The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in the consumption of single-use plastics, highlighting the need for better reuse and recycling policies for those materials. By: Giulia Carcasci, Marcela Zambrano y Germán Sturzenegger* In recent years, we have all read or heard about how plastic waste has reached every corner of the planet: oceans, glaciers, inside fish, and … [Read more...] about The Plastics Pandemic
The benefits of regulatory convergence within the Pacific Alliance can pave the way for a sustainable plastic management strategy. By: Jonathan Cocker, Maria Vizeu Pinheiro, Denisa Mertiri and German Sturzenegger* Plastic pollution, including through single-use plastics (SUPs), continues to plague natural environments around the world, including in Latin America and the … [Read more...] about Sustainable plastic management: ten reasons for adopting a regional strategy
November is a special month in the world of Toilets. Each November global stakeholders come together to shine a spotlight on a very important grand challenge - addressing the global sanitation crisis. If there’s one thing that unites humanity, it’s the call of nature. But depending on where we live, it’s not always possible to dispose of our bodily waste safely and … [Read more...] about World Toilet Day 2017: Where does our poo go? Looking at wastewater through the lens of the Circular Sanitation Economy
This year, my family and I decided to spend the holidays in the Caribbean: we spent our days under the sun walking on fine white sand enjoying the weather and delicious food. Everything was just like a postcard, except for one detail – trash on beaches. Although waste management may seem easy like child’s play, it is actually quite complicated! We are used to watching … [Read more...] about Garbage: As easy as child’s play?
A solid waste management project in Belize has allowed access to nearly half the population to an appropriate collection and disposal of municipal solid waste. The project has placed the country at the forefront of the sector in Central America and the Caribbean. On a recent trip to Belize to supervise the execution of the Solid Waste Management Project (SWMP), I visited the … [Read more...] about Sanitary landfills and coral reefs