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2017 Global Dialogue on Waste

5th to 8th September: Improving wellbeing by bringing the best minds together to explore solutions to and through waste!


Welcome to the 2017 Global Dialogue on Waste

On this page, you will find links to separate registrations for each day, and information about our speakers and themes.

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THEMES & SCHEDULE

All times are in GMT/UTC

Separate registration for each day

Beyond a Circular Economy

5th September, 12 Noon to 3 PM

For the Circular Economy movement to become a new economic paradigm, it requires a more robust vision. Focus on just the circular/spiral flows of resources is not enough. This theme and its speakers will explore a new robust vision for a circular economy, which is inclusive and equips it with the tools to address some of the most pressing problems of our times.

12.00 to 12.45 GMT/UTC | Interview based on the book “Somebody Else’s Problem: Consumerism, Sustainability and Design” | Robert Crocker, Author, and Deputy Director of the China-Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development.

12.45 to 13.30 GMT/UTC | Interview on Extended Producer Responsibility and Price on Pollution | Dominic Hogg, Founder & Chairman of Eunomia Research & Consulting.

14.15 to 15.00 GMT/UTC | Interview on an Inclusive Circular Economy | Alexandre Lemille, Founder of Wizeimpact

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Practicing Waste Management | Part 1

6th September, 12 Noon to 3 PM

Around the globe, hundreds of thousands of waste managers are improving wellbeing every day by reducing poverty, improving public health and sanitation, and protecting our environment and infrastructure. This theme celebrates them by presenting unheard solutions, stories and ideas that have the potential to change the way we manage our wastes and resources.

12.00 to 12.45 GMT/UTC | Interview on Foreign Aid and Closing Dumpsites | Brian McCarthy, Independent Waste and Resource Management Consultant.

13.30 to 14.15 GMT/UTC Experiences from Managing Waste in Some of the Remotest Places on Our Planet | Michael Cowing, Independent Environmental Consultant.

14.15 to 15.00 GMT/UTC | A New Method to Solve Organic Waste by breeding Black Soldier Fly Larvae | Christian Zurbrugg, Solid Waste Management Group Leader at Eawag; Simon Houghton, Head of Licensing and Partnerships at AgriProtein Technologies.

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Collective Action

7th September, 12 Noon to 3 PM

Collective action means a lot of people — irrespective of their location, profession, age or class — working together, doing different things at different levels to achieve shared interests and a common goal. Collective action helps us achieve things that would not be possible for any one of us. This theme explores how to accelerate collective action to solve a tricky, complex, and an enormous global problem like waste.

12.00 to 12.45 GMT/UTC | Interview on engaging diverse voices from populations which will be affected most by climate change and unsustainable practices | Olivia Lapierre, Ambassador at Be Zero.

12.45 to 13.05 GMT/UTC | Interview on why and how the next generation of leaders are responding to the challenge of waste | Olivia & Carter Ries, Founders of One More Generation.

13.05 to 14.15 GMT/UTC | Experiences from running ambassador programs to drive collective action through citizen engagement in waste management | Madisen Gittlin, Program Assistant at Global Green.

13.30 to 14.15 GMT/UTC | How to training for universities and students to reduce their campuses’ use of plastics | Chris Kane, Campus Coordinator at Post-Landfill Action Network.

14.30 to 15.00 GMT/UTC | Interview based on the book “Junk Raft: An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism” | Marcus Eriksen, Author, and Co-Founder and Research Director of 5 Gyres Institute

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Practicing Waste Management | Part 2

8th September, 12 Noon to 3 PM

Around the globe, hundreds of thousands of waste managers are improving wellbeing every day by reducing poverty, improving public health and sanitation, and protecting our environment and infrastructure. This theme celebrates them by presenting unheard solutions, stories and ideas that have the potential to change the way we manage our wastes and resources.

12.00 to 12.45 GMT/UTC | Experiences and lessons from entrepreneurs engaging and working with informal recyclers | Mani Vajipeyajula, Founder of Banyan Nation.

12.45 to 13.30 GMT/UTC | Interview on what you should know about regulations and compliance of your nearest waste handling facility | Kirstie Pecci, Environmental Attorney at Conservation Law Foundation.

13.30 to 14.15 GMT/UTC | Interview on trends in waste management and waste-to-energy worldwide | A. C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas, Senior Research Scientist at Earth Engineering Center, Columbia University.

14.15 to 15.00 GMT/UTC | Experiences of a waste management company on gaining trust and getting their license to operate from local communities | Kristel Moulaert, Director of ISVAG.

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SPEAKERS

A. C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas is a Senior Research Scientist at Earth Engineering Center of Columbia University.

A. C. (THANOS) BOURTSALAS

Sr. Research Scientist, Columbia University

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Michael Cowing

MICHAEL COWING

Environmental Consultant

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ROBERT CROCKER

Deputy Director, China Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development

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Marcus Eriksen 5 Gyres Institute

MARCUS ERIKSEN

Director of Research, 5 Gyres Institute

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Madisen Gittlin is a Program Assistant at Global Green. Join be Waste Wise's Global Dialogue on Waste

MADISEN GITTLIN

Program Assistant, Global Green

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Dominic Hogg Eunomia

DOMINIC HOGG

Chairman, Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd.

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Christopher Kane, Post-Landfill Action Network. Join him and hundreds of others in the Global Dialogue on Waste.

CHRISTOPHER KANE

Campus Coordinator, Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN)

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Alexandre Lemille Wizeimpact Cropped

ALEXANDRE LEMILLE

Founder and Managing Director, Wizeimpact (Pty) Ltd

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Brian McCarthy - Solid Waste Management Expert

BRIAN McCARTHY

Solid Waste Management Consultant, Resources and Waste Advisory Group

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Kirstie Pecci - Conservation Law Foundation | Join be Waste Wise's Global Dialogue on Waste

KIRSTIE PECCI

Environmental Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation

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Olivia and Carter Ries One More Generation are the Founders of One More Generation. Join be Waste Wise's Global Dialogue on Waste.

OLIVIA & CARTER RIES

Founders, One More Generation

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Cole Rosengren

COLE ROSENGREN

Staff Reporter, Waste Dive

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Mani Vajipey - Founder of Banyan Nation. Join him in the Global Dialogue on Waste.

MANI VAJIPEY

Co-Founder & CEO, Banyan Nation

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Andy Whiteman, Director, RWA Group

ANDY WHITEMAN

Director, Resources & Waste Advisory (RWA) Group

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Christian Zurbrugg Eawag

CHRISTIAN ZURBRÜGG

Solid Waste Group Leader, Eawag

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