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Smart Environment

Urban Soil 4 Food

The main objective of the project is the use of urban waste as a resource for the production of soil that will enhance the self-sufficiency of local food supply and reduce the carbon footprint. The project is defined by four main interconnected cycles. The material cycle analyses the material flows of waste within the city that can be used for the production of urban soil.

Munch.hu - a platform against food waste

Munch.hu is a platform where restaurants, bakeries, supermarkets, hotels and other stores can sell their surplus food. The aim of Munch.hu is to fight against food waste. The platform is accessible from the browser and via the phone application. The app is constantly being developed based on feedback to make it as easy to use as possible. Customers can order Munches (packages) that contain surprise food. These packages can be purchased at a 40-70% discount.

Plastic Bank - Social Plastic

The Plastic Bank is a global organisation. It is fighting to end plastic pollution and its devastating impact on the marine environment in particular. Central to its mission is the critical argument that the first thing that needs doing is to cut off the supply of plastic entering our oceans.  The vast majority of plastic entering our oceans is in the developing world and one of the key drivers is poverty.

Tengah - the city of the future

Tengah will be Singapore’s first smart and sustainable town, with green features and smart technologies.

Giant solar-powered air conditioners, vacuum garbage collection, subterranean roads for electric vehicles, urban farms and green architecture. Put them all together and you have Tengah, Singapore’s most ambitious project yet to build the city of the future.

Circular Glasgow

Circular Glasgow is an initiative of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. It is a movement to inspire businesses of all sizes to innovate and become future-proof by adopting circular strategies.

Connecting companies across the city, they help them to open up new revenue streams, increase competitive advantage and realise financial savings using a range of practical initiatives.

Two key initiatives include the Circular Hub and Circle Lab:

Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic Free Campaign

A new campaign backed by tourism businesses and local municipalities is aiming to eradicate single-use plastic from coastal areas – starting with the Ayia Napa, Protaras and the wider Famagusta region of Cyprus.

The campaign, “Keep Our Sand and Sea Plastic Free”, highlights the link between single-use plastics – especially from hotels, bars, restaurants and cafes – and beach and marine litter.

Trash Talk application

The City of Marietta wants to provide the highest level of service to their citizens and meet their trash and recycling needs and expectations. In order to better communicate with the residents  their IT department in conjunction with Recollect created a free app called "Trash Talk." This app allows customers to search for their addresses to see their collection schedule but it also allows them to schedule "out of the norm" pickup requests and have those requests added to their monthly bill if an extra charge applies.

Wecyclers recycling

Wecyclers is a for-profit social enterprise that promotes environmental sustainability, socioeconomic development, and community health by providing convenient recycling services in densely populated urban neighborhoods. They give households a chance to generate value from their waste and provide a reliable supply of raw material to the local recycling industry.

Volume-based Waste Fee System

In order to reduce waste generation at the source and maximize waste recycling, the Korean government introduced the Volume-Based Waste Fee (VBWF) system in 1995. In Korea, local municipalities have a responsibility to collect, recycle and treat municipal solid waste from household, small business and commercial sectors. Traditionally, all municipalities levied waste fee on each household through property tax or monthly lumpsum fee.