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Pandemic-Proof Projects? Spring Lane Looks to Sustainable Waste

Spring Lane Capital’s Rob Day is betting on startups that build small plants that transform and on other sustainable infrastructure. COVID-19 isn’t expected...

Landfill Usage Down During COVID-19 Pandemic

In spite of the large tonnage of medical waste generated by the pandemic, landfill volumes have fallen. Virtually no...

AI Was Already Transforming Waste Management. Then Came COVID-19.

Waste management companies are looking to AI to handle safety issues during the pandemic. More than two dozen startups are working to make...

Growing Number of AI Robots Take On Waste Processing and Recycling

AMP Robotics has developed Artificial Intelligence-powered robots that can identify, sort and process waste. The company is the latest in a growing...

Fixing U.S. Recycling Industrial Complex: Where Do We Begin?

Key Takeaway: Industry leaders and governments should stop hiding behind the Jane...

U.S. Cities and States, Facing Avalanche of Recyclables, Look at VC-Backed...

That empty plastic bottle you threw in the recycling bin used to be in for a trip to another hemisphere. That changed...

UAE Firms Aim to Aid Kingdom in Fight Against Rising Plastic...

As the United Arab Emirates grapples with growing plastic pollution from its rapidly-rising population, two local companies say they can help tackle...

U.S. Trails in Converting Manure to Power, But Israeli Start-up May...

While animal manure is piling up around the world, threatening widespread pollution, the U.S. trails Europe and other parts of the world...

Sierra Energy Raises $33 Million to Vaporize Trash Into Clean Energy

Sierra Energy Corp. received a $33 million vote of confidence in its technology that turns trash into clean energy, reducing methane-producing landfills...

Closed Loop Partners Bets on Circular Economy to Redefine $110 Billion...

From waste-sorting robots to a 3-D food printing appliance that cuts waste, Closed Loop Partners is backing products that aim to redefine...

Global Race to Crack Waste Management: Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Meet...

Shanghai, the world’s third-largest city, has been frantic about garbage sorting tips since July 1, when the so-called “strictest garbage regulation in...

Zume Steps Up Plant-Based Packaging With Pivot Purchase

Zume, which  uses vans with hyper-efficient ovens to make pizzas while delivering them, bought Pivot, a California-based company that designs plant-based packaging.

Blockchain Startup Provides Uber-like App for Waste Management

When China banned the import of 24 types of solid waste last year, the action disrupted $5.6 billion in exports from the...