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Waste management is the collection, transport, processing or disposal, managing and monitoring of waste materials. The term usually relates to materials produced by human activity, and the process is generally undertaken to reduce their effect on health, the environment or aesthetics. Waste management is a distinct practice from resource recovery which focuses on delaying the rate of consumption of natural resources. The management of wastes treats all materials as a single class, whether solid, liquid, gaseous or radioactive substances, and tried to reduce the harmful environmental impacts of each through different methods.
Waste management practices differ for developed and developing nations, for urban and rural areas, and for residential and industrial producers. Management for non-hazardous waste residential and institutional waste in metropolitan areas is usually the responsibility of local government authorities, while management for non-hazardous commercial and industrial waste is usually the responsibility of the generator.
Waste collection methods vary widely among different countries and regions. Domestic waste collection services are often provided by local government authorities, or by private companies in the industry. Some areas, especially those in less developed countries, do not have a formal waste-collection system. Disposing of waste in an environmentally-friendly manner is crucial the long term survival of any society.
Making money from garbage or waste is not a recent phenomenon, especially in North America and parts of Europe. Even in Africa solid waste as aluminum and steel are resold to steel and metal work factories. Places like construction sites, yard sales and/or thrash days provide the potential for quick cash as they are repositories of scrap metal. Clothes are recycled at Goodwill and Salvation Army stores. Unfortunately some people aren’t as quick to catch on to the bene
Informative session on Green Project Management and how project managers can achieve sustainable results
Joel Carboni is the President of GPM Global, a US based project management professional development organization dedicated to the advancement of project management practices that decouple environmental degradation and economic growth.
He has over 15 years’ experience in project and program management, working and consulting in both the private and public sectors for organizations in Banking/Finance, Energy, Legal, Technology, as well as local government.
Joel is the author of the PRiSM project delivery method and the co-author of the book “The GPM Guide to Sustainability in Project Management”. Joel works to support training providers and academic institutions around the world as an advocate for SiPM (Sustainability in Project Management) and due to his efforts, GPM has grown to be active in over 50 countries and is a member of the UN Global Compact offering the only registered project management training course from North America to be registered with the International Project Management Association.
Joel has been recognized for his work with to promote Peace, Culture, and Education around the world and has received the Liberty and Humanitarian Award from the SGI.
Carrie Nuayalis, NPD Solution Evangelist, Planview & Maureen Carlson, Partner, Appleseed Partners give a sneak peak into the results of the 2013 Resource Management and Capacity Planning Benchmark Study. The just-released study results reveal the global state of resource management and capacity planning and this talk will focus on the survey findings around Product Development – the pains, risks and opportunities of resource management and capacity planning. The top characteristics of mature organizations and recommendations for next steps in these areas will also be discussed.
Maureen says, "This is a great opportunity to discuss the pains and risks that product development organizations face in this area, and also to share the characteristics of mature organizations that have successfully overcome these challenges to improve time to market with existing resources. We'll discuss several recommendations that any organization can leverage for improvement."
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Join Peter Arpin and Seth Handy of Handy law , as they speak with Pam Gordon on creative ways for business to fight E-waste and save money.
Pam Gordon is the founder of a company called Technology Forecasters Inc and a co-developer of the Design for the Environment program . Technology Forecasters Inc ,provides strategic advice and marketing insights for optimizing manufacturing relationships and achieving profitable environmental strategies to clients .
We are the business side of green!"
Holistic Project Management Consulting (www.HolisticPMC.com) is proud to bring another awesome project management discussion session to our project management community.
Join us live on-line and enjoy the great information shared. The linke will also be a recorded link moments after the session ends. Enjoy!
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Karen Favazza Spencer is an Agile Coach and Certified Scrum Master with 20 years business experience working in a variety of venues from small business to large software companies.
With a background in education and psychology, and certification as an Innovation Games® facilitator, Karen’s overall goal is to improve the collaborative decision making skills of teams so that both productivity and job satisfaction soar.
For more about Karen or to order copies of her book “A to XP: The Agile ABC Book,” visit AgileKindergarten.com.
Welcome to the #PMChat Pre-Game Show! Join your hosts Hala Saleh, Robert Kelly, and Rob Prinzo as they interview some of the leading experts across project management, leadership and other business disciplines. This session will prove to be the most valuable 15-minutes of your week!
For this epidsode, we will be joined by Cindy F. Solomon who is host of the Global Product Management Talk, producer of Startup Product events, and creator of the ProdMgmtTalk mobile application. She is a contributer to "42 Rules of Product Marketing” and the forthcoming ProdBOK, Guide to the Product Management Body of Knowledge. She brings over 15 years of web, services, and software product marketing management experience at Apple, Vadem, NetObjects and start-ups in Silicon Valley. She founded a NYC broadcast advertising company and developed “Breakthrough, the Newsletter of Innovation” for Boardroom Reports. She holds CPM/CPMM certification
For more info: pmchat.net
Our guest this week, Victor Hunt, has the best job as a Consultant Project Manager. Why? He enjoys the view of the blue seas in Aruba, Dutch Caribbean, while working each day.
Victor has Masters Degrees in Process Engineering and Teaching from the University of Twente, The Netherlands
He is a member of the Project Management Institute since 2000.
Mr. Hunt has written several project management books and taught project management courses since 2005. He started a consultancy in 2010. His vision is to help project managers advance their career by providing training, eBooks and consulting services.
Due to a family emergency, my scheduled guest for this show was unavailable to interview. My 12 year old grand daughter, Madison Davisinger who graciously filled in and is being raised in a minimal waste home in Taos, NM, had plenty to add on the topic of zero waste.