Posts tagged: Municipal solid waste

GM Gets Steamy with Detroit Renewable Energy

DETROIT (WWJ) – General Motors and Detroit Renewable Energy announced a renewable energy project to turn solid municipal waste from Metro Detroit into process steam that will be used to heat and cool portions of GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. When the project is operational, 58 percent of the plant’s energy needs will come from renewable […]

Waste to Energy Could Process 40% of Beijing’s Waste

China‘s plan to transform 55% of waste into resources in the coming five years. Photo: Towards Zero Waste WA   Beijing’s municipal government is planning to divert 40% of the city’s waste at waste to energy (WtE) facilities in as little as four years time, according to local reports. This would be a 30% increase […]

Helping Cities with Waste Problems

Waste handling is a chronic headache for cities around the world. While growing public environmental awareness has led to difficulty in clearing new land for landfills, there is no drastic reduction in the amount of waste that people throw away. Park Nae-joon, CEO of Shen-Tech, takes pride in that his company helps the world tackle […]

The Renewable Energy House in Brussels goes Zero Waste!

The Renewable Energy House (REH) headquarters 20 associations working in Brussels to promote renewable energies in front of the European Union. It currently houses 100 people and it preaches by example running the whole house completely on renewable energies. Now it also decided to be the first office building in Europe to go Zero Waste! […]

Earth Day by the Numbers

Happy Earth Day, everybody! More than a billion people in 192 countries take part in Earth Day activities, according to Earth Day network. By the numbers: 4.43 – Pounds of “municipal solid waste” generated per person in the United States each day in 2010. 34.1 – Percent of “municipal solid waste” that ends up getting […]