With as much as 80% of the population in developing countries without regular and effective waste collection, what hope is there for a truly global sustainable waste management solution?
Plastic film in agriculture is valuable and widely used, but is difficult to collect and recycle, and especially in the past few years has become a real challenge.
Organized on 5th Sep, 2018, as part of The 2018 Global Dialogue on Waste QUICK SUMMARY & QUOTES DANIELLA RUSSO, Founder & CEO, Think Beyond Plastic
- The world of plastic hasn’t changed in the last 50 years and it is …
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 Waste
“Bio-plastics have a role, but there is no standard to say what makes a bio-plastic which truly degrades in the ocean.” ~ Nicholas Mallos
“The oceans are so huge. Cleaning them up is like sifting the Sahara desert by using a kitchen strainer.” ~ Bill Francis
“As I learned more and more about plastic recycling, I discovered that it has its own drawbacks. So, I started reducing my own personal plastic as the first step .” ~ Beth Terry
“When people see you do it, it becomes part of the norm. So, take your own bag to the store and bring your own bottles.” ~ Beth Terry
“Plastic pollution isn’t just about plastic in the oceans but the entire life-cycle of plastics, from when it’s first made, through all the pathways until it becomes plastic pollution” ~Nicholas Mallos
Are we becoming a plastic society?
Plastic seems all pervasive and unavoidable. Since the 1960s our use of plastic has increased dramatically, and subsequently, the portion of our garbage that is made up of plastic has also increased from …