An available, efficient repair infrastructure could contribute significantly to a reduced waste stream: why toss and replace when you can fix it? Right? Unfortunately, not only have we gotten out of that mindset (because of cheaply available products often made under less-than-ideal conditions), but, in many cases, we’re prevented from repairing products by manufacturers. Really? If […]
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I’m not a surfer, a scuba diver, or a triathlete, so the idea of neoprene wetsuits as a waste stream never really occurred to me. And while I have no idea how many of these products end up in the landfill each year, I do know that neoprene can’t be recycled through conventional means (i.e., […]
The iMac G3 has been off the market since 2003, but no doubt many owners of these machines have held on to them. While they may not have the computing power for current programs and websites, they’re just so gorgeous – how could you throw that away? That’s the response Jake Harms had after being […]
Donald Thomson spent five years designing a water bottle for commercial use that could be repurposed into roofing tiles for affordable housing.
Inspired by what he saw at a Guatemalan coffee farms, Rich Bruins created Coffee Coals: charcoal briquettes made from used coffee grounds.
Startup FoPo Food Powder addresses the issue of food waste by collecting nearly expired fruits, and freeze drying it into a powder with a long shelf life.
Plastic microbeads are polluting waterways, and legislatures around the US, as well as some companies making these additives, are responding.
The TIO toothbrush concept incorporates bioplastics with a replaceable head to create much less plastic waste than the traditional product.
Apple will expand its Reuse and Recycling Program to include any old cell phones, and a BC cement maker knows how to recycle K-Cups.
Tossing used chewing gum on the ground doesn’t cause any harm unless it sticks to someone’s shoe, right? No – take a look at gum’s environmental impact.
The Green Hearts is a simple product that uses decades-old technology to keep fresh vegetables & fruits from spoiling quickly in the refrigerator.
As with other printing, 3D printing involves some failures. The Cruncher is a machine that recycles those failures into plastic pellets for future prints.
Smart commercial trash cans eliminate waste of energy, material, and labor needed to check & empty partially-full receptacles.