New research out of Germany shows that apple peels have the right chemical properties to power a sodium-ion battery.
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Headphones not working or broken? Avoid the temptation to toss and replace, and try one of these headphone repair tactics to get them back in shape.
The Crayon Initiative mission is to recycle crayons from family-friendly restaurants into more crayons for sick kids. See how they do it.
See how one electric vehicle tinkerer turned a 1966 Volkswagen Bus into a completely solar-powered vehicle.
Maine’s Artas Designs takes used materials like reclaimed wood, and turns them into design studio quality furnishings for a variety of commercial clients.
Electric vehicles create one form of waste: old batteries. Through a unique partnership, the Nissan Leaf battery may find new life as energy storage.
Melbourne, Australia’s Brothi was a zero-waste restaurant doing brisk business… until city hall decided it didn’t like the business’ composting set-up.
A new plant in Tulare County, California, is in the poop power business: it turns ample dairy cow manure from the area into ethanol (and water for crops).
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.
Noble Environmental incorporates waste fibers from cardboard boxes, agricultural waste, and other waste fibers into its ECOR fiberboard material.
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.
DIY home building isn’t just green; it’s can also be cheap. Check out this tiny house made largely from salvaged & recycled materials. Total cost: $300.