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September 21, 2021 | Tom Ballard

CO.LAB, City of Chattanooga announce “Sustainability and Recycling Pitch & Pilot Competition”

The City of Chattanooga and CO.LAB are partnering on a “Sustainability and Recycling Pitch & Pilot Competition” and are inviting proposals from citizens in the community.

As announced last week, the two organizations are looking for creative ways to drive the waste management structures and infrastructure systems. Those ideas include changes to technology, infrastructure, and educating residents. More specifically, areas of interest are:

  • Circular economy (reducing what goes into the landfill);
  • Cost efficiency in Recycling Processes (improving recycling processes);
  • Consumer/resident education (reducing methane emissions from the landfill);
  • Labor reduction (citizen education around what to recycle/not to recycle, how to make sure what you recycle is recycled); and
  • Composting (how to implement and utilize composting effectively, reducing methane production in landfills).

Four submissions will be selected to pilot in partnership with CO.LAB and the City, and those selected will be awarded a small stipend.

Proposal guidelines are online here, and applications are due October 3.



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