The management of waste on a global scale is the subject of a new seminal reportGlobal Waste Management Outlook (GWMO), which Dr Costas Velis (from the School of Civil Engineering) and his research team played a key role in producing.
Requested by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) governing council, GWMO presents a global outlook of the challenges, trends and policies relating to waste prevention, minimisation and management. It links to the newly agreed Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
As well as being part of the core author team, Dr Velis was co-author of a chapter looking at the global status of waste management. “I had the pleasure of contributing in areas of my expertise, such as the global picture, marine litter, technologies for resource recovery from waste, and circular economy aspects,” says Dr Velis. “My additional role in the core author team was that of the overall academic advisor, ensuring scientific rigour.”