The Sherlock Holmes Method for Raising Your Recycling Savvy

                  Daniel Dern       I try to work recycling into my daily routine, but sometimes, the answer to “what do I do with this?” is less than obvious and some sleuthing is required. Like today’s detectives, those of us pursuing a green, sustainable lifestyle...

Scottish researchers find way to target gold in e-scrap

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh are developing a new compound to extract gold from used electronics. Around 7% of the world’s gold is inside e-scrap, of which less than one-third is currently salvaged, according to project leader Professor Jason Love. One...

Oregon Adopts A Statewide Refillable Beer Bottle System

                    Once a beer bottle is drained, it usually goes to a recycling plant, where the glass can be heated and molded into a new product. But what if we just used the beer bottle again? That’s the basic idea behind a new refillable bottle system in Oregon,...

A Rwandan Engineer Is Recycling Glass Bottles Into Bricks

                      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...