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The 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste

Microenterprises in Waste Management

July 14, 2016 |

Organized at 3 PM GMT on 18th November, 2015


Swetha Dandapani summarized the panel discussion and put together a set of interesting quotes.


MIKE WEBSTER, Chair, WasteAid UK

Careers In Waste Management In The UK

June 6, 2016 |

Research done in 2012 suggested 40% of waste management companies were planning to increase their numbers/staff in the following year.Read More

Gender, Recycling and Waste Management

May 7, 2016 | 1

Summary of our first all-women panel discussing issues related to gender & waste pickers. Moderator: Lucia Fernandez; Panelists: Sonia Dias, Ana Carolina, Vanessa Pillay of WIEGORead More

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

Successful City-Wide Composting Programs

February 22, 2016 | 1

Organized at 3 PM GMT on 9th December, 2015


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 | 1

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

Barbara Herridge

December 31, 2015 |

Barbara Herridge is the External Relations Manager at North London Waste Authority (NLWA). Learn more…Read More

Status of Clean India Campaign (Swachh Bharat Abhiyan)

December 21, 2015 | 1

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

Vanessa Pillay

December 11, 2015 |

Vanessa Pillay is the Organization & Programme Officer at WIEGO. Learn more…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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Peter Lefort

December 4, 2015 |

Peter Lefort manages the Community Action Group (CAG) Project in Oxfordshire, supporting over 60 community groups to take action on a wide range of environmental and social issues.Read More

Christopher Lund

December 3, 2015 |

Christopher Lund is Senior Vice President of Gershman, Brickner & Bratton (GBB) Inc. Learn more…Read More

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

Zoë Lenkiewicz

October 6, 2015 |

Zoë Lenkiewicz is an independent waste communications professional. She is a moderator and panelist for be Waste Wise. Learn more…Read More

Gijs Langeveld

October 5, 2015 |

Gijs Langeveld is an entrepreneur and CFO at BinBang. Learn more…Read 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

Sophie van den Berg

October 1, 2015 |

Sophie van den Berg is a Solid Waste Expert and Recycling Business Developer at WASTE Advisers with more 30 years of international experience. Learn more…Read 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

Ferran Rosa

August 31, 2015 |

Ferran Rosa is the Policy Officer at Zero Waste Europe. He joins the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste to discuss Culture, Consumption and Waste Management. Learn more…Read More

Diana Dehm

August 31, 2015 |

Diana Dehm is the Founder of the Trash On Your Back Challenge and Founder , Producer, and Host of Sustainability News & Entertainment™ Radio. Learn more…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

Srikrishna Balachandran

August 28, 2015 |

Srikrishna Balachandran is an Energy & Environmental Engineer associated with the Climate change academically as well as professionally. He has been part of the Climate Change Advisory team of Ernst & Young. In this role, he was part of the … 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

Adam Baddeley

August 25, 2015 |

Adam Baddeley is the Head of Energy at Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd and is experienced in regulatory and policy instruments which drive or constrain waste infrastructure development and RDF export. Learn more…Read More

Dirk Lechtenberg

August 23, 2015 |

Dirk Lechtenberg is a pioneer in the field of the production and use of alternative fuels. He is the founder and Managing Director of the consulting company MVW Lechtenberg & Partner in Germany. During his over 20-year involvement in the field … 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

Stephen Wise

August 22, 2015 |

Stephen Wise is the Associate Director of Environment & Infrastructure Europe at Amec Foster Wheeler where his knowledge and experience covers waste and resource management technology and infrastructure, waste and resource management operations, waste collections, procurement, risk assessment and risk management, and … Read More

Olmo Forni

August 13, 2015 |

Olmo Forni is a Waste Consultant working for Disaster Waste Recovery, the specialized NGO for debris and waste management in emergencies and humanitarian settings. During his endeavours, Olmo researched hazardous waste international trafficking and organized crime with UNICRI, and the impact of … Read More

Ramy Salemdeeb

August 11, 2015 |

Ramy Salemdeeb is an environmental analyst at Zero Waste Scotland, a not-for-profit environmental organisation that exists to lead Scotland to use products and resources responsibly. Dr Salemdeeb is an award-winning Cambridge engineer (PhD) with rich and diverse experience in providing … 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

Bradley Kelley

August 6, 2015 |

Bradley Kelley, GBB Senior Project Engineer, has over 20 years of engineering design experience and as part of his background for equipment manufacturers he has worked on the concept and design of a multitude of processing systems for Municipal Solid Waste … Read More

Victoria Hutchin

August 6, 2015 |

Victoria Hutchin is a Chartered Waste Manager with 9 years’ experience in waste management.  Victoria has worked for both the public and private sectors, as a local authority officer and as Waste and Resource Manager for a waste collection and … Read More

Brajesh Kr. Dubey

August 6, 2015 | 1

Brajesh Kr. Dubey has his bachelors degree in Civil Engineering (Hons) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India and PhD in Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. He is presently Associate Professor (Integrated Waste Management and … Read More

Vivek Agrawal

July 30, 2015 |

Vivek Agrawal is the Trustee Secretary of Centre for Development Communication (CDC) which established the Annakshetra Foundation. Learn more..Read More

Robert Lee

July 30, 2015 |

Robert Lee is passionate about helping the hungry and reducing food waste. He is the Co-founder of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Inc. Lear more..Read More

Hanna Morris

July 30, 2015 |

Hanna is the Program Coordinator at Food Shift. She helped set up a food recovery and waste tracking program for a local grocery store chain. Learn more…Read More


July 24, 2015 |

Proud to announce our partnership with Connect4Climate for Global Dialogue on Waste. Connect4Climate connects diverse audiences to take on climate change. Learn more..Read More

WasteAid International

July 20, 2015 |

Proud to announce that WasteAid International and its national affiliates and be Waste Wise are partnering for the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste. WasteAid is #puttingwasteright. Learn more…Read More


July 17, 2015 |

Proud to announce that EcoMENA and be Waste Wise are partnering for the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste. EcoMENA is a regional think-tank. Learn more…Read More

The Alternative

July 17, 2015 |

Proud to announce that The Alternative and be Waste Wise are partnering for the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste. The Alternative is a media platform focusing on sustainable living and social impact.Read More

Waste Advantage Magazine

July 17, 2015 |

be Waste Wise is proud to announce partnership with Waste Advantage Magazine for 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste. Waste Advantage is a premiere publication in the waste and recycling industry.Read More

Plastic Pollution Coalition

February 21, 2014 |

Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of individuals and organizations working together to stop plastic pollution.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