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Segregation – The First Step to Keeping 60% of our Waste Out of the Landfill

October 19, 2015 | 1

Why is it important to segregate?

All waste management interventions are futile if they don’t address one fundamental problem:  the lack of waste segregation at source. As long as people put their recyclable, organic, hazardous and sanitary waste in the … Read More

Andrew Almack

October 16, 2015 |

Andrew Almack is the Founder of Plastics for Change and has previously worked with Plastic Bank. Learn more…Read More

Katherine O’Dea

October 16, 2015 |

Katherine O’Dea is a seasoned sustainability expert, non-profit leader, conservationist and the Director of Save Our Shores. Learn more…Read More

Dianna Cohen

October 16, 2015 |

Dianna Cohen is a Los Angeles-based multi-media visual artist, painter and curator and the CEO & co-founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition . Learn more…Read More

Zoë Lenkiewicz

October 6, 2015 |

Zoë Lenkiewicz is an independent waste communications professional. She is a moderator and panelist for be Waste Wise. Learn more…Read More

Gijs Langeveld

October 5, 2015 |

Gijs Langeveld is an entrepreneur and CFO at BinBang. Learn more…Read More

Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Waste Management

October 1, 2015 |

Watch Daniella Russo of Think Beyond Plastic, Gijs Langeveld of Bin Bang, Sophie van den Berg of WASTE Advisers and Srikrishna Balachandran of I Got Garbage (Mindtree) talk about opportunities for entrepreneurs in waste management as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on WasteRead More

Sophie van den Berg

October 1, 2015 |

Sophie van den Berg is a Solid Waste Expert and Recycling Business Developer at WASTE Advisers with more 30 years of international experience. Learn more…Read More

Models of Inclusion Part II | Self-Organization in the Informal Sector

September 30, 2015 | 1


In the 1980s, waste-pickers in Colombia faced the most intense forms of social stigmatization and attack. A group of vigilantes, intent on ‘socially cleansing’ the urban landscape, began to launch targeted attacks on what they perceived as unclean elements … Read More

Culture, Consumption and Waste Management

September 7, 2015 |

Watch Diana Dehm of Trash On Your Back challenge and Ferran Rosa of Zero Waste Europe discuss culture, consumption and waste management as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste.Read More

Ferran Rosa

August 31, 2015 |

Ferran Rosa is the Policy Officer at Zero Waste Europe. He joins the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste to discuss Culture, Consumption and Waste Management. Learn more…Read More

Diana Dehm

August 31, 2015 |

Diana Dehm is the Founder of the Trash On Your Back Challenge and Founder , Producer, and Host of Sustainability News & Entertainment™ Radio. Learn more…Read More

Models of Inclusion in Informal Waste

August 31, 2015 | 1

…scavenging is illegal in several urban centres in Colombia, India and the Phillipines, where waste-pickers are often discriminated against because of their perceived association with dirt.


In most cities in the developing world, waste-pickers provide between 50 to 100 … Read More

Thomas Vogler

August 30, 2015 |

Thomas Vogler is Head of Project Management at Hitachi Zosen India. He holds a masterís degree in Mechanical Engineering and in Business Administration. He is with Hitachi Zosen since 2007 and was involved in several Waste to Energy projects in … Read More

Sandra Cointreau

August 30, 2015 |

Sandra Cointreau is a civil/environmental engineer committed to doing hands-on field work and creative planning to address the problems of waste management, water resource protection and conservation of natural resources.  She has worked in over 60 countries on these issues, … Read More

Peter Jones

August 30, 2015 |

Retiring formally after 25 years in the waste sector Peter T Jones is now involved in expounding and delivery of the emergent circular economy. Interest in the concept developed after initiating the Biffaward Mass Balance Programme from 1997 to 2008. … Read More

Linda Godfrey

August 30, 2015 |

Dr Linda Godfrey is a Principal Scientist within the Council for Scientific and Industrial Researchís (CSIR) operating unit Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE), based in Pretoria, South Africa. Her research interests include ñ the role of the waste sector … Read More

