Living Earth Foundation, in partnership with PolicyConnect, hosted a UK parliamentary event on 10th February 2015 to hear from a range of expertise about the imperatives of waste as a development issue. Barry Sheerman MP hosted the Westminster event which brought together academics, waste organisations, practitioners, and journalists to discuss the challenges, climate, and solutions of solid waste as a development issue.
Living Earth Foundation have been working to innovatively tackle the growing problem of solid waste management in urban areas by supporting micro and small level enterprises to sustainably derive an income whilst reducing waste. This event combined our learning with academic research to promote the message that waste management is a key part of development.
If you are interested to learn more, read Living Earth’s briefing paper; “Improving solid waste management as a catalyst for achieving development goals“.
Speakers at the event included;
Professor David Wilson – Independent waste and resource management consultant and Imperial College London
Professor Margaret Bates – Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management, The University of Northampton
Dave Lerpiniere – PhD student in international development aid for waste management in low- and middle-income countries, University of Leeds
Lios McGilchrist – Programme Manager, Living Earth Foundation
Find out more about our Waste to Wealth activities here.