Informa Recyclers, Waste Pickers, Recycling, Waste Management

A great workshop is organised on March 15th in Leeds. The workshop is organised by my good friend and great scientist Costas Velis who has spent a lot of years working on informal recyclers  issues. I suggest you to follow his work and publications through Research Gate, they are an endless source of knowledge.

This workshop is aimed at presenting the results of recent and on-going studies around the theme of waste management and recycling services carried out by the informal sector in the Global South, and relevance to the circular economy, and is supported by the British Council – Newton Fund | Institutional Skills Professional Development Programme. The details of the workshop are as follows.

Workshop: Tools for Inclusion of Informal Recycling Sector in Global South Circular Economy Systems
Date: 15th March 2017 | 10:00 – 16:30
Venue: Weetwood Hall, Leeds, LS16 5PS

Costas Velis, Informal Sector, ISWA, Recycling, Waste Management

Costas Velis

The event will showcase the portfolio of innovative decision support tools produced by the resource recovery research group of Dr Costas Velis, and will also include keynote talks from esteemed Brazilian researchers: D.Sc Jacqueline Rutkowski of the Instituto Sustentar, and Dr Emilia Rutkowski of the University of Campinas, São Paulo, who have worked extensively on developing understandings of waste picker social technologies.

The full programme of the workshop can be found at IRS Workshop UoL Programme.

The workshop will also include a panel discussion about the role of the circular economy in developing countries, with participation from renowned experts: Professor Gary Dymski, Co-Director of Cities Theme, University of Leeds; Professor David C Wilson of Imperial College London; and Dr Anne Scheinberg, independent consultant.

The workshop is hosted by the School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, as part of the Circular Economy & Resource Recovery Research Network, under the auspices of the Cities Strategic Research Theme. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

For further information or to reserve a place (for all/part of the day), please contact Heather Purshouse –
Or, book via Eventbrite:

Don’s miss it!

1 Comment
  1. Mohammed Asim 7 years ago

    Please send me the date and invite

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