Waste

Jonathan Trent and the OMEGA Project

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When life gives you lemons they say to make lemonade. And what if life gives you sewage released into an enclosed bay, what can you make? Certainly not lemonade, right? Our guest today on Sea Change Radio is NASA scientist and UC Santa Cruz professor, Jonathan Trent. He has figured out how to use algae to turn wastewater pollution into biofuel.

Kohler Believing In Better Blog: Kohler China Associates Explore UnAmazing Waste

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While waste is inherently unamazing, we can do some pretty amazing things with it to make the world a better place.

West Virginia Governor Signs Law Requiring Cautious Driving Near Sanitation Trucks

“Slow Down to Get Around” law aims to prevent accidents and injuries to collection workers
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West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed a new law today at a Martinsburg ceremony to help protect waste and recycling vehicle operators.

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West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed a new law today at a Martinsburg ceremony to help protect waste and recycling vehicle operators.

The Montreal Impact and Cascades Partner Up: Soccer Fans Go Green

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It’s a beautiful evening at Stade Saputo: you’ve got nachos and drink in hand, and a great view from the top bleachers of the Montreal Impact’s fancy footwork. Thousands of soccer fans adopt this game plan every night that their team plays in town, from March to October. The nachos may be replaced by an Italian sandwich or just an ordinary hot dog, but one thing all the fans have in common is, together, they produce a significant amount of waste each game night.

Reducing Your Environmental Footprint During Your Holidays

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A vacation is the time for travelling, having fun and letting go. That doesn’t mean it should be synonymous with excessive consumption! You may be environmentally conscious at home, but do you have the guts to bring that attitude with you when you leave? Here are a few tips that are sure to reduce your environmental footprint when you’re vacationing abroad… or in the next town over!

Make your vacation more eco-friendly with these tips and tricks!

Free Webinar: How Companies Can Help Increase Recycling in the U.S.

Webinar Will Explore Recycling Solutions
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American cities, consumer goods companies, and retailers are facing a financial and environmental crisis: we are currently spending billions of dollars to landfill products and packaging when, instead, they could be sold to the recycling industry. These valuable commodities could be recycled, drive costs efficiency, and create jobs. There are many benefits to recycling including the reduction in manufacturing costs for consumer goods, reduction in landfill disposal costs, increased revenue for municipalities, and creation of local jobs.

Wisconsin Enacts Road Safety Law to Encourage Cautious Driving Near Sanitation Trucks

“Slow Down to Get Around” law increases penalties on reckless driving, aims to prevent accidents and injuries
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a "Slow Down to Get Around" measure designed to prevent road accidents and fatalities caused by reckless driving around waste and recycling collection vehicles.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a "Slow Down to Get Around" measure designed to prevent road accidents and fatalities caused by reckless driving around waste and recycling collection vehicles.

Picking Up The Pieces: Jeff Kirschner

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Anyone who is on social media knows how often you can be inundated with picayune details of your friends’ daily lives. But what if all that over-sharing could be turned into something productive and beneficial? What if, instead of just being a source of information on what your high school friend had for lunch today, or how great your niece’s new shoes look, social media could work to create a buzz around something really important, like picking up litter?

Enactus Students Upcycle Banners to Help Artisans

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Andrew Cranston presents:  Banners of Progress

The Global Chief Operating Officer of KPMG International, Andrew Cranston, shares how Enactus students in Mexico solve waste while employing struggling artisans. The students empowered the artisans to make fashionable accessories with discarded vinyl banners that are usually thrown away.

Enactus Students Create Fuel From Waste

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Refuse or fuel, what do you see?

An Enactus team in Zimbabwe saw a way to melt plastic and create diesel fuel as a byproduct. So far, 12 women have worked to convert over 3 tons of waste. Just 35 kg of plastic translates to 24 liters of liquid fuel and 7 kg of wax. Find out more about Enactus and this innovative solution at http://enactus.org/seeopportunity/project-gallery/project/refuse-fuel-see/.

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