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

Involving The Community In Waste Management

April 4, 2016 |

It is important to think about your community when you develop the engagement strategies and then communicate whether face to face, online appropriately.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

Successful City-Wide Composting Programs

February 22, 2016 | 1

Organized at 3 PM GMT on 9th December, 2015

PANELISTS QUICK SUMMARY & QUOTES

STEPHEN WISE, Ricardo Energy & Environment

Composting in its different forms is a practical way of delivering the steps required to achieve waste management.

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Waste Management on Islands for Protecting Health & Ecosystems

February 4, 2016 |

Islands are very diverse in nature. From a waste management perspective, we tailor a particular solution to the actual setting, strive for a pragmatic, robust and sustainable solution, and be very specific in our approach on islands.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

Status of Clean India Campaign (Swachh Bharat Abhiyan)

December 21, 2015 |

Watch Prof. Srinivas Chary of the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) and Jyoti Kumar of the Confederation of India Industry (CII) discuss the status of the Clean India Campaign (Swachh Bharat Abhiyan).Read More

Empowering Households to Reduce their Waste

December 4, 2015 | 1

Watch Karen Cannard of the Rubbish Diet, Peter Lefort of Resource Futures and Oxfordshire Community Action Group and Zoe Lenkiewicz to discuss how to empower households to reduce their waste generation. This panel was organized as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste.
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Mobile Applications For Waste Management

November 26, 2015 |

Watch Jeff Kirschner speak about Litterati and mobile applications for waste management as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on WasteRead More

Status of Oceans and Plastic Pollution

November 24, 2015 | 1

Watch Andrew Almack of Plastics for Change, Dianna Cohen of Plastic Pollution Coalition, Katherine O’Dea of Save Our Shorea and Marcus Eriksen of 5 Gyres Institute talk about opportunities for status of oceans and plastic pollution as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on WasteRead 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zero waste versus zero landfill

August 26, 2014 |

Peter Jones and Maxine Perella discuss about Zero waste versus zero landfill and what should circular economy thinkers realistically aspire to.Read More

Igniting Circular Economy into action

July 16, 2014 | 2

Watch our panelists James Greyson (BlindSpot Think Tank) and Geraldine Grennan (EPSRC) discuss Igniting Circular Economy into Action with Maxine PerellaRead More

Making Circular Economy truly global

July 15, 2014 | 3

Watch Christian Rudolph (nextcycle), Alex Lemille (Wizeimpact), and Adam Minter (Junkyard Planet) discuss making circular economy truly global with Maxine PerellaRead 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

Drivers and barriers to waste management in India and Nigeria

June 11, 2014 |

Watch Thomas Vogler and Edith Iriruaga discuss the barriers and drivers for improving waste management in India and Nigeria.Read More

Short-lived climate pollutants: Public Health, Climate Change & Waste

June 10, 2014 | 1

Watch Dr. Nimmi Damodaran and Gary Crawford discuss the impact of short-lived climate pollutants from waste management on climate change and public health.Read More

Waste collection systems in developing countries

June 5, 2014 | 1

Watch Dr. Linda Godfrey, Maria Tsakona and Dr. Sanjay Gupta talk about improving waste collection systems in developing countries.Read More

Relevance of landfills in developing countries

June 4, 2014 | 1

Watch Sandra Cointreau, Derek Greedy and Asit Nema discuss the Relevance of landfills in developing countries – Public Health & Quality of Life themeRead More

After 3R’s, recover energy from waste or landfill?

May 30, 2014 |

An “either/or” scenario between energy from waste and landfilling is rare. They must co-exist in an integrated system – Dan Hoornweg; Perinaz Bhada-Tata.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

Food waste disposal units – is the jury still out?

