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Entrepreneur Invents Plastic Bottle Substitute Made Entirely of Bamboo
One of the peskiest forms of pollution caused by consumers is single-use plastics; things like plastic bags and disposable plastic water bottles have been clogging up the oceans and doing ...
September 3, 2019
This Is What Happens to Half-used Soap After You Check Out From Hotel Rooms
Imagine you walk into a hotel room that has just been vacated. You find a bed that's unmade ...
September 2, 2019
Robert Jay Watson
Australia’s Scott Morrison Says $20M to Go Towards Boost Domestic Recycling
Young Australians won't let Scott Morrison forget the importance of recycling plastic. "There are few issues that are ...
August 13, 2019
Reusing and Recycling is Part of Traditional Culture
Twentieth century American poet T.S. Eliot’s classic poem "The Waste Land" deplored the loss of traditional culture in ...
August 8, 2019
Norway’s Insanely Simple Idea Is Helping Recycle 97 Percent of Their Used Plastic Bottles
The world's plastic problem is undeniable. Every day, more and more plastic bags, straws, and bottles wash up ...
June 11, 2019
Robert Jay Watson
China’s Ban on Scrap Imports a Boon to US Recycling Plants
ALBANY, N.Y.—The halt on China's imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs also had ...
May 20, 2019
The Associated Press
Philippines Recalls Diplomats as Canada’s Deadline to Take Back Its Trash Expires
MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines is recalling its ambassador and consuls in Canada over Ottawa's failure to comply with a ...
May 16, 2019
The Associated Press
Styrofoam-Eating Worms Could Hold the Solution to Planet’s Plastic Waste Worries
There's a new hope that the plastic-pocalypse isn’t just around the corner for planet Earth. Despite the tens ...
April 18, 2019
NSW Environment Minister Calls on Councils to Take Action Following China’s ‘Ban’ on Imported Recycled Materials
Local governments across New South Wales are looking for ways to tackle the recycling challenges following China's import ...
July 23, 2018
Scrap Metal Pots an Unrecognized Source of Lead Poisoning
Aluminum cookware made from scrap metal is widely used throughout the developing world. While the production of this ...
February 2, 2017
A Curbside Crisis
How much of what you recycle ends up at the dump?
March 21, 2016
Plastic-Eating Bacteria Could Revolutionize Battle Against Pollution
Japanese scientists have discovered a bacteria that could degrade the plastic used used to make water bottles, long ...
March 14, 2016
Could Clean Metal Powders Fuel Your Car?
Engineers say it might be possible to use tiny metal particles—similar in size to fine flour or icing ...
December 22, 2015
‘Safe’ Plastics Leach Toxins When They Break Down
Trace amounts of toxic substances used to make plastics don’t contaminate the food or beverages they contain and ...
August 25, 2015
California’s Drought Spurring Water Recycling at Home
Showering during California's drought is a guilt-free experience for homeowners Catarina Negrin and Noah Friedman
June 5, 2015
The Associated Press
3 Ways to Turn Waste Grease Into Biodiesel
New techniques are letting researchers make biodiesel entirely from waste grease more cheaply and efficiently.
May 12, 2015
National University of Singapore
How to Spring Clean Your Wardrobe
A spring clean means a full clean, and as we enter a new season, that means your wardrobe ...
May 10, 2015
Syringes, Underwear, and the Business of Recyling in China
In China, potentially disease-ridden materials are re-sold to manufacturers, who turn them into products such as quilts, plastic ...
April 21, 2015
Falling Oil Prices Only the Latest Problem for Recycling Industry
Plunging oil prices have sent the price for virgin plastic down even below the price of recycled plastic, ...
April 14, 2015
Fourth of July DIY Extravaganza: 10 Tips That Won’t Cost the Earth
Independence Day is here. Vow family and friends at your party with these 10 cheap DIY eco friendly ...
July 3, 2014
Plastic Bag Ban Expands to Small Grocers
The next phase of Los Angeles’ plastic bag ban started July 1.
July 2, 2014
Paris, When Will You Be Ready for Circular Economy?
PARIS—Early summer in Paris has been marked with forums on circular economy. This kind of economy is inspired ...
June 30, 2014
Discarded Cell Phones to Help Fight Rainforest Poachers, Loggers in Real-Time
A technology that uses discarded mobile phones to create a real-time alert system against logging and poaching will ...
June 29, 2014
Rhett A. Butler
Old Clothes Are Unexpectedly Helping India Build Infrastructure
As it turns out Goonj fulfills two development goals at the same time: providing clothing to poor communities ...
June 14, 2014
The Ocean Cleanup: The Solution to Ocean Pollution (+Video)
The Ocean Cleanup is the invention of 19 year-old Boyan Slat that could rid the oceans of plastic ...
June 11, 2014
Delivering Results for the Community
The local elections are fast approaching and many candidates have worked hard in the community, so now it's ...
April 30, 2014
Drink Up! A New Twist on Recycling
Strange is good. Innovations that start out as weird can eventually become major game changers. The “Ooho” water ...
April 24, 2014
Moody’s Downgrades Hong Kong Outlook to ‘Negative’ as Protests Continue
A Bipartisan House Group Rallies With Farmers for USMCA
OxyContin Maker Files for Bankruptcy, Faces Thousands of Lawsuits
Trump Questions Iran’s Denial of Saudi Oil Attack Involvement
Progressive Working Families Party Endorses Elizabeth Warren for 2020
Trump Responds to NY Times Correction: ‘The One Who Is Actually Being Assaulted Is Justice Kavanaugh’
Trump Administration to Look at Immigrants’ Social Media Accounts