Conference “Waste: Divide and Conquer”

20.05.2013, 15:55
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Waste management system needs to be improved as you read this. Our world is gradually becoming overpopulated and more and more interconnected. The defining challenge of the 21st Century is 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.

In some countries waste management has been refined to a completely new level. The examples of Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway , which have managed to establish effective systems at a national level, can and should be learnt from.

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 will discuss their approaches and experience of waste management – experience that so far
remains unique despite the Scandinavian countries reputation as the undisputed global leaders in the field.

On May 31 participants will turn 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 this day is to highlight the problems and obstacles in the current Russian approach to waste management, and to draft plan of action to change it.