A Tale of Thousands of Dumps

Posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 by

The United States is positively glowing right now. Too bad it’s glowing with dumps. As our population grew over the last century, so did our mountains of trash. This map from SaveOnEnergy  reveals where landfills sprung up in response to that growth. The circles dotting the landscape indicate the size and status of each dump: Closed landfills are indicated […]

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Danish design students create sustainable waste bins to solve public trash problems

Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 by

Four years ago, Heida Nolsøe and Marie Berggreen (pictured above) were on a product-design course at the Technical University of Denmark. The brief for their first-semester project was to devise a solution for waste management in Copenhagen. “At the time, the Distortion festival was close to closing because they just couldn’t handle the crazy amount […]

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Technology to recycle all type of plastics without using water

Posted on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 by

Traditionally, plastic recycling processes involve using a lot of water. In order to avoid this waste, Ak Inovex from Mexico developed a new green technology that doesn’t require liquids, and has the capacity to process materials such as styrofoam, polystyrene and ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) […]

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