Waste Management

8 Israeli Waste and Recycling Startups

While Silicon Valley is synonymous with innovation, the lesser-known Silicon Wadi is perhaps more impressive. In Arabic, “wadi” means valley, so it’s a fitting way to describe the high concentration of technology companies on the coastal plain of Israel. For a country with just over 8.7 million people (that’s about the same size as New Yawk City), Israel […]

Can Waste-to-Energy Work for Island Nations?

Some countries in the world just don’t get much attention when in fact they’re fascinating places to visit. The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is one such place. The capital city – Pohnpei – is uniquely different from the rest of the world. Walk home from the empty bar at 11 PM and be prepared […]

7 Startups Recycling Plastic with New Technology

Unless you’re living with a lost tribe in the Amazon (how are you even reading this?), chances are you’re consuming stuff everyday that’s wrapped in plastic or made out of plastic or contains some amount of plastic. Why is that a problem? Well, unless you’re living under a rock with a lost tribe in the […]

AI-Powered Waste Sorting Robots from Sadako

It’s always those industries that don’t sound very sexy where you can make some real money. Take for example the waste management industry. Nobody likes to deal with garbage, but someone has to. You can’t just dig a big hole and fill it with garbage like they do in some places. “That’s bad for the […]

3 Words: Recyclable Thermoset Plastics

Back in October 2016, we listed 30 emerging technologies we believe you should know about. One of those technologies we identified was recyclable thermoset plastics. Our first thought was, aren’t all plastics recyclable? As it turns out, they’re not. Our image of plastics are wrappers, plastic cups, PET bottles, cars, computers, medical equipment, dashboards, electrical […]