Waste shipment: the out of sight, out of mind situation we need to fix - Zero Waste Cities

 

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Waste shipment: the out of sight, out of mind situation we need to fix

28th January 2020 · 10:30 AM (CET)

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On 1st January 2018, China’s implementation of a ban on importing waste cast a spotlight on the ineffectual and hugely problematic system of waste disposal globally. Western countries have for too long been exploiting a system of dumping waste in developing countries, mostly in Asia. Now that these countries are rightly saying no more, we are witnessing an increase in incineration and open burning of waste, as western societies do not have the recycling & disposal capabilities to deal with the levels of waste that their citizens are generating.

This webinar will begin to connect the dots on what is happening to the waste we produce. It will explore the urgent questions surrounding waste management in Europe and what is being done to address these issues.

This webinar will take a closer look and examine some key questions:

  • What happens to the waste we produce? 
  • What are the impacts of this exported waste?
  • What does it say about our waste management capacity in Europe? (e.g not enough recycling capacity in Europe)
  • What is the EU/international legislation about this?

Speakers

Beau Baconguis

Beau Baconguis is the Regional Plastics Campaigner for GAIA Asia Pacific

Beau is the Regional Plastics Campaigner for GAIA Asia Pacific. She has been working in the field of environmental advocacy since 1995. She was involved in the lobby for the passage of the Philippine Clean Air Act and the Philippine Ecological Solid Waste Management Act. A huge part of her advocacy work was dedicated to campaigning against GMOs and toxic pollution. Beau is also a permaculturist and a natural builder.

Tim Grabiel

Senior Lawyer, Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

Speaker to be announced

Eunomia Senior Expert

Jack McQuibban

Cities Programme Coordinator at Zero Waste Europe

Jack has an educational background in international relations having studied at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. For the past 5 years, he has worked for two different NGOs within the international development and sustainability sectors, helping to build movements and communities for change. He has led successful campaigns at the local level within the UK as well as at the global level at institutions such as the United Nations. Jack will be leading our work with municipalities, helping to connect members from across Europe to build and contribute towards the transition of cities towards zero waste strategies.

Why should you join?

  • Learn from frontrunners and high level experts without leaving your office
  • Understand how to design and implement successful zero waste programmes at the local level
  • Learn the stories behind the best practices
  • Be one step ahead with key conversations related to zero waste and circular economy strategies
  • Connect with like-minded local stakeholders

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Webinar features

  • Learn from frontrunners and high level experts without leaving your office
  • Understand how to design and implement successful zero waste programmes at the local level
  • Learn the stories behind the best practices
  • Be one step ahead with key conversations related to zero waste and circular economy strategies
  • Connect with like-minded local stakeholders

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A series of high level events aiming to help municipalities, waste professionals and community leaders to hear first hand experience about the best practices of Zero Waste.

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