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Archive for the ‘Solid Waste’ Category

Chicago: Waste Management – Unrealized Environmental & Economic Benefits for Chicagoland

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
Figure 1. Average Total Costs of All Waste Management Components for 20 Municipalities in the Chicago Metro Region

DELTA INSTITUTE
The Chicago Metropolitan Region’s waste management statistics lag behind national averages. Currently, Cook County residents produce 7 pounds of waste per day compared to the average American who generates 4.4 pounds of waste per day, and Cook County’s 29% (excluding Chicago) recycling rate trails the national average of 34%. Concerned by Cook County’s above-average waste generation and below-average recycling rate, Delta Institute sought to determine the existing conditions of the region’s waste management system and its associated environmental and economic impacts.

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Atlanta, GA: Innovation Report

Friday, March 21st, 2014
Atlanta Streetcar

CITY OF ATLANTA INNOVATION DELIVERY TEAM
All across our city, we are making remarkable progress to ensure that Atlanta continues to be the capital of the Southeast. From forging public-private partnerships and developing initiatives that support our youth, to launching the world’s first 311 system on the cloud, the work we are doing in Atlanta is not only moving our city forward, but is setting a standard for cities nationwide.
-Mayor Kasim Reed

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East Hartford, CT: Brownfields Riverfront Revitalization

Thursday, March 13th, 2014
East Hartford, CT: Brownfields Riverfront Revitalization

Goodwin College used EPA Brownfields funding from several sources to address and clean up the contaminated Connecticut River sites. It is now a vibrant campus that also allows the entire community access to the Connecticut River.

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Celebration, FL: Hidden Dumpster

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Attention to detail is paramount in Celebration, Florida, where communal garbage collection is done in a way that isn’t unsightly. Some bonus commentary from a six year old. -strongtowns on YouTube.

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Reactions to the ASCE 2013 Report Card on America’s Infrastructure

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

 Transportation for America’s Director James Corless: “Our country’s association of civil engineers continues to do the yeoman’s work of sounding the alarm on our country’s infrastructure — the roads, rails and waterways that we depend on to move our goods from place to place and get us where we need to go each day. But […]

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2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS
Once every four years, America’s civil engineers provide a comprehensive assessment of the nation’s major infrastructure categories in ASCE’s Report Card for America’s Infrastructure (Report Card). Using a simple A to F school report card format, the Report Card provides a comprehensive assessment of current infrastructure conditions and needs, both assigning grades and making recommendations for how to raise the grades. An Advisory Council of ASCE members assigns the grades according to the following eight criteria: capacity, condition, funding, future need, operation and maintenance, public safety, resilience, and innovation. Since 1998, the grades have been near failing, averaging only Ds, due to delayed maintenance and underinvestment across most categories.

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Failure to Act: The Impact of Current Infrastructure Investment on America’s Economic Future

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS
Infrastructure is the physical framework upon which the U.S. economy operates and the nation’s standard of living depends. Everything depends on this framework, including transporting goods, powering factories, heating and cooling office buildings, and enjoying a glass of clean water.

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Green Scissors 2012: Cutting Wasteful and Environmentally Harmful Spending

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

FRIENDS OF THE EARTH
For more than 18 years the Green Scissors campaign has been a collaboration between budget and environmental groups aimed at eliminating wasteful spending that is harmful to the environment. This year’s report is a collaboration between environmental organization Friends of the Earth, budget watchdog Taxpayers for Common Sense, and free-market think tank R Street. While each group comes to the Green Scissors project with a unique mission, a diverse constituency, and different opinions on the role of government, we join together around one shared goal: exposing and eliminating wasteful and environmentally harmful spending.

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Silicon Valley, CA: Advanced Water Purification Center Construction Time Lapse

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Construction of the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center – Santa Clara Valley Water District.

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King County, WA: Updating Waste Management Infrastructure

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

The King County Solid Waste Division is building a new transfer station at Bow Lake in Tukwila, has completed unique updates at the Houghton station in Kirkland and plans are under development for a new station in Factoria in Bellevue.

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