be Waste Wise Co-founder, Ranjith Annepu Recognized among 40 Under 40 by Waste360
be Waste Wise Co-founder, Ranjith Annepu, is one among the 40 winners of Waste360‘s 40 under 40, which recognizes inspiring and innovative professionals under the age of 40 whose work in waste, recycling and organics has made a significant contribution to the industry. This is the second annual 40 under 40 program from Waste360.
Ranjith Annepu has co-created and is running be Waste Wise since 2013. From it’s inception to now, be Waste Wise has reached more than 57,000 people worldwide and brought 140 experts, leaders and artists together to explore solutions to and through waste. In the process, it has created an engaged global waste community.
“The work we do as waste managers, day in and day out, is extremely important in protecting public health, the environment, and our economy worldwide. As waste managers, we have a greater role to play in solving global challenges like consumption, climate change, and plastic pollution. The scale of these challenges is new to our species, but challenges are not new. We have only one option and I ask each one of you — whoever your are, wherever you are and work, whatever your profession and whichever stage of life you’re in — to act. When I think about this, I’m always reminded of a childhood favorite song, which translates to: when your tune and my tune combine, it becomes our tune. Let’s combine our tunes and actions to make this planet a better place to live.”
“I’d like to congratulate everyone among this year’s Waste360 40 under 40 for their amazing contributions, and extend help wherever I can.”