Category: Public Works

Public Institutions, Public Works

Federal Funds To Help LA’s Homeless Crisis Come Bundled Up In Strings

January 14, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has been working with Mayor Eric Garcetti to address the city’s homeless crisis despite public tension over the issue. But the administration says that if Los Angeles accepts federal help, it will need […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

Op-Ed: Portland’s Costly Highway Mistake

December 26, 2019

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Portland — a city known for its environmentalism, urban planning, public transportation, public involvement, and progressive politicians — is about to go backward by widening a noxious freeway, Interstate 5, through the city’s Rose Quarter. “Climate” Governor Kate Brown, Mayor […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

Will DOD’s bases have infrastructure for new tech?

November 26, 2019

Via: FCW

DOD materiel readiness leaders battle with getting military construction funding for tech infrastructure, which could mean slower adaptation and modernization. Read More on FCW


Leyline Announces $150M Investment from Newlight Partners

November 4, 2019

Via: Waste360

Leyline Renewable Capital, a provider of development financing across several renewable energy sectors, announced a $150 million investment by Newlight Partners LP. This investment will enable Leyline to identify and provide development-stage debt and equity to support renewable energy projects […]

Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Waste Management

Navigating Technology in Waste & Recycling

November 4, 2019

Via: Waste360

In the latest episode of our NothingWasted! Podcast, we bring you a dynamic Spotlight Session from WasteExpo 2019: “Navigating Technology in Waste & Recycling.” The discussion features: Mark Abbass, chief marketing officer for AMCS Group; Brian Giambagno, chief financial officer […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

Coca-Cola, KAB Unveil Public Space Recycling Bin Grant Recipients

September 16, 2019

Via: Waste360

National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation announced the recipients of their 2019 Coca-Cola Public Spaces Recycling Bin Grant Program in a combined effort to improve recycling collection in more public space locations throughout the country. The […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

PepsiCo Accelerates Plastic Waste Reduction Efforts

September 13, 2019

Via: Waste360

PepsiCo, Inc. announced a new target to reduce 35 percent of virgin plastic content across its beverage portfolio by 2025, which equates to the elimination of 2.5 million metric tons of cumulative virgin plastic. Progress will be driven by the […]

Electric Utility, Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Works

City grids risk being overwhelmed by EV growth: Report

September 10, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The report notes that Seattle has taken major steps toward electrification and has big goals it wants to achieve in the coming decades. The city is aiming for 30% EV adoption and a fossil fuel-free municipal fleet by 2030, while […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

Kroger’s Innovation Fund Names Inaugural Food Waste Prevention Cohort

September 3, 2019

Via: Waste360

The Innovation Fund, a program of The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation, recently named its inaugural cohort of innovators, selected from nearly 400 applicants who submitted interest earlier this year during the first-ever open call. The invitation […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

Hasbro to Phase Out Plastic from New Toy, Game Packaging

August 28, 2019

Via: Waste360

Pawtucket, R.I.-based toy manufacturer Hasbro, Inc. announced that beginning in 2020, it plans to start phasing out plastic from new product packaging, including plastic elements like polybags, elastic bands, shrink wrap, window sheets and blister packs. The company’s ambition is […]