recycling

Deutsche Welle
Old tires, glass bottles and plastics might be considered useless in some parts of the world, but in others, they're valuable building materials. An NGO in Guatemala inspires volunteers to build sustainable, green homes, and even pay for them! The... Read More
Researchers from the California Institute of Technology have created a prototype for a solar-powered sanitation system that can be used in remote parts of the planet that are not currently served by municipal sewage systems. Caltech's prototype,... Read More
Recycling used to just make you think of committed greenies, but now it's more common place and widely accepted.  So, how can we take recycling to the next level?  How about some green...cash? This week we feature Planet Forward innovators who are... Read More
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
We all use water bottles, but if you're not filling up a reusable every time you're creating a lot of waste. Disposable bottles are convenient, and convenience determines what gets used - the folks at True2o think they might be able to bridge the... Read More
Got an old cell phone sitting around? This week on Bloomberg West we featured EcoATM, a new technology that can give you cash for your phone, while keeping dangerous toxins out of landfills.
ecoATM’s automated self-serve kiosks use patented, advanced machine vision and artificial intelligence to evaluate and buy-back used electronics from consumers for cash. By providing convenience and immediate cash incentives, ecoATM’s kiosks are... Read More
Minnesota 2020
The great Minnesota get-together was mostly about bizarre foods, homegrown entertainment, and people-watching. But with growing public attention to sustainability, Minnesota State Fair's Eco-Experience exhibit drew fair goers looking for ways to... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Many people think there’s not much you can do with an old mattress. In Minnesota, local governments are collecting old mattresses and recycling and reusing some of the materials in an effort to keep the mattresses from clogging up landfills!
Minnesota 2020
When over-the-counter prescriptions or the most basic medications expire, an all too common reaction is to flush pills down the toilet. But even modern water treatment facilities aren't equipped to handle such chemicals, and it often ends up in... Read More
ITAC, University of Utah
In 2008, the pink bark beetle, an invasive species, killed millions of trees in Colorado. From these dead trees, researchers at the University of Utah have created interlocking cross-laminated timber, a building material that doesn't require any... Read More

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