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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.

14 Proposals
Aug 9, 2017
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We train food businesses in organic waste solutions, collect it and transform it into inputs for organic food production at the Sinba Farm.
Oct 6, 2016
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e-collect aims to prevent used clothes going to landfill and make them recycled / upcycled / reused.
Jun 15, 2016
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Food Recovery Network: a student-driven grassroots movement promoting food recovery, a simple, sustainable solution to food waste and hunger
Jun 15, 2016
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Develop a smart phone app that helps people segregate, compost, find their closest kabadiwalla and sign-up for local waste management events
Jun 15, 2016
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QR code based dustbin to ensure,reward people who recycle and sort waste at source and help reduce emissions by effective recycling & reuse.
Jun 15, 2016
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The innovation addresses deforestation and plastic waste challenges as an opportunity to manufacture school desks from recycled plastic.
Jun 15, 2016
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The Tycycler is an intuitive, non-motorized and affordable device that helps informal waste workers to recycle waste tires across Africa.
Jun 15, 2016
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SWEEP-the Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Protocol-is a voluntary performance standard for Municipalities and the Solid Waste Industry.
Jun 14, 2016
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Retalhar is a social business that promotes reverse logistics of corporate uniforms by disposing it in a socio-environmental friendly way.
Jun 11, 2016
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e-waste is much hazardous than general waste so recycling of e-waste is more important, especially in developing countries like Pakistan.
Jun 9, 2016
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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!
May 26, 2016
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Through our efforts of regulating food waste in schools we can help overcome methane's impact on climate change!
May 24, 2016
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During the marriage ceremony in India a lot of food is wasted. This food can be used to supply energy for the locality.
Apr 23, 2016
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This proposal attempts to show how off-the-shelf technology can improve sewage treatment.