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The Center for Zero Waste Design and WXY have released an advocacy campaign calling on the incoming administration to deal with NYC’s trash issues. Put Waste to Work: For Vibrant Streetscapes, Green Jobs and Healthy Neighborhoods outlines a plan to get trash bags off NYC sidewalks and compost into soils. The plan lists strategies the […]

We are pleased to share our final report from our Design Trust Feature Grant from the Hong Kong Design Trust.  This work was done in collaboration with the Business Environment Council of Hong Kong and Circular Cities Asia, a platform of Renergii in Singapore. The project looks at the urban form, waste context, and initiatives in […]

This event is part of the Environmental Resilience lecture series, co-organized by the IIEA and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Introduced by Sharon Finegan from Irish EPA and moderated by Alex White. In the lecture, Clare Miflin argues that sustainable, prosperous, and liveable cities of the future will need to be ‘zero waste’. She highlights that waste is a design flaw and that […]

Sharing a virtual micro-talk on Designing Urban Biocycles for NYC: Regenerating Urban Soils with Food and Landscape Waste for the Nature of Cities Festival. Developing a plan for NYC organic waste A well designed plan for organic waste is essential for NYC to become a green, resilient and just city. The city has suspended DSNY […]

The National Zero Waste Virtual Conference is a three-day educational and networking event organized by the National Recycling Coalition. Plan on joining us to hear from local, national and international experts on the latest updates and best practices to get to Zero Waste.  Program here, lots of great discussions – Clare Miflin will be on the Building […]

New York City’s Mayor de Blasio just committed to a green recovery that prioritizes equity, fairness, and the climate crisis. Composting, which creates green jobs, supports local food production, and increases environmental equity, should fit squarely within this mission. Yet, in this year’s crisis budget, the city cut all funding for organic waste collection. Organic waste costs the Department […]

SideWalkTalk article on Medium While vacuum waste collection is still rare compared to curbside pickup, its adoption may be on the rise. Norway’s second-largest city, Bergen, is installing one of the world’s largest vacuum waste systems, with nearly 5 miles of underground pipe. In 2018, Singapore changed its development requirements so any project of 500 apartments or more must […]

Streetsblog March 11 post “City pedestrians navigate around piles of trash and recycling that take up significant sidewalk space,” Garcia said. “It is time to make smarter, more efficient choices when it comes to the way New Yorkers set out refuse and recycling for collection in the public right of way. Thursday’s announcement is the […]