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Do you know the value of your city's sewage?

August 26, 2016 by Stockholm Environment Institute

Every day, cities generate huge amounts of sewage that, dumped into waterways with little or no treatment, causes pollution and threatens our health. But these waste streams are full of resources that could us meet our energy needs, grow more food, and create green jobs.[read more]

Know Your Sawdust - It Can Do So Much

August 25, 2016 by Dan Richfield

One of our goals as an urban sawmill is to use as much of a tree as possible, so we are very happy when sawdust is put to good use.  We produce a lot of excess sawdust and almost always have it available to the public at no cost.  Here are some great ways to use it and some info to keep in mind for your...[read more]

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3 Innovations to Reduce the Impact of e-Waste & Landfills

August 18, 2016 by Andrew Armstrong

As municipalities around the world struggle with waste management and an ever-growing amount of trash in landfills, new technology offers ways to biodegrade more products and to convert toxic methane gases into energy.[read more]

Troubled Waters: How Rio's Trash Problem Goes Far Beyond the Olympics

August 9, 2016 by Waste Dive

When athletes from around the world hit the waters of Guanabara Bay for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games this month, they will be competing amid garbage.It didn’t have to be this way.Despite seven years of planning and multiple ideas from waste professionals around the world, Rio de Janeiro has not solved the problem of trash in its waters...[read more]

How utilizing EPA's Decision Support Tool can greatly improve waste management systems

July 15, 2016 by Waste Dive

As waste reduction and diversion become increasingly high priorities across the country, figuring out how to change the status quo can be challenging. Well-intentioned ideas may have unintended consequences, different technologies can be hard to compare, and what works for one city may not work for another.The Environmental Protection...[read more]

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How Leading Businesses are Reducing Their Dependence on Paper

July 15, 2016 by Anna Johansson

When you look at the most pervasive problems in business, the topic of sustainability must be near the top of the list. While many businesses preach sustainability, very few are actually doing what it takes to reduce their impact in one key area: paper.[read more]

7 waste-conscious innovations disrupting the green packaging market

July 12, 2016 by Waste Dive

The green packaging market has seen rapid growth in recent years due to advances in technology, heightened interest in circular economy principles, and a cultural interest in more sustainable products. While questions still remain about the lifecycle of these innovations, many are easier to recycle and...[read more]

Wenzhou, China Builds Asia’s Largest Underground Sewage Treatment Plant

June 18, 2016 by The Global Grid
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What should a sewage treatment plant be like? A criss-cross of pipelines, large pools and pungent smells? The Wenzhou plant will then subvert your imagination. According to the plan, once the plant is completed, the site will look like a gigantic park. The main part of the plant occupies an area of 85 acres, which is the area of about...[read more]

Tire Recycling and its Impacts

May 16, 2016 by erichlawson

Although used tires are a complex and challenging form of solid waste, the demand for scrap tires has been soaring over the years due to the booming scrap tire recycling industry. The tires that motorists are driving on the road can be shredded and burned to generate fuel oil, used to make fuel, or pulverised to bits to be used to fill...[read more]

Find the Trash Compactor That Best Suits Your Business

May 5, 2016 by erichlawson

Businesses can benefit greatly from investing in a trash compactor. Some of those benefits include: saving on space, transport, time and fuel as trips made to the dump or landfill are significantly reduced. There are different compactors to fit the various businesses. This blog looks at the various compactors available to all businesses....[read more]

Should cities ban plastic bags and water bottles?

April 8, 2016 by Cathy Rust

Cities should think twice about the consequences before deciding on a complete ban on single-use products that produce waste. Especially if it is a city that relies on tourism, banning a product may not be the most effective way to treat it.[read more]

The long road to resilient cities in Africa

April 7, 2016 by Ivan Bruce

The need to build climate & disaster resilience in cities – Project example in Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP)  My journey to Ibadan, Nigeria supporting the World Bank’s - Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP) gave me an opportunity to reflect the challenges of such infrastructure projects and the...[read more]