Scientists at North Carolina A&T University have developed some new ways to store and reuse coal as interior and exterior building materials.
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From mealworms to mushrooms, companies and scientists are experimenting with more sustainable methods of disposing of medical plastics.
French inventor Jean Pain figured out ways to harvest the heat produced by composting for heating water and air.
New research out of Germany shows that apple peels have the right chemical properties to power a sodium-ion battery.
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 […]
Palm oil production takes quite a toll on tropical rainforests. A process that makes a similar substance from food waste could reduce this impact.
A waterless toilet that produces its own energy? That’s just part of the genius design behind the nano membrane toilet, scheduled for testing this year.
Maria Rose Belding created the MEANS database to create an easy means of communication that could help avoid food waste, and address hunger.
3D Brooklyn wanted to use waste plastic to print 3D items. By partnering with Terracycle, they came across a good answer: post-industrial potato chip bags.
That warm or hot water going down your drain? That’s energy being wasted! A Canadian firm has developed waste heat recovery technology to save it.
Are waste sorting robots, which can sort materials more efficiently, an answer to recycling industry revenue woes?
Non-profit Ohorizons celebrates World Toilet Day by talking to New Yorkers about the water they drink, and the water they flush.
I’ve been writing about clean cookstoves for years: these simple pieces of technology are wonders of sustainability. They address dangers to human health posed by open-fire cooking; they also free up lots of time for women in the developing world. And, they contribute to waste prevention by allowing for much more efficient use of wood […]