Diego Barberena worked for over 2 decades in architecture. He has a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and a Master in Design Studies from Harvard University. He is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional. He sees waste as an urban problem. He sees waste containerization as the most viable solution to this problem.
Two years ago, he founded WasteTech Solutions LLC to help reduce the impact of human waste on the environment through smart and efficient waste management technologies. The company's goals are to: Reduce waste ecological impact; Reduce waste health impact; Reduce waste economic impact; and Reduce waste visual impact.