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“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

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

2017 be Waste Wise Pioneers List – Organizations

May 15, 2017 | 5

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

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.

Here is a … Read More

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

“One of the things often missed is what developed world can learn from developing world.” – Interview with Margaret Bates

September 11, 2016 |

 

Margaret Bates is Professor Sustainable Wastes Management at the University of Northampton. She has been involved in wastes management for over 25 years and undertook her PhD on landfill microbiology. She is the curator of this month’s #wastedialog.

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Bilikiss Adebiyi on Waste & Wellbeing : bWW Essays

July 14, 2016 | 1

Improper waste management can have far reaching negative impact, which go beyond immediate negative externalities and can significantly impact the frame of mind of people inhabiting those areas.Read More

Eric Lombardi on Waste & Wellbeing: bWW Essays

May 30, 2016 | 4

As part of our #WasteDialog around the 2016 Global Dialogue On Waste, we posed a question to visionaries and leaders in waste management. We will share their answers to how good waste management can improve well-being.  Here’s the first response from Eric Lombardi, … Read More

Sonia Dias on the Informal Economy of Waste Pickers

May 16, 2016 | 1

WIEGO released the Informal Economy Monitoring Study’s (IEMS) comparative report for waste pickers with responses collated across 5 cities.Read More

2016 be Waste Wise 30 Influencers – Individuals

March 15, 2016 | 2

We’re are proud to announce the 30 individuals who made it to our Waste Influencers List in 2016. We analyzed 750 accounts to find this year’s Waste Influencers, an increase from 440 in 2015 and only 95 in 2013. The list … Read More

Waste Pickers’ Day – An Interview With Bharati Chaturvedi from Chintan Environmental Research & Action Group

March 1, 2016 | 1

March 1st is commemorated as Global Waste Pickers’ Day in memory of a massacre in Colombia where 11 workers were brutally murdered in 1992. To commemorate the Global Waste Pickers’ Day, we organized a Twitter interview with Bharati Chaturvedi, the … Read More

A Twitter Interview About Swacha Graha – A Composting Initiative in India

February 22, 2016 |

The Solid Waste Management Round Table, Bengaluru, India launched a new citizen-led initiative called Swacha Graha to encourage more locals to start a “green spot”. This 3-step process encourages people to compost at home, and grow and cook vegetables grown in … Read More

5 Lessons My Students Taught Me About The Sharing Economy

January 7, 2016 | 1

As the end of the year quickly approaches, I started pondering what I’ve learned this year about the sharing economy. I decided to ignore for a minute what I’ve read this year and focus on a resource I’m always keen to … Read More

be Waste Wise’s Journey in 2015 in Numbers

January 2, 2016 |

Here is what we did in 2015 – represented in numbers. Read More

Silver Bullets or Stepping Stones: The Future of Waste

December 24, 2015 |

President Clinton once said “If you want to fight climate change, improve public health, find new sources of wealth for poor people and create new entrepreneurs; the closest thing to a silver bullet in the world in most countries is … Read More

Unite and Ignite—The Path to a Circular Economy

July 7, 2015 | 1

 

“We see a world of abundance, not limits. In the midst of a great deal of talk about reducing the human ecological footprint, we offer a different vision. What if humans designed products and systems that celebrate an abundance … Read More

Uncovering the Challenges of Global Waste Management

March 18, 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. Read More

An Introduction to Entrepreneurship in Solid Waste Management

March 11, 2015 | 1

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 … Read More

Making Circular Economy Truly Global

February 26, 2015 |

The Concept

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 … Read More

Covering your Tracks: Why Landfills are a Necessity in Developing Nations

February 19, 2015 | 2

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.Read More

Father of Waste Hierarchy Talks About Circular Economy and Zero Waste

December 10, 2014 | 12

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.Read More

The Father of Waste Hierarchy Talks About the Current Status of Waste Management Worldwide

November 14, 2014 | 2

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.Read More

Untangling behavioural drivers behind food waste

June 15, 2014 | 1

Why do apparently rational consumers waste so much food? The drivers behind food waste are complex and include food pricing, logistical and storage issues.Read More

Food waste disposers can mitigate climate change and reduce costs

May 22, 2014 | 1

For climate change mitigation, food waste disposers are better than composting, waste-to-energy and landfilling. Their wider adoption calls for integrated decision making encompassing solid waste management and wastewater.Read More

Compatibility Between Recycling and Waste-to-Energy

December 7, 2013 | 11

This panel addressed the role of waste-to-energy (if any) in the waste management hierarchy of North America and Europe, provided international experience on the degree of compatibility between recycling and waste-to-energy, analyses the arguments for the juxtaposition of waste-to-energy and recycling, and discusses the policies adopted in some communities to build successful sustainable waste management systems, with the general aim of moving away from landfills.Read More

Integrating the Informal Waste Recycling Sector in Latin America

October 3, 2013 | 7

“When designing solutions for inteftrating informal waste recycling, we need an adequate understanding of how the overall system is currently working including both formal and informal elements”. – Jane Olley
This panel explored how solid waste management is different in the Global South, and in particular in Latin America and the Caribbean, and considers the benefits of integrating the informal sector into municipal waste management strategies.Read More

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