See How Apple Demolishes And Recycles Old iPhones

Posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 by

Apple Inc unveiled a robotic system called Liam to take apart junked iPhones and recover valuable materials that can be recycled, such as silver and tungsten. The move is an attempt to address criticism that Apple’s products, while sleek and seamless in design, are so tightly constructed that their components can be difficult to […]

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The Bolivian teenager turning e-waste into robots

Posted on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 by

Patacamaya, Bolivia – Seventeen-year-old Esteban Quispe is busy at his computer. Seated in the room his parents have turned into a workshop, Quispe is surrounded by different materials – electrical wires, metal sheets, and bulbs of different sizes and colours – all of which he has collected from a local rubbish dump to make into […]

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Levi Strauss & Co: Bring Us Your Old Jeans

Posted on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 by

You’ll wear them. Live in them. Love them. Make them your own. And after a few years with that perfect fit, you’ll probably toss them. That’s it. The life of a pair of Levi’s. On average, that life lasts a little over three years (although they’ll last for decades if you take care […]

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Landfill Harmonic

Posted on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 by

Landfill harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a paraguayan musical youth group of kids that live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This unlikely orchestra plays music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. With the guidance […]

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Zero Waste Flash Mob for UN COP 21

Posted on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 by

How do we engage the world on Climate? Make solutions a joy! Have zero waste flash mobs dance through huge events so that everyone can sort their own waste into recycling and compost bins. Compost helps soils and healthy soils pull in carbon and clean our air! Everybody wins! Let’s have Zero Waste Flash […]

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Old city buses to be reborn as homeless shelters in Hawaii

Posted on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 by

City’s Executive Director of Housing, Jun Yang, has an idea—to retrofit retired city buses as transitional housing for the homeless. Architecture firm Group 70 International picked up the design challenge, and hopes to have at least three volunteer-built LIFT bus facilities on the road this summer. The renovated buses will provide shelter, showers and […]

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Freight Farms

Posted on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 by

i Jon Friedman (left) and Brad McNamara (right) are the co-founders of Freight Farms. Courtesy of Freight Farms The United States imports more than $100 billion of food every year from farms across the globe, often in the big metal shipping containers you see on cargo ships. Now, entrepreneurs are using those shipping containers […]

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The World’s First Plantable Coffee Cup

Posted on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 by

“A coffee cup that has native seeds embedded within the material to be used for reforestation in your local communities”. Reduce. Reuse. Grow. was founded during a Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, landscape architecture senior project. The thought of “throwing away” items which would later be […]

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New Zealand company has developed a way to recycle worn-out carpets into children’s bicycles

Posted on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 by

For the past several months, carpets have found a highly unconventional second life as bikes. Jenny McIver and her husband Rich – New Zealanders who have recently returned home after several years in New York City – run Wishbone Design, a product design company. Together they have […]

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Restaurants give back to the land through ReSoil Sacramento

Posted on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 by

It’s farm to fork to farm. That describes the loop that is near and dear to Sacramentan David Baker, co-founder of ReSoil Sacramento, a local effort to use bikes to pick up food scraps at area restaurants and deliver them to local farms and gardens. Baker and ReSoil program director Scott Thompson have designed […]

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