Geraldine Brennan

August 30, 2015 |

Geraldine Brennan is a Doctoral Researcher at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London exploring systems-based business model innovation within the case study of a closed-loop or circular economy. Her research interests include understanding the strengths and weaknesses of … Read More

Gary Crawford

August 30, 2015 |

Gary Crawford is currently employed by Veolia Environmental Services (VES), as its Vice President of Sustainable Development. He is based in Paris, France. He has over 25 years of experience in the waste industry and has held various operational, technical … Read More

Derek Greedy

August 30, 2015 |

Derek Greedy first worked in the waste management industry as a regulator from 1975 – 1985. Derek then held operational and technical positions for two of the major waste management operators in the UK both of whom were predominantly focused … Read More

Asit Nema

August 30, 2015 |

Asit Nema is a civil engineer and holds double masters in environmental/sanitary engineering from IIT Kanpur and from UNESCO-IHE, Delft (The Netherlands). He brings over 25 years of experience in engineering and management consulting in the field of environment management and urban … Read More

Alexandre Lemille

August 30, 2015 |

Alexandre Lemille is the founder and managing director of Wizeimpact (Pty) Ltd (, a South African based company that seek to transform wealth-focused linear corporate into value-centric circular ventures. At Wizeimpact, Alex promotes the concept of Circular Economy with a … Read More

Adam Minter

August 30, 2015 |

Adam Minter is a columnist with Bloomberg View based in Kuala Lumpur. Prior to living in Kuala Lumpur, he spent twelve years living and writing in Shanghai, China. In addition to his work with Bloomberg, Adam has covered Asia’s recycling … Read More

Commingled versus Source-Separated Collections from a UK Perspective

August 29, 2015 |

Waste management consultant, Victoria Hutchin of Ricardo-AEA, considers what the key drivers are for the choice of collection systems in the UK.

Unfortunately, in the UK it is no longer simply a case of implementing the option which is easiest … Read More

Madhumitha Rajendran

August 28, 2015 |

Madhumitha Rajendran is a Research Analyst at be Waste Wise, where her work involves finding experts in waste management, and connecting with them. She also carries out research into topics for panel discussions, and potential organisations to approach for funding … Read More

Refuse Derived Fuel – To Export or Not

August 28, 2015 |

Watch Adam Baddeley (Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd) and Stephen Wise (Ricardo-AEA) discuss the export of refuse derived fuel in UK and Europe as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste.Read More

Srikrishna Balachandran

August 28, 2015 |

Srikrishna Balachandran is an Energy & Environmental Engineer associated with the Climate change academically as well as professionally. He has been part of the Climate Change Advisory team of Ernst & Young. In this role, he was part of the … Read More

Solid Waste Management During Humanitarian Crisis

August 28, 2015 |

Watch Brian McCarthy of RWA Group, Olmo Forni of Disaster Waste Recovery and Ramy Salemdeeb of Zero Waste MENA discuss how to about the situations faced during humanitarian crises and how to manage waste during such crises. This discussion was organized as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste.Read More

Adam Baddeley

August 25, 2015 |

Adam Baddeley is the Head of Energy at Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd and is experienced in regulatory and policy instruments which drive or constrain waste infrastructure development and RDF export. Learn more…Read More

Dirk Lechtenberg

August 23, 2015 |

Dirk Lechtenberg is a pioneer in the field of the production and use of alternative fuels. He is the founder and Managing Director of the consulting company MVW Lechtenberg & Partner in Germany. During his over 20-year involvement in the field … Read More

Source Segregation or Commingled Recycling?

August 23, 2015 | 1

Watch Bradley Kelley (GBB Inc.), Prof. Brajesh Dubey (IIT-Kharagpur) and Victoria Hutchin (Ricardo-AEA) discuss source segregation vs commingled recycling as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste.Read More

Stephen Wise

August 22, 2015 |

Stephen Wise is the Associate Director of Environment & Infrastructure Europe at Amec Foster Wheeler where his knowledge and experience covers waste and resource management technology and infrastructure, waste and resource management operations, waste collections, procurement, risk assessment and risk management, and … Read More

Brian McCarthy

August 15, 2015 |

Brian McCarthy is a well seasoned international waste manager with a career focused on assisting rapidly developing economies find waste management solutions for their secondary cities. He has previously worked on long-term programs developing municipal waste management services in Iraq … Read More

Michael Cowing

August 15, 2015 |

Michael J Cowing, a UK and St Lucian national, is a Chartered Environmental Scientist specializing in environmental impact assessment, waste management, contaminated land remediation, sanitation and the management of hazardous materials.

