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Posts in category “Zero Waste”

What makes a good planter? Anything that can contain a plant.

by Urban Ore - 04.09.2015

Here at Urban Ore we are very lucky to have a dedicated gardener to help keep our grounds looking pleasant. Alice Green, an old friend…

Urban Ore Canvas Bags! ONLY $5!! Made in the U.S.A. from 100% Organic Cotton

by Urban Ore - 03.07.2013

Back in stock by popular demand!  Urban Ore canvas bags are proudly made in the U.S.A. from 100% organic cotton.  ONLY $5!  Now that Alameda…

Getting to 90% Diversion or Better in Berkeley

by Doctor Ore - 02.29.2012

Urban Ore’s design team has proposed a rebuild of our 1983-vintage transfer station.  It was designed to feed a garbage burner that was never built,…

Bioconversion – Garbage In, Garbage Out

by Aunty Entropy - 02.29.2012

There are many nuances in the new garbage-to-energy initiatives. In May a conference is coming to San Francisco put on by the new wave of…

Urban Ore goes to Brazil!

by Urban Ore - 12.22.2010

This past October, Urban Ore had the honor of being invited to the 7th annual Zero Waste International Alliance Zero Waste Dialog in beautiful Florianopolis,…

Reintroducing the Lone Recycler!

by Urban Ore - 09.06.2010

The Lone Recycler is a comic book dating all the way back to 1984. It was created by Nancy Gorrell, a children’s illustrator and longtime…

Only 3 Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

by Aunty Entropy - 09.02.2010

To get to Zero Waste we need only 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – not four or five or fifteen.

5 reasons why cities need land for green industry

by Aunty Entropy - 08.13.2010

Cities that want green industries need to decide:  which kinds do they want?  Which ones should they set up first?  Which neighborhoods have correct zoning?Are…

How to Buy or Lease Land for a Reuse Startup

by Doctor Ore - 08.13.2010

Find the right space Here are some questions you should think about when looking for land to locate your Zero Waste startup: Where is the…