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Chicago Finally Gets Citywide Curbside Recycling Program, Due to Start in 2013

Chicago Finally Gets Citywide Curbside Recycling Program, Due to Start in 2013

Residents of Chicago are set to finally have citywide curbside recycling, more than fifteen years after the City implemented its first recycling program. Rahm Emanuel announced that the program will go

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Get Fast Cash by Recycling Your Used Gadgets with eBay’s Instant Sale Site

Get Fast Cash by Recycling Your Used Gadgets with eBay’s Instant Sale Site

OK, early adopters: You want to spring for the latest phone or tablet, but your old one is still in great condition. What to do? Instead of holding onto those old electronics, or trying to pawn them off

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The Aluminum Recycling Industry Could Be in Trouble Unless New Technology is Adopted

The Aluminum Recycling Industry Could Be in Trouble Unless New Technology is Adopted

About half of all the aluminum used in the United States is being recycled these days, which is great news - but there's a catch. Although a lot of energy is saved in the recycling process -- since it

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Was This Free Chicago Recycling Program Squashed by City Politics?

Was This Free Chicago Recycling Program Squashed by City Politics?

A free public recycling program in Chicago was recently halted by Mayor Rahm Emmaunel, and the development has been causing quite a stir. The recycling cans were installed at some of the trendy Wicker

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Giant Statue Made From 4,200 Coca-Cola Crates Preaches Recycling in Cape Town, South Africa

Giant Statue Made From 4,200 Coca-Cola Crates Preaches Recycling in Cape Town, South Africa

Coca-Cola has commissioned several crate man throughout South Africa, but Elliot, who is nearly 60 feet tall and weighs a whopping 27 tons, carries a special message. Made out of 4200 plastic Coke crates,

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Hopeline: Verizon Offers Customers a Way to Fight Domestic Violence by Recycling Their Old Phones

Hopeline: Verizon Offers Customers a Way to Fight Domestic Violence by Recycling Their Old Phones

If you have an old cell phone that you're not quite sure what to do with, why not recycle it and help a fellow human being out at the same time by donating it to Verizon's HopeLine? Through the program,

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The Eco-Bin Lets You Reuse Plastic Grocery Bags as Trash and Recycling Bags

The Eco-Bin Lets You Reuse Plastic Grocery Bags as Trash and Recycling Bags

Despite our best efforts, sometimes we find ourselves with a few plastic grocery bags in hand. While some toss them carelessly out into the trash, the Eco-Bin gives you the option of reusing them as

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HOW TO: Start a Home Recycling Center with Your Kids

HOW TO: Start a Home Recycling Center with Your Kids

Want to get your kids excited about diverting waste from the landfill? Get them involved in the process by creating a home recycling center! It's a good idea to teach kids the importance of recycling at

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Consumer Electronics Association Raises Awareness for Gadget Recycling Today for America Recycles Day

Consumer Electronics Association Raises Awareness for Gadget Recycling Today for America Recycles Day

Today is the 15th annual America Recycles Day and to celebrate, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is asking you to do your part to raise awareness about where electronics can be recycled. To help

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Tetris-Shaped Trash-Filled Street Furniture Encourages Recycling in Argentina

Tetris-Shaped Trash-Filled Street Furniture Encourages Recycling in Argentina

Argentine studio Designo Patagonia created this awesome series of Tetris-shaped street furniture that showcases recyclable materials like plastic bottles, cans, and paper. Located within a city park in

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Warning: Recycling Your Old Receipts Is Contaminating Paper with BPA

Warning: Recycling Your Old Receipts Is Contaminating Paper with BPA

The Inhabitat team is about to do something we'd never thought we'd do. We're going to advise you to stop recycling something that is fully recyclable: thermal cash register receipts. It turns out that

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Study Finds That the US Electronics Recycling Industry is Booming with Billions in Profits

Study Finds That the US Electronics Recycling Industry is Booming with Billions in Profits

According to a new report by the International Data Corporation, the United States' electronics recycling industry is booming with 3.5 million tons of electronics recycled in the US in 2010 and resold at

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Apple Recycling Program Will Now Accept Old PCs for Free

Apple Recycling Program Will Now Accept Old PCs for Free

Apple has decided to open its recycling program to a wider electronics world and will now be accepting old PCs, iPods and iPhones for free. They used to charge PC owners $30 to take their old computers -

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Chicago’s New Mayor Makes Major Headway for the City’s Recycling Program

Chicago’s New Mayor Makes Major Headway for the City’s Recycling Program

It’s hard to believe, but less than half of Chicago's residents currently have access to the city's recycling service. A program initiated in 2008 gave blue carts to a third of city residents for weekly

