A new study from United Nations University explores the economic value of human poop, and the wealth potential of making use of it in the developing world.
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Rutgers University finds that the Garden State tosses over 4 million tons of biomass that it could recycle into energy, heat, and/or transportation fuel.
If plastic to fuel recycling can happen on-site, eliminating transportation needs, does that make this a greener process than traditional recycling?
Seattle’s Impact Bioenergy has created the HORSE, a portable organic waste to energy plant, for on-site recycling of food waste into energy and fertilizer.
A popular Change.org petition asks Walmart and Whole Foods to start selling ugly fruit and vegetables to address food waste and food insecurity.
London-based Bio-bean’s first product offering will involves collecting used coffee grounds and processing them into biomass pellets for home heating.
Entrepreneurs in Africa are addressing sanitation needs by collecting human waste and turning it into energy and other necessary products.
Is a plastic to oil waste recovery program really an example of the circular economy? Dow Chemical thinks so; some activist organizations disagree.
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.
Building materials giant Holcim will recycle shoes and manufacturing waste into fuel for its cement plant based in Vietnam.
After two years of testing, Goodyear will start sourcing silica extracted from rice husk ash for tires made in China. Plus, recycling fishing nets into carpet.
France just passed a law banning destruction of edible food by larger supermarkets, and the Minnesota Twins are going all compostable with cups and plates.
Last month, we took a look at a biogas production program for rural Vietnam. We’ve now got updated information on this innovative use of animal waste.