Antonis' Quotes

Artificial Intelligence: beyond the Tipping Point?..

October 20, 2016
Microsoft has made a major breakthrough in speech recognition, creating a technology that recognizes the words in a conversation as...
Read More

Philanthropy for public health, then lobby against it! How about recycling?..

October 17, 2016
As long as the sustainability agenda is defined by big multinationals, then there is no place for any action that...
Read More

Robots and driverless cars will reshape waste management..

October 13, 2016
The waste industry — which tends to be old-fashioned and "stuck in traditional ways" of operation — is bound to...
Read More

Waste Crime = The new Narcotics!..

October 6, 2016
Illegal waste activity costs England £1bn a year and more than 1,000 illegal waste sites were discovered last year, more...
Read More

Next station: decentralised facilities for e-waste recycling!..

October 3, 2016
As e-waste becomes a more and more emblematic problem for the future of waste management, the need for new more radical...
Read More

Two milestones, one message: fasten your seatbelt!..

September 23, 2016
Two important milestones were achieved within recent 15 days. Milestone 1: The first driverless taxi fleet is already operational in Pittsburgh....
Read More

3D printers for plastic recycling in space!..

September 12, 2016
Tethers Unlimited, a company that develops advanced technologies to enable transformative capabilities and dramatic cost savings for special missions, has been awarded...
Read More

Tuesday September 13th: The first Wasteless Future Newsletter is coming!..

September 8, 2016
Well, it is something that a lot of you have asked for and definitely we are late. But next Tuesday, September...
Read More

A commentary on Circular Economy..

September 6, 2016
The Global Edition of Recycling Today published recently a piece on Circular Economy, titled "Commentary: Circular Economy from Project to Concept"....
Read More

Hopes for a Plasticless Future?..

September 4, 2016
Well, it seems that there is a kind of global movement towards a world with less plastics or as I...
Read More

Greetings and hopes from Colombia!..

August 30, 2016
I just completed a weekly visit to Bogota, Colombia. I visited Bogota, Colombia's capital, for a masterclass that was organised...
Read More

ISWA 2016 Annual Congress, September 19-21: don’t miss it..

August 16, 2016
The 2016 ISWA's Annual Congress is going to take place in September 19-21 at Novi Sad, Serbia. More than a...
Read More

Drones deliver medicine and blood in Rwanda..

July 21, 2016
When we talk about the 4th industrial revolution, we need to consider that the rise of exponential technologies will open...
Read More

Future Bus = Future Garbage Trucks!..

July 20, 2016
The first fully autonomous driverless bus for mass transportation is here! Mercedes Benz has revealed its design for an autonomous bus...
Read More

Five men death toll at recycling centre!..

July 11, 2016
Five workers were found dead and one more is seriously injured after a wall collapsed at Hawkeswood Metal Recycling Limited,  based in...
Read More

Recycling markets: the perfect storm?..

July 7, 2016
On June 14th, I have written a blog with the tile "Recycling Markets: Problematic or Disrupted". What I was actually...
Read More

Rio Olympic Games: 90 tones floating waste per day!..

July 5, 2016
31 days before the official opening ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games, it seems that many problems are unsolved. It also...
Read More

Self-driving & 3D printed bus ready for on-demand services..

July 1, 2016
Surprise: the new 12-seats bus that is ready to offer on-demand pick-up services for up to 12 people, is not...
Read More

We did it: plasticised seabirds and fishes!..

June 28, 2016
Seabirds are declining faster than any other group of birds, with plastic ingestion and associated contaminants linked to negative impacts...
Read More

Brexit: Views on Recycling and Waste Management..

June 22, 2016
After the tremendous success of the recent post on Brexit, many readers asked me to provide more details regarding the impacts...
Read More

Brexit and Environmental Policy..

June 20, 2016
Only 70 hours before the UK referendum that will decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union, a narrow range...
Read More

Banks: part of the cartel or addicted to cocaine billions?..

June 17, 2016
Recently I went through the book about cocaine trade "Zero Zero Zero" of the Italian investigative reporter Roberto Saviano, who is famous...
Read More

We did it: first mammal extinction due to climate change..

June 15, 2016
We did it: Bramble Cay melomys, the Great Barrier Reef’s only endemic mammal species that lives on a tiny island in...
Read More

New project for recycling Guitar Strings!..