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Luzinterruptus Releases a Colorful Army of Illuminated Garbage Bags for Recycling Awareness in Warsaw

Luzinterruptus Releases a Colorful Army of Illuminated Garbage Bags for Recycling Awareness in Warsaw

The project, called Recycling Sunday, was commissioned by Galeria Starter to occupy a local plaza for only twelve hours. One thousand colored plastic bags were scattered about the area, each fitted with a

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NASA’s Pee Recycling Bag Turns Urine Into a Sports Drink

NASA’s Pee Recycling Bag Turns Urine Into a Sports Drink

News from the septic tank appears to be all the rage as of late, and it seems as though NASA is also on board. This Friday, their innovative design to recycle human urine into a "sugary drink" will

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BinCam Shows Your Facebook Friends Your Trash, Shames You into Recycling

BinCam Shows Your Facebook Friends Your Trash, Shames You into Recycling

If you, or your friends, are having trouble recycling, the folks over at BinCam have an answer for you. They've created a device -- that is actually a specially programmed cell phone -- that attaches to

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Swooping Research Facility Perches Right Over Steel Recycling Plant It Studies

Swooping Research Facility Perches Right Over Steel Recycling Plant It Studies

By 2050, there will be one billion cars plying Americas roads, many of which will land up in the dump. This design gives students and the public an opportunity to learn more about recycling methods and

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Apple Surpasses Recycling Goals By Using Aircraft-Grade Aluminum

Apple Surpasses Recycling Goals By Using Aircraft-Grade Aluminum

By using aluminum to create the cases for its electronics, Apple has made a significant contribution to its environmental sustainability goals. Apple adopted the use of aircraft-grade aluminum back in

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Barcelona Promotes Kitchen Oil Recycling By Giving Out Free ‘Olipots’

Barcelona Promotes Kitchen Oil Recycling By Giving Out Free ‘Olipots’

In an effort to salvage all of the cooking oil used annually in Barcelona, city officials have begun handing out free "OliPots" oil pots in an attempt to get more citizens to deposit the material for

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LO2P Giant Green Ferris Wheel Recycling Center Wins the 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

LO2P Giant Green Ferris Wheel Recycling Center Wins the 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

Traffic and pollution from cars is a major problem in New Delhi and while CNG buses for public transportation are becoming more popular, even more must be done. As public transportation and more fuel

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RainPerfect: Rainwater Recycling System With a Solar-Powered  Pump

RainPerfect: Rainwater Recycling System With a Solar-Powered Pump

Disconnect that garden hose from your faucet! We've found a much more eco-friendly alternative that harnesses the power of the sun and the gift of rain to store life-giving water for your plants.

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Slovenia Metal Recycling Plant Proves Industrial Sites Need Not All Be Trashy

Slovenia Metal Recycling Plant Proves Industrial Sites Need Not All Be Trashy

When designing the facility, Deklava Gregoric decided to utilize long-lasting recyclablematerials like concrete and metal. Concrete is used to form the perimeter wall around the sorting plateau as well as

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New Automated Technology Makes E-Waste Recycling More Efficient

New Automated Technology Makes E-Waste Recycling More Efficient

A new recycling plant recently opened by Sims Recycling Solutions just outside of Toronto is using a new automated technology to better separate and recycle the parts of old electronics.

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Pittsburgh Penguins Kick Off Recycling Program

Pittsburgh Penguins Kick Off Recycling Program

Fresh from unveiling their new LEED Gold hockey stadium, the Pittsburgh Penguins are cementing their reputation as one of the greenest teams in the NHL. This month the hockey team kicked off their new

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Long Beach Recycling Center Recycles Itself!

Long Beach Recycling Center Recycles Itself!

We all know what recycling centers do best - recycle - but one such facility in Signal Hill, California, took things one step further by recycling itself! The old building, an unusable manufacturing

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New Recycling Center Crushes Cans and Bottles at the Same Time

New Recycling Center Crushes Cans and Bottles at the Same Time

Sorting through mountains of bottles and cans to recycle them may be a thing of the past thanks to a new recycling center set to be unveiled in Texas this month. Set up by Coca-Cola, the Reimagine

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Living, Water-Recycling Building Wrapped in a Network of Tubes

Living, Water-Recycling Building Wrapped in a Network of Tubes

Image © Leonardo Finotti The office building and artist atelier was completed in 2008 and it recently won the 2010 'Built Environment' award from the Zumtobel Group. The project is composed of two

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In Recycling Your Old Vuvuzela, There is a World of Possibilities

In Recycling Your Old Vuvuzela, There is a World of Possibilities

Though we miss the excitement and camaraderie of the World Cup that took place in these stunning green stadiums this past summer, we don't really miss the low drone of thousands of vuvuzelas on every

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