Biography

Shanishta is a postgraduate student, currently undertaking a Master of Environmental Management and Development at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. Previously, she completed a Bachelor of Environments and a concurrent Diploma in Global Issues at The University of Melbourne. Acting as a sustainability consultant for Melbourne-based social enterprise Moral Fairground, and with prior experience in corporate sustainability, Shanishta’s key interest is in the power of sustainable business and ethical entrepreneurialism to recreate our global economy.

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The practice of open waste dumping is a significant issue in Sri Lanka. Between 1999 and 2009, the amount of solid waste generated daily rose from an estimated 6,500 tons to 7,500 tonnes.1 Of this waste, as much as 85 percent is deposited at open dumpsites each day.2 While the environmental and socio-economic implications of […]

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