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Sir David Attenborough Backs New Tech That Can Recycle All Plastics

A new recycling plant under construction in England features technologies that can break down any kind of plastic polymer into its constituent elements for recycling. According to Forbes, wildlife filmmaker Sir David Attenborough appeared in a video alongside other naturalists and the owners of the new plant that uses superheated steam to obliterate the chemical […]

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Startup Raises $9 Million for its New Method to Recycle CO2 into Protein-Rich Animal Feed

An agriculture feed startup has received $9.4 million in initial funding for its technology that produces pure protein from CO2. The protein would come from carbon dioxide generated by industrial exhaust, and would be combined with hydrogen to create scalable, cheap animal feed to replace soybeans—a major feed crop linked heavily with deforestation. Deep Branch […]

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How to Turn Plastic Waste in Your Recycle Bin Into Profit

This article, by Joshua M. Pearce of Michigan Technological University, has been republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. People will recycle if they can make money doing so. In places where cash is offered for cans and bottles, metal and glass recycling has been a great success. Sadly, the incentives have been […]

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Canada’s Tackling Plastics Recycling: Could the Same Ideas Help in the USA?

The Canadian government came up with a plan to eliminate plastic waste. By 2030, Canada hopes to achieve zero plastic waste. Right now, around 3 million tons of plastic waste are disposed of and less than 10% of that plastic is recycled. Much of it goes to the landfill, but an alarming 29,000 tons end […]

MIT Scientists Develop the Perfect Breathable Earth-Friendly Fabric Using The Same Material as Single-Use Bags

A multi-national team at MIT have dispelled the long-standing consensus that the most commonly available plastic, polyethylene, can’t be used for clothing. Their new thread spun with normal machinery circumnavigates the problem that polyethylene traps moisture, opening up an industry-changing material for use in earth-friendly textiles. The fashion and textile industry is one of the […]

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The Ever-Growing Pile of Electronic Waste is Now on the Decline, Study Finds

A new study has found that the total mass of electronic waste generated by Americans has been declining since 2015. In an age when most of us can’t imagine life without our digital devices, this surprising finding has ramifications for both how we think about electronic waste’s future and for the laws and regulations regarding e-waste […]

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10 Devices That Contain Lithium-Ion Batteries & How To Dispose Of Them

In a lithium-ion battery, the anode and cathode hold the lithium ions. An electrolyte carries the lithium ions from one area to the other through the part called the separator. The movement between the anode and cathode creates the electrical charge at the positive and negative parts of the battery.As an electric current is used […]

Photo of Paralyzed Man Cleaning Plastic From India River Goes Viral –And He’s Showered With Gifts to Better His Life

A passion for photography has always possessed this young engineer from Kerala, India. Now he knows there was a purpose, after a photo he took while walking around his village ended up changing a man’s life and getting a shout-out from India’s prime minister. Carrying around a rented camera searching for stories, Nandu Ks found […]

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10 Ways to Make Money With Recyclables

Disposing of recyclables is easy when it’s an item you can put in your recycling container and move out to the curb for pick-up services. What about the items that can’t be recycled curbside? Did you know that those items can put cash in your pocket? Here are the top 10 ways to make money […]

Spanish City is Squeezing Green Electricity From Leftover Oranges

Seville: home to palaces, oranges, and now, a brilliant civic recycling innovative that will see millions of tons of fruit being turned into electricity. When the spring air lies thick with the smell of orange blossoms and the city is at its most beautiful, most non-residents will be unaware that many of the 5.7 million […]

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