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Plant converts food waste into energy

Plant converts food waste into energy | Waste | Scoop.it

Coca-Cola and will.i.am have partnered up to create EKOCYCLE, an initiative that helps market gadgets, clothing and other products which use up to 100% plastic and aluminum waste as source material.

 

I must confess some ambivalence here, because Coca-Cola has been particularly destructive when it comes to Container Deposit Schemes in Australia.

 

Notwithstanding this, the initiative is interesting in its attempts to create high value markets for plastic and aluminium waste.

 

Relevant site:

EKOCYCLE: https://www.facebook.com/EKOCYCLE


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great regional solution using waste as an input, with compost and energy as its outputs.

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H&M Global Clothes Recycling Program

H&M Global Clothes Recycling Program | Waste | Scoop.it

H&M wants to reward you with a gift voucher for every bag of clothes you recycle. The company says it will help its customers avoid textile waste by accepting items of clothing from any brand and in any condition. Beginning February, for every bag deposited, the customer will receive a voucher to put towards a future H&M purchase. The collected garments are then handled by I:Collect, a clothing-recycling firm that will reprocess the materials and make them available for new use.

This is an interesting idea, bringing clothing recycling into the sale of clothes. It will apparently be available in all 48 markets worldwide. It also seems a little odd - as the article points out, H&M's business is built around disposable clothing. Nevertheless, it is a big gesture.

The business model of H&M's partner, I:CO is especially interesting. They have a pretty cool I:Counter, which is a box that enables clothes to be weighed as it is loaded, issuing vouchers for use purchasing goods in the store. When it's full, the box becomes a shipping box and is sent for recycling.

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H&M: http://about.hm.com/content/hm/AboutSection/en/About.html
Collector I:CO: http://www.ico-spirit.com/us/Home-1.html


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Plant converts food waste into energy

Plant converts food waste into energy | Waste | Scoop.it

Coca-Cola and will.i.am have partnered up to create EKOCYCLE, an initiative that helps market gadgets, clothing and other products which use up to 100% plastic and aluminum waste as source material.

 

I must confess some ambivalence here, because Coca-Cola has been particularly destructive when it comes to Container Deposit Schemes in Australia.

 

Notwithstanding this, the initiative is interesting in its attempts to create high value markets for plastic and aluminium waste.

 

Relevant site:

EKOCYCLE: https://www.facebook.com/EKOCYCLE


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Suzette Jackson's curator insight, March 21, 2013 2:54 AM

great regional solution using waste as an input, with compost and energy as its outputs.

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Weaving a solution from waste plastic

Weaving a solution from waste plastic | Waste | Scoop.it

A great story about my very favourite waste management company, Recology. Recology is based in San Francisco, and is working with the City of San Francisco to make San Francisco the first zero-waste city in the US.

 

It is obviously working. San Francisco is currently keeping 80% of its waste from landfill through a mix of recycling plants, composting and waste education.

 

Says the president and CEO Michael Sangiacomo "In the waste industry, the big money has been made putting solid waste in landfills. To me, that's not waste management: It's just putting waste in a hole in the ground and hoping nothing goes wrong. If you can put waste back into commerce, that's much smarter"


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The Future of Garbage: No Garbage

The Future of Garbage: No Garbage | Waste | Scoop.it

A great story about my very favourite waste management company, Recology. Recology is based in San Francisco, and is working with the City of San Francisco to make San Francisco the first zero-waste city in the US.

 

It is obviously working. San Francisco is currently keeping 80% of its waste from landfill through a mix of recycling plants, composting and waste education.

 

Says the president and CEO Michael Sangiacomo "In the waste industry, the big money has been made putting solid waste in landfills. To me, that's not waste management: It's just putting waste in a hole in the ground and hoping nothing goes wrong. If you can put waste back into commerce, that's much smarter"


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Sustainable IT - by IBM

Sustainable IT - by IBM | Waste | Scoop.it

This is a great thing to see - an explicit recognition of the value of waste. Indeed, the article even takes a similar tack to what I've been advocating. Rather than calling these materials "waste", call them "byproducts" and seek to maximise the information surface area so that the waste can be used.

 

This particular article refers to how the public sector is helping the private sector make these connections. Imagine the power when the free-wheeling dynamism of entrepreneurial business gets in on the act!


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Tailoring recycling messages to politics

Tailoring recycling messages to politics | Waste | Scoop.it

This is a great thing to see - an explicit recognition of the value of waste. Indeed, the article even takes a similar tack to what I've been advocating. Rather than calling these materials "waste", call them "byproducts" and seek to maximise the information surface area so that the waste can be used.

 

This particular article refers to how the public sector is helping the private sector make these connections. Imagine the power when the free-wheeling dynamism of entrepreneurial business gets in on the act!


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Infographic: How-To Compost

Infographic: How-To Compost | Waste | Scoop.it
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TIM BENNETT, 31, is founder and president of Bennett Compost, which he runs from his Point Breeze home.

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Green Dot's curator insight, May 21, 2013 3:24 PM

Green Dot's Terratek Flex will biodegrade in a home composting environment

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(EN) - Compost Glossary | mastercomposter.com

(EN) - Compost Glossary | mastercomposter.com | Waste | Scoop.it
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TIM BENNETT, 31, is founder and president of Bennett Compost, which he runs from his Point Breeze home.

