Forth coming presentations of Ad Lansink

The author of Challenging Changes will present the main lines of Challenging Changes – Connecting Waste Hierarchy and Circular Economy during the following events

  • The Hague (the Netherlands) – 13 November 2019 – International Press Center Nieuwspoort; Workshop on Prevention and Circular Economy, at the occasion of 40 Years Ladder of Lansink; Organization: Recycling Network

With Challenging Changes to Johannesburg and Kuala Lumpur

Ad Lansink received recently two honorable invitations for visits and presentations outside the Netherlands, respectively from IMWSA (South Africa) and from ISWA, in relation to the ISWA World Congress 2018 at Kuala Lumpur. In both cases, his recent book Challenging Changes – Connecting Waste Hierarchy and Circular Economy was the actual reason for the invitation.

Johannesburg  (South Africa) 15 – 19 October 2018
The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa invited Ad Lansink taking part on the 24th WasteCon™ Flagship Conference and Exhibition on 15-19 October 2018. The theme of the conference was ‘Implementing the Waste Hierarchy.’ This showcase of best practice African waste management solutions was held at Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg. Waste management in South Africa is guided by the internationally accepted waste management hierarchy, which is implemented through the National Environmental Management Waste Act (2008). During the plenary session on 16 October 2018, Ad Lansink held the keynote address about the strong relation between the waste hierarchy and circular economy. The waste hierarchy extracts the maximum practical benefits from products and generates the minimum amount of waste. Proper application of the waste hierarchy has several benefits, helping prevent emissions of greenhouse gases, reducing pollutants, saving energy, conserving resources, creating jobs and stimulating development of green technologies. During the conference and the exhibition, Ad Lansink spoke with several delegates, also from Nigeria and Namibia. Some delegates asked for signed copies of Challenging Changes. The high interest for Ad Lansink’s ideas also appeared during two workshops, on the second day of the conference.

Kuala Lumpur (Maleysia) 21 – 25 October 2018
In January 2018, NVRD – Dutch country member of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) nominated Challenging Changes as a kandidate for the ISWA Publication Award 2018. This award has been created with the intention of honoring the author(s) of a publication, article or book which is deemed to be exceptional in its contribution to the field of solid waste management. Each year, ISWA’s panel of expert judges recognise the publication which they feel offers the most valuable contribution to the promotion of sustainable waste management. After a careful consideration of 15 strong nominations, the judging panel finally decided to award the first prize,  a cash prize in the amount of € 2,500 and publication of the winning entry in Waste Management World and Waste Management and Research magazines, to the book Challenging Changes, Connecting Waste Hierarchy and Circular Economy, authored by Ad Lansink, the creator of the Ladder of Lansink (waste hierarchy). Derek Greedy, ISWA National Member Representative and Member of the Publication Award Panel commented:

A very comprehensive review of waste management as a whole through the eyes of the circular economy and waste hierarchy.  Excellent publication’.

The prize have been officially awarded at the Gala Dinner during the ISWA World Congress 2018. Ad Lansink received the ISWA Publication Award on 23 October 2018 in presence of more than 1000 guests and delegates. Meanwhile, ISWA published a video about the succesfull congres at Kuala Lumpur. Herewith the link to the film of about 7 minutes:

Recent keynotes by Ad Lansink

Ad Lansink, speaking at the start of the litter campaign in Arnhem, about the main lines of the waste hierarchy, and the relation with several aspects of raising awareness in society.

Ad Lansink, the author of Challenging Changes,  presented keynotes about Challenging Changes – Connecting Waste Hierarchy and Circular Economy during the following events:

  • Thursday, April 12, 2018: RTA Workshop ‘Ieders Bakkie An’ about re-use and recycling of technological instruments at the Coolrec facility, Dordrecht
  • Thursday,  May 17, 2018: Circular Economy Festival, in the framework of Nijmegen European Green Capital 2018 – Honig Complex Nijmegen
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018: Mini-Symposium during the opening of the Green Gas Facility of Hoogheemraadschap Delfland, Vlaardingen
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018: Presentation for Staff and External Guests of Ragn-Sells (Sweden), Stockholm. You can view and download the presentation below:

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More presentations soon will become available in the form of pdf-documents, which may be downloaded without any costs.

  • Deventer, July 11, 2018: Presentation at the occasion of the opening of the new Reshare Textile Sorting Center (Salvation Army);
  • the Hague (the Netherlands) – 20 September 2018 – Presentation of Challenging Changes, also as a piece of work after retiring from politics and other functions, for the Probus Group the Hague;
  • Ad Lansink presents a copy of Challenging Changes to minister Inaya Ezzeddine (Beirut, 27 september 2018)



    Beirut (Libanon) – 27 September 2018 – Workshop of the Lebanese Government about the new Waste Law, organized by OMSAR at the Parliament, with special attention for the waste hierarchy as essential framework for legislation. One of the main questions: are the leading principles of waste policy applicable, both in de developed and les developed countries?

  • Enschede (the Netherlands) – 10 October 2018 – Guest college for students of the University of Twente, elaborating history and future of waste hierarchy, regarding the transition to circular economy
  • Johannesburg (South Africa) – 16 October 2018 – Main keynote speech about Challenging Changes, at the occasion of the opening of the WasteCon 2018 Conference and Exhibition
  • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) – 21 till 24 October 2018 – Participation at the ISWA World Congress 2018, where the ISWA Communication Award 2018, was awarded to Challenging Changes, 
  • Nijmegen (the Netherlands) – 22 November 2018 – Introduction of the networking party of RReuse Congres, hosted by Nijmegen, European Green Capital 2018, at the Honig Complex
  • Nijmegen (the Netherlands) – 29  November 2018 – Main keynote about climate policy and circular economy during a workshop of Building Nijmegen in the complex of HAN at 20.00 hour
  • Rotterdam (the Netherlands) – 9 February 2019, 14.00 – Conference about circular economy at Blue City
  • Nijmegen (the Netherlands) – 8 March 2019, 12.00 – Meeting of Rotary, Nijmegen Presentation of Challenging Changes, Hotel Rozenhof
  • Zevenaar (the Netherlands) – 15 March 2019, Liemers College, 14.00 Kick off Start litter-campaign of GoClean-Liemers with Litterati
  • Arnhem (the Netherlands) – 6 April 2019, Rozet, 13.00: Kick off Plastic Campaign. Municipality and Rotarians
  • The Hague (the Netherlands) – 15 April 2019 – Dudok, 15.30 – Seminar about Climate Policy and Circularity in the Building and Construction Sector, organized by the ‘Groene Zaak’
  • Stockholm (Sweden), 23 May 2019: Dinner-meeting of Rang-Sells with special guests about the transition of linear to circular economy, changing waste into resource hierarchy 
  • Satra Gard (Sweden) – 24 May 2019 – Framtidsdagen, Seminar of Ragns-Sellsgroup about the Future of Circular Waste Management
  • Nijmegen (the Netherlands) – 4 June 2019 – Rotary Nijmegen Zuid, Hotel Karel – Onderwerp Totstandkoming ‘Challenging Changes
  • Stockholm (Sweden) – 12 June 2019 Workshop of Ragn Sells Group in cooperation with the Dutch Embassy about resource management and circular economy
  • Arendal (Norway) – 13 August 2019 – International Workshop on Circular Economy: Presentation: From waste to resource hierarchy