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Public Health & Quality of Life | 2014 Global Dialogue on Waste

Join us for a month-long dialogue on public health and quality of life as frameworks for waste management in June, 2014.

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WASTE, PUBLIC HEALTH & QUALITY OF LIFE

Sharing solutions through dialogue

Sharing solutions through dialogue

In June, 2014, through four live online panel discussions including some of the leading thinkers on waste, public health and quality of life, we will explore short, medium and long term solutions to waste management for public health and quality of life using examples from selected locations around the world.

Join us to hear about and share your own examples on improving public health and quality of life by improving waste management. To stay updated, subscribe to our monthly newsletter or follow us on social media (top right).

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TOPICS

At be Waste Wise, we want to hear what is relevant and interesting for you. Based on your priorities and suggestions, we are bringing together some of the best waste management experts, thought leaders and practitioners to discuss the following four topics:

May
31
Fri
2019
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. 

SPEAKERS

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. 

MODERATOR

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.

Jun
5
Wed
2019
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. 

SPEAKERS

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.

MODERATOR

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 beyondfoodwaste.com.

Acknowledgements: Natali Ganfer is the research consultant for this Public Health & Quality of Life theme, which is a part of the 2014 Global Dialogue on Waste. She structured the panels and helped conduct a survey to choose the panels.

Maria Tsakona is the Curator of this theme. She has been involved since this theme was just an idea and made periodic contributions to making the theme possible. She also helped structure the panels and suggested appropriate panelists for each topic.

We want to thank Mr. N. C. Vasuki (Former President of ISWA) for his continuing contributions to bridge the waste solutions expertise gap worldwide. He inspired the idea of conducting a discussion on the relevance of sanitary landfills in low and middle income countries.

We would also like to thank Dr. Nicolas Escalante (Universidad de los Andes) for continuing to provide inputs through surveys, and Dr. Mario Russo (IPVC, APESB, ISWA), Ann J. Reier (Philips Healthcare), Jonathan Rivin (University of Wisconsin), Nelson Gouveia (Universidade de São Paulo), Andrea Atzori (Bacino PD 2) and Victor Nascimento (INPE) for taking the time to tell us their priorities for this theme.

DIALOGUE

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