Waste-to-energy machine reveals power of trash

Posted on Friday, May 26th, 2017 by

FORT BENNING, Ga. — Fort Benning is helping the Army test a new product that could one day change not only how forward operating bases get rid of their waste, but also how they make use of it. The Battalion-scale Waste to Energy Conversion Green Energy Machine came to Fort Benning as the result of […]

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Turning household waste into hot water

Posted on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 by

Researchers at Brunel University in London have come up with a technology that would turn regular household waste into fuel for heating water. Called the Home Energy Recovery Unit (HERU), the device could provide homes with their own mini power plants, reducing heating bills by up to 15 percent. The device uses a an oxygen-free […]

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Project Oscar

Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2017 by

Project Oscar is Boston’s 24-hour community compost pilot program. Named after the Sesame Street character, Project Oscar compost bins give communities a place to drop-off residential food scraps for composting. Our bins are emptied by the Public Works team, and managed by Greenovate Boston. This partnership project is a pilot program, so we appreciate feedback […]

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A Tale of Thousands of Dumps

Posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 by

The United States is positively glowing right now. Too bad it’s glowing with dumps. As our population grew over the last century, so did our mountains of trash. This map from SaveOnEnergy  reveals where landfills sprung up in response to that growth. The circles dotting the landscape indicate the size and status of each dump: Closed landfills are indicated […]

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Danish design students create sustainable waste bins to solve public trash problems

Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 by

Four years ago, Heida Nolsøe and Marie Berggreen (pictured above) were on a product-design course at the Technical University of Denmark. The brief for their first-semester project was to devise a solution for waste management in Copenhagen. “At the time, the Distortion festival was close to closing because they just couldn’t handle the crazy amount […]

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Technology to recycle all type of plastics without using water

Posted on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 by

Traditionally, plastic recycling processes involve using a lot of water. In order to avoid this waste, Ak Inovex from Mexico developed a new green technology that doesn’t require liquids, and has the capacity to process materials such as styrofoam, polystyrene and ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) […]

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