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Academic engineers in Australia are calling on governments and the construction industry to start paving roads with cigarette butts to stop their toxic chemicals leaching into rivers and oceans. more

Aug 14, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Researchers now believe the best way to recycle electronic waste is to simply crush it into nanodust. more

Mar 23, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Solid waste firms are continuing to find applications for unmanned drones within the industry. One of the most common uses of drones in the solid waste and recycling industry has been to take aerial photos or videos of facilities. more

Mar 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Packaging – much of it single-use food wrapping – has created a rubbish problem that now pollutes every corner of the world. Manufacturers got us into this mess, but it’s up to us to dig ourselves out – and here’s how more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Ryan Hickman of San Juan Capistrano, California was inspired to do something to help while making some cash. The then-three year old decided the recycling business was for him after visiting the local recycling centre with his parents. more

Feb 20, 2017 5:04 PM , Features