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Waste Management 2015

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Proposal creation

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Mar 6, 2015 08:00 EST - Jun 14, 2015 12:00 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
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Jun 14, 2015 12:00 EDT - Jul 1, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Jul 1, 2015 12:00 EDT - Jul 15, 2015 12:00 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Jul 15, 2015 12:00 EDT - Aug 3, 2015 12:00 EDT
Voting period
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Aug 3, 2015 12:00 EDT - Sep 13, 2015 12:00 EDT
Winners are awarded

Sep 13, 2015 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.  This contest seeks proposals that can significantly contribute to reducing GHG emissions from any aspect of waste and waste management.

10 Proposals
Jul 14, 2016
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Oct 22, 2015
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Using Nualgi to grow Diatoms is the most economical & sustainable solution to sewage treatment,growing fish & fuel and sequester carbon.
Oct 22, 2015
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The GHG Rescue Project seeks to buy segregated waste from households in Accra Ghana and sell it to Recycling Companies.
Jul 15, 2015
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Chemosynthetic production of biomass, using sewage nutrients, can provide carbon negative fuel and biochar to even small/poor communities.
Jul 14, 2015
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As waste national legislation develops, a market pull for recycled materials must be developed by the industry to ensure a circular economy.
Jul 14, 2015
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Creating opportunities to compost animal manure in combination with agricultural vegetable waste is a method that can reduce GHG emissions.
Jul 13, 2015
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Imagine an app that recycles your old phones, fights #globalwarming and pays you to boot! Well, we built it in China.
Jul 6, 2015
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Student teams across India create micro community waste management social start-ups. Enabled through a mobile-based online leader board.
Jun 13, 2015
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Carbon sequestration of organic wastes via pyrolysis. Waste to energy and biofertilizer approach, and farm dispersal vs landfilling.
Jun 13, 2015
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GreenSpaceNewLife @simranvedvyas @SynergY plant trees to green landfills; reduce CO2 emmissions reduce waste increase healthy oxygen cover