An ‘Uber for garbage’ picks up steam, and $11.7 million in Series A funding

Sometimes, it seems like every possible on-demand service that could be created has already come along -- and, in some cases, gone away. But Recycle Track Systems (RTS), a two-year-old, New York-based

Amazon should think outside the box

Recent news that Amazon is working on a way to deliver items inside your door, without packaging, is huge. It means that e-commerce might overcome its greatest obstacle: Thinking inside the box.

Meet the new wave of tech companies taking out the trash

You’d be hard-pressed to meet someone who loves garbage more than Jason Gates, co-founder and CEO of San Francisco-based startup Compology. But Gates isn’t concerned with the residential trash

An Investment Opportunity In Trash

As incredible as it might seem, processing trash may represent a future unique investment opportunity. Consider the new technologies that will operate on the micro scale, breaking the bonds of molecul

Agilyx Raises $22 Million To Turn Plastics (Back) Into Oil

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0012/8729/128729v1-max-250x250.png" class="shot2"></img> A Portland area startup selling patented systems that turn plastic trash into synthet

Genomatica Raises $45 Million To Make Sustainable Chemicals, And Greener Spandex (A Good Thing, In This Case)

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0008/3401/83401v2-max-250x250.png" class="shot2"/> Genomatica, a San Diego based producer of chemicals from renewable sources including sugar,

Recyclebank's CEO Jonathan Hsu On New Site, Rewarding Green Behavior Beyond The Bin

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0004/3266/43266v3-max-250x250.jpg" class="shot2"></img> <a href="http://www.recyclebank.com/">Recyclebank</a> — a loyalty rewards program th

A Facebook Game With a Mission: Waste Management to Launch Oceanopolis

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/picture-14.png' class="snap_nopreview shot2" alt="Oceanopolis Logo" /><a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/waste-management">Waste Manag

Waste Management Launches a Social Network

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/product/greenopolis"><img style="float:right;" alt="" /></a>Frankly this should just be an application on Facebook and MySpace, it would get better traction. But tha