June 9, 2016
Since I can't live without good music, I am always sensitive about recycling initiatives and practices in the music industry. So,...
Read More

Corporate tax evasion undermines sound waste management efforts and EPR..

June 7, 2016
It seems that the recent leak of Panama papers created a wave of reactions against the frauds that are becoming...
Read More

Battery Recycling drives lead poisoning in Indonesia..

June 3, 2016
Recycling of lead acid batteries is one of the major toxic problems plaguing Indonesia, along with much of the developing...
Read More

Transparent Wood is here!..

June 2, 2016
Researchers at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a new transparent wood material that's suitable for mass production....
Read More

Drones against illegal disposal and littering in Dubai..

May 26, 2016
The United Arab Emirates city of Dubai has announced that it will soon use an army of drones to identify people...
Read More

Towards plastic free music concerts?..

May 25, 2016
As the problem with plastic pollution and  its tremendous impacts to the ocean ecosystems is becoming more and more studies and...
Read More

How about Household Biogas Generation?..

May 22, 2016
Innovation comes faster that we can follow it. I do believe that the era of decentralised neighbourhood or even household...
Read More

Print your food & manage your food waste with 3D printers…..

May 18, 2016
Few days ago I published a blog about 3D printers and their impacts to recycling and waste management. But innovation...
Read More

Don’t say that you don’t know: dumpsites are a deadly threat..

May 14, 2016
The news are speaking themselves. In Spain, just 50 km from Madrid, on May 12th, a fire at an illegal dumpsite with...
Read More

Circular Economy in Practice: June 8th, Brussels..

May 12, 2016
ISWA's European Group is organising the event "Circular Economy: from Concepts to Projects", in Brussels, on June 8th. In a period...
Read More

Global warming will create millions of climate refugees from Middle East..

May 9, 2016
A new research project implemented by Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia reveals a dramatic future due...
Read More

Italian Supreme Court: Stealing food to eat is not a crime!..

May 5, 2016
Almost 150 years after the publication of the famous Victor Hugo's novel Les Miserables (in which Jean Valjean served prison time after...
Read More

Liam guides us towards the end of e-waste…..

May 3, 2016
Apple recently relaunched its recycling program, which will now be called Apple Renew. With almost 700 million iPhones sold (roughly...
Read More

Circular Economy: it’s all about supply chains..

April 27, 2016
I had the pleasure to coordinate a recent ISWA webinar on Circular Economy and Resource Management. The purpose of the...
Read More

All you need to know: drones are a key-tool for waste management..

April 26, 2016
I know that some of my followers are in doubt about the potential use of drones in waste management or they...
Read More

2.8 billion dollars MBT project shuts down in Lancashire, UK..

April 21, 2016
Just after six years from the date they started their full operation, and nine years after a 2.8 billion dollars deal was...
Read More

EPR, the key – element for circular economy: Buenos Aires April 25 –..

April 18, 2016
A very interesting ISWA Beacon conference about the role of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)  in modern waste management and resources...
Read More

African Universities join forces to tackle waste management problems..

April 13, 2016
Six major universities from five African countries - Kenya, Egypt, Mauritius, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia - established recently the region's...
Read More

Panama papers and waste management..

April 12, 2016
In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, ISWA President David Newman riles at tax dodging political and business elites...
Read More

New Video: the rise of recycling robots..

April 6, 2016
In my recent lecture in Malaysia, during ISWA's Beacon Conference on Circular Economy and Resource Management,  I emphasised on the...
Read More

First urban drone delivery in USA..

April 5, 2016
A package that included bottled water, emergency food and a first aid kit was the first legal drone delivery to an...
Read More

ISWA drives 25 kids from dumpsite to school..

April 4, 2016
25 kids, who grew up playing and working in La Chureca dumpsite in Managua, Nicaragua's capital,  have started school due...
Read More

Italy promotes food waste prevention for supermarkets..

March 30, 2016
Italy is set to pass a law that will make supermarkets donate their waste food to charities, as a recent...
Read More

Drones & Robots for garbage collection integrated by Volvo..

March 28, 2016
The exponential technologies deliver substantial change much faster than we consider and the disruption in waste management industry arrives earlier than...
Read More

UN in search of Change Catalysts..

