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Collection of all our full recordings, video excerpts and articles based on our panels

“Junk Raft: An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism”

November 13, 2017 |

With a large team of NGO’s, the 5 Gyres Institute witnessed their discovery of microbeads in the Great Lakes lead to policy victories across the US Read More

How Is The Next Generation of Leaders Responding to The Challenge of Waste

November 13, 2017 |

Recently launched OneLessStraw Pledge Campaign raises awareness to the fact that in America alone we use 500-million single use plastic straws every dayRead More

Solve Organic Waste by Breeding Black Soldier Fly Larvae

November 3, 2017 |

Black Soldier flies are practically global. They are endemic in all temperate zones. A panel discussion with Christian Zurbrugg, Solid Waste Management Group Leader at Eawag; Simon Houghton, Head of Licensing and Partnerships at AgriProtein Technologies.Read More

Managing Waste in Some of the Remotest Places on Our Planet

November 3, 2017 |

An interview with Michael Cowing, who has accumulated over twenty five years international experience in over fifty countries around the globe.Read More

Classifying Waste Management Systems Across The World

November 2, 2017 |

Andy Whiteman, Director of RWA Group speaks about classifying waste management systems across the world.Read More

Foreign Aid and Closing Dumpsites

November 2, 2017 |

Interview with Brian McCarthy who currently works with the RWA Group with active projects in Ethiopia, Albania and South Africa.Read More

Inclusive Circular Economy

November 2, 2017 |

An interview with Alex Lemille, who uses the technique of the Social Return on Investment to value what public & private entities create or destroy every day.Read More

Extended Producer Responsibility and Price on Pollution

October 30, 2017 |

This interview was organized as part of the Beyond Circular Economy theme of the 2017 Global Dialogue on Waste.
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“Somebody Else’s Problem Consumerism, Sustainability and Design”

October 30, 2017 |

Arguing against the tendency to individualize all environmental problems as a matter of choice, Robert Crocker emphasizes the role of technological systems in expanding and escalating global consumption.Read More

“Collective action is a key piece in the success of our network” – Q&A With The Campus Kitchens Project

October 11, 2017 |

In order to run a successful Campus Kitchen, you need the support of your dining services, fellow students, school administration and the local community.Read More

“It’s Also Important To Realize That College Students Are Also Struggling With Food Insecurity” – Q&A With Food Recovery Network

August 28, 2017 |

FRN’s model offers a national backing to supporting local solutions to food issues that affect people in every corner of the country. Read More

“When We Waste Food, We End Up Wasting All Of The Resources That Went Into Growing The Food Too.” – Q&A With Imperfect Produce

August 22, 2017 |

Growing food that goes to waste ends up using up 21% of our fresh water, 19% of our fertilizer, 18% of our cropland, and 21% of our landfill volume.Read More

“Recycling Cannot Be Taken As a Panacea That Solves Everything” – Q&A with WIEGO

August 15, 2017 |

We need to pay attention to the role of outreach campaigns in shaping the minds of the general public to be more responsive to the 3 RsRead More

“Waste Does Not Exist – We Consider It Raw Material” – A Q&A With Basurama

August 8, 2017 |

We believe that citizens should know more about the production and consumption processes and the waste related to them.Read More

2017 be Waste Wise Pioneers – Universities & Media

August 1, 2017 |

This year, we are introducing a new category of be Waste Wise Pioneers, which includes universities & media.Read More

Contribution of Waste Treatment Technologies To Sustainable Development

June 21, 2017 |

Future of Thermal and Biological Waste Treatment Technology” was discussed as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste.Read More

Lessons, Trends & Future of Gasification & Pyrolysis for Waste Treatment

June 21, 2017 | 1

What are the lessons learned, trends and future of gasification and pyrolysis for waste treatment?Read More

Current Status & Future Trends in Waste-to-Energy

June 21, 2017 | 2

Future of Thermal and Biological Waste Treatment Technology” was discussed as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste.Read More

Waste-to-Energy Technologies: Science & Public Perception

June 21, 2017 | 3

Given the difference in perception of waste-to-energy technologies, which perspectives are supported by science?Read More

2017 be Waste Wise Pioneers List – Individuals

June 5, 2017 |

30 individuals that are effectively sharing solutions to waste management and stories about their workRead More

Avoid These Plastics when Buying Toys or Childcare Products

May 31, 2017 | 2

The Health Impacts Of Plastic Pollution was discussed as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste.Read More

What should be prioritized to prevent plastic pollution? Science, education or legal policy?

May 31, 2017 | 4

The Health Impacts Of Plastic Pollution was discussed as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste.Read More

Avoid These Families of Chemicals in the Environment

May 31, 2017 | 4

Question: Can you help us understand which families of chemicals should be absolutely avoided in plastics and the environment?
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Alternatives to Toxic Chemicals in Plastics

May 31, 2017 | 6

Question: What are the alternatives to toxic chemicals in plastics?Read More

Interviews with Julie Kearns & Moana Simas

May 24, 2017 |

We organized a couple of conversations this week with two people working in the space of consumption in very different ways.

