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Toyota Announces Recycling Facilities For Hybrid NiMH Batteries

Toyota Announces Recycling Facilities For Hybrid NiMH Batteries

Toyota is one of the world's leading 'green' car brands, and now they are doing everything they can to ensure their vehicles don't cause unnecessary waste. The company recently announced plans to recycle

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NYC Breaks Ground on $80 Million Recycling Center in Brooklyn

NYC Breaks Ground on $80 Million Recycling Center in Brooklyn

New Yorkers have quite a few gripes about the state of recycling in our city, but this week brought exciting news that is making us feel more optimistic. Mayor Bloomberg's office announced that the city

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Volkswagen’s Car Recycling Bins Promote the 95% Recyclable Polo

Volkswagen’s Car Recycling Bins Promote the 95% Recyclable Polo

Volkswagen was eager to tell the public about their new Polo car, which is made out of 95% recyclable materials, so they enlisted German firm DDB to come up with some creative advertising. The result is

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Rainbow Hued Recycling Skyscraper Collects and Sorts Trash

Rainbow Hued Recycling Skyscraper Collects and Sorts Trash

The project takes advantage of its location at the center of a network of skybridges, which allows it to act as a hub to also gather recyclables from neighboring towers. Every apartment has its own mini

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High-Tech Bins Will Fine People for Not Recycling

High-Tech Bins Will Fine People for Not Recycling

Hey Cleveland, you better brush up on your recycling game or you might have a fine coming your way. The city's officials plan to implement a smart recycling bin program city-wide that will fine residents

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Return Brick Recycling Robot Transforms Rubble into New Bricks

Return Brick Recycling Robot Transforms Rubble into New Bricks

What if there was a machine that could automatically collect rubble from torn-down buildings and transform the material into new bricks? That’s exactly what designers Youngwoo Park, Hoyoung Lee and

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NYC Assemblyman Proposes City-Wide Cigarette Recycling Program

NYC Assemblyman Proposes City-Wide Cigarette Recycling Program

Approximately 176 million pounds of cigarette butts are discarded in the United States every year. Usually they end up on the ground or in a landfill and leach their toxic chemicals into the water table.

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German Water Park Makes Wastewater Recycling Fun

German Water Park Makes Wastewater Recycling Fun

With the weather heating up and summer right around the corner, we were excited to see this beautiful German water park recently showcased on Dezeen. Designed by Ooze and Marjetica Potrc, the

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Electronics Recycling 101: Five Charities that Accept Old Electronics

Electronics Recycling 101: Five Charities that Accept Old Electronics

Recycling used electronics is great, but in some cases, there's an even greener option out there -- several charities accept used and even broken electronic equipment. These non-profits ensure that

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Electronics Recycling 101: Tips to Repurpose Old Electronics

Electronics Recycling 101: Tips to Repurpose Old Electronics

Most folks think that when electronics break or become outdated, the only option is to toss them in the trash or recycle them. But on the contrary, there are a number of ways to transform dysfunctional

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Electronics Recycling 101: The Problem With E-Waste

Electronics Recycling 101: The Problem With E-Waste

America's love affair with consumer electronics will likely rage on for years to come. With a constant stream of iPads, e-readers and smart phones hitting the market, it's hard not to get sucked into

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New York’s Recycling Program Finally Getting Expanded!

New York’s Recycling Program Finally Getting Expanded!

New York City will soon move into modern times with an updated recycling program that will increase plastic recycling, place more recycling bins around the city and add drop off locations in the boroughs

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The Color Green is Toxic to People, Contaminates Recycling

The Color Green is Toxic to People, Contaminates Recycling

Green is the color of nature, the environment and sustainability, but ironically the pigments used to create the color are not all that healthy or environmentally friendly. Many green pigments are

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Former Sprint, Radioshack CEOs Form Cell Phone Recycling Company

Former Sprint, Radioshack CEOs Form Cell Phone Recycling Company

It may shock you to learn that only 10 percent of America's 275 million cell phone users recycle their handsets. Globally, the situation is even more depressing: A mere one percent of the world's four

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Recycling Zychal: Hoods and Doggie Coats Made from Broken Umbrellas

Recycling Zychal: Hoods and Doggie Coats Made from Broken Umbrellas

The next time your umbrella turns inside out beyond repair, think about mailing it to Taryn Zychal and giving it a second life. Recycling Zychal upcycles rescued umbrellas into hoods, umbrella dog rain

