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| be Waste Wise | May 22, 2019

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Events Calendar

Marine Plastic Pollution – Sources, Forces and Courses of Action
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Marine Plastic Pollution – Sources, Forces and Courses of Action

Register to join the webinar and click on the link you receive in your email.

This expert panel will reflect on the arrival of plastics in the marine environment, consider how we got here and most importantly what we can do, with insights on a number of global projects and local innovations. 


Libby Peake, Senior Policy Adviser, Green Alliance

Libby Peake is senior policy adviser on resource stewardship at Green Alliance, a UK based independent charity and think tank focused on achieving ambitious leadership for the environment. There, she works closely with other NGOs, academics and businesses to promote better use of resources throughout the economy. This includes managing the Circular Economy Task Force, a forum for policy, innovation and business thinking on efficient resource use in the UK. She is an expert and trusted commentator on resources and waste topics including: plastic; ecodesign; chemicals regulation; resource efficiency; and recycling. Before joining Green Alliance, Libby spent ten years at environmental publishing house Resource Media.

Louise Edge, Environmental Campaign Coordinator, Greenpeace

Louise began working for Greenpeace in 2000. Since then she has worked in countries around the world campaigning on issues as diverse as ancient forest protection, nuclear disarmament, ending whaling, and the campaign to create a sanctuary in the Arctic. Since 2016 she has been leading the Greenpeace campaign to tackle ocean plastic pollution, which has led to a UK government ban on microbeads, introduction of a bottle deposit return scheme in Scotland and action by companies to cut their plastic footprint. 


Adam Read, Director of External Affairs, SUEZ Recycling & Recovery

Adam Read is the moderator of this interaction. He is the Director of External Affairs at SUEZ Recycling & Recovery. Adam has specialized in waste management policy development, strategic decision-making, behaviour change, procurement and training for the last 19 years, first as a municipal waste management officer, then as a University based researcher, and for the last 12 years as a consultant working globally on waste services and strategies.

Food Waste Legislation: Approaches from Europe and the United States
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Food Waste Legislation: Approaches from Europe and the United States

Register to join the webinar and click on the link you receive in your email.

Food waste is one of the biggest challenges that the world faces today, contributing to climate change and resource depletion.

Many cities and governments are taking action on this issue through legislation. For example, the US state of Massachusetts has banned large food waste generators from disposing of food waste in the trash. More recently, the EU has introduced a new requirement for separate collection of food waste by 2023.

But has the ban in Massachusetts been successful? How was it rolled out? What results have been achieved? How are municipalities preparing for the new EU requirement? Will it have any teeth?

Join our webinar to find out the answers to these questions and more. 


John Fischer, Branch Chief, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

John Fischer is Branch Chief for Commercial Waste Reduction and Waste Planning at the
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). In this position, he
coordinates MassDEP’s programs to advance waste reduction, recycling, and composting by
businesses and institutions in Massachusetts. John also oversees development and
implementation of Massachusetts’ Solid Waste Master Plan, solid waste and recycling data, the
Solid Waste Advisory Committee, and disaster debris planning.

Marco Ricci – Jürgensen, Italian Composting and Biogas Association

Marco is highly considered as an expert who conceives waste and recycling issues going beyond technical details, having acquired profound experience also in institutional, socio-economic topics and prosumer related issues. Currently he works at (C.I.C.) the Italian Composting and Biogas Association, which unites public and private companies, local authorities and others involved in the production of compost, as well as producers of machinery and equipment, producers of fertilisers, research bodies etc. Since 2013 he is the Chair of ISWA’s working Group on Biological Treatment of Waste (WGBTW), that addresses the biological treatment of the organic fraction of solid waste through aerobic and anaerobic decomposition processes. Marco has 20 years of experience in planning MSW management, designing and upgrading of collection and transport schemes, assessing recycling facilities (focus on composting), planning communication and
participation initiatives, chairing multi-linguistic, multi-tasking working groups or projects.


Kat Heinrich, Rawtec

Kat Heinrich is a food waste specialist in Australia and winner of the 2017 GISA Women in Waste Leadership Award. She works as an associate consultant at Rawtec, advising businesses and governments on how to reduce waste and improve resource management. Kat recently completed a study tour in the US and Europe investigating best-practice food waste initiatives. Her research and case studies are available at