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Trash for Use

Municipal center for harvesting utility from waste

As waste removal becomes increasingly difficult to handle and landfill space more scarce, cities must become more resourceful in how they address their refuse. The project proposes a building in the midst of the metropolis for waste collection and processing, a “machine for turning trash into treasure”.

The municipal Center for Harvesting Utility from Waste (CHUW) recognizes an opportunity to locally treat collected waste, separating the components to exploit its content.

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Closing a gap in the chain that reaches from material extraction and processing to consumption and disposal
“Next Generation” 1st prize for young professionals and students
“An answer to the problematic interplay of material flows in urban environments” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2014 for North America
Project Details
New York City, USA
Debbie Chen
Main Author
Debbie Chen
"Next Generation" 1st prize 2014
North America
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“Sustainability? Reconsidering urban waste streams” – Debbie Chen
“Sustainability? Reconsidering urban waste streams” – Debbie Chen

The top “Next Generation” prize went to Debbie Chen for “Trash for Use: Municipal center for harvesting utility from …

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