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Interviews with Julie Kearns & Moana Simas

May 24, 2017 |

We organized a couple of conversations this week with two people working in the space of consumption in very different ways.

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2015 Global Waste Survey

April 1, 2015 | 1

Please take the 2015 Global Waste Survey to tell us what you want to know or discuss about waste in 2015.Read More

Advice for solving plastic pollution

February 20, 2014 |

“There are solutions out there. If we can put a man on the moon and send rovers to mars, we can solve plastic pollution.” ~ Bill FrancisRead More

Are bio-plastics a solution to ocean garbage patches?

February 20, 2014 | 2

“Bio-plastics have a role, but there is no standard to say what makes a bio-plastic which truly degrades in the ocean.” ~ Nicholas MallosRead More

Is the Ocean Cleanup Array Viable?

February 20, 2014 | 2

“They should consider designing it to work at a river mouth or even upstream where there is a potential concentrated plastic pollution source.” ~ Bill FrancisRead More

Why cannot we just clean up all plastic in the oceans?

February 20, 2014 | 2

“The oceans are so huge. Cleaning them up is like sifting the Sahara desert by using a kitchen strainer.” ~ Bill FrancisRead More

What can each of us do to reduce plastic pollution?

February 20, 2014 | 2

“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 TerryRead More

Can one person really make a difference to plastic pollution?

February 20, 2014 | 4

“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 TerryRead More

Difference between Plastic Pollution and Marine Debris

February 20, 2014 | 2

“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 MallosRead More

Amplifying Voices to Bridge the Waste Solutions Expertise Gap – Results from our 2013 Global Dialogues on Waste

January 3, 2014 | 1

Through our 2013 global dialogues on waste, we amplified 20 hours of time from the best in waste into 500 hours of education. Twenty seven experts from…Read More

Integrating the Informal Waste Recycling Sector in Latin America

October 3, 2013 | 7

“When designing solutions for inteftrating informal waste recycling, we need an adequate understanding of how the overall system is currently working including both formal and informal elements”. – Jane Olley
This panel explored how solid waste management is different in the Global South, and in particular in Latin America and the Caribbean, and considers the benefits of integrating the informal sector into municipal waste management strategies.Read More

Managing Plastic Waste and Mitigating the Garbage Patches

July 31, 2013 |

 

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 … Read More

Recycling in North American Cities

June 5, 2013 | 9

The panel addressed recycling in North American cities, and how to improve the collection and processing of recyclables at the municipal level. Additionally, it will provide insights into the opportunities and trends for recycling within waste management in the North … Read More

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