Recycling

October 3, 2018

Robotics and Recycling Do Mix!

Working at a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) can be dirty and dangerous. In fact, MRF workers are more than twice as likely to be injured on the job […]
September 5, 2018
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Landfills: Sitting on a Gold Mine?

Nobody wants to live near a landfill. Landfills present a host of environmental problems, such as methane emissions and groundwater contamination, often resulting in health-related issues for […]
August 1, 2018

Could You Live in an Earthship?

Fifteen minutes outside of Taos, N.M., sits the global headquarters for one of the world’s most extraordinary construction firms. Earthship Global is the brainchild of architect […]
July 4, 2018

Exporting Our Waste: Who Will Take It?

The Chinese cargo ship lumbers into the American port, its containers brimming with all manner of consumer goods. Electronics, machinery, furniture, toys, plastics. Four days later, […]
May 2, 2018

5 Amazing Planet-Saving Technologies

A few years back, biologist, surfer and entrepreneur Kevin Kumala was disgusted by the amount of plastic waste threatening the pristine island of Bali. He resolved […]
February 1, 2018

Is Glass Recycling Still Worthwhile?

Glass is infinitely and completely recyclable, right? For years, that’s what we’ve been told. And the Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) stands by that claim. But now glass […]
January 3, 2018

This Year, Recycle That Christmas Tree!

  After the holidays, don’t kick your used Christmas tree to the curb. Natural Christmas trees are biodegradable, and can be easily recycled for mulch or other purposes. […]
December 6, 2017

Clean Energy…from Garbage Dumps!

As a species, we generate a lot of garbage. Americans alone produce about 300 million tons of refuse per year. That’s 300 million tons of waste […]

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