A German start-up has figured out a better way to handle the millions of gallons of old milks thrown away every year: recycle it into a biopolymer.
Is a plastic to oil waste recovery program really an example of the circular economy? Dow Chemical thinks so; some activist organizations disagree.
Shade balls have been all the rage as a potential California drought solution… except they won’t work. They will create lots of plastic waste, though.
A whiskey distillery produces waste, and a group of Scotch makers in Scotland has figured out a good use for that waste: burn it to make electricity.
The e-waste stream is growing: what are the costs and opportunities created by the increasing amount of electronic waste we create?
Student Ammo Liao looked at how nature handles materials, and used this mindset to create Bio-Knit shoes, which can go right into the recycling bin.
Is fake wool made from slaughterhouse wastes like bones and ligaments too creepy for most people? Or would they get past it?
Building materials giant Holcim will recycle shoes and manufacturing waste into fuel for its cement plant based in Vietnam.
Got an old laptop laying around? Before you finally get it to the recyclers, consider taking out the LCD screen and making a cheap monitor or television.
See how one electric vehicle tinkerer turned a 1966 Volkswagen Bus into a completely solar-powered vehicle.
The First Lego League is challenging teams of kids from around the world to figure out techie solutions to waste with its year-long Trash Trek event.
The kids need a laptop or other devices for school? Consider buying refurbished electronics to complete the circle… and save money!
New York City is exploring the option of adding wi-fi hotspot capability to the nearly 200 Bigbelly smart trash cans its already deployed in Manhattan.