Weekly News: Shanghai’s Bold Waste Regulations, Circular Economies, and Awesome Ag Entrepreneur

With so much going on in the realm of sustainability, entrepreneurship, and innovation, and only a limited amount of bandwidth for professionals in this space, I have created this post to highlight articles that I feel are (1) important, (2) relevant, and (3) interesting in the areas of social innovation and entrepreneurship.

If you have an article, or event, that you feel needs to be mentioned, please do so in the comments section.


Shanghai rubbish rules: New law sends Chinese city into frenzy –  This regulation has been the talk of Asia, and for good reason… Shanghai went BOLD with their new waste separation program.  Only a week in, a lot of articles are focused more on the fines than on the efficiency, but I have a plan for that!

Reduce, reuse, and recycle: can we achieve a global circular economy? – Once we collect the waste, we need to do something with it.  Something, through my consulting work, is something MUCH easier said than done.

Urban farming company seeking to help the poor one bayong at a time – Sometimes it’s the simple ideas.

America’s first urban ‘agrihood’ feeds 2,000 households for free – Delivering safe, affordable, and accessible food in 2050 is going to require we look at urban farming.  Over the last few years, that concept has largely been dominated by the vertical movement, but in many (more) parts of the world the model may be more “agrihood”

Engineer Quits US Job, Builds Sustainable Homes From Agri-Waste In Villages!   Tying the themes of waste and food together, this article highlights the work of an amazing entrepreneur who is using agri waste as a way to build homes.

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