Launch of new journal: Worldwide Waste

We are proud and excited to announce the launch of our new journal, titled Worldwide Waste: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Worldwide Waste is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal presenting innovative research on waste from around the world. It critically interrogates the cultural, social, economic and political systems within which waste is created, managed, and circulated. The inaugural volume of Worldwide Waste is planned for early 2017, so please consider submitting your paper now. We welcome all submissions that fit within the scope of the journal. Full details on the journal and on how to prepare and submit a manuscript can be found at worldwidewastejournal.com. We would like to thank the scholars who have already committed to being on our editorial board. If you’d like to be involved with this journal, then please get in touch with Prof. Katarzyna Cwiertka at [email protected] Please feel free to forward this message to anyone else who might be interested in publishing with us, and help make this journal a success by submitting your work for...

Film and Documentary Screening

Film and Documentary Screening for the Waste in Asia Conference 2016 Featured films: No Doggy Bag Please (Hingman Leung, 2015); Tyres (by Kyaw Myo Lwin, 2013); Eating Out and Food Waste in Bangalore | Metro Manila (Marlyne Sahakian, 2016); Refuse and Daily Life (Seiji Koyama, 1960). where: Lipsius building, room 003 when: Thursday, 9 June, 2016 time: 19:00-21:00 o’clock All are welcome! Programme No Doggy Bag Please, 2015, by Hingman Leung (prod./dir.), 16 mins. With a short introduction by the maker. Tyres, 2013, by Kyaw Myo Lwin (dir.) and Yangon Film School (prod.), 33 mins. With a short introduction by Rebecca Tompkins. Eating Out and Food Waste in Bangalore, 2016, by Marlyne Sahakian (dir.), 6 mins. Eating Out and Food Waste in Metro Manila, 2015, by Marlyne Sahakian (dir.), 5 mins. Waste Management and Recycling in Bangalore, 2016, by Marlyne Sahakian (dir.), 7 mins. With a short introduction by Tammara Soma. Refuse and Daily Life, 1960, by Seiji Koyama (dir.), 19 mins. With a short introduction by Kohei...

Research presentation on everyday food waste

David Evans of Manchester University presents his research on household waste, particularly food waste, in a presentation titled “Crossing the threshold: why do households waste food and what can we do about it?” at an event hosted by the Sustainable Consumption Institute, London, March 16, 2012....

TRASHED. If you think it is someone else’s problem… think again

The multi-award winning documentary Trashed (2012), starring Jeremy Irons, looks at the risks to the food chain and the environment through pollution of our air, land and sea by waste. The film reveals surprising truths about very immediate and potent dangers to our health. it is a global conversation from Iceland to Indonesia between the film star Jeremy Irons and scientists, politicians and ordinary individuals whose health and livelihoods have been fundamentally affected by waste pollution. Visually and emotionally the film is both horrific and beautiful: an interplay of human interest and political wake-up call. But it ends on a message of hope: showing how the risks to our survival can easily be averted through sustainable approaches that provide far more employment than the current ‘waste...