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Miscellaneous, Public Works

Apple Unveils New iPhone Recycling Robot

April 20, 2018

Via: Waste360

Two years ago, Apple introduced Liam, an industrial robot with 29 arms designed to disassemble damaged and returned iPhones. Now, the company has unveiled Daisy, a new iPhone recycling robot that’s capable of taking apart 200 iPhones per hour and […]


Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works

Three things consumers want from electricity providers

April 10, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

It’s no surprise that the energy industry is undergoing unprecedented change today. Driven by a number of factors, including innovations in renewable energy generation, the emergence of new entrants into the energy industry and the proliferation of smart meters (to […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Decades-Old Trash is Archived at Tenement Museum in New York City

April 3, 2018

Via: Waste360

In the basement of the Tenement Museum in New York City, two buildings that for decades saw some 7,000 immigrant occupants, workers have collected a sizeable archive of antique garbage, from a half-eaten bagel to an old box of cigarettes […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

Denver Nonprofit We Don’t Waste Recovered Nearly 4,000 Tons of Food in 2017

April 2, 2018

Via: Waste360

We Don’t Waste, a Denver-based nonprofit organization started by Executive Director Arlan Preblud in 2010, collected and delivered almost 4,000 tons of food in 2017. The group collects food that would otherwise go to waste from places like Mile High […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

Two New York Counties Moving Forward with Joint Organic Waste Facility

April 2, 2018

Via: Waste360

Officials from Albany County, N.Y., and Saratoga County, N.Y., have announced the next steps of a plan to construct a $45 million organic waste facility after a successful feasibility study that took place last year. A joint anaerobic digester will […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

How Technologies are Cutting Food Waste Across the Supply Chain

March 29, 2018

Via: Waste360

Technology is playing a key role in reducing and preventing food waste across the supply chain and from one business type to another. It’s facilitating data sharing and insight gleaned from that data at unprecedented speeds. Online tools enable restaurants […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Haulers in Central Oregon Will Collect Money to Help Those Battling Cancer

March 28, 2018

Via: Waste360

Bend Garbage & Recycling, Cascade Disposal, High Country Disposal, Prineville Disposal, Madras Sanitary Service and Wilderness Garbage, local haulers in Central Oregon, are taking part in the Community Assistance for Neighbors with Cancer (CAN Cancer) program, which raises money for […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

Mastering Recycling in Public Spaces

March 22, 2018

Via: Waste360

While recycling at home, work or school comes with challenges, it’s relatively straightforward. Recycling in less-familiar public spaces isn’t, however, and it presents unique hurdles. “You can get information to people about curbside recycling, for instance, which they tend to […]


Electric Utility, Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Works

Time not on their side: Utilities ill-prepared for EV demand, SEPA finds

March 22, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

It’s always dangerous to make technology predictions, but right now this feels like a sure thing: Electric vehicles are going to become popular, mainstream, common. One day, even, the standard. How and when these zero-emission vehicles are charged will be […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Adidas Has Sold More Than One Million Pairs of Sneakers Made from Ocean Plastic

March 20, 2018

Via: Waste360

Adidas, the German shoe and activewear manufacturer, has partnered with Parley, an organization that fights against ocean pollution, to produce shoes made from ocean plastic. More than a million pairs of the shoe have been sold, according to an announcement […]