder Litterati –a social venture to create a litter-free planet. Learn more…Read More

Nimmi Damodaran

October 21, 2015 |

Nimmi Damodaran is the Vice President of Stratus Consulting and has over 25 years of experience in environmental policy issues. Learn more…Read More

Marcus Eriksen

October 20, 2015 |

Marcus Eriksen is the Research Director and co-founder of the 5 Gyres Institute. Learn more about his work and contributions to be Waste Wise…Read 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

Andrew Almack

October 16, 2015 |

Andrew Almack is the Founder of Plastics for Change and has previously worked with Plastic Bank. Learn more…Read More

Katherine O’Dea

October 16, 2015 |

Katherine O’Dea is a seasoned sustainability expert, non-profit leader, conservationist and the Director of Save Our Shores. Learn more…Read More

Dianna Cohen

October 16, 2015 |

Dianna Cohen is a Los Angeles-based multi-media visual artist, painter and curator and the CEO & co-founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition . Learn more…Read More

Zoë Lenkiewicz

October 6, 2015 |

Zoë Lenkiewicz is an independent waste communications professional. She is a moderator and panelist for be Waste Wise. Learn more…Read More

Gijs Langeveld

October 5, 2015 |

Gijs Langeveld is an entrepreneur and CFO at BinBang. Learn more…Read More

Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Waste Management

October 1, 2015 |

Watch Daniella Russo of Think Beyond Plastic, Gijs Langeveld of Bin Bang, Sophie van den Berg of WASTE Advisers and Srikrishna Balachandran of I Got Garbage (Mindtree) talk about opportunities for entrepreneurs in waste management as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on WasteRead More

Sophie van den Berg

October 1, 2015 |

Sophie van den Berg is a Solid Waste Expert and Recycling Business Developer at WASTE Advisers with more 30 years of international experience. Learn more…Read More

Models of Inclusion Part II | Self-Organization in the Informal Sector

September 30, 2015 | 1


In the 1980s, waste-pickers in Colombia faced the most intense forms of social stigmatization and attack. A group of vigilantes, intent on ‘socially cleansing’ the urban landscape, began to launch targeted attacks on what they perceived as unclean elements … Read More

Culture, Consumption and Waste Management

September 7, 2015 |

Watch Diana Dehm of Trash On Your Back challenge and Ferran Rosa of Zero Waste Europe discuss culture, consumption and waste management as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste.Read More

Ferran Rosa

August 31, 2015 |

Ferran Rosa is the Policy Officer at Zero Waste Europe. He joins the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste to discuss Culture, Consumption and Waste Management. Learn more…Read More

Diana Dehm

August 31, 2015 |

Diana Dehm is the Founder of the Trash On Your Back Challenge and Founder , Producer, and Host of Sustainability News & Entertainment™ Radio. Learn more…Read More

Models of Inclusion in Informal Waste

August 31, 2015 | 1

…scavenging is illegal in several urban centres in Colombia, India and the Phillipines, where waste-pickers are often discriminated against because of their perceived association with dirt.


In most cities in the developing world, waste-pickers provide between 50 to 100 … Read More

Thomas Vogler

August 30, 2015 |

Thomas Vogler is Head of Project Management at Hitachi Zosen India. He holds a masterís degree in Mechanical Engineering and in Business Administration. He is with Hitachi Zosen since 2007 and was involved in several Waste to Energy projects in … Read More

Sandra Cointreau

August 30, 2015 |

Sandra Cointreau is a civil/environmental engineer committed to doing hands-on field work and creative planning to address the problems of waste management, water resource protection and conservation of natural resources.  She has worked in over 60 countries on these issues, … Read More

Peter Jones

August 30, 2015 |

Retiring formally after 25 years in the waste sector Peter T Jones is now involved in expounding and delivery of the emergent circular economy. Interest in the concept developed after initiating the Biffaward Mass Balance Programme from 1997 to 2008. … Read More

Linda Godfrey

August 30, 2015 |

Dr Linda Godfrey is a Principal Scientist within the Council for Scientific and Industrial Researchís (CSIR) operating unit Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE), based in Pretoria, South Africa. Her research interests include ñ the role of the waste sector … Read More

Geraldine Brennan

August 30, 2015 |

Geraldine Brennan is a Doctoral Researcher at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London exploring systems-based business model innovation within the case study of a closed-loop or circular economy. Her research interests include understanding the strengths and weaknesses of … Read More

Gary Crawford

August 30, 2015 |

Gary Crawford is currently employed by Veolia Environmental Services (VES), as its Vice President of Sustainable Development. He is based in Paris, France. He has over 25 years of experience in the waste industry and has held various operational, technical … Read More

Derek Greedy

August 30, 2015 |

Derek Greedy first worked in the waste management industry as a regulator from 1975 – 1985. Derek then held operational and technical positions for two of the major waste management operators in the UK both of whom were predominantly focused … Read More

Asit Nema

August 30, 2015 |

Asit Nema is a civil engineer and holds double masters in environmental/sanitary engineering from IIT Kanpur and from UNESCO-IHE, Delft (The Netherlands). He brings over 25 years of experience in engineering and management consulting in the field of environment management and urban … Read More

Alexandre Lemille

August 30, 2015 |

Alexandre Lemille is the founder and managing director of Wizeimpact (Pty) Ltd (, a South African based company that seek to transform wealth-focused linear corporate into value-centric circular ventures. At Wizeimpact, Alex promotes the concept of Circular Economy with a … Read More

Adam Minter

August 30, 2015 |

Adam Minter is a columnist with Bloomberg View based in Kuala Lumpur. Prior to living in Kuala Lumpur, he spent twelve years living and writing in Shanghai, China. In addition to his work with Bloomberg, Adam has covered Asia’s recycling … Read More

Commingled versus Source-Separated Collections from a UK Perspective

August 29, 2015 |

Waste management consultant, Victoria Hutchin of Ricardo-AEA, considers what the key drivers are for the choice of collection systems in the UK.

Unfortunately, in the UK it is no longer simply a case of implementing the option which is easiest … Read More