Waste: Divide and Conquer. Day 2


Our world will be overpopulated and more and more interconnected. The defining challenge of the 21st Century will be that humanity shares a common fate. That fate is already demanding new forms of global cooperation. The paradox of a unified global economy and divided national societies poses the single greatest threat for our planet. And although there are appropriate waste management solutions, the main problem is the global framework that should put them in place where they are most needed. Let’s try to create it.

At a two day conference at the Strelka Institute of Media, Architecture and Design expert speakers will examine waste management from the individual up to organizational and even national level.

On May 28 speakers from Sweden and Denmark discussed (ссылка на событие на английском ) their approaches and experience of waste management.

On the second day of the conference participants turned their attention to waste management in Moscow and Russia, with members of the government, specialist organizations, business people, environmentalists and many, many more invited to an open discussion.

The ambitious goal of the day was to highlight the problems and obstacles in the current Russian approach to waste management, and to draft plan of action to change it.

Our guests:
Alexander Lantsev, Director of Moscow combustion plant №2
Stanislav Stepanov, President of the International Independent University of Environment and Politics (MNEPU)
Dennis Stark, founder of the movement “Trash is gone”
Anton Kuznetsov, member of the “scope of ecology”
Maria Belous, the administrator of the Coalition “PRO Waste”
Ivan Muraviev, representative of “Quantum” (sorting plant in St. Petersburg)