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| be Waste Wise | January 25, 2022

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Compatibility Between Recycling and Waste-to-Energy
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

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Scott Kaufman LinkedIn

Scott Kaufman, a former research associate of the Earth Engineering Center, Columbia University will moderate this panel. He was also a Professor of Industrial Ecology at Columbia University’s Earth and Environmental Engineering department. His research includes paper recycling in North America and quantifying the sustainability of waste management systems using both recycling rates and waste-to-energy recovery rates. You can download these two reports from WTERT’s Publications page. He recently Co-founded PeerAspect LLC.



Shaw Lawrence Otto shawnotto comShawn L. Otto is the Author of Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America, where he wrote about opposition to waste treatment technologies like waste-to-energy in the U.S. The book won 2012 Minnesota Book Award and has been referred to as one of the most important books published in America in the last decade. He is also an award winning filmmaker, speaker and the Co-founder and Producer of the U.S. Presidential Science Debates. His article Why Burning Waste Fights Climate Change was recently published on Huffington Post and other media organizations.



Eileen Berenyi Governmental Advisory AssociatesDr. Eileen Berenyi is the Founder and President of Governmental Advisory Associates, where she consults and publishes about waste management. Their publications can be downloaded by clicking here. She is also Research Associate of the Earth Engineering Center, Columbia University. In 2008, she published her research (updated in 2009) on recycling rates and waste-to-energy data from all across the United States. The report is called Recycling and Waste-to-Energy: Are They Compatible? and can be downloaded from here.

Solid Waste Management and Climate Change
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

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Perinaz Bhada-Tata emailPerinaz Bhada-Tata is the Editor of World Bank’s publication Cities and Climate Change: Responding to an Urgent Agenda and is the Co-author of What a Waste – A Global Review of Solid Waste Management.

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Nickolas Themelis LinkedIn

Prof. Nickolas Themelis is the Founder and Director of the Earth Engineering Center at Columbia University and the Global Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council.

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Paul H Brunner allconfs org

Prof. Paul H. Brunner is considered to be the father of material flow analysis methodology in urban metabolism and industrial ecology. He is the Head of the Institute for Water Quality, Resource and Waste Management at Vienna University of Technology.

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