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2017 be Waste Wise Pioneers List – Organizations

May 15, 2017 | 8

We analyzed 900 accounts to find this year’s Waste PioneersRead More

Let’s Talk Menstrual Waste – A Twitter Chat

May 8, 2017 | 1

 

Harriet Parke & Katharine Blacklaws are consultants at Eunomia Research & Consulting. Feminism In India is a feminist platform based in India. All three of them came together to discuss the problems of menstrual waste & the … Read More

How can Environmental Activists Reduce Plastic Pollution?

March 15, 2017 | 5

The Health Impacts of plastic pollution was discussed as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on WasteRead More

What can citizens do to protect their health from plastic pollution?

March 15, 2017 | 5

What can individuals do to protect their own health?Read More

Reducing Plastic Pollution Through Adventure Scientists

March 15, 2017 | 6

What do Adventure Scientists do? How can someone join you?Read More

A Mountain Climber & Geophysical Chemist Talks about Plastic Pollution

March 15, 2017 | 3

Your experience with plastic pollution and what are you currently doing to combat it?Read More

How to Tackle Plastic Pollution? Locally or Globally?

March 15, 2017 | 6

Plastic pollution is a global problem. How do we tackle it?Read More

Examples of the Impacts of Plastic Pollution on Human Health & Wildlife

March 15, 2017 | 3

Question: Are there any examples of the impacts of plastic pollution on human health and wildlife?
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Waste Management in Developing Countries – A Beginner’s Guide

February 23, 2017 |

Want to learn about waste management in developing countries, but don’t know where to start? Begin your learning with this guide, which refers to articles & panel discussions across several #wastedialogRead More

Reducing Waste Through Green Procurement Practices – A Twitter Chat

January 16, 2017 |

We were joined by Piotr Barczak & Carston Wachholz in the discussion about Green Procurement Practices. We discussed practices in government offices, products vs services, and laws & regulations defining green procurement practices (GPP) worldwide.

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Food Waste – A Quick Guide

December 21, 2016 |

While 800 million people do not have enough food, we waste 1.3 billion tonnes of food produced for our consumption. This food we waste is enough to feed the hungry twice.
Want to learn more about food waste? Use this quick guide which refers to articles & panel discussions across several #wastedialog.Read More

Informal Waste Economy – A Quick Guide

November 28, 2016 |

We put together a guide with resources like panels & articles that discuss various aspects of informal waste recycling, including the economics, the stigma and the challenges. Read More

Circular Economy – A Beginner’s Guide

November 7, 2016 |

Have you been hearing about circular economy, but don’t know where to start learning about it? Here you go.Read More

Does Recycling Create More Waste? – A Tweetchat

November 4, 2016 |

Recycling must not become only “R”. Education is needed on the Reduce & Reuse parts Read More

Consumption & Waste Management – A Beginner’s Guide

October 24, 2016 |

Here we have a quick and easy guide for you to treat as a beginner’s resource to learning about the consumption, its impacts and what you can do.Read More

Climate Change & Waste Management – A Quick Guide

October 13, 2016 |

Climate change & waste management are linked. Here we have a quick and easy guide for you to treat as a beginner’s resource to learning about the connection, its impacts and what you can do to mitigate climate change through better waste managementRead More

Oceans and Plastic Pollution – A Quick Guide

October 5, 2016 |

  • Start your learning by listening to this discussion about the Status of Oceans & Plastic Pollution panelists from Plastic Pollution Coalition, Save Our Shores, 5Gyres & Plastics for Change give you information about what the exact problem is and … Read More

Future of Thermal and Biological Waste Treatment Technology

September 29, 2016 | 4

Watch Demetra Tsiamis (Associate Director of Earth Engineering Center at CCNY) discuss the Future of Waste Treatment Technologies with Prof. Marco Castaldi (Associate Professor at City College of New York), Prof. Nickolas Themelis (Director of Earth Engineering Center, Columbia University) and Dr. Venkata Mohan (Prinicipal Scientist at Indian Institute of Chemical Technology). This panel was organized under the “Future of Waste” theme curated by Prof. Margaret Bates of University of Northampton, as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste organized by be Waste Wise.Read More

Future of Waste Collection Systems Worldwide

September 29, 2016 |

Watch Prof. Margaret Bates of University of Northampton and Dr. Pete Shaw from University of Southampton discuss the Future of Waste Collection Systems worldwide. This panel was organized under the “Future of Waste” theme curated by Prof. Margaret Bates as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste organized by be Waste Wise.Read More

Future of Waste Recycling Technology

September 14, 2016 |

Watch Bridget Croke (Closed Loop Fund) and Doug Woodring (Ocean Recovery Alliance) discuss the Future of Recycling Technology with Prof. Margaret Bates (Northampton University) . This panel was organized under the theme “Future of Waste” curated by Prof. Margaret Bates as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste.Read More

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