Benjamin Miller testifies on Intro 1574 Commercial Waste Zones at NYC Council Hearing

Benjamin Miller testifies on Intro 1574 Commercial Waste Zones at NYC Council Hearing

Benjamin Miller outlines modifications to the commercial waste system to address critical problems and aid the implementation of strategies outlined in the Zero Waste Design Guidelines. An integrated system design could solve multiple issues with the current system, including transfer station siting, increasing processing capacity, improving collection infrastructure and operations, incentivizing waste diversion and reducing
DSNY and DOT Containerized Waste RFEI

DSNY and DOT Containerized Waste RFEI

Taking a cue from the Zero Waste Design Guidelines, the NYC Departments of Sanitation and Transportation issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for “creative solutions for containerized refuse and recycling.” The RFEI is as an important step towards designing the built environment to meet the city’s zero waste goals and address the significant environmental
Mothers of Invention Podcast: Jugglers of Time

Mothers of Invention Podcast: Jugglers of Time

City resident and co-founder of Help Delhi Breathe, Reecha Upadhyay, tells us how she rallied tens of thousands of voters to pass legislation that will help cap air pollution killing millions every year. She discusses biomimicry with Clare Miflin, who shares her epiphany that nature doesn’t create any waste and that perhaps our misuse of
Floating cities once seemed like sci-fi. Now the UN is getting on board

Floating cities once seemed like sci-fi. Now the UN is getting on board

Bjarke Ingels Group and a company called Oceanix presented a wild concept for floating cities at the UN this week, imagining completely self-sufficient communities in the era of sea level rise. By Fast Company Excerpt: Miflin wants to create a circular system where all food waste is turned into nutrients for the soil through composting. Food
Zero Waste Floating Cities

Zero Waste Floating Cities

The Center for Zero Waste Design worked with Oceanix, Bjarke Ingels Group, Transsolar, Mobility in Chain, Sherwood Design Engineers and MIT Ocean Engineering on the concept for Floating Cities presented at the UN on April 3rd. See below for the presentation to the UN. The core challenges to achieving zero waste on the Floating City
City of the Future Podcast

City of the Future Podcast

EO5 Closing the Recycling Loop. From Sidewalk Labs. Simple as it may seem, recycling properly is really hard — and our misguided attempts are actually harming the planet more than helping. But what if we could know, instantly, if we’re recycling correctly? What if we were “nudged” to recycle better? Or reuse more? In this