He possesses an MSc in Environmental Science (Manchester, UK) … Read More

Olmo Forni

August 13, 2015 |

Olmo Forni is a Waste Consultant working for Disaster Waste Recovery, the specialized NGO for debris and waste management in emergencies and humanitarian settings. During his endeavours, Olmo researched hazardous waste international trafficking and organized crime with UNICRI, and the impact of … Read More

Ramy Salemdeeb

August 11, 2015 |

Ramy Salemdeeb is a waste & resource management consultant with a focus on post-conflict zones and developing countries. He is the founder of “Zero Waste MENA” < >, a regional initiative to promote sustainable practices to create zero waste communities … Read More

Reducing Hunger & Food Waste

August 6, 2015 |

Watch Robert Lee (Rescuing Leftover Cuisine) and Hanna Morris (Food Shift) discuss reducing hunger & food waste as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on WasteRead More

Bradley Kelley

August 6, 2015 |

Bradley Kelley, GBB Senior Project Engineer, has over 20 years of engineering design experience and as part of his background for equipment manufacturers he has worked on the concept and design of a multitude of processing systems for Municipal Solid Waste … Read More

Victoria Hutchin

August 6, 2015 |

Victoria Hutchin is a Chartered Waste Manager with 9 years’ experience in waste management.  Victoria has worked for both the public and private sectors, as a local authority officer and as Waste and Resource Manager for a waste collection and … Read More

Brajesh Kr. Dubey

August 6, 2015 | 1

Brajesh Kr. Dubey has his bachelors degree in Civil Engineering (Hons) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India and PhD in Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. He is presently Associate Professor (Integrated Waste Management and … Read More

2015 be Waste Wise 30 Influencers – Individuals

August 4, 2015 | 1

We are proud to announce the list of 30 individuals who made it to our Waste Influencers List this year. Every person on this list is there because they communicated about waste management in a way that resonated with their … Read More

Selling in the dark: Information asymmetry in the informal waste ecosystem

July 31, 2015 |

As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information. – Benjamin Disraeli

Learning from the experiences of the Agricultural Sector:

What do Indian farmers and ragpickers have in common? At … Read More

Vivek Agrawal

July 30, 2015 |

Vivek Agrawal is the Trustee Secretary of Centre for Development Communication (CDC) which established the Annakshetra Foundation. Learn more..Read More

Robert Lee

July 30, 2015 |

Robert Lee is passionate about helping the hungry and reducing food waste. He is the Co-founder of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Inc. Lear more..Read More

Hanna Morris

July 30, 2015 |

Hanna is the Program Coordinator at Food Shift. She helped set up a food recovery and waste tracking program for a local grocery store chain. Learn more…Read More


July 24, 2015 |

Proud to announce our partnership with Connect4Climate for Global Dialogue on Waste. Connect4Climate connects diverse audiences to take on climate change. Learn more..Read More

WasteAid International

July 20, 2015 |

Proud to announce that WasteAid International and its national affiliates and be Waste Wise are partnering for the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste. WasteAid is #puttingwasteright. Learn more…Read More


July 17, 2015 |

Proud to announce that EcoMENA and be Waste Wise are partnering for the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste. EcoMENA is a regional think-tank. Learn more…Read More

The Alternative

July 17, 2015 |

Proud to announce that The Alternative and be Waste Wise are partnering for the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste. The Alternative is a media platform focusing on sustainable living and social impact.Read More

Waste Advantage Magazine

July 17, 2015 |

be Waste Wise is proud to announce partnership with Waste Advantage Magazine for 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste. Waste Advantage is a premiere publication in the waste and recycling industry.Read More