July 2015 Urban Sustainability Innovation Report

Commercial Waste Reduction - Sorting Through Policy and Program Options: The USDN Innovation Fund Commercial Waste scan resulted in a self-service tool for communities to use to examine community-specific waste dynamics. More »

Understanding Compostable Plastics: Are compostable plastics sticking a fork in the gears of commercial composting operations? A USDN Innovation Fund project gathered data and developed educational resources to connect information about compostable plastics between the private and public sectors. More »

Reaching High Waste Diversion - Research and Financial Analysis of New Technologies: A USDN Innovation Fund project sifts through emerging technologies to really understand what makes dollars and sense. More »

INNOVATOR PROFILE: Jo Zientek is the Deputy of Environmental Services for San Jose, California, the 10th largest city in the United States. In this interview, Jo discusses support of emerging technologies, embracing smart technology, and job training partnerships for event greening. More »

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