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Miscellaneous, Public Works

Phoenix Installs Cameras to Stop Illegal Trash Dumping

May 17, 2019

Via: Waste360

In an effort to stop people from illegally dumping trash, the city of Phoenix has installed cameras in four regions of the city to catch violators in the act. On May 15, a camera in an alley near Third Street […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

How Samsung is Tackling the Global E-waste Problem

May 16, 2019

Via: Waste360

Electronic waste (e-waste) is a fast-growing segment of the world’s waste stream, and as companies release new and improved products, consumers and businesses are quick to part with their old devices and invest in the new. In an effort to […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Plastic Waste Discovered During Deepest-ever Ocean Dive

May 15, 2019

Via: Waste360

Retired Naval Officer Victor Vescovo dove nearly 36,000 feet in the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench only to find what appears to be plastic waste. According to The Guardian, Vescovo is still trying to confirm that the material he found is […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

It’s Time to Wake Up to the Threat of Single-use Plastics

May 13, 2019

Via: Waste360

With the May 10 vote to add new measures to restrict and bring disclosure to plastic waste trade through the U.N. Basel Convention, the years-long tremor shaking up plastic recycling became a massive earthquake. Countries will now have the right […]


Miscellaneous

Tendril to acquire EnergySavvy, as utility customer engagement focus grows

May 7, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Tendril’s acquisitions are allowing it to beef up its customer engagement and load monitoring capabilities at a time when both of those have captured utilities’ focus. EnergySavvy develops both customer-facing and internal systems, which Tendril will now merge with its […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Paradise Lost: Reimagining the California Dream With Community Microgrids

May 6, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

The firestorm disaster that wiped out an entire town last year has made it clear that the paradise that once was California is in serious jeopardy. However, the horrific Camp Fire in the community of Paradise presents an opportunity to […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Womer Pedals Her Way to Composting and Recycling Success

May 6, 2019

Via: Waste360

In the fifth episode of our NothingWasted! Podcast, we chat with Sarah Womer, founder of Zero to Go, an education-based waste management company focused on composting and recycling in Hudson Valley, N.Y. We got to speak with her about growing […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Adidas Introduces Recyclable Performance Running Shoe

April 29, 2019

Via: Waste360

Together with Parley for the Oceans, Adidas introduced in 2015 the first performance footwear concept with an upper made entirely of yarns and filaments reclaimed and recycled from marine plastic waste and illegal deep-sea gillnets. In 2019, Adidas said it […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

HP Expands Efforts to Reduce Ocean‐bound Plastics

April 24, 2019

Via: Waste360

HP Inc. announced a $2 million investment to expand its ocean-bound plastic supply chain. The company will build a new plastic washing line in Haiti that will allow it to produce cleaner, higher quality recycled plastic locally for use in […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

PepsiCo Recycling Funds Green Initiative at 27 U.S. Schools

April 23, 2019

Via: Waste360

PepsiCo Recycling just announced the 27 colleges and universities set to earn funding for campus sustainability initiatives in the 2018-19 school year through the company’s Zero Impact Fund (ZIF). Among the most unique projects in this year’s winning group include […]