2018 Waste Pioneers List – Individuals
Methodology by Eric Metelka
Data Analysis by Ranjith Annepu
Authored by Swetha D and Ranjith Annepu
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We are proud to announce the 2018 be Waste Wise Pioneers List which recognizes individuals that are effectively sharing solutions to waste management and stories about their work. Last week, we published the list of 31 organizations which are part of the be Waste Wise Pioneers List. We analyzed more than thousand social media accounts to find this year’s Pioneers. In its earlier versions, this was called the Waste Influencers List.
We believe in the power of communications and active knowledge dissemination in supporting waste management across the world. Our aim behind recognizing Waste Pioneers is to encourage such communications and enhance opportunities for collaboration.
Next week, we will publish a list of media organizations who are Waste Pioneers. Keep following this space, for regular updates.
To find these influencers and others who connect the world to great ideas and solutions, check our Twitter list with the name —Waste Influencers— which is updated constantly. If you think we are missing some, please tweet at us with their handle.
Remember to follow these influencers or subscribe to the Twitter List to see what they’re sharing about waste.
THE 2018 BE WASTE WISE PIONEERS LIST – INDIVIDUALS
Individuals are ordered alphabetically.
Adam Minter is a columnist for Bloomberg View based in Kuala Lumpur, and the author of Junkyard Planet:Travels in the Billion Dollar Trash Trade.
Adam has worked in the resources & waste sector for over 25 years, as an academic, local government officer, consultant & contractor. He is External Affairs Director at SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK Ltd. He is also a be Waste Wise contributor.
Alex Godoy-Faundez is Director of Sustainability Research Centre & Strategic Resource Management at School of Engineering, Universidad del Desarrrollo.
Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola is the General Manager at Lagos State Parks & Gardens, the Co-Founder of Wecyclers, and a Board Member at Lagos State Employment Trust Fund. Bilikiss is also a be Waste Wise contributor
Chris Oestereich runs Linear to Circular, a firm that helps organizations reduce waste while evolving their operations toward the coming circular economy. He is also a be Waste Wise contributor
Dana Gunders is the Author of Waste Free Kitchen Handbook, a former scientist at NRDC, and a Food Waste Warrior
Ellen MacArthur is the founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation with the goal of “accelerating the transition to a regenerative, circular economy”.
Hannah Jones is the CSO & VP, Innovation Accelerator for Nike Inc. She is passionate about innovating new products methods of make and businesses.
Janez Potočnik is Co-Chair of UN International Resource Panel – IRP and a former EU Commissioner for Environment.
Jen Gale is a sustainable living specialist helping families and individuals to make the small changes that add up to make a big difference.
John Mandyck is Chief Sustainability Officer for United Technologies Corporation. He is the co-author of the book Food Foolish, which explores the hidden connection between food waste, hunger and climate change.
Jonathan Bloom is a journalist, speaker, consultant, leftover lover, food waste lamenter. He is also a be Waste Wise contributor.
Kyle Wiens is the CEO of iFixit, the free repair manual. He’s dedicated his life to right to repair and defeating the second law of thermodynamics. He is also a be Waste Wise contributor.
Maxine Perella is an environmental journalist and commentator working in the field of corporate sustainability, circular economy and resource efficiency. She is the founder of Go Circular and is also a be Waste Wise contributor.
Mike Pitts is the Head of Urban Systems covering the priority areas of Urban Living and Smart Infrastructure at Innovate UK, the government’s innovation agency.
Mike Tregent has over 30 years’ experience in the fields of Waste Regulation, Resource Efficiency, Waste Planning and Public Health. He seeks to use and share this knowledge to create a more regenerative and just society.
Nicholas Mallos is Director of the Trash Free Seas® Program at Ocean Conservancy. He is also a be Waste Wise contributor.
Rob Watson has 30 years in international market transformation and is the Founder of the LEED Green Building Rating System and the SWEEP Solid Waste Standard
Robert Egger is the Founder of DC Central Kitchen, a Founding Board Member of World Central Kitchen, and the CEO of the L.A. Kitchen. He is also a be Waste Wise contributor.