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Waste Management 2016

5days until Voting Period ends
Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

01/15/16 EST - 05/23/16 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

05/23/16 EDT - 06/07/16 EDT
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

06/07/16 EDT - 06/15/16 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

06/16/16 EDT - 07/05/16 EDT
Voting Period
CoLab judges select winners

07/05/16 EDT - 07/31/16 EDT
Completed
Winners present to potential implementers

08/01/16 EDT
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What initiatives, policies and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from waste and waste management?

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, post-consumer waste contributes approximately 3% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, primarily from the disposal of solid waste through landfills and incineration, and of liquid waste through sewage treatment. Industrial and waste/wastewater greenhouse gas emissions have doubled since 1970. This contest seeks proposals that can significantly contribute to reducing  emissions at any scale (i.e., household through international levels), and from any aspect of waste and waste management.

5 Proposals

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Food Recovery Network: Fighting Waste, Feeding PeopleFoodRecoveryNetwork

6/15/16 Team only
Food Recovery Network: a student-driven grassroots movement promoting food recovery, a simple, sustainable solution to food waste and hunger

Recykle | A smart phone app to manage household waste responsiblyKabadiwalla Connect

6/15/16 Team only
Develop a smart phone app that helps people segregate, compost, find their closest kabadiwalla and sign-up for local waste management events

Tycycler: An intuitive, non-motorized & affordable tire recycling technology.Tycycler

6/15/16 Team only
The Tycycler is an intuitive, non-motorized and affordable device that helps informal waste workers to recycle waste tires across Africa.

e-co (easy collect): A simple collection system for textile recyclinge-collective

6/15/16 Team only
Easy-collect aims to prevent used clothes going to landfill and make them recycled / upcycled / reused.

Conscious textile reverse LogisticsRetalhar

6/14/16 Team only
Retalhar is a social business that promotes reverse logistics of corporate uniforms by disposing it in a socio-environmental friendly way.