In October 2014 we convened nearly 50 stakeholders on a webinar to discuss the priority areas for companies within the managing waste field. We invited experts from associations, NGOs, and industry to share the major trends so everyone had a firm grasp of the data. Those stakeholders indicated they wanted to engage in peer-to-peer learning, avoid duplicating efforts, see pilot projects on the ground, and find out how to make systematic change.
With this data, we continued to have meetings with other stakeholders in companies and NGOs to narrow in on which issues we wanted to solve. Two major themes emerged: seeing pilot projects on the ground and making the business case for better managed waste and the circular economy. In January 2015, we reconvened our network leaders to make sure these were the right issues. We continue to seek input from them, but are moving to launch pilot projects in priority areas.
“Waste Management Recycle Truck” by Clyde Robinson is licensed under CC BY 2.0