April 21, 2014 | 2

Watch Prof. Adam Read, Dr. Tim Evans and Michael Keleman discuss the relevance and sustainability of food waste disposal units.Read More

Appetite for reduction? Behaviour change and food waste

April 21, 2014 | 2

Watch Phillip Ward, Julia Hailes, Jonathan Bloom, and Dean Pearce discuss Behaviour Change and Food Waste as part of the 2014 Global Dialogue on Waste.Read More

Advice for solving plastic pollution

February 20, 2014 |

“There are solutions out there. If we can put a man on the moon and send rovers to mars, we can solve plastic pollution.” ~ Bill FrancisRead More

Are bio-plastics a solution to ocean garbage patches?

February 20, 2014 | 2

“Bio-plastics have a role, but there is no standard to say what makes a bio-plastic which truly degrades in the ocean.” ~ Nicholas MallosRead More

Is the Ocean Cleanup Array Viable?

February 20, 2014 | 2

“They should consider designing it to work at a river mouth or even upstream where there is a potential concentrated plastic pollution source.” ~ Bill FrancisRead More

Why cannot we just clean up all plastic in the oceans?

February 20, 2014 | 2

“The oceans are so huge. Cleaning them up is like sifting the Sahara desert by using a kitchen strainer.” ~ Bill FrancisRead More

What can each of us do to reduce plastic pollution?

February 20, 2014 | 2

“As I learned more and more about plastic recycling, I discovered that it has its own drawbacks. So, I started reducing my own personal plastic as the first step .” ~ Beth TerryRead More

How much plastic is in the oceans?

February 20, 2014 | 1

“Out of 700 sea water samples from all over the world – Indian Ocean, North and South Atlantic, the Sargasso Sea, the Antarctic, South and North Pacific – only 3 samples were plastic-free.” ~ Bill FrancisRead More

Can one person really make a difference to plastic pollution?

February 20, 2014 | 4

“When people see you do it, it becomes part of the norm. So, take your own bag to the store and bring your own bottles.” ~ Beth TerryRead More

Difference between Plastic Pollution and Marine Debris

February 20, 2014 | 2

“Plastic pollution isn’t just about plastic in the oceans but the entire life-cycle of plastics, from when it’s first made, through all the pathways until it becomes plastic pollution” ~Nicholas MallosRead 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

Making the Spittelau Waste-to-Energy Plant Possible

November 19, 2013 | 1

During discussions and debates, environmentally competent people showed that the facts are for waste-to-energy through a thorough analysis. But, the public acceptance was still at stake, so the Mayor asked Friedensreich Hundertwasser, a famous Austrian artist if he could do something about the appearance of the Spittelau plant. Friedensreich Hundertwasser then took an year to discuss and check his spirit and conscience about the request and finally accepted to do it. He then wrote a long letter explaining why he decided to do so. A qualified public opinion poll conducted later showed that almost 50% were in favor of the Spittelau waste-to-energy plant. About 47% or so, had no opinion and only 3% were actually opposing it.Read More

Why are Recycling Rates Higher in Communities with Waste-to-Energy?

November 19, 2013 | 2

The major reason why you see higher recycling rates in areas with waste-to-energy compared to those that don’t is basically the state and local policy environment. To just make the decision to move to waste-to-energy facility there has to be a lot of studies of feasibility, including understanding the waste stream, thinking through what the different streams of waste you have. How can you best maximize those streams? The kind of planning that goes into this type of a facility really engages the whole gamut of the waste management stream. So, those localities, and solid waste districts that have sited or are looking at moving to waste-to-energy as one part of their waste disposal strategy are also engaged in an integrated waste policy initiative.Read More

Plastics and Green House Gas Emissions from Waste-to-Energy

November 19, 2013 | 2

“After doing the material and energy balances for waste-to-energy in the city of Vienna, we found that by providing both district heating and electricity, waste-to-energy in Vienna reduces the equivalent of 1.4 tonnes of CO2 emissions compared to landfilling with recovery of some landfill gas for electricity generation. So, 1.4 tonnes of CO2 can be saved by 1 tonne of municipal residual waste going into the waste-to-energy facility in Vienna.”Read More

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