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The 2014 Global Dialogue on Waste

Updates, content and results from The 2014 Global Dialogue on Waste.

Wheelabrator Technologies

January 7, 2016 |

Wheelabrator Technologies is an industry leader in the safe and environmentally sound conversion of municipal solid waste (MSW) — and other renewable waste fuels — into clean energy.Read More

Nimmi Damodaran

October 21, 2015 |

Nimmi Damodaran is the Vice President of Stratus Consulting and has over 25 years of experience in environmental policy issues. Learn more…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

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

D-Waste

May 21, 2014 |

D-Waste is a global consultancy firm with an extensive network of experts who are used to face challenges and walk in the red thin line between applied research and top level consulting.Read More

Eric Metelka

May 2, 2014 | 10

Eric Metelka is the Marketing Manager at G2 Crowd. He created The 2014 be Waste Wise 30 – Influencers, both individuals and organizations.Read More

Michael Keleman

April 27, 2014 |

Michael Keleman, Manager of Environmental Engineering, InSinkErator, oversees current research projects to help understand and communicate the impacts of food waste disposers on wastewater treatment infrastructure. He also works with municipalities promoting the diversion of organics from landfills and resource recovery at wastewater treatment plants.Read More

Julia Hailes

April 25, 2014 |

Julia Hailes wears many green hats, which principally involve environmental consultancy, speeches and writing. Since 1986, she has authored or co-authored nine books, including the million selling ‘Green Consumer Guide’ in 1988. She has also co-founded a consultancy called SustainAbility and and a charity called The Haller Foundation.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

Tim Evans

April 21, 2014 |

Dr. Tim Evans is the Proprietor of Tim Evans environment, which he founded in 1999 to provide independent advice to assist clients to sustainable solutions for organic residuals .Read More

Adam Read

April 21, 2014 |

Professor Adam Read is Ricardo-AEA’s Global Practice Director responsible for a waste management and resource efficiency businesses. He has a PhD in waste management decision-making from Kingston University.Read More

Dean Pearce

April 21, 2014 |

Dean Pearce is the Regional Commercial Manager at ReFood UK and has responsibility for business development and account management for its integrated food waste collection & recycling operation across South East United KingdomRead More

Jonathan Bloom

April 21, 2014 |

Jonathan Bloom is a journalist, consultant, food waste expert and the Author of the book American Wasteland, which won the IACP Green Matters Award in June 2011. He created the blog WastedFood.comRead More

Phillip Ward

April 21, 2014 |

Phillip Ward has 30 years experience in government and a further 7 years as a Director of WRAP. At WRAP, Phillip was involved in the development of the highly successful Love Food Hate Waste Campaign, the introduction of separate food waste collections by local authorities and inception of the Courtauld Agreement with leading retailers and brands in the UK.Read More

Earth Engineering Center

October 2, 2013 |

The Earth Engineering Center (EEC) of Columbia University works on advancing the goals of sustainable waste management in the U.S. and globally. The mission of EEC is to identify and help develop the most suitable means for the recovery of materials and energy from solid and liquid wastes and the preservation of land and water resources. It aims to do so by disseminating this information by means of publications, the web, and technical meetings.Read More

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