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“Waste can become wealth when you put a price on pollution and regulations are strictly implemented.”
This interview was originally broadcast on tbs eFM’s This Morning with host Alex Jensen on March 20, 2015.
“Waste is not waste,” spouts Dr. Mike Biddle, Founder of MBA Polymers, “and the first problem is to stop calling it waste; these are resources.”
A “one-fits-all” approach to waste management is not practical. This panel looks at different approaches and how they work around the world.
There is no such thing as an infinitely durable product. The world’s current consumption, in the form of various goods, must end up in the waste stream and the onus is upon us, either to innovate in the field of …
In 2013, I was at World Bank’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to attend a forum on waste management. That day, in a single room, I was surrounded by so many world class experts that I felt I was …
Circular Economy (CE) refers to the concept of using closed loop cycles in our current global system to ensure continuous material flow in closed loops. This also harnesses the resilience of biological cycles. The concept of closed loop …
Landfills–what image does this word startle into your mind?
Is it a landscape smeared with trash, piled high in the blistering heat of the Sun, with tires and plastic bags, old T-shirts and banana peels? With waves of toxic gases spiraling off, the smelly sock odor burning your eyes and the thickness of the air constricting your lungs? In fact, this is a negative connotation.
In this interview, the Father of waste hierarchy – Ad Lansink – responds to questions like whether the circular economy has killed the waste hierarchy, and others.
Ad Lansink is a former Dutch politician and the father of the waste hierarchy. Isonomia’s Steve Watson conducted an interview with Ad Lansink based on questions submitted by be Waste Wise’s community. This is the first of two installments of the interview. In the second installment, which will be published on 28th, November, Ad and Steve talk about circular economy and zero waste.
Ad Lansink is a former Dutch politician and the father of the waste hierarchy. In the parliamentary elections of 1977, Lansink was elected to the Dutch parliament. He worked on a multitude of topics such as environment, energy, higher education, student and public health.
Submit your questions on waste management policies and solutions to us and Ad Lansink, inventor of the waste management hierarchy, will answer.
Watch Thomas Vogler and Edith Iriruaga discuss the barriers and drivers for improving waste management in India and Nigeria.
Watch Dr. Nimmi Damodaran and Gary Crawford discuss the impact of short-lived climate pollutants from waste management on climate change and public health.
Waste professionals are modern day alchemists! Alchemists tried turning base metals into gold. Waste managers are turning “waste” into resources everyday. But, their work and waste management in general don’t get deserved attention from the wider community. This lack of recognition not just…
30 individuals who are effectively sharing stories about their work, insights about the waste industry and solutions. We call them Waste Influencers.
Michael Keleman, Manager of Environmental Engineering, InSinkErator, oversees current research projects to help understand and communicate the impacts of food waste disposers on wastewater treatment infrastructure. He also works with municipalities promoting the diversion of organics from landfills and resource recovery at wastewater treatment plants.
Julia Hailes wears many green hats, which principally involve environmental consultancy, speeches and writing. Since 1986, she has authored or co-authored nine books, including the million selling ‘Green Consumer Guide’ in 1988. She has also co-founded a consultancy called SustainAbility and and a charity called The Haller Foundation.
Watch Prof. Adam Read, Dr. Tim Evans and Michael Keleman discuss the relevance and sustainability of food waste disposal units.
Watch Phillip Ward, Julia Hailes, Jonathan Bloom, and Dean Pearce discuss Behaviour Change and Food Waste as part of the 2014 Global Dialogue on Waste.
Dean Pearce is the Regional Commercial Manager at ReFood UK and has responsibility for business development and account management for its integrated food waste collection & recycling operation across South East United Kingdom
Phillip Ward has 30 years experience in government and a further 7 years as a Director of WRAP. At WRAP, Phillip was involved in the development of the highly successful Love Food Hate Waste Campaign, the introduction of separate food waste collections by local authorities and inception of the Courtauld Agreement with leading retailers and brands in the UK.
Apply for Online Community Builder job, take a quick survey and watch/read Advice for Solving Plastic Pollution.
As be Waste Wise‘s Online Community Builder, you will be responsible for growing and maintaining an engaged community to enable collaborative learning and create a sense of belonging to “a global waste community” among its members.
You will mainly work …
“Bio-plastics have a role, but there is no standard to say what makes a bio-plastic which truly degrades in the ocean.” ~ Nicholas Mallos
“The oceans are so huge. Cleaning them up is like sifting the Sahara desert by using a kitchen strainer.” ~ Bill Francis
“As I learned more and more about plastic recycling, I discovered that it has its own drawbacks. So, I started reducing my own personal plastic as the first step .” ~ Beth Terry