24-hr composters: There’s no microbe in this universe that can colonize in 24 hrs | Q&A With Dr. ManojMarch 2, 2018 | be Waste Wise
The 24-hour composting machine—let’s call it 24-hour ‘fryer’—simply removes water and other volatile components out of the organic material thrown into it for composting.
“So much attention is paid to what’s wasted in the home when companies get a free pass for doing anything.” – A Q&A With The Ugly Fruit & Veg CampaignDecember 11, 2017 | be Waste Wise
A Q&A with one of our waste pioneers – The Ugly Fruit & Veg Campaign
“Collective action is a key piece in the success of our network” – Q&A With The Campus Kitchens ProjectOctober 11, 2017 | be Waste Wise
In order to run a successful Campus Kitchen, you need the support of your dining services, fellow students, school administration and the local community.
“It’s Also Important To Realize That College Students Are Also Struggling With Food Insecurity” – Q&A With Food Recovery NetworkAugust 28, 2017 | be Waste Wise
FRN’s model offers a national backing to supporting local solutions to food issues that affect people in every corner of the country.
“When We Waste Food, We End Up Wasting All Of The Resources That Went Into Growing The Food Too.” – Q&A With Imperfect ProduceAugust 22, 2017 | be Waste Wise
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.
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 Rs
We believe that citizens should know more about the production and consumption processes and the waste related to them.
This year, we are introducing a new category of be Waste Wise Pioneers, which includes universities & media.
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 …
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 #wastedialog
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 …
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.
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.
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 management
- 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 …
“One of the things often missed is what developed world can learn from developing world.” – Interview with Margaret BatesSeptember 11, 2016 | be Waste Wise
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.
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.
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, …
WIEGO released the Informal Economy Monitoring Study’s (IEMS) comparative report for waste pickers with responses collated across 5 cities.
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 …
Waste Pickers’ Day – An Interview With Bharati Chaturvedi from Chintan Environmental Research & Action GroupMarch 1, 2016 | be Waste Wise 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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
“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 …
“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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.