KEYNOTE SESSION: BEST PRACTICES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Moderator: Colm Flynn
How do we see waste in a more creative way? Yun Niu, China
During World Cleanup Day, our Chinese team always wants to make the campaign more interesting that can draw more publics attention. So every year, we will invite artists/designers to join the creative campaign to create visuals/installations/digital contents.
Eco, your friendly neighbourhood cleanup chatbot. Anastasis Stamatis, Greece
In 2019, 21 million people came together to participate in the World Cleanup Day. How can we use modern technology and artificial intelligence, to inspire them to remain active throughout the year? Based on an idea initiated during last year’s Impact Hack, in this talk we will discuss about the concept of Eco, your own personal environmental assistant.
ecoins: technology and incentives for a cleaner world. Karla Chaves, Costa Rica
March 2020, the world shut down and everything changed. How to maintain active waste separation and recovery habits? How to support the recycling industry while protecting the workers health during pandemic? How to create a conscious global community with sustainable practices?
The trash from rivers and sea to trees on the land. Sovann Nou, Cambodia
Solving waste problems, iCleanup (integrated cleanup with circular economy, other innovative programs – lead to a more sustainable solution) a bridge, a smarter tool to bring doers (not players, actors) from all sectors together (Public, Private, Civil Society), spread message, make the problems visible, feel, smell, attention, build ownership among communities though involving them to take further action to keep their community clean. Way forward to end plastic pollution in Cambodia and in the majority of countries in Asia, is to close the tab while cleaning up legacy wastes in nature especially rivers and ocean are the most vulnerable, and worse of all the water we drink, food we eat, the air we breathe. So, stop hating plastic, start loving it by valuing them, let’s use, reuse, recycle – Let’s spread LOVE!
River Cleanup World – on a mission to clean rivers. Thomas de Groote, Belgium
Every year over 8 billion kgs of plastic trash enter our oceans! 80% comes there via rivers. River Cleanup activates people to take action and deploys smart technology to stop plastic from reaching our oceans. Our story started with a 10 minutes cleanup in 2017 and up to now over 100.000 people took action along 161 rivers in 45 countries. Our goal in 2021 is to collect and recycle 1.000.000kg of river plastics! Discover how you can become a River Warrior and how we can free our rivers and river banks from waste together.
Working with ministers and embassies on World Cleanup Day. Julia Markhel, Ukraine
On WCD 2020 we involved more than 90 ambassadors and representatives of diplomatic corp from22 embassies. Working with the ministry of foreign affairs we could activate Ukrainian community all over the world
Welcome to the garbage mountain project. Joseba Zabalza, Spain
The exhibition that I present to you is the completion and embodiment of my personal work entitled “Welcome to the garbage mountain”, which I carried out from 1992 until 2010. To accomplish it I have toured landfills and photographed the diverse realities around recycling activity in America, Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania.