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Recycling + Waste Management

Dissolvable Batteries: What Could They Mean for Recyclers?

By | Energy Storage + Smart Grid Technologies, Recycling + Waste Management

Batteries have long been a persistent headache for recyclers. They’re fire hazards, hard and expensive to break apart and their worth keeps dropping as cheaper ones evolve with fewer valuable materials. But one Iowa State University researcher has developed a technology that could someday make recyclers’ jobs easier and more…

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How businesses are keeping food out of the trash: An interview with Austin Resource Recovery

By | Recycling + Waste Management

Office of Sustainability staff sat down with Tom Gleason, Senior Planner at Austin Resource Recovery, to learn more about the organics diversion component of the Universal Recycling Ordinance. The URO requires all food establishments to provide employees with on-site access to strategies to keep food and other organic materials from…

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[RE]VERSE Pitch

By | Recycling + Waste Management

Austin is home to many start-ups, and with those start-ups, comes a new way of pitching. Reverse pitch is a relatively new competition that started in 2015. Usually, entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas to investors or partners. With Reverse pitch, that changes. If you are a business with a…

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