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Waste Management 2016

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Jan 15, 2016 08:00 EST - May 23, 2016 08:00 EDT
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May 23, 2016 08:00 EDT - Jun 7, 2016 12:00 EDT
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Jun 7, 2016 12:00 EDT - Jun 16, 2016 12:00 EDT
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Jun 16, 2016 12:00 EDT - Jul 5, 2016 12:00 EDT
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Jul 5, 2016 12:00 EDT - Aug 1, 2016 12:00 EDT
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Aug 1, 2016 12:00 EDT
What initiatives, policies and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from waste and waste management?

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, post-consumer waste contributes approximately 3% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, primarily from the disposal of solid waste through landfills and incineration, and of liquid waste through sewage treatment. Industrial and waste/wastewater greenhouse gas emissions have doubled since 1970. This contest seeks proposals that can significantly contribute to reducing  emissions at any scale (i.e., household through international levels), and from any aspect of waste and waste management.

30 Proposals
Retalhar is a social business that promotes reverse logistics of corporate uniforms by disposing it in a socio-environmental friendly way.
Develop a smart phone app that helps people segregate, compost, find their closest kabadiwalla and sign-up for local waste management events
Food Recovery Network: a student-driven grassroots movement promoting food recovery, a simple, sustainable solution to food waste and hunger
The Tycycler is an intuitive, non-motorized and affordable device that helps informal waste workers to recycle waste tires across Africa.
Easy-collect aims to prevent used clothes going to landfill and make them recycled / upcycled / reused.
We train food businesses in organic waste solutions, collect it and transform it into inputs for organic food production at the Sinba Farm.
QR code based dustbin to ensure,reward people who recycle and sort waste at source and help reduce emissions by effective recycling & reuse.
The innovation addresses deforestation and plastic waste challenges as an opportunity to manufacture school desks from recycled plastic.
SWEEP-the Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Protocol-is a voluntary performance standard for Municipalities and the Solid Waste Industry.
e-waste is much hazardous than general waste so recycling of e-waste is more important, especially in developing countries like Pakistan.
If integrated into a country ranking of top CO2 emitters, FOOD WASTAGE would appear 3rd, after the USA and China. We seek to mitigate that!
Through our efforts of regulating food waste in schools we can help overcome methane's impact on climate change!
During the marriage ceremony in India a lot of food is wasted. This food can be used to supply energy for the locality.
This proposal attempts to show how off-the-shelf technology can improve sewage treatment.
Our model for closed loop textiles reduces the impact of the apparel industry and brings new opportunities to emerging markets
EcoHub: a 21st Century approach to waste that recognizes that ALL discarded materials have value. Waste is separated & reprocessed on site.
Clinical and biological waste management is a huge problem in Pakistan which need immediate attention and concrete steps to solve problem
Hydrogasification turns MSW into H2, CO2, H2O, and minerals. H2 goes to NH3 (carbon free fuel). All marketable, sequester CO2, no landfills.
Software monitoring waste collection. Software chooses the route for waste collecting vehicle in which order empty containers to affect town
Extraction of material and energy from waste by treating it as resource.This can be achieved by segregation of waste at source.
To organize our trash, we should create separations.
Gasification can help the world both manage its wastes and produce the energy and products needed to foster economic growth.
Waste-to-Energy (WTE) is the sum of processes that produce electric energy from controlled waste incineration.
A waste collection and processing system that processes waste into fertilizer, paper briquettes, biogas - energy, and recyclables
use treated wastewater from treatment plant for making concrete,using granite waste in making block ,using E waste for saving biodiversity
GreenSpaceNewLife @simranvedvyas @SynergY plant trees to green landfills; reduce CO2 emmissions reduce waste increase healthy oxygen cover
Nature does not waste. Why do we? To solve the complex issue of resource and waste management issues, change the lens and start with why?