March 25, 2016
The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) has launched a 'pioneers programme' to accelerate grassroots leadership on the new global Sustainable...
Read More

3,000 miles flight fuelled by plastic waste!..

March 23, 2016
It' s coming soon, most probably on August 2016. Jeremy Rowsell, a British pilot, will fly more than 3,000 miles...
Read More

Hondura’s environmental war: Nelson Garcia was murdered too..

March 22, 2016
Less that 10 days after Berta Caceres' murder, one of her most close colleagues was murdered too. On Tuesday March 15,...
Read More

Angola: 158 dead due to collapse of sanitation and waste services..

March 21, 2016
A yellow fever outbreak in Angola that began late last year has killed 158 people, up from 50 a month ago,...
Read More

Historical agreement for international bottom ash trade..

March 15, 2016
An international voluntary agreement has been struck between the UK, France, Flanders and the Netherlands designed to stimulate international trading...
Read More

Industrial Design for Cartoneros!..

March 14, 2016
The Argentinean National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI), the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism (FADU) of Buenos Aires, and...
Read More

Berta Caceres + 116 environmental activists killed in one year…..

March 10, 2016
The death of Honduran environmental and human rights activist Berta Cáceres, barely a week after she was threatened for opposing...
Read More

Bill Gates predicts a major energy breakthrough is on the way..

March 8, 2016
Bill Gates is one of those people for whom “needs no introduction” is actually true. The polymathic Microsoft founder now...
Read More

ISWA warns: without instant action we are heading towards a waste crisis..

March 7, 2016
In a recent press release, the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) is calling on governments and organisations to broaden their...
Read More

2,946 old dumpsites are a toxic timebomb for UK..

March 4, 2016
Some people believe that dumpsites are a problem that concerns developing countries only. Well, there is nothing as misleading as...
Read More

Flexible glass brings unimaginable opportunities..

March 1, 2016
Glassmakers are already manufacturing bendable glass that’s thinner than a human hair and half a kilometre long, and they say...
Read More

502 deaths related with poor waste management?..

February 25, 2016
Poor solid waste management is a common phenomenon in Zimbabwe's cities and towns, and it represents a major health risk that has...
Read More

Tablets Bring Waste Management Technology Into the Digital Era..

February 24, 2016
While thermal imaging camera is developed in smartphones to identify how cold or hot someone/something is, a new application has...
Read More

A Vision for a Wasteless Future..

February 23, 2016
A Wasteless Future is more realistic than ever - still we are heading towards a Waste Crisis in the developing...
Read More

New aluminum alloy with 75% recycled content..

February 18, 2016
Novelis , a world leader in aluminum products, Atlanta, has announced that its RC5754 alloy, a new automotive product designed...
Read More

14 million people are facing hunger in Africa..

February 15, 2016
Southern Africa experiences its worst drought in decades and a serious food crisis is expected in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe....
Read More

St. Valentines day gift: drones deliver contraceptives in Ghana..

February 13, 2016
Each year when Valentine's Day approaches, our thoughts turn to love, relationships and coupling. Well, this year, I believe that...
Read More

Mumbai dumpsite fire can be seen from space!..

February 8, 2016
Few months ago, in the report “Wasted Health” published by ISWA, it was clearly mentioned that dumpsites are becoming a...
Read More

Circular Economy & Field Experiences..

February 5, 2016
In a recent Brussels workshop organized by the ISWA’s Hazardous Waste Working Group, on January 28th, Antonis contributed with a...
Read More

Slavery in the name of recycling?..

February 4, 2016
According to SKY News, the Romanian government is being accused of risking the lives of thousands of people by forcing...
Read More

San Francisco bans plastic bottles..

February 2, 2016
In a bold move toward pollution control, San Francisco has just become the first city in America to ban the...
Read More

Unique content in unique format

Antonis’ most popular keynotes:
Management plan
Mobile apps

Unique Masterclasses

WARNING! A Masterclass with Antonis is not just another business-as-usual seminar.

A Masterclass is a three-day immersive experience involving teamwork, mentorship, media, games and theatre.

Masterclasses with Antonis inform, inspire, and dare to tackle the vital issues of our time.


We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.


©2016 Wasteless Future Antonis Mavropoulos

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?