Waste Management

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 […]
November 1, 2017

Single-Stream Recycling: The Cost of Convenience

Remember when you had to sort your recyclables? Paper, cardboard and newspaper in one bin. Plastic, glass and tin cans in another. Businesses had to do […]
October 4, 2017

Yes, “Styrofoam” CAN Be Recycled!

  “Styrofoam” has traditionally been the bane of environmentalists. It’s cheap to produce, lightweight, and does not biodegrade naturally over time. In other words, it’s a […]
September 14, 2017

Could You Live in a Plastic-Bottle House?

What if we could eradicate homelessness and plastic-bottle pollution in one fell swoop? Well, maybe we can. All over the globe, plastic-bottle houses are popping up. And […]

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