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Recycling Robot Uses Lasers to Sort Plastic

Recycling Robot Uses Lasers to Sort Plastic

Osaka University recently unveiled a recycling robot that uses lasers to sort out different types of plastics. The robot, designed by IDEC, the Photonics Advanced Research Center, and Mitsubishi Electric

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Energy Recycling Artificial Foot Created

Energy Recycling Artificial Foot Created

It's not easy walking on a prosthetic foot. Aside from the obvious difficulty of adjusting to an artificial limb, dragging around the weight of the foot exerts a lot of energy -- 23% more than walking on

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Recycly Robots take the Guesswork out of Recycling

Recycly Robots take the Guesswork out of Recycling

Even the greenest among us sometimes scratch our heads when it comes to knowing how to recycle certain objects. Recycly Robot Waste Containers, conceptualized by Oomy Design, help take the guesswork out

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Brilliant Bottle Bank Arcade Makes Recycling Fun

Brilliant Bottle Bank Arcade Makes Recycling Fun

The Bottle Bank Arcade is a recycling bin that encourages a higher rate of returns by rewarding bottle recyclers with musical notes and tons of fun. It's one of several kooky and kinetic entries in The

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Sleek Sink/Toilet Combo is an All-in-One Greywater Recycling System

Sleek Sink/Toilet Combo is an All-in-One Greywater Recycling System

We spotted this fancy multi-tasking toilet/sink by Roca at the London Design Festival. It's obviously compact and perfect for any loft space or small apartment, and its sleek design houses a nifty

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Real-Life Wall-E Recycling Robot Takes to the Streets of Italy

Real-Life Wall-E Recycling Robot Takes to the Streets of Italy

It may not be as tiny or nimble as Wall-E, but this real-life DustCart robot traversing the streets of Peccioli, Italy is just as cute. The robot, part of the $3.9 million DustBot research program,

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San Francisco Signs Mandatory Recycling & Composting Laws

San Francisco Signs Mandatory Recycling & Composting Laws

Just yesterday On June 23rd, the City of San Francisco signed into effect the nation's first law mandating that all residents and businesses separate their recycling and compost material from normal

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Easy DIY Greywater Recycling System: Sloan Aqus

Easy DIY Greywater Recycling System: Sloan Aqus

Who says plumbing is boring? The forward thinking folks at Sloan Valve Company have come up with a compact greywater system for your bathroom that is easy to install and works with the existing fixtures.

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Christmas Tree Recycling Ideas at Inhabitots

Christmas Tree Recycling Ideas at Inhabitots

We love the holidays for their wealth of wonderful traditions and decor designed to spread cheer, however we can't help but feel sorry for all of those living christmas trees that are abandoned after the

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London Design Festival: Designers Visit Recycling Center

London Design Festival: Designers Visit Recycling Center

Early on a sunlit mid-September morning, on the banks of The Grand Union Canal in London, 25 designers, writers and academics from London Design Festival's Greengaged hub, took residence on the Beauchamp

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OVETTO RECYCLED RECYCLING BIN

OVETTO RECYCLED RECYCLING BIN

Taking the idea of recycling to its logical conclusion, Italian architect, designer and art director Gianluca Soldi presented the Ovetto Recycling Bin, a recycled recycling center, last week at the London

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Second Lives: Remix Recycling Exhibit at MAD Museum

Second Lives: Remix Recycling Exhibit at MAD Museum

All good things deserve a second life. This includes, as the re-opening of Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) last weekend shows, everyday objects and civic architecture. The recently renovated museum now

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LIVING MACHINES: Clean, Green Waste-Water Recycling

LIVING MACHINES: Clean, Green Waste-Water Recycling

Resembling something like a tropical forest, John Todd's attractive solution to waste-water management uses plants to clean up water. Consisting of a series of ecosystems that work together to break down

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Recycling Made Sexy by GOODONE

Recycling Made Sexy by GOODONE

Looking for some eco-funked out fashion that retains that urban vibe? Enter Goodone, an award-winning London based sustainable clothing collection…”with an edge”. Designing one-off

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SECONDHAND PEPE: Following Textile Recycling in Haiti

SECONDHAND PEPE: Following Textile Recycling in Haiti

In the 1960's US foreign aid to Haiti trickled in in the form of used clothing and the flow hasn't stopped since. Secondhand Pepe, a documentary film by Hanna Rose Shell and Vanessa Bertozzi, follows the

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