February 10, 2017: The science and engineering of welds l Nonprofits, businesses and foundations tackle food waste l California lawmakers debate cap-and-trade

Last year, ReFED, a collaboration of foundations, businesses, and government officials, came out with their Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste by 20 Percent report. Waste 360 catches up with ReFED’s interim executive director on their lessons learned and what their stakeholders see for the near future of food waste management.

Faulty welds have led to the closure of the Delaware River Bridge and crippled large parts of SEPTA. Drexel’s Richard Knight explains the welding process, how defects occur, and what precautions officials take to identify and prevent them.

On Thursday, the president met with airline executives, calling the country’s current planes, trains and roads “obsolete.” He vowed to address that by rolling back regulations, lowering corporate taxes and modernizing U.S. airports.

The president has pushed for private investment to help transform America’s aging transportation infrastructure. Route Fifty raises the question if this is realistic option to pay for upgrading other infrastructure, such as waterworks and broadband internet in non-urban areas.

California lawmakers proposed a new measure to address climate change, aiming to tie environmental policy and job creation. The proposal opened up debate over the future of the state’s cap-and-trade program.

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