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The new smart city – from hi-tech sensors to SOCIAL innovation

The new smart city – from hi-tech sensors to SOCIAL innovation | Waste Management | Scoop.it
The business model for smart cities has been around management, energy efficiency and mobility, but is it the right approach?

Via Xavier Wagner, association concert urbain
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smart city industry worth $400bn globally, there is much more money to be made in embedding sensors than in analysing existing datasets.

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Can This Water-Recycling Shower Save $1,000 in Bills? | Innovations

Can This Water-Recycling Shower Save $1,000 in Bills? | Innovations | Waste Management | Scoop.it
A Swedish industrial designer hopes his unique filtration system is the answer for rising water costs.
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Nothing like a good shower to clear your head and now you can have a clean  conscience without worrying about wasting water.

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Wood panel firm plans smaller biomass plant

Wood panel firm plans smaller biomass plant | Waste Management | Scoop.it
A wood panel manufacturer on the border of  Shropshire and North Wales is to abandon plans for a massive biomass plant to produce its own heat and electricity.

Via World Biomass Power
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An about turn for a wood panel manufacturer focuses using waste for only heat instead of CHP

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Food waste: 'sharing economy' part of the solution? | L'Atelier ...

A number of startups have set out to tackle the issue of food wastage in the consumer society. Leftoverswap, a startup which launched last month, has based its solution on the growing trend towards social community-building.

Via jean lievens
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Swap your tastey leftovers with your neighbourhood and dine with a clear conscience.

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Municipal Solid Waste | Wastes | US EPA

Municipal Solid Waste | Wastes | US EPA | Waste Management | Scoop.it
Recycling & composting reduced annual GHG emissions = to taking almost 34 million cars off the road http://t.co/64DM36GGNk #MSWinfo

Via Randall Scott White
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In 2011, Americans generated about 250 million tons of trash and recycled and composted almost 87 million tons of this material, equivalent to a 34.7 percent recycling rate

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Randall Scott White's curator insight, July 20, 2013 3:20 AM

There is no reason not to turn this stuff into not-being-wastes

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Just How Much Valuable Time Do You Waste In A Day?

Just How Much Valuable Time Do You Waste In A Day? | Waste Management | Scoop.it
The pressures on the workplace and the pace of life in the modern world has meant that time has become a vitally important commodity in all of our lives.One of the best things about the wonders of

Via Dr Peter Carey
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And then you have to sepate your waste. Why don't we put a tax on bottled water and get them to pay for tap water.

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