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December 5, 2018

Transforming Haitian Waste, Case by Case

Amid the landfills and impoverished streets of one of the world’s poorest nations, hope is emerging. Resourceful entrepreneurs and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) alike are tapping into […]
November 7, 2018

Specialized Recyclables…Who Knew?

(Editor’s Note: This is an article about specialized recycling efforts. None of the items mentioned are recycled by Power Recycling.) In 1989, Alabama hair stylist Phil […]
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, […]
June 6, 2018

Fireworks Displays: Bad for the Environment?

Fourth of July weekend is fast approaching. Which, of course, means fireworks. And who doesn’t love those? We gaze in awe at these dazzling displays of […]
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 […]

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