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Waste Management 2014

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Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Mar 9, 2014 08:00 EDT - Jul 20, 2014 11:59 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

Jul 20, 2014 08:00 EDT - Aug 12, 2014 08:00 EDT
Proposal revisions
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Aug 12, 2014 08:00 EDT - Aug 21, 2014 08:00 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Aug 21, 2014 08:00 EDT - Sep 12, 2014 12:00 EDT
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Sep 12, 2014 12:01 EDT - Oct 2, 2014 12:00 EDT
Winners awarded
Winners are announced for the Judges’ and Popular Choice Awards

Oct 2, 2014 12:01 EDT
How can emissions from waste be reduced?

The IPCC projects that waste disposal will account for more than 1.6 gigatons (Gt) carbon dioxide equivalent (Gt CO2-eq) in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2030, 3 percent of the global total. This includes emissions from the disposal of liquid waste through sewage treatment and solid waste through landfills and incineration. This contest seeks proposals that address any aspect of reducing GHG emissions from waste. Click here for contest details

16 Proposals
Uncontrolled greenhouse gas emission from sewage waste will be reduced by using simple technology like utilizing this waste in making biogas
Cement Production is the 4th global fossil carbon emisor and it´s time to reduce and recycle debris for healthy environment and reduce GHG
Energy Security in 21st Century needs Hybrid model with; Top-down and bottom-up approach to meet environmental and economic Sustainability.
Converting various wastes into biodiesel, electricity and heat at wastewater treatment plants to minimize waste disposal and GHG emission
To effectively address the growing waste management issue in Indian cities by enabling people to recycle the wastes diverted to landfills
ECOSAN: a water-conserving and nutrient-recycling system for collection and use of human urine and composted fecal matter in agriculture
Traditional methods of waste management are expensive, pollute environment and emit GHGs. Vermicomposting can do this with amazing results.
A social platform that helps motivates users to recycle more by tracking user progress with a point system, and giving reminders.
Thermal energy & kinetic energy conversion of the Gulfstream to lower Co2 GHG emissions anywhere between 300ppm/350 ppm in 20 years.
Reduction in noxious air pollution raises surrounding land values, this increased value could be captured by polluters.
The idea is to create a non-profit partnership between waste managers and lye producers which reduces the cost and offensive odors.
Recycling is based off the protocol developed in the 1980s. Times have changed.
This is not just another recycling program. Combining prisons with landfills, EVERYTHING is sorted. Possibly emptying old landfills too.
The key idea behind this proposal is to introduce value to waste, turn it into opportunity. How may a hazardous material can save life.
Industrial plants waste tons of water that is still hot and has a lot of energy left in it. My idea converts that waste heat to electricity.
Smaller cities should contract one garbage hauler rather than have several companies' trucks retracing one another's routes.