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Collection of all our full recordings, video excerpts and articles based on our panels

How can Environmental Activists Reduce Plastic Pollution?

March 15, 2017 |

The Health Impacts of plastic pollution was discussed as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on WasteRead More


Reducing Plastic Pollution Through Adventure Scientists

March 15, 2017 |

What do Adventure Scientists do? How can someone join you?Read More


A Mountain Climber & Geophysical Chemist Talks about Plastic Pollution

March 15, 2017 |

Your experience with plastic pollution and what are you currently doing to combat it?Read More


How to Tackle Plastic Pollution? Locally or Globally?

March 15, 2017 |

Plastic pollution is a global problem. How do we tackle it?Read More


Examples of the Impacts of Plastic Pollution on Human Health & Wildlife

March 15, 2017 |

Question: Are there any examples of the impacts of plastic pollution on human health and wildlife?
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Waste Management in Developing Countries – A Beginner’s Guide

February 23, 2017 |

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 #wastedialogRead More


Reducing Waste Through Green Procurement Practices – A Twitter Chat

January 16, 2017 |

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.

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Food Waste – A Quick Guide

December 21, 2016 |

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.Read More


Informal Waste Economy – A Quick Guide

November 28, 2016 |

We put together a guide with resources like panels & articles that discuss various aspects of informal waste recycling, including the economics, the stigma and the challenges. Read More


Circular Economy – A Beginner’s Guide

November 7, 2016 |

Have you been hearing about circular economy, but don’t know where to start learning about it? Here you go.Read More


Does Recycling Create More Waste? – A Tweetchat

November 4, 2016 |

Recycling must not become only “R”. Education is needed on the Reduce & Reuse parts Read More


Consumption & Waste Management – A Beginner’s Guide

October 24, 2016 |

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.Read More


Climate Change & Waste Management – A Quick Guide

October 13, 2016 |

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 managementRead More


Oceans and Plastic Pollution – A Quick Guide

October 5, 2016 |

  • 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 … Read More


Future of Thermal and Biological Waste Treatment Technology

September 29, 2016 |

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.Read More


Future of Waste Collection Systems Worldwide

September 29, 2016 |

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.Read More


Future of Waste Recycling Technology

September 14, 2016 |

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.Read More


“One of the things often missed is what developed world can learn from developing world.” – Interview with Margaret Bates

September 11, 2016 |

 

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.

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Building an Evidence Base for Making a Case for Waste

September 2, 2016 |

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.
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Future of Waste Prevention & the Sharing Economy

August 31, 2016 |

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.Read More


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


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


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 |

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


be Waste Wise’s Journey in 2015 in Numbers

January 2, 2016 |

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


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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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


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


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


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


Refuse Derived Fuel – To Export or Not

August 28, 2015 |

Watch Adam Baddeley (Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd) and Stephen Wise (Ricardo-AEA) discuss the export of refuse derived fuel in UK and Europe as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste.Read More