Solid Waste & Recycling

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    Trump should wage a war on waste instead of battling the world over trade

    September 25, 2018 by Clyde Eiríkur Hull

    Circular economy would keep dollars at home

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    Using Internet of Things to save time and money

    September 17, 2018 by Graeme Dobinson

    BOMA Calgary members have used Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to adapt to the new City of Calgary Food and Yard Waste Bylaw

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    It’s too soon to call 3D printing a green technology

    September 12, 2018 by Reid Lifset, Martin Baumers and Timothy Gutowski

    Over the past decade 3D printing has captured the imagination of the general public, engineers and environmental visionaries. It has been hailed as both a revolution in manufacturing and an opportunity for dramatic environmental improvement. 3D printing has two key

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    Tons of plastic trash enter the Great Lakes every year

    August 31, 2018 by Matthew Hoffmann & Christy Tyler

    Where does it go?

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    Bio-based plastics can reduce waste, but only if we invest in both making and getting rid of them

    August 22, 2018 by Danny Ducat

    Bio-based plastics are a promising option for reducing plastic waste, but scaling them up will require substantial investments, both in making them and in special facilities for disposing of them.

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    Greening the Fleet

    August 15, 2018 by City of Vancouver

    Vancouver’s emissions reduction target will be reached early thanks to contract with Suncor

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    Why you shouldn’t be a ‘straw-man’ environmentalist

    July 31, 2018 by Riley Schnurr and Tony Robert Walker

    The “straw bubble” has burst. We’re midway through 2018, and we have seen an explosion of efforts and local action to eliminate plastic straws. Some of the world’s largest companies, including McDonald’s and Starbucks, have banned them from some of

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    Windsor Mill’s circular economy reduces waste

    July 25, 2018 by Domtar Newsroom

    You’ve heard about ecosystems: the way all living things in a given area interact with each other and their environment. There’s a similar concept in sustainability called “industrial ecology,” which is the notion that industrial processes benefit from mimicking the

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    Microplastics have invaded Antarctica

    July 20, 2018 by Alexis Janosik

    Microplastics are dispersing all over the world – in the water column, sediments, and marine animal diets – even reaching as far south as the pristine environments of Antarctica.

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    How to clean up our universal plastic tragedy

    July 5, 2018 by Tony Robert Walker

    Twenty five years ago, I spent a summer removing plastic packing bands and plastic nets from 135 entangled Antarctic fur seals on Bird Island, South Georgia in the sub-Antarctic. Plastic marine waste discarded by the fishing industry were the primary