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Re-Imagining Collaboration: How One City is Transforming Trash into Treasure


When the city of Phoenix published a strategic plan for building regional collaboration to not only improve waste diversion but to "transform trash into treasure", Assistant Public Works Director John Trujillo tapped the expertise of the Sustainability Solutions Services at Arizona State University. Trujillo recognized the convening power of the university as a trusted partner to corporations and communities in solving sustainability challenges. Now this city-university team is collaborating with corporate partners like Salt River Project and Mayo Clinic to transform recyclables into bio-fuels and manufacturing materials for new products.

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Arizona State University
Dan O'Neill: ASU Global Institute of Sustainability
John Trujillo: City of Phoenix
Ryan Kirane: Mayo Clinic
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