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A Rwandan Engineer Is Recycling Glass Bottles Into Bricks

Posted on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 by

At 32, Aimable Mutabazi already has his own construction and brick manufacturing company — but his bricks aren’t quite like the ones that hold up so many homes. The engineer started thinking about a better brick when he was still a sophomore at the […]

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Port of Amsterdam plant will convert plastic to ship fuel

Posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 by

Dutch company Bin2Barrel is building a plant at the Port of Amsterdam that will convert unrecyclable plastic into diesel fuel for cargo ships, the United Nations Environment Program said in an announcement. The plant will be the first of four “plastic to fuel” facilities built near the port and is estimated to start operations by the […]

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Your next shirt could be made from fruit and vegetable scraps

Posted on Friday, July 6th, 2018 by

The fashion industry is said to be the second most polluting industry on Earth after oil and gas. It requires enormous quantities of resources, including water, land, and fossil fuels, to make fabric. The production process is often harmful to the environment, relying on harsh chemical dyes and finishes. Fortunately, more people are […]

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How Do You Recycle an Entire Building?

Posted on Thursday, July 5th, 2018 by

It’s a silly question, isn’t it? How could something so massive as a building be recycled? Well, as the old saying goes, the devil is in the details. Though we tend to think of buildings as singular entities, in reality, they are complex structures made of thousands (if not millions) of smaller parts. And, […]

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City of Freiburg has a brilliant alternative to disposable coffee cups

Posted on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 by

© Freiburg Cup Customers pay €1 for a reusable cup that can be returned to any participating business in the city center. How often have you found yourself needing a coffee on the run, yet without a reusable mug? Does it prevent you from ordering that coffee? Unless you’re Bea Johnson, the answer is […]

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RubyMoon makes ‘gym-to-swim’ wear using recycled fabric

Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 by

If you’ve ever tried to simplify your wardrobe, you may realized that multi-purpose garments are a godsend. Having something that can double its function and pair well with other items in your closet makes it easier to live with less, not to mention reducing clutter and freeing up space in your closet. This is […]

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Scientists Develop Affordable Way to Recycle CO2 Into Fuel

Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2018 by

Scientists at the Canadian company Carbon Engineering have moved carbon-capture technology one step closer from pipe dream to viable solution. The company has developed technology at its plant in British Columbia that can both remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and convert it into carbon-neutral fuels, suggesting such technology could be a meaningful part of […]

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‘Infinitely’ recyclable polymer shows practical properties of plastics

Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2018 by

Eugene Chen’s lab at Colorado State University has developed a completely recyclable polymer. Credit: Bill Cotton/Colorado State University The world fell in love with plastics because they’re cheap, convenient, lightweight and long-lasting. For these same reasons, plastics are now trashing the Earth. Colorado State University chemists have announced in the journal Science another major step toward […]

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Meet Daisy, Apple’s latest robot for recovering and reusing iPhone components

Posted on Friday, April 20th, 2018 by

Daisy, Apple’s recycling robot | Credit: Apple Launched this week, Daisy helps dissemble iPhones for reuse and recycling It’s been almost exactly one year since the world’s most valuable technology company declared its intention to make future iPhones and MacBooks entirely out of recycled materials. And behold: Just in time for Earth Day 2018, […]

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The North Face introduces T-shirts made from plastic bottles

Posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 by

Every outdoor gear company seems to be jumping on the recycled polyester bandwagon these days. It’s reached the point where, if a product doesn’t contain recycled plastic water bottles, it’s the anomaly. The North Face is the latest big name to join the eco-fashion trend. Its new ‘Bottle Source‘ line of t-shirts and tote bags […]

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