Waste

  • This tech startup is trying to tackle waste in Africa

    Kenya has a waste management problem, especially in the country’s capital of Nairobi. As of 2016, Nairobi was producing around 2,400 tons of waste every day but only 38 percent of that trash was collected and less than 10 percent was recycled. That resulted in the remaining 62 percent being left on illegal dumpsites or getting burned. Read More

  • Corporate sustainability must give way to corporate responsibility Crunch Network

    Corporate sustainability must give way to corporate responsibility

    To successfully address the unprecedented man-made environmental crises we face, it’s time to retire the word sustainability. Read More

  • Santa Fe enlists Rubicon Global to curb waste and ramp up recycling

    Santa Fe enlists Rubicon Global to curb waste and ramp up recycling

    Santa Fe has enlisted tech startup Rubicon Global to figure out what its residents toss in the trash, recycle or send to compost. Using data gathered by garbage collectors and trucks on their normal routes, Rubicon helps municipalities quantify their trash and pinpoint neighborhoods for improvement when they clearly need more education or different waste management services. Read More

  • The Trashbot Will Eat And Sort Your Garbage

    The Trashbot Will Eat And Sort Your Garbage

    Robots need excitement. If their lives don’t provide instead they’ll incite violence. Common sense. Simple common sense. But robots also need trash. That’s why the Trashbot is so cool. This robotic trash can will automatically sort all of your garbage, pitching metals into one can and non-recyclables into another. The project is still in its relative infancy but… Read More

  • The Truth: Recycling computers kills asians

    You know that warm, altruistic feeling you get when you attempt to “go green” by recycling your old electronics? Turns out you’re killing people in Hong Kong and other Asian cities. That old monitor you’re recycling has poison inside of it. That doesn’t sound so bad, unless you’re the very impoverished and very unlucky guy who’s job it is to mine… Read More