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Life after a ban

Friday, August 9th, 2013 | Permalink

In 2007, San Francisco said goodbye to polystyrene foam foodservice packaging and never looked back.  That year, an ordinance went into effect that prohibited the use of EPS foam in foodservice establishments. The city specified that the alternative material must be compostable or recyclable.  However, when the city issued the ordinance, it said that any restaurant could apply for waiver if the ban created any type of economic hardship. Out of the 4500 food establishments that were affected by the ban, only two asked for the waiver. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – August 2013 Keywords:  plastics bans composting bioplastics mushroom packaging Ecovative EcoCycle read more

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Chinaplas: Solar Impulse homes in on Dallas

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 | Permalink

Guangzhou, China –  The Solar Impulse aircraft safely reached Phoenix May 5 after a 20-hour flight from San Francisco. Next up: the leg from Phoenix to Dallas which will take off the week of May 20. Traveling at an average ground speed of just 40 mph, the Solar Impulse carried its sole occupant and pilot, adventurer Bertrand Piccard, on the 650-nautical mile first leg solely utilizing the power of the sun. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Can San Francisco’s end-of-life waste model work elsewhere?

Friday, April 5th, 2013 | Permalink

Plasticstoday The Atlantic recently published an interesting article that went behind the scenes with San Francisco’s “first-of-its-kind” trash monitoring and neighborhood outreach program. Part of the crew’s job, according to the article, is to track waste and ensure that citizens are throwing the trash in the correct bin. The city’s residents are required by law to separate their waste into three colored bins – compost, recycling and landfill. read more

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Plastic bag ban blamed for increase in retail theft

Thursday, March 7th, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites First it was an increase in E. coli caused by reusable cloth or non-woven bags after plastic bags were banned in San Francisco. Now, we learn that in Seattle the bag ban in that city, instituted in 2012, is being blamed for a big increase in retail theft.     read more

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leap 3D motion control | designboom

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 | Permalink

Rss · China · Japan · Vietnam. leap 3D motion control. 2. May 22, 2012. first image about the size of an iPod, the 'leap' 3D motion control system detects gesture-based interaction to an accuracy of 1/1000th of a millimeter san-francisco-based startup leap motion has just unveiled the 'leap 3D motion … the developers suggest that the technology behind 'leap' can also be appropriated for use in cars, medical devices , and lighting systems. in contrast to microsoft kinect, 'leap' is planned …

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