Full recordings of all our video panels with short introductions and summaries
Recently launched OneLessStraw Pledge Campaign raises awareness to the fact that in America alone we use 500-million single use plastic straws every day
How can we make environmental movements more inclusive?
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.
An interview with Michael Cowing, who has accumulated over twenty five years international experience in over fifty countries around the globe.
Andy Whiteman, Director of RWA Group speaks about classifying waste management systems across the world.
This interview was organized as part of the Beyond Circular Economy theme of the 2017 Global Dialogue on Waste.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prof. David Wilson is the Chief Author of the Global Waste Management Outlook report published by UN and ISWA. Zoe Lenkiewicz is a well known PR & Communications professional in waste management. They get together to discuss the need for data in waste and how to build an evidence base for making a case for waste as a global challenge. This panel was organized under the theme “Making a Case for Waste” curated by Mike Webster of WasteAid UK as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste organized by be Waste Wise.
Watch Prof. Margaret Bates, University of Northampton and Prof. Cindy Isenhour, University of Maine discuss fashion, thrift stores, zero waste tourism, 3-D printing, product stewardship among other topics. This panel was organized as part of the theme “Future of Waste” curated by Prof. Margaret Bates as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste.
Watch Marcus Lee, Senior Urban Economist at World Bank, David Lerpieniere, an Independent Waste Management Consultant and Andy Whiteman (Wasteaware/RWA Group) discuss trends in international development funding for waste management. This panel is organized under the theme “Making a Case for Waste” curated by Mike Webster and organized by be Waste Wise as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste
Watch David Newman, President of ISWA and Mike Webster, Chair of WasteAid UK to discuss sustainable development goals and how they can be achieved through better waste management. This panel is organized under the theme “Making a Case for Waste” curated by Mike Webster and organized by be Waste Wise as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste
Join Prof. Paul Brunner from Vienna Institute of Technology to discuss tools available to manage consumption in cities, like life cycle analysis and urban metabolism. This panel is sponsored by ISVAG and organized under the Consumption & Climate Change theme under the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste.
Watch Prof. Carl Zimring (Pratt Institute) and Alisa Shargorodsky (Zero Waste Consultant) discuss the our lifestyles, impact on waste generation and climate change. This panel is organized under the theme “Consumption & Climate Change” sponsored by ISVAG under the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste.
Watch Chris Sherrington and Tim Elliott from Eunomia Research & Consulting discuss the role of deposits and other economic and policy instruments to reduce consumption and climate change. This panel was co-organized by Eunomia Research & Consulting and be Waste Wise (@bewastewise) under the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste.
Watch Creative Conservationist and NatGeo Explorer, Asher Jay discuss solutions and alternatives to plastic pollution with Florian Hoffman, the Founder of DO School and Andrew Almack, Founder of Plastics for Change. This panel is organized as part of the Oceans & Plastic Pollution theme curated by Dianna Cohen of Plastic Pollution Coalition (@plasticpollutes) under the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste organized by be Waste Wise (@bewastewise)
Watch Environmental Attorney Lisa Boyle discuss the health impacts of plastic pollution with Author and Mountaineer, Arlene Blum, Marine Scientist, Abby Barrows and Stacy Malkan, Co-founder of U.S. Right to Know. This panel is organized as part of the Oceans & Plastic Pollution theme curated by Dianna Cohen of Plastic Pollution Coalition (@plasticpollutes) under the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste organized by be Waste Wise (@bewastewise)
Watch Dianna Cohen, Marcus Eriksen, Roz Savage and Sourabh Kaushal discuss the issue of waste management in outer space and deep oceans. This panel is part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste’s theme: Oceans & Plastic Pollution organized by be Waste Wise and Plastic Pollution Coalition.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 Waste
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 Waste
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.
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.
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.
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.
Watch Thomas Vogler and Edith Iriruaga discuss the barriers and drivers for improving waste management in India and Nigeria.
Watch Dr. Nimmi Damodaran and Gary Crawford discuss the impact of short-lived climate pollutants from waste management on climate change and public health.
Watch Prof. Adam Read, Dr. Tim Evans and Michael Keleman discuss the relevance and sustainability of food waste disposal units.
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.
There are “composters”, bio guys, landfillers, waste to energy guys, anti-waste to energy guys, recyclers/zero-wasters, social mitigators, etc. As solid waste is one of the most complex and heterogeneous entities known to man, it stands to reason that a “one size fits all” solution is likely not practical. However, in some instances, we can see attitudes bordering on animosity when suggesting those with differing technology agendas consider working together. This is why our panelists will discuss various questions which help us understand how the we can work together to solve the global waste management challenge.
A recent World Bank report on waste management and climate change co-authored by our moderator Perinaz Bhada-Tata estimates that current waste management methods, specifically emissions from landfill, account for almost five per cent of total global greenhouse gas emissions and …
Are we becoming a plastic society?
Plastic seems all pervasive and unavoidable. Since the 1960s our use of plastic has increased dramatically, and subsequently, the portion of our garbage that is made up of plastic has also increased from …