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The Waste Crisis – Missing Billions (Part II: Waste as a Resource)

The Waste Crisis – Missing Billions (Part II: Waste as a Resource)
When:
April 29, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm UTC Timezone
2021-04-29T11:00:00+00:00
2021-04-29T12:00:00+00:00

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This is a series of two webinars where Mike Webster and Dr Mansoor Ali discuss the waste crisis. In Part 2 of the webinar, we talk about why waste is a resource for billions and why does it matter.

Jo Beall, Emeritus Professor and Distinguished Policy Fellow @LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Jo Beall is Emeritus Professor and Distinguished Policy Fellow at LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Formerly Director of Education and Society on the Executive Board of the British Council; she was also Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Professor of International Development at the LSE. She is a specialist in urban development and urban governance, including in cities in conflict affected and fragile states. Her work on urban services has focused largely on solid waste management. She has worked in cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Professor Beall is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Open University.

Harshad Barde, Director @SWaCH Pune

Harshad is currently Director of SWaCH Pune, India’s first autonomous cooperative of informal waste pickers, whose 3500 waste-picker members provide waste collection and management services to over 8 lakh properties in Pune. SWaCH’s partnership with PMC has achieved the highest levels of waste-picker integration, segregation at source, diversion to recycling from doorstep while ensuring the lowest municipal costs for solid waste management in Pune City.

Mike Webster, Chief of Waste Operations, Project STOP @SYSTEMIQ

Since a visit to a landfill site in the early 90s filled him with horror and fascination in equal measures, Mike has been working both within the UK and internationally to grapple with the global waste emergency. With over 18 years of experience, he takes a practical approach to waste and secondary resource management and is passionate about advocating the public health and economic benefits of better waste management both in the UK and internationally; and has developed and grown not-for-profit consultancy, charity and ethical business and networking organisations. Co-founding charity WasteAid UK, he has worked in the South Pacific, Latin America and eight sub-Saharan African countries, managing ground-breaking projects delivering waste livelihoods, community waste management and research. He holds an MSc in Environmental Economics and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management. In 2018 he was voted by his peers as the top waste and resource influencer in the UK.

Dr Mansoor Ali, Solid Waste Management Expert

Dr Mansoor Ali is a solid waste management expert with over 35 years of experience in planning projects, designing systems, assessing recycling potential and creating livelihoods from waste-related activities, with extensive experience in Pakistan. Recycling and livelihoods from waste is a key focus area of his work. He completed his PhD in income and employment from solid waste collection and recycling in 1996 from WEDC, Loughborough University UK. He worked on several related projects in 18 developing countries. His PhD was about waste systems in Karachi. He has carried out some pioneering work in waste collection, recycling, livelihoods from waste and small-scale waste collections for DFID and was a lead author of DFID topic guide on solid waste management. His current research involves looking into livelihoods and waste systems in low developing countries and recycling of plastics. He worked on digital solutions in waste and water supply in Tanzania on the DFID funded Human Development Innovation Programme. He is a visiting faculty at WEDC, Loughborough University, Brescia University Italy, LSE Cities and IHE Delft.

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