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Waste Management 2016

Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

01/15/16 08:00 EST - 05/23/16 08:00 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

05/23/16 08:00 EDT - 06/07/16 11:00 EDT
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

06/07/16 12:00 EDT - 06/15/16 11:00 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

06/16/16 12:00 EDT - 07/05/16 11:00 EDT
Voting Period
Public Voting Period

07/05/16 12:00 EDT - 07/31/16 11:00 EDT
Winners are awarded

08/01/16 12:00 EDT
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.


30 Proposals

Proposal nameAuthor(s)

Circular Textiles Close the LoopREvolve

Our model for closed loop textiles reduces the impact of the apparel industry and brings new opportunities to emerging markets

EcoHub: A Zero-Waste Eco-Industrial Park diverts 95% of material from landfillsEcoHub

EcoHub: a 21st Century approach to waste that recognizes that ALL discarded materials have value. Waste is separated & reprocessed on site.

Healthy environment through biological and clinical waste managementNAYS Biosafety

Clinical and biological waste management is a huge problem in Pakistan which need immediate attention and concrete steps to solve problem

Hydrogasification plus NH3 Synthesis: MSW Elimination to Carbon Free Fuel.Bruce3121

Hydrogasification turns MSW into H2, CO2, H2O, and minerals. H2 goes to NH3 (carbon free fuel). All marketable, sequester CO2, no landfills.

software simulating disposal and collection of wastedeivisbluz

Software monitoring waste collection. Software chooses the route for waste collecting vehicle in which order empty containers to affect town

Waste: a problem or a resource?Green shells

Extraction of material and energy from waste by treating it as resource.This can be achieved by segregation of waste at source.

Organize our Trashdarkpasteldiaries

To organize our trash, we should create separations.


Gasification can help the world both manage its wastes and produce the energy and products needed to foster economic growth.

In-situ Aerobic Treatment of Landfills Immediately Reduces MethaneMarkH

Thermal Treatment: Waste-to-Energy Policy and Actionhira

Waste-to-Energy (WTE) is the sum of processes that produce electric energy from controlled waste incineration.

Low tech collection and processing of waste to Energy, Fertilizer, and Recyclingcaonikute

A waste collection and processing system that processes waste into fertilizer, paper briquettes, biogas - energy, and recyclables



use treated wastewater from treatment plant for making concrete,using granite waste in making block ,using E waste for saving biodiversity

Green Space New LifeSynergY

GreenSpaceNewLife @simranvedvyas @SynergY plant trees to green landfills; reduce CO2 emmissions reduce waste increase healthy oxygen cover

Development Community Integration for Resource EfficiencyCRI Council

Nature does not waste. Why do we? To solve the complex issue of resource and waste management issues, change the lens and start with why?

RePETfil: 100% Recycled Post-consumed PET Bottle 3D Filament3R3DTM