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Kamikatsu, a small village in the mountains of Shikoku Island in south-west Japan, aims at being the country's first 'Zero Waste' community by 2020. And going by the pace of implementation so far, it seems that the Japanese' town is very much on the...
Article - 09/07/2015
Active Region(s): India
Category: Smart City Concepts, Waste management, Citizen engagement, Examples and case studies
Sorting trash is certainly a dirty job. Thanks to a project that’s already in the prototype phase, however, it may not have to be for much longer.Council Associate Partner Veolia is testing a new remote operated sorting system where a touch screen...
Article - 03/11/2015
Active Region(s): Main, North America
Category: Waste management, Examples and case studies
By Charlene ParksWalk through the streets of San Francisco and you'll see an inordinate number of recycling bins. San Francisco has earned the highest recycling rate in the U.S., reusing nearly 80 percent of its waste. "Innovative policies,...
Article - 03/05/2014
Active Region(s): Main
Category: Built environment, Transportation, Waste management, Examples and case studies
Seoul’s problem with seemingly constantly overflowing public trash bins seemed insurmountable no matter how many times waste was collected during the day. The solution the city government chose was Clean Cubes from Council Associate Partner Ecube...
Resources - 10/09/2015
Active Region(s): Main, North America, Readiness Guide Online
Category: Smart City Concepts, Waste management, Examples and case studies