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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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A company in Ghana is turning plastic bags into roads

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 by

Only two percent of plastic trash in Ghana is recycled, according to a video from the World Economic Forum (WEF) – but one local company is hoping to change that statistic. Nelplast Ghana Limited, which focuses on industrial processing, is turning plastic bags into pavement blocks that can be used to build roads. And it’s not just plastic bags than can be utilized, […]

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These Boots Are Made From Old Plastic Bottles Recovered In Haiti

Posted on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 by

Timberland’s latest man-boots have an interesting backstory. Their canvas-like uppers are recycled from plastic bottles picked up from the beaches of Haiti. The outdoor apparel brand gets the material from a social impact startup named Thread, which works with about 1,300 bottle pickers in Haiti. Timberland four boots, which build on a previous set of Thread-infused […]

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Which items can’t be recycled?

Posted on Friday, March 16th, 2018 by

Many people think items such as plastic bags and coffee cups can be recycled when they can’t. Here are the do’s and don’ts  Many people aren’t sure which plastics they can recycle – and which they can’t. Photograph: Alamy British consumers are increasingly willing to recycle their household waste but are failing to grasp […]

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Adidas Sold a Million Shoes Made of Ocean Plastic

Posted on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 by

Adidas sold a million pairs of shoes made from ocean plastic last year, according to CEO Kasper Rorsted. In 2015, the German sportswear giant partnered with Parley for the Oceans, an environmental initiative addressing major threats to the world’s oceans, to develop products made from recycled marine plastic. After much anticipation, they introduced three versions of the UltraBoost shoe last […]

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A surprising new afterlife for chewing gum

Posted on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 by

British designer Anna Bullus is on a mission to recycle chewing gum into useful objects, cleaning up our streets in the process. More than £14bn is spent on chewing gum around the world each year, but a lot of that gum will end up stuck to the ground. Gum is the second most common type […]

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