Business Models,cityscapes,ideas & concepts,Urban Farming,Zero Waste

Citizens vs Patriot Acres: A Compost Controversy in Chicagoland

25 May , 2017  

Patriot Acres' Site Plan in Des Plaines, IL near Chicago

When it comes to issues concerning our global economic and ecological future, it is all too easy to frame the discussion as a binary debate. … [Read the rest]

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cityscapes,Zero Waste

Thoughts on packaging recovery in California and beyond

1 Nov , 2016  

Everyone's talking and cramming for the elections here in the U.S. And well, they should.

This is something that isn't on the ballot, and I gave the presentation years and years ago, but it's still relevant.… [Read the rest]

technology,Zero Waste

Congratulations to Banka BioLoo!

12 Sep , 2016  

We were happy to hear that Banka BioLoo has been elected as the private sector representative to the Steering Committee of Sanitation and Water for All! Let's keep going.

We wish you the best on your sanitizing journey.… [Read the rest]

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affordablility,Business Models,cityscapes,events,Zero Waste

The 500th Street Store and more!

12 Sep , 2016  

In just 2.5 years the Street Store has helped 500 events to connect the "haves" and "have nots" in a humanistic way, all around the world. And now there's more. On 25 September from 10:30am to 15:30, the co-founders will be at The Salesian Institute, 2 Somerset Road once again to announce their new project.… [Read the rest]

affordablility,Business Models,technology,tools,Upcycling,Zero Waste

The red pill or the blue pill?

10 May , 2016  

precious_plastic-problemOkay, we've got a problem with plastic. It's a big one. No surprise. It doesn't break down into something useful for other creatures, like leaves or twigs do. It can kill wildlife when left out in the wild.… [Read the rest]

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Circular Economy,events,new services,tools,Zero Waste

Get Your Junk Fixed

16 Nov , 2014  

A volunteer repair team assembled in South East Portland to offer free repairs of small appliances, bikes, jewelry, and clothing. Repair PDX launched in May 2013 to “organize repair cafés – free events that bring volunteers who like to fix things together with people who have broken items that need fixing.”

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Circular Economy,ideas & concepts,new products,Zero Waste

The controversy over biosolids compost

5 Nov , 2014  

Does compost made from biosolids (human waste/"sewer sludge") perform the same way as compost made from food scraps ("food waste"), chicken and cow manure, yard trimmings ("green waste") or MSW (compost derived from mixed trash)?

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cityscapes,ideas & concepts,Zero Waste

A green and sustainable landfill? No, not really.

22 Oct , 2014  

Landfill promoters tout bio-reactor landfills as sustainable, but they are truly, deeply mistaken.

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Circular Economy,cityscapes,Zero Waste

healthy soil = healthy planet

29 Sep , 2014  

Here is a photo snapped at the People's Climate March in NYC - 2014. #PeoplesClimate #climate #compost #wastenot

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