Monthly Archives: February 2014

Solid Waste and Smart Cities

It’s true: the buzzwords that come with talk of “smart cities”–smart economy, mobility, environment, people, living, and governance–don’t include the word “trash.” It’s also true that solid waste management has not had a prominent place in conversations about how to build a smart city. But that doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t. In fact, you could…

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How Gloucester, Mass., Switched From Stickers to Bags and Saved a Million Dollars

Some communities that want to move to pay-as-you-throw consider going with stickers or tags instead of bags. At first glance, asking people to affix a sticker or tag on a trash bag of their choice seems like it would work the same way as bag-based pay-as-you-throw: after all, in both cases people are paying a…

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5 Ways to Create Less Waste This Valentine’s Day

Are you excited to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but you don’t want that celebration to mean more trash? Look no further–here are five great tips for showing that special someone that you care, without putting a strain on your garbage can. 1. Send an e-card instead of using a paper card that will end up being thrown…

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