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Technology Can Help Cities Tackle Recycling Problems

September 5, 2019

Via: Waste360

The U.S. throws away about $11.4 billion worth of recyclable items and packaging every year, according to a report published by San Francisco-based As You Sow, a nonprofit organization that promotes corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy. To combat this issue, many cities are taking action, but few have considered utilizing technology to promote recycling.

Shawn Chandler, senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and director of IT at PacifiCorp, a Portland, Ore.-based electric power company in the western U.S., has researched ways people and technology can work together to make cities more sustainable through the promotion of compostable plastics, sustainable packaging and recycling programs.

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