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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

In the run up to this year’s Super Bowl, US snack company Frito-Lay launched a limited run of microchipped bags of tortilla chips, supposedly capable of sensing alcohol on a user’s breath and, if instructed, calling them an Uber home. more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM , Features

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Two case studies illustrate how material generated by one organization can be sent directly to a second for re-use – turning trash into treasure! – without need for an intermediary solution provider or hauler. more

May 11, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Recent advances in wearable technology are challenging our definition of clothing and technology as they converge to improve our quality of life. more

May 7, 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

Apple released its Environmental Responsibility Report Wednesday, an annual grandstanding effort that the company uses to position itself as a progressive, environmentally friendly company. more

May 3, 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

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

The principle that establishes and prioritizes the most efficient method for managing resources – is well established in the minds of Canadians. The trouble is, we don’t always practise what we preach. 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

RecycleSmart is a Vancouver-based company that uses bin sensor technology to monitor and adjust collection needs and cycles for businesses looking to maximize their efficiency and save on costs. more

Apr 7, 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

Landfill gas collection systems show a reduction in the gas capture on lots of landfills. Landfill owners experience a reduction in LFG capture, even if there is still enough organic substance in the waste and no gas emissions detected at the surface more

Apr 7, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Billions of pounds of plastic waste are littering oceans. Now, an organic chemist and a sailboat captain report that they are developing a process to reuse certain plastics, transforming them from worthless trash into a valuable diesel fuel. more

Apr 7, 2017 12:00 AM Features

The most effective communication is succinct and simple, such as flyers with images grouped by material categories, with brief, user-friendly instructions. more

Apr 4, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Recycling paper was one of the earliest and most important actions individuals and companies took to treat our natural world more gently. But despite great advances in paper recycling, we don’t have enough recycled paper fiber to go around. more

Mar 27, 2017 5:33 PM Features

As the quest to divert food waste continues, among the advances being developed in the industry are food waste software applications. more

Mar 26, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Researchers at Ohio State University are recycling food waste to partially replace the carbon black that has been used in manufacturing tyres for more than a century. more

Mar 25, 2017 12:00 AM Features

While the world may be running short on certain key resources, including fresh water and rare metals like iridium, one resource is as abundant as ever: trash. The World Bank projects the global municipal waste stream to hit 2.2 billion tons per year. more

Mar 24, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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