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Will This Amazon-CIA Mapping Project Revolutionize Waste Management?

It sounds like space-age technology and in many ways it is: satellite mapping that could track waste from space. Amazon, satellite operator DigitalGlobe, the CIA’s venture arm In-Q-Tel and computer chip maker Nvidia and Amazon have teamed up on a satellite imagery and data project called SpaceNet. The project’s data … Read more »

Why Environmental Managers, Investors Love Circular Economy Technologies

Circular economy technologies, which reduce waste or convert waste to valuable new products, received $668 million in funding from 2011 through the first quarter of 2016.

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City Bans Demolitions to Cut Construction Waste

The construction industry produces a huge amount of waste. In the US alone, about 40 percent of solid waste comes from construction and demolition (C&D). To combat this, one US city is taking the unique approach of banning home demolitions, which it says will encourage the reuse of building materials … Read more »

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Veolia, Partners Create ‘First’ Recycling Loop for Small Appliances

Veolia and its partners have created a recycling loop for small appliances — France’s first complete circular economy for small appliances, the companies say. The e-waste collected by Eco-systèmes is recovered by Veolia as recycled raw material, which is then used by Groupe SEB to manufacture new appliances sold in … Read more »

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The Future of Recycling, Waste Management is Resource Management, Experts Say

The recycling industry has taken a beating lately in the press. Earlier this year Waste Management CEO David Steiner declared the US recycling industry is facing a “nationwide crisis” as recycling facilities increasingly lose money and demand plummets for recyclables. And while it’s not a new debate, John Tierney’s latest … Read more »