What will the planet look like in 50 years? This infographic predicts the state of the Earth if we continue on our current path of consumption.
Our Food Waste Doesn’t Just Make A Mess; It Also Disturbs Wildlife Ecosystems
A review of recent science shows the impact of human food waste on a variety of wildlife ecosystems around the world.
Industrial Waste: A Tool For Capturing Carbon?
A new paper argues that industrial waste from steel and aluminum production and coal burning could be used to sequester atmospheric carbon.
Phosphorus Recovery Inspires Electronic Art
Recovering wasted phosphorus is the subject of a new Chicago-based electronic art exhibit that’s available on your smart phone or tablet.
The Waste Biz: What Ford Hopes To Learn From Lizards
Ford Motor company is studying lizards to figure out how to make some of its materials more recyclable. Plus, a hip-hop sneaker restorer…
Is The Lowly Mealworm The Answer To Our Plastic Pollution?
Stanford researchers have discovered that the mealworm can subsist solely on a diet of polystyrene, producing wastes that are safe for crop fertilizer.
Waste Water Treatment With Corn Cobs: A Google Science Fair Winner
Google Science Fair Community Impact Award winner Lalita Praside Sripada Srisai developed waste water treatment technology with waste corn cobs.
Waste From Sugar Beet Processing Perfect For Strengthening Materials? [Video]
Scottish firm CelluComp has discovered that sugar beet waste can be transformed into a material additive that adds strength and durability.
The Industrial Possibilities Of Shrimp Shells
Shrimp shells and other seafood waste generally goes into the waste stream, but exoskeletons from shellfish have multiple potential industrial uses.
One Cause Of Global Warming That Gets Overlooked: Food Waste
Most of us don’t think of food waste as a cause of global warming, but it’s a significant one that also contributes to world hunger.
Scientists Discover How To Recover Indium From LCDs
Scientists from China’s Tsinghua University have discovered methods to recover indium from liquid crystal displays for recycling.
Used CDs: A Weapon Against Climate Change?
Those used CDs & DVDs you have laying around the house could be used to capture carbon dioxide, according to a new paper from the American Chemical Society.
There’s Gold In That Poop! Mining Precious Metals From Human Waste
A paper at this week’s American Chemical Society meeting will discuss extracting microscopic precious metals from human waste.