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Waste Management

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]

Almost 90% Of Construction Waste Can Be Reused/Recycled

April 1, 2016 by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Contractors in Northern Arizona are taking advantage of construction waste as building materials... as long as it's economically feasible.Living in a historic neighborhood with most houses well past the century mark in age, we see a lot ofrehabilitation and renovation work going on. Of course, this means lots of dumpsters parked in...[read more]

Reduce Waste with Less Packaging

March 29, 2016 by erichlawson

 Waste management has become a global problem. It is a problem that can only be resolved if people and industries reduce waste. It has been found that one-third of all waste is packaging material used by various industries, retailers and consumers. The problem of waste has increased environmental problems and costs of waste...[read more]

Tech Updates : How to Design a Stormwater Drainage System

March 24, 2016 by Sarah Smith

Since this time, engineers have searched for better methods and environmental scientists have been seeking alternative designs that will collect, treat and move the storm water after the snow melts or a rainstorm occurs.[read more]

Choosing the Right Waste Stationary Compactor for Your Industry

December 29, 2015 by erichlawson

Today, landfills as well as other waste disposal facilities are filled to capacity giving rise to new waste management challenges. Different industry players are now charged with the responsibility of finding new alternatives to waste management among them the use of waste stationary compactors and containers for effective waste management.[read more]

Seattle Company Unveils Commercial Food Waste-to-Energy System

November 30, 2015 by Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture

A newly minted portable food waste digester hopes to revolutionize small-to-medium scale kitchen operations in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.[read more]

World of Water: Rain and Flooding Across the Globe [INFOGRAPHIC]

November 18, 2015 by Joe Struggles

Following a weekend of heavy flooding across the UK, pump and dehumidifier manufacturers Andrews Sykes looks into the world's worst floods while offering advice on protecting and protocol when you're effect by flood.[read more]


Wild Gift Climate Change Collective Fellowship: Using Wilderness as an Accelerator for Social Entrepreneurs

October 14, 2015 by Carrie Douglas

Are you 21-35? Do you have a WILD idea to change the world? Need some help translating your vision to reality? Wild Gift supports Better World Entrepreneurs through a 16-month Fellowship Program. Using wilderness immersion experiences as a springboard combined with mentoring, seed funding and a collaborative network of support, our unique Fellowship fosters grit, integrity and know-how critical to the long-term success of their groundbreaking ventures.[read more]

New Chicago Compost Ordinance Eases Restrictions for Urban Farmers and Gardeners

The new regulation will allow community gardens in Chicago to compost various types of organic waste, including food scraps such as vegetables and eggshells. Previously, only landscape waste was permitted for compost, such as grass and shrubbery clippings.[read more]

The Waste Biz: A Comprehensive Look At Recycling Industry Woes

September 14, 2015 by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Single stream: The ability to toss all of our recyclables into one bin has increased overall rates of recycling… but it’s also led to more contamination of materials. Furthermore, many of us toss items into our bins that may not be recyclable.[read more]

Upcycling Junk Mail Into Paper Plates And Tableware: The Junk Mail Press

September 9, 2015 by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Paper plates, bowls, and other disposable picnic ware is awfully convenient: no dishes to wash once the meal’s over. That convenience comes at a cost, though: a single paper plate represents about a half gallon of water used in its production, as well as trees and energy.[read more]