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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CupClub is a poster child for sustainable, circular design

Posted on Friday, April 13th, 2018 by

It is actually a very clever idea: a polypropylene cup and with a polyethylene lid and an RFID chip in the bottom so that it can be tracked. The designer tells Fairs in Dezeen: You just drink and drop. You go to your favourite coffee shop – at the moment that will be in offices and […]

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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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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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Would You Eat Food Made With “Trash”?

Posted on Friday, December 29th, 2017 by

Would you eat ketchup made from tossed-out tomatoes? Drink beer made with stale scraps of bread?  If so, join the club. A growing number of companies are making food and drink products out of ingredients traditionally considered waste. And, according to new research, consumers increasingly accept—and even prefer—such products. “Consumers are actually willing to […]

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London’s “Bottletop” Store Recycles 60.000 Bottles for 3D Printed Interior

Posted on Friday, December 8th, 2017 by

A new store called Bottletop is opening on Regent Street in London. It has a 3D printed interior made from 60,000 upcycled plastic bottles. If you get swept up in the mania of Regent Street, London this winter, then make sure you stop to visit Bottletop. The store has a 3D printed, up-cycled interior. […]

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Metal recyclers prepare for electric car revolution

Posted on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 by

Recycling companies are honing processes to extract metals from old batteries more cheaply and efficiently so they can capitalize on an expected shortfall in materials such as cobalt and lithium when sales of electric cars take off. An employee sorts used primary non-rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries before being recycled by the German recycling firm Accurec in […]

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Can airplanes be recycled?

Posted on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 by

As a kid, I remember seeing striking pictures of massive jets, tiny turbo props and other aircraft seemingly abandoned in the arid desert. Across the southwestern United States, there are seven major airplane boneyards filled with planes. I always wondered if this was, in fact, where airplanes went to die. It seemed an odd […]

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