Waste Management

The mission of this working group is to focus on discussions about waste management.

NOWA - Wastewater Sludge Processing



The Process

The search for an affordable, waste-free solution in wastewater biosolids disposal is over. Introducing a process that has the power to remove the ‘waste’ in the wastewater process, minimize known and untracked costs, and leave only valuable fuel and a soil conditioner/fertilizer.

Haiti Bans Plastic Bags, Foam Containers

A woman sells plastic bags that will soon be banned in Haiti, in a market in downtown Port au Prince, a few days after Tropical Storm Isaac brought rains and heavy winds across Haiti. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

submitted by Florence Gibert

miamiherald.com - September 24, 2012

BY Jacqueline Charles and Curtis Morgan

New ecoATM gives money for used electronics

Image: With support from the NSF Small Business Innovation Research program, ecoATM of San Diego, Calif., has developed a unique, automated system that lets consumers trade in old electronic devices for reimbursement or recycling. (Credit: ecoATM)

sciencedaily.com - September 17th, 2012

When new cell phones or tablets enter the marketplace, yesterday's hot technology can quickly become obsolete--for some consumers. For others, the device still has value as an affordable alternative, or even as spare parts.

With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), ecoATM of San Diego, Calif., has developed a unique, automated system that lets consumers trade in those devices for reimbursement or recycling.


Heinz® Ketchup Inspires More Environmentally Responsible Living This Summer with PlantBottle™ Packaging Promotion

submitted by Alison Thompson

businesswire.com - July 17, 2012

A new Heinz(R) Ketchup campaign called "Join the Growing Movement" invites consumers to promise to be more environmentally responsible through a mobile application. For each pledge, Heinz will help plant a tree, up to 57,000 trees. (Photo: Business Wire)


Haiti - Three Government Emergency Plans Totaling 600 Million Gourdes

(EXCERPT) - haitilibre.com - August 4, 2012

In Haiti, Pittsburgh-Based Companies Turning Trash Into Cash

Ian Rosenberger, founder and CEO of Thread LLC, and Frank Macinsky, marketing director, stand in front of plastic waste in Haiti. Thread LLC is transporting 50,000 pounds of plastic flakes from Port au Prince's streets to the United States, where it eventually will be extruded into fiber. - Jesse Colaizzi

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - by Molly Hensley-Clancy - July 15, 2012

SBI Bulletin: Waste to Energy Technologies, Market Size and Growth: 2006-2021

submitted by Albert Gomez

marketresearch.com - April 30, 2012 - SKU: SB3871496


Loo turns poo into power

www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com - June 27, 2012

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have invented a new toilet system that will turn human waste into electricity and fertilizers and also reduce the amount of water needed for flushing by up to 90 percent compared to current toilet systems in Singapore.

Haitian Waste-to-Energy Project to Fall Short of Waste Requirements?

Waste collection remains a major issue in Haiti. The responsible collection of municipal solid waste could increase public health and provide the country with another source of energy (Source: Worldwatch Institute).

blogs.worldwatch.org - Xing Fu-Bertaux and Matt Lucky - June 1, 2012

Fueled by Municipal Solid Waste - International Electric Power Introduces PROJECT PHOENIX

prweb.com - May 7, 2012

Port au Prince, HAITI

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