More people, more trash? Rethinking waste from New York to Beijing

Read the full story at GreenBiz. It would be difficult to find a more fundamental urban environmental issue than solid waste disposal. It is clear that effective waste management is essential to the development of sustainable cities. Many cities around the world are implementing innovative measures to deal with waste and are increasingly incorporating waste …

Got plants? Bio-based shoes, lingerie, auto parts and more

Read the full story in GreenBiz. For all the hope of ridding our energy and transportation systems of petroleum dependence, there’s also the pesky little problem that so many materials that industry and consumers use day-to-day are made from petroleum: plastics; nylons; and fiberglass. Lately, bio-based alternatives have begun making inroads. Now, businesses can buy …

Dell Says the Circular Economy Is Good for Business: Q&A with Michael Murphy

Read the full story in Environmental Leader. At Dell, obsolete electronics are viewed as a resource rather than waste. In North America, the Dell Reconnect program with Goodwill Industries accepts computer equipment of any brand for refurbishment or recycling. Since 2008, the company reports that it has collected 1.6 billion pounds of electronics from its …

Courting Disaster: Climate Change and the Adjudication of Catastrophe

Weaver, R. Henry and Kysar, Douglas A., Courting Disaster: Climate Change and the Adjudication of Catastrophe (May 8, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2965084 Abstract: Do we court disaster by stretching the bounds of judicial authority to address problems of massive scale and complexity? Or does disaster lie in refusing to engage the jurisgenerative potential of …

Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication

WGBH and the Rita Allen Foundation have partnered to create the Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication. This is a unique, one-year opportunity for an innovative professional to study the field of science media, experiment with media formats, and work to expand science literacy among the public. They are seeking candidates who are early-to mid-career science …

Triple Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable conference presentations now available

Did you miss the Triple Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable in Minneapolis last week? If so, you'll want to check out the presentation slides and other resources, which are now available on the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable web site. The conference featured Pollution Prevention 101 training, workshops on client engagement and materials substitution, and …