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Composting Toilets: Why We Should Give a Crap - Earth911.com

Composting Toilets: Why We Should Give a Crap - Earth911.com | Waste | Scoop.it
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TIM BENNETT, 31, is founder and president of Bennett Compost, which he runs from his Point Breeze home.

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Composting is a great way to help the environment - Ellwood City Ledger

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Council OKs Contract with CleanScapes for Garbage, Recycling and Compost ... - Highline Times

Council OKs Contract with CleanScapes for Garbage, Recycling and Compost ... - Highline Times | Waste | Scoop.it
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TIM BENNETT, 31, is founder and president of Bennett Compost, which he runs from his Point Breeze home.
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10-Year-Old's Recycling Business

10-Year-Old's Recycling Business | Waste | Scoop.it

Coca-Cola and will.i.am have partnered up to create EKOCYCLE, an initiative that helps market gadgets, clothing and other products which use up to 100% plastic and aluminum waste as source material.

 

I must confess some ambivalence here, because Coca-Cola has been particularly destructive when it comes to Container Deposit Schemes in Australia.

 

Notwithstanding this, the initiative is interesting in its attempts to create high value markets for plastic and aluminium waste.

 

Relevant site:

EKOCYCLE: https://www.facebook.com/EKOCYCLE


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Accessories Made out of Garbage

Accessories Made out of Garbage | Waste | Scoop.it

Coca-Cola and will.i.am have partnered up to create EKOCYCLE, an initiative that helps market gadgets, clothing and other products which use up to 100% plastic and aluminum waste as source material.

 

I must confess some ambivalence here, because Coca-Cola has been particularly destructive when it comes to Container Deposit Schemes in Australia.

 

Notwithstanding this, the initiative is interesting in its attempts to create high value markets for plastic and aluminium waste.

 

Relevant site:

EKOCYCLE: https://www.facebook.com/EKOCYCLE


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From Farm Straight to the Trash: Why We Need Innovative Food Waste Solutions Right Now

From Farm Straight to the Trash: Why We Need Innovative Food Waste Solutions Right Now | Waste | Scoop.it

A great story about my very favourite waste management company, Recology. Recology is based in San Francisco, and is working with the City of San Francisco to make San Francisco the first zero-waste city in the US.

 

It is obviously working. San Francisco is currently keeping 80% of its waste from landfill through a mix of recycling plants, composting and waste education.

 

Says the president and CEO Michael Sangiacomo "In the waste industry, the big money has been made putting solid waste in landfills. To me, that's not waste management: It's just putting waste in a hole in the ground and hoping nothing goes wrong. If you can put waste back into commerce, that's much smarter"


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Medical device recycling

Medical device recycling | Waste | Scoop.it

This is a great thing to see - an explicit recognition of the value of waste. Indeed, the article even takes a similar tack to what I've been advocating. Rather than calling these materials "waste", call them "byproducts" and seek to maximise the information surface area so that the waste can be used.

 

This particular article refers to how the public sector is helping the private sector make these connections. Imagine the power when the free-wheeling dynamism of entrepreneurial business gets in on the act!


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Plant recovering 86% of C&D waste in Florida

Plant recovering 86% of C&D waste in Florida | Waste | Scoop.it

This is a great thing to see - an explicit recognition of the value of waste. Indeed, the article even takes a similar tack to what I've been advocating. Rather than calling these materials "waste", call them "byproducts" and seek to maximise the information surface area so that the waste can be used.

 

This particular article refers to how the public sector is helping the private sector make these connections. Imagine the power when the free-wheeling dynamism of entrepreneurial business gets in on the act!


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Public-private partnerships turn waste into cash

Public-private partnerships turn waste into cash | Waste | Scoop.it

This is a great thing to see - an explicit recognition of the value of waste. Indeed, the article even takes a similar tack to what I've been advocating. Rather than calling these materials "waste", call them "byproducts" and seek to maximise the information surface area so that the waste can be used.

 

This particular article refers to how the public sector is helping the private sector make these connections. Imagine the power when the free-wheeling dynamism of entrepreneurial business gets in on the act!


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Two in intensive care after legionella outbreak linked to compost ...

Two in intensive care after legionella outbreak linked to compost ... | Waste | Scoop.it
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TIM BENNETT, 31, is founder and president of Bennett Compost, which he runs from his Point Breeze home.
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Compost-Fueled Cars: Wouldn't That Be Great? - Onion Talks - Ep. 1

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TIM BENNETT, 31, is founder and president of Bennett Compost, which he runs from his Point Breeze home.
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Why 40% of U.S. food is thrown away

Why 40% of U.S. food is thrown away | Waste | Scoop.it
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TIM BENNETT, 31, is founder and president of Bennett Compost, which he runs from his Point Breeze home.
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US Composting Council Announces the 2014 International Compost ...

US Composting Council Announces the 2014 International Compost ... | Waste | Scoop.it
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TIM BENNETT, 31, is founder and president of Bennett Compost, which he runs from his Point Breeze home.
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His business turns your food scraps into compost - Philly.com

His business turns your food scraps into compost - Philly.com | Waste | Scoop.it
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His business turns your food scraps into compost
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TIM BENNETT, 31, is founder and president of Bennett Compost, which he runs from his Point Breeze home.
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Like Recycling but Better: Upcycling

Like Recycling but Better: Upcycling | Waste | Scoop.it

Dealing with food waste from the home or small restaurant by composting can be difficult. However, using worms to achieve the same outcome can be straightforward and achieve good outcomes.

 

This article gives a good outline of how it all works.


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