Shirleen Chin Virginia Comolli Huib van Westen Yeo Bee Yin Ioana Cotutiu

Illegal Waste Trade: What are we wasting our time on?

A Talk by Shirleen Chin , Yeo Bee Yin , Ioana Cotutiu , Virginia Comolli and Huib van Westen

About this Talk

The global trade in illegal waste is a phenomenon that lacks proper monitoring and enforcement for a myriad of reasons. With the UNODC’s plan for a global strategy to fight this and UNEP’s upcoming negotiations on the binding plastics treaty, how can ensure that we don’t waste time on the unnecessary details of our uncontrollable waste problem?

20 October 2023, 08:00 AM

08:00 AM - 09:30 AM

About The Speakers

Shirleen Chin

Shirleen Chin

Managing Director, Green Transparency

Shirleen Chin is an international legal expert working on matters related to environmental crime, international criminal law, illicit trade, anti-corruption, organised crime and economic crimes.


Yeo Bee Yin

Yeo Bee Yin

Former Minister of Environment of Malaysia

Yeo Bee Yin is a Member of Parliament for Puchong, Malaysia, and a politician from the Democratic Action Party, a component party of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.


Ioana Cotutiu

Ioana Cotutiu

Project Coordinator, UNODC Unwaste


Virginia Comolli

Virginia Comolli

Head of Pacific Programme, GI-TOC

Virginia is responsible for GI-TOC’s new portfolio in the Pacific (Oceania) which consists of research and analytical outputs (including as part of the Global Organized Crime Index), as well as on-the-ground engagement with local and international stakeholders.


Huib van Westen

Huib van Westen

Senior Inspector, Human Environment and Transport, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands

Senior Inspector focused on the prevention and enforcement of illegal transboundary movements of (hazardous) waste.