Lectures FOOD for BRAIN

The International Waste Working Group is organizing a series of monthly online keynote lectures on hot topics of waste management exclusively for its members.

Selected, highly respected and acclaimed experts will present the current status on their field of expertise; people who have been at the first line, with different backgrounds and positions, have valuable knowledge and experience that it is really worth sharing and spreading, providing food for brain.


 

WHAT DOES WASTE MANAGEMENT HAVE TO DO WITH PLANETARY BOUNDARIES?

Rainer Stegmann, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

Rockström developed with a group of distinguished scientists the Planetary Boundaries
(PBs) as a guideline for humanity striving for sustainability. If we expand the waste
term to include all liquid, gaseous and solid residues from production and human
activities then waste is the cause for the environmental destruction on our globe.
Plastic in the ocean, climate change, biodiversity loss, freshwater use, over fertilising
etc. are the result of poor waste management. read more

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GLOBAL TREND AND MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES ON PLASTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT: A CASE STUDY IN KOREA

Seung-Whee Rhee, Kyonggi University, Suwon, Republic of Korea

Plastics have brought a great convenience to our lives due to its high functionality and flexibility. In 2015, the amount of global plastic produced is 407 million tons, and it is expected to increase to 1,600 million tons by 2050. The increasing plastic waste have become urgent environmental issues such as resource and waste problems, marine plastic litter issues, and climate change. There are many international movements to overcome these issues. read more

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ROLE OF LANDFILLING IN CIRCULAR ECONOMY STRATEGIES

Raffaello Cossu, University of Padova, Italy

The passage from a linear to a circular approach is characterizing the modern waste management strategies. The circular approach primarily arises from a growing need for primary raw material, as a consequence of global economic development Attention is shifting from the limited and fixed stocks of raw materials to the increasing anthropogenic stocks of materials This creates the base for the development of different strategies for recovering of resources from waste (urban mining, circular economy, etc.). read more

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