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Waste Management 2016

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
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.

14 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

Incentive based self check-in of recyclables,saadithya

6/15/16 team only
QR code based dustbin to ensure,reward people who recycle and sort waste at source and help reduce emissions by effective recycling & reuse.

Turning Plastic Trash to Affordable School Desksjohn3

6/15/16 team only
The innovation addresses deforestation and plastic waste challenges as an opportunity to manufacture school desks from recycled plastic.

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.

SWEEP Standard-Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Protocol: LEED for MSWsweepstandard and 5 others

6/15/16 team only
SWEEP-the Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Protocol-is a voluntary performance standard for Municipalities and the Solid Waste Industry.

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.

Sinba: Transforming organic waste into regenerative agricultureSinba

6/12/16 team only
We train food businesses in solutions for organic waste, collect and transform it into inputs for organic food production at the Sinba Farm.

E-waste a major health and environment concernePure

6/11/16 team only
e-waste is much hazardous than general waste so recycling of e-waste is more important, especially in developing countries like Pakistan.

Waste into Abundance - Capture lost foods via smart dehydration technologies!Cornucopia Group

6/9/16 team only
If integrated into a country ranking of top CO2 emitters, FOOD WASTAGE would appear 3rd, after the USA and China. We seek to mitigate that!

School Cafeterias Harbor Opportunities for Food Waste AlleviationCore Shift

5/26/16 team only
Through our efforts of regulating food waste in schools we can help overcome methane's impact on climate change!

Food Waste from Community/ Wedding Halls in India for Biogas production.bzinzarde11

5/24/16 team only
During the marriage ceremony in India a lot of food is wasted. This food can be used to supply energy for the locality.

Atypical Sewage Use (Draft)iWENN

4/23/16 team only
This proposal attempts to show how off-the-shelf technology can improve sewage treatment.