Smart commercial trash cans eliminate waste of energy, material, and labor needed to check & empty partially-full receptacles.
Alaskan start-up Tidal Visions plans to create apparel and accessories from waste produced by sustainable fisheries, like salmon skin and crab shells.
Mexican start-up Cronology has developed a technology for creating paper from recycled plastic bottles and minerals that’s 4 times cheaper than normal.
Rice straw, an agricultural byproduct often burned as waste, is now being used to create sustainable materials for home and shelter building.
Makeup is expensive & represents lots of embodied resources, so don’t toss that broken eyeshadow. Fix it with these instructions.
Single serve coffee makers are convenient, and have green elements… but the amount of trash generated is staggering… even monstrous!
TerraCycle Canada has devised a recycling plan for single serve coffee pods that relies on consumers’ willingness to pay the costs involved.
Noble Environmental incorporates waste fibers from cardboard boxes, agricultural waste, and other waste fibers into its ECOR fiberboard material.
The EcoSafe Digester is an aerobic machine that turns food waste into harmless grey water, which can be disposed of through sewer systems.
UK residents looking for unique holiday gift ideas for friends & family may want to check out new upcycling site Remade in Britain.
A new study from Staples shows that we tend to hoard our used electronics rather than recycling computers & TVs after we’re done using them.
Polystyrene foam isn’t accepted by most recyclers – so, is Styrofoam recyclable? Yes, and the Waste to Waves program turns it into sweet surfboards.
J. Crew and Madewell’s are collecting old blue jeans to turn into home insulation… and rewarding donors with a discount on a new pair.