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SWEEP Welcomes Center for EcoTechnology and Carbotura


May 17, 2023

The Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Protocol (SWEEP) announces the addition of Center for EcoTechnology (CET) and Carbotura as its newest Members. Both organizations’ extensive experience and commitment to sustainable materials management (SMM) align perfectly with SWEEP’s mission to transform the solid waste industry and create a more sustainable future.

For over 40 years, CET has been at the forefront of addressing climate change and promoting sustainable solutions. Their innovative approach has helped states and municipalities tackle the issue of wasted food, working in collaboration with esteemed partners such as the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic to develop an organic waste toolkit. This toolkit has been instrumental in guiding communities towards reducing food waste and implementing effective organic waste management strategies.

Additionally, CET has made significant contributions in the field of construction and demolition (C&D) waste. Their retail store, EcoBuilding Bargains, stands as the largest reclaimed and surplus building materials store in New England. Through this venture, CET has not only diverted significant amounts of C&D discards from landfill but also provided an avenue for individuals and businesses to access affordable and sustainable building materials.

Carbotura’s flagship project, Gravitas Carbotura, introduces large-industrial-scale roll-out modular facilities that address the pressing environmental challenges associated with municipal solid waste (MSW). With a focus on minimizing the environmental impact of waste management, Carbotura has developed several iterations of modular solutions that revolutionize the way we deal with plastic waste, remediate wastewater, and harness the potential of fast-growing biomass, such as hemp, to produce nano-biomaterials. Furthermore, Carbotura’s facilities demonstrate exceptional efficiency in large-scale carbon capture, further contributing to the fight against climate change.

“We are delighted to welcome Center for EcoTechnology and Carbotura to the SWEEP community,” said Natasha Dyer, Acting Executive Director & Program Manager at SWEEP. “CET’s proven track record in addressing key waste management challenges, such as wasted food and C&D discards and Carbotura’s forward thinking technologies that support closed loop systems that prop up regenerative economies will greatly enhance our collective efforts in promoting sustainable materials management. Together, we can drive positive change and accelerate the transition towards a more circular economy.”

As SWEEP Members, CET and Carbotura will gain access to a range of benefits, including research insights, best practices, participation in working groups and committees, networking opportunities, and the ability to contribute to the development of industry standards. This collaboration with SWEEP’s diverse membership will enable CET to further amplify their impact and engage with like-minded professionals who share a common vision of sustainability.

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