Grandmas Use Discarded Plastic Bags To Make Beds For The Homeless

Posted on Friday, September 16th, 2016 by

You might not think much of those plastic shopping bags you’ve been hoarding in the kitchen, but a group of resourceful older women in Tennessee are putting this item to good use by helping the homeless. Meet “The Bag Ladies.” These women from Union City found each other around two years ago at church and […]

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How To Tell If You Can Recycle Something

Posted on Thursday, July 21st, 2016 by

Follow these six rules of recycling below and you’ll have your own green routine in no time. 1. Every area has different recycling procedures. Know what yours are. Recycling procedures vary from city to city and state to state, and can determine everything from what you can recycle (plastic, paper, etc.), to how to separate […]

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Coffeemaker repurposes used grounds to grow fresh mushrooms

Posted on Thursday, July 14th, 2016 by

As it turns out, the concept of using spent coffee grounds as a substrate for mushroom farming isn’t new. The used grounds—an abundant resource in university districts, creative urban centers, and in pretty much every American household—are basically the perfect material for growing mushrooms. Coffee grounds from cafés are ideal, because the forced steam of […]

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Beru Kids uses leftover textiles to make cute children’s clothes

Posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 by

Beru Kids is an ethical children’s clothing company that manufacturers its adorable designs in a factory downtown Los Angeles. The garment workers are mostly female and are paid higher than minimum wage (not per-garment, as is usual in the fashion industry). What’s really interesting about Beru is that it repurposes deadstock fabrics to make its […]

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Leaf Dinnerware to Replace Plastic and Styrofoam

Posted on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 by

A University in Thailand has spent the past year developing a new type of waterproof bowl made of leaves. The women behind this leaf dinnerware felt called to design a replacement for Styrofoam when they saw large amounts of trash at a Temple in their country. The bowls they make are certainly beautiful, and […]

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Kansas City resident KC EarthKid is taking to the streets to save the planet

Posted on Friday, May 13th, 2016 by

Fed up with the job market not serving the community and the amount of waste we use, a Kansas City resident decides to put on a cape, and take the streets as a super hero to address something important. Recycling! With their recycle bin and cape, Misty Ballew (also known as KC Earth Kid) […]

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See How Apple Demolishes And Recycles Old iPhones

Posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 by

Apple Inc unveiled a robotic system called Liam to take apart junked iPhones and recover valuable materials that can be recycled, such as silver and tungsten. The move is an attempt to address criticism that Apple’s products, while sleek and seamless in design, are so tightly constructed that their components can be difficult to […]

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The Bolivian teenager turning e-waste into robots

Posted on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 by

Patacamaya, Bolivia – Seventeen-year-old Esteban Quispe is busy at his computer. Seated in the room his parents have turned into a workshop, Quispe is surrounded by different materials – electrical wires, metal sheets, and bulbs of different sizes and colours – all of which he has collected from a local rubbish dump to make into […]

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Levi Strauss & Co: Bring Us Your Old Jeans

Posted on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 by

You’ll wear them. Live in them. Love them. Make them your own. And after a few years with that perfect fit, you’ll probably toss them. That’s it. The life of a pair of Levi’s. On average, that life lasts a little over three years (although they’ll last for decades if you take care […]

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Landfill Harmonic

Posted on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 by

Landfill harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a paraguayan musical youth group of kids that live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This unlikely orchestra plays music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. With the guidance […]

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