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This is the start of a three-piece series on the Circular Economy. Authors Paul van der Werf @allfoodisfood and Peter Hargreave @phargreave discuss the circular economy, its implications, and its end value. more

Jul 27, 2017 12:00 AM , Features

Clothing consumption has steadily increased over the last 30 years, to the degree that in 2013 the average consumer in North America purchased 64 garments per year at a rate of 1.2 garments per week. more

Jul 6, 2017 12:00 AM Features

The collection, transportation, processing, and disposal of waste is a costly and time consuming process that uses specialized vehicles and requires high levels of monitoring and management. more

Jul 5, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Bill C-238, a private member’s bill that sets a national strategy for sound management of mercury-containing lamps, has received Royal Assent and is now federal law. more

Jun 26, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Continuing its effort to develop sustainably sourced materials, Ford Motor Co. is evaluating bamboo fiber-reinforced plastics for use in injection molded interior parts like storage bins or side panels on seats. more

Jun 22, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

For the environmentally conscious eater, they are among the most inconvenient truths: Too much food goes to waste. Too much packaging comes with the food. And too much of the packaging is made to last for ages. more

Jun 3, 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

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

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

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

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