BlueBridge is the wastewater industry’s only provider of cooperative resource recovery solutions for the management of fats, oils and grease (FOG) and other food-based restaurant wastes. BlueBridge brokerage and service delivery programs bring restaurants and local governments together through organic community partnerships that bundle restaurant waste management services and anaerobic digestion feedstock recovery agreements into one total-supply-chain transaction with waste haulers. By helping utilities secure distributed renewable energy feedstocks at the source through public/private partnerships, BlueBridge removes the risks that are inherent in uncertain tipping markets, improves the economics of municipal resource recovery projects, lowers costs for restaurants, and provides measurable protection for municipal sewers in the process. BlueBridge understands that the strongest bridge between waste management and resource recovery is built when local governments and small businesses work together.
Circonomy Solutions was built out of a strong desire to help private and public sectors reach their full potential while making the world a better place for future generations. With over 40 years of combined solution-driven private and government experience, we can develop solutions that drive creativity, promote new ideas, deliver operational efficiencies, encourage the advancement of new technologies, and create economic opportunities. By partnering with businesses, nonprofits and government entities who understand our principles, we can design a future that minimizes the impact on our natural resources.
Hygiea provides IOT based technology as a service to better manage campuses, office spaces and buildings. Our patent pending technology helps the custodial staff collect and manage waste more efficiently, keep facility clean and decrease the overall operating expense for facility management by at least 30%. Our front end is 1) “Hything” sensor- that detects the fullness of trashcans and 2) “BUTTON”- a smart calling tool for facilities, both connected to the cloud. The user can access this information via the Hygiea app that has 1) alerts 2) messaging service and 3) general overview and insights based on historic trends to gain better control and manage the area efficiently.
Recyclops brings recycling to areas where it isn’t traditionally available. Approximately 35 million Americans live in locations without convenient residential recycling. The two portions of the population that struggle the most with recycling are those living in rural and high-density urban homes. Recyclops has been successful in bringing recycling to these areas by innovating and leveraging technology. By hiring independent contractors with pickup trucks and using a tech driven smart routing app they have been able to eliminate many of the logistical problems that kept recycling from happening in these areas. Recyclops plans to bring recycling to 1 million homes in the next 5 years.
Renewlogy’s (PK Clean) purpose is to develop technologies and processes to address our core mission of preventing landfill-bound waste. We envision a world in which there is no waste, as each item is renewed in some way. Renewlogy was founded at MIT in 2011. Through our proprietary chemical recycling process, which allows plastic to be reversed back into its basic molecular structure, we convert non-recycled plastic waste into new valuable products such as high-value fuels. Renewlogy has three key initiatives through which it fulfills its core mission: Renewlogy Energy, Renewlogy Waste Zero, and Renewlogy Oceans. Through these initiatives Renewlogy helps cities and companies meet their zero waste goals, prevent waste from entering oceans, and provides companies with solutions to create higher value products from hard-to-recycle plastics. Renewlogy’s first facility is located in Salt Lake City, and is currently building its next facility in Canada.
Trash Talk makes waste and recycling collection greener by using smart sensors to monitor the fullness, location, and pickups of waste/recycling dumpsters and cans. Typically 30% of pickups are unnecessary or could be delayed. Using the sensors, TrashTalk monitors the data, optimizes collection routes to help waste and recycling haulers be more efficient, and helps them provide an elite customer service that is also much more environmentally friendly. TrashTalk was a winner of BYU’s Miller New Venture Challenge in 2017 and has improved collection efficiency at a University recycling program by 80% fewer pickups. TrashTalk aims to improve and increase recycling opportunities by making collection less expensive, and aims to reduce overall time of waste and recycling trucks on the road.
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