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UBC engineers have developed a more resilient type of concrete using recycled tires that could be used for concrete structures like buildings, roads, dams and bridges while reducing landfill waste. more

Jun 16, 2017 12:00 AM Features

The scene is like what you’d see in most any materials recycling facility (MRF): A stream of recyclables comes barreling down a conveyer belt to be separated and diverted to the proper processing areas before being baled and shipped. more

Jun 13, 2017 12:00 AM Features

People used more cups and paper when recycling was an option versus when they had to put them in the trash. Researchers say people's guilt for wasting is overridden by the good feelings for recycling. more

Jun 10, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Thousands of voracious white maggots wiggle frenetically while tearing through trays of leftover meat, vegetables and fruit at an unusual farm in southwest China. more

May 26, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have developed a simple and comprehensive circular economy system for e-waste that may be successful. more

May 20, 2017 12:00 AM Features

When formulating public policy, regulators and lawmakers should consider the many benefits of using municipal waste as fuel for power generation (aka waste-to-energy technology) more

May 5, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Plastic bags need hundreds of years to biodegrade, but wax worms break them down in no time. more

May 2, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have used waste glass bottles and a low-cost chemical process to create nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries. more

Apr 22, 2017 12:00 AM Features

For decades, solid waste haulers and recycling workers have been ranked in the top six on the list of most dangerous jobs in Canada, alongside occupations such as loggers, fisheries workers, roofers, electrical power line workers, and farmers. more

Apr 7, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Disposal bans as the name implies, discourage the disposal of specific materials at landfills and EFW/WTE facilities. There are a number of reasons why disposal bans are implemented. more

Apr 7, 2017 12:00 AM Features

In an effort to ensure no gypsum ever made its way to a landfill, Tony and Gwen McCamley established New West Gypsum Recycling, Ltd. (NWGR) in 1985. more

Apr 7, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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