Recycling & Upcycling

Taking your own recyclable cloth bag to the mall isn’t going to help you go green the whole way. Sure, it will save the cost, use and disposal of one plastic bag. Once you’ve gone past the easy ways to recycle, what other plans can you make to... Read More
System 1 is a self-contained fully functional greywater collection, processing and disbursement system. The system runs on greywater collected from the house’s laundry system, bathtub/shower drains and rainwater. The system supplies filtered water... Read More
America's favorite pastime is going green! At the home of the Seattle Mariners, officials were having trouble getting fans to put their leftover food in compost bins instead of trash cans. So what did they do? They made everything -- cups,... Read More
Three ideas; 1. Right now, in my town (Homestead, Fla.) the trash and recycling bill is the same. The town provides us with recycling bins - yet few of my neighbors use them. If there could be a scale on the recycling pick-up trucks; a simple way to... Read More
Why not try using aluminum for building bridges? Aluminum is really very strong!!
What’s your community doing to encourage recycling? In Bethesda, Maryland, residents can recycle their old electronics without ever getting out of their car! This program allows for useful electronic parts to be reused and keeps dangerous toxins... Read More
Can we find something new in an old technology? Maybe a second look at the engine can be a clean answer to our dirty fuel problem.
At the University of Mississipppi, game day is now a green day! After starting an initiative to increase recycling, the school says it now collects one to two tons of recycling after each football game! This not only reduces the school's... Read More
When it comes to science, the National Science Foundation knows what they’re talking about. Check out what they’re doing to increase recycling at their headquarters--you might be able to apply some of their ideas to your home or business!
The plastic industry folks are really good at using the media to get their message out and they seem to have turned up the volume on one particularly misleading bit of information lately, placing story after story about plastics recycling being a... Read More