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
Few weeks ago I was in Georgetown, Washington D.C., reading a newspaper while observing the shoppers walking up and down Wisconsin Ave. In my slightly arrogant “Pro-Europeanism”, and though acknowledging the tremendous developments of the past few years, I am one of those who blame developers and the Government for the wild and often unhealthy gentrification. However, I was … [Read more...] about When in Georgetown…