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The 2014 Global Dialogue on Waste and other Updates: January, 2014 Newsletter

The 2014 Global Dialogue on Waste starts on March 1st, 2014.

In 2013, we amplified 20 hours of dialogue into 500 hours of waste solutions education.

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The 2014 Global Dialogue on Waste


Sharing solutions through waste

Sharing solutions through waste

The 2014 Global Dialogue on Waste starts on March 1st, 2014, and will feature 16 online panels organized under four themes: Circular EconomyFood WastePublic Health & Quality of Life, and How & Why of Best Practices.

We are committed to providing an open and relevant dialogue. Help us shape the conversation. Submit your suggestions for panelists, topics and questions at

The final dialogue will be created based on your suggestions for panelists and topics. Look for announcements in February, 2014.

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Results: 20 hours of dialogue = 500 hours of waste solutions education

December-2013-Lifetime-Resube Waste Wise is changing how expertise is shared.

As of December, 2013, i.e., in our first six months, we amplified 20 hours from our panelists into 500 hours of combined video and text education. This consisted of dissemination through live and recorded video, full-length articles and shortened video excerpts with transcripts. Read more about our results.

Most popular panel

Integrating the Informal Waste Recycling Sector in Latin America.

Image Credits: Katrina Mitchell

Image Credits: Katrina Mitchell

“When designing solutions for integrating informal waste recycling, we need an adequate understanding of how the overall system is currently working including both formal and informal elements”. – Jane Olley

Four panelists explored how solid waste management is different in the Global South, and in particular in Latin America and the Caribbean. Dialogue considered the benefits of integrating the informal sector into municipal waste management strategies. Read the full-length article or watch videos here.

New full-length article

Compatibility Between Recycling and Waste-to-Energy.

The Spittelau Waste-to-Energy plant

This panel addressed the role of waste-to-energy (if any) in the waste management hierarchy of North America and Europe, provided international experience on the degree of compatibility between recycling and waste-to-energy, analyses the arguments for the juxtaposition of waste-to-energy and recycling, and discusses the policies adopted in some communities to build successful sustainable waste management systems, with the general aim of moving away from landfills. Read the full-length article or watch videos here.