Globally, 1.6 billion tires per year are disposed of improperly, including over 300 million scrap tires generated in the United States every year. A significant portion of that is either burned as tire-derived-fuel or land-disposed. The lasting effect of this is disastrous both environmentally and in terms of lost economic value. Luckily, entrepreneurs have been hard at work to turn the tide on this immense problem, turning what was previously conceived as trash into valuable materials through innovative cradle-to-cradle recycling infrastructure.
This webinar will provide an overview of emerging technologies that enable tires to be brought into the circular economy, as well as insight into the hot waste-to-value market. We feature Boisson Consulting Founder Ed Boisson, Tyreflow Environmental President Bill Spire, Tyreflow CEO Jim Meckley, and Boundless Research Analyst Andreas van Giezen.
Ed will present on the market opportunity of waste-to-value technologies with an emphasis on scrap tire recycling. Bill and Jim will discuss Tyreflow’s cradle-to-cradle recycling infrastructure for scrap tires. Andreas will present Boundless’ Climate Impact Assessment of Tyreflow. You won’t want to miss this fascinating and topical discussion on the future of the circular economy.
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
Violence and Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean
Can intensifying municipal and community governance displace gang rule? Urban criminal groups rule tens to hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Despite their prevalence in cities around the world, there is little information available to policymakers about effective strategies to reduce their influence. In Medellín, Colombia, gangs instill a form of order and justice in the communities in which they operate. This research tests the role and impact of an anti-gang intervention designed in partnership with the City of Medellín and community officials that aims to increase the role of the city government in providing public services and reduce the role and control of criminal gangs.
Christopher Blattman, University of Chicago
Santiago Tobón, Universidad EAFIT
Jairo García, Defense Ministry of Columbia
Bárbara Sparrow, IPA Peru
Each seminar will be presented in English with Spanish simultaneous translation.
Time: 10:00 AM EST
Join ANDE West Africa members and partners for this workshop on how Entrepreneurship Support Organizations (ESOs) can build Corporate partnerships. This highly interactive discussion will focus on the why, the how, the challenges and tips/best practices on buidling corporate partnerships for ESOs
Zaki Raheem, Senior Manager – Enterprise Development & Entrepreneurship, DAI
Time: 9:00 AM EST / 3:00 PM WAT