Academic Director – Rock Environment & Energy Institute (REEI)
Mao Da, Ph.D., is the co-founder of two environmental NGOs namely Rock Environment and Energy Institute and Nature University in China. He has been an active participant of China’s environmental activism. He launched the Chinese Zero Mercury Campaign in 2005, initiated Chinese NGOs’ Network on chemicals and environmental health in 2007, and co-founded the Citizens’ Initiative on Plastic Bag Policy in 2008. Since 2006, he has dedicated himself to the zero waste movement. He inexhaustibly publicizes reliable scientific research and various reports on the environmental impacts of mix-waste disposal, and promotes waste reduction, separation and recycling. He is also doing post-doctorate research at the School of Chemistry, Beijing Normal University. His research interests include histories of waste, urban environment and environmental health.
Talk Title: Waste Management Policy in China: Its Problems and Reforms