Mar 11, 2023
National Careers Week | An Interview With Liza Ambat
Liza Ambat is a Web Design and Development Executive here at WasteTrade, and is one of the newest members of the team. She has been with us just over two months and has settled into the team nicely. As it is Careers Week this week, we thought we would sit down with Liza to find out a little bit more about her professional background, how she has found her time here at WasteTrade and what she hopes to achieve in her role.
How long have you been working at WasteTrade?
I have been working at WasteTrade for two months.
What sector did you work in before you joined the team at WasteTrade?
I have a lot of experience in a wide variety of different sectors. I have worked on the website development teams in different industries all around the world; I have developed websites in the finance sector in Singapore, in the hospitality sector in the United States, in the healthcare and medical sector in the UK and much, much more!
What motivated you to change direction and start in the waste industry?
As a web developer, I have always been drawn to roles where I can make a positive impact through my work. Joining the waste and recycling industry was a natural fit for me as I recognised the important role that technology can play in driving sustainability and promoting environmental responsibility among big business. Although I have worked in a variety of industries in the past, I was excited to take on a new challenge and apply my skills to an area that has such a direct impact on our planet and our communities.
I was also drawn to WasteTrade specifically because of their commitment to innovation and modernisation in the waste management space. I saw an opportunity to work with a team of like-minded individuals who are passionate about using technology to tackle some of the biggest environmental challenges facing our world today.
Overall, I see my role as a web developer at WasteTrade as a chance to be part of a movement towards a more sustainable and responsible future, and I am excited to be contributing to such an important cause.
What did you initially anticipate your experience would be like working at WasteTrade?
To be honest, I didn’t really know what to expect. This was a big change from any of my previous roles and I wasn’t really sure what it would be like. Not quite knowing what was going to happen did make me a little nervous, but not as much as I was excited to be starting at WasteTrade. I was expecting it to be a challenge, but I am more than up for that! I am passionate about the environment, so hard work is worth it to me if it means taking better care of the planet we all live on.
How has working at WasteTrade compared to what you initially anticipated?
Working at WasteTrade has definitely been a challenge, just as I anticipated. However, it has also been incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. The team here has been incredibly supportive and welcoming, and I have enjoyed getting to know them and learning from their expertise in the waste and recycling industry.
While I knew that my work at WasteTrade would be focused on promoting sustainability and environmental responsibility, I didn’t fully grasp the breadth and complexity of the waste management space until I started my role. It has been fascinating to learn about the many different aspects of waste management, from the logistics of collection and disposal to the innovative technologies being developed to reduce waste and increase recycling rates.
Overall, I am really enjoying my experience at WasteTrade and am excited to be contributing to such an important cause. It’s great to be part of a team that is making a tangible difference in the world, and I look forward to continuing to learn and grow in my role here.
What have you learned about the recycling industry in your time at WasteTrade?
During my time at WasteTrade, I have gained a significant amount of knowledge about the recycling industry and the different challenges and opportunities that are present in this field. One of the key things that I have learned is the complex and multifaceted nature of waste management, including the logistical obstacles involved in the transportation and disposal of waste, as well as the range of innovative technologies being developed to increase recycling rates and decrease waste.
In addition, I have gained an understanding of the various stakeholders who play a role in waste and recycling, such as waste hauliers, processing facilities, local authorities, and community organisations. Witnessing the collaboration between these groups has been interesting and has provided me with a comprehensive view of the entire waste management system.
Most importantly, I have developed a deeper appreciation of the vital role that recycling plays in promoting sustainability and protecting the environment. The impact of waste on the planet is significant and it is crucial that everyone takes responsibility for their waste streams and works towards creating a more sustainable future. I am proud to be part of the WasteTrade team, where we are striving to promote a sustainable and responsible approach to waste management.
How do you see the waste and recycling industry changing in the future, and what role do you hope you will play in that growth?
From my perspective, I believe that the waste and recycling industry will continue to evolve in response to ongoing environmental concerns and pressures. There is a growing awareness of the need to reduce waste and increase recycling rates, and I anticipate that this will drive innovation and investment in new technologies and processes.
I hope to play a role in this growth by leveraging my skills and expertise in web development to create innovative digital solutions that can help to increase recycling rates and promote sustainability. For example, I believe that the use of digital tools and platforms can help to improve waste management and recycling by enabling greater communication and collaboration between different stakeholders.
Additionally, I am committed to staying up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in the waste and recycling industry, and to continuously learning and growing in my role at WasteTrade. By doing so, I hope to be able to contribute to the industry’s growth and development in a meaningful and impactful way.
Do you have any particular goals or aspirations that you would like to achieve in your role at WasteTrade?
As a web developer at WasteTrade, my goals are to create effective digital solutions that improve waste management and increase recycling rates. I also aim to develop my skills in sustainable web development and to work collaboratively with my colleagues to achieve our shared objectives.
Do you have a message for everyone about the importance of recycling?
Yes, I wish people understood that recycling is so much more than just a personal choice about what we do with our waste. It has the power to change our world for the better! By taking such a simple step in properly recycling our waste, we can reduce pollution, preserve natural resources, reduce our carbon footprint and create a more sustainable and circular economy that will take care of all the generations to come after us! That is what I would like people to understand about recycling.