Chicago Anaerobic Digester, Urban Farm Project Secures Final Funding for $32M Campus
The urban farm will grow an estimated 26,000 pounds of food per year for distribution in the community, which is considered a food desert.
This project is getting a lot of attention because it is an example of a multi-benefit circular economy project to improve a traditionally underserved neighborhood, Green Era Sustainability Co-Founder and CEO Jason Feldman said. (WasteDive, Aug. 2020)
Navigating the Fast-Changing Landscape of Bioplastics and Biomaterials
“Companies are seeking ways that fossil fuel-based plastics can be swapped out entirely for materials found in nature...While most bioplastics have a lower carbon footprint than conventional plastics on paper, there’s still a good deal of debate over whether sourcing from some of these crops diverts productive food. There is also considerable controversy around the fact that not all bioplastics are biodegradable or compostable.”
(GreenBiz, June 2019)
“In New York City, residents use more than 10 billion single-use carryout bags every year and it costs the City more than $12 million annually to dispose of these bags.” In March 2020, NY state banned single use plastic bags, and NYC is distributing reusable bags made of 90% recycled material.
Read the full story: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/our-work/zero-waste/carryout-bags
(NYC Dept. of Sanitation, Mar. 2020)
CopenHill: The Clean Energy Plant With A Ski Slope
“In Copenhagen, Denmark lies Amager Bakke, a unique power plant. Not only is it the world's cleanest waste-to-energy facility, it's also home to a man-made mountain called CopenHill with its own ski slope, the world's tallest climbing wall and challenging hiking trails up the building where you'll find the best views of Copenhagen.”
Watch Video: https://youtu.be/pOqocj2h6EM
(Wired UK, Vontobel, Jan. 2020)