Recycling / Compost

Sweden Plans to Import 800,000 Tons of Garbage Each Year

Sweden Plans to Import 800,000 Tons of Garbage Each Year

Garbage photo from Shutterstock We’ve heard of importing goods and raw materials, but importing trash? That’s exactly what Sweden intends to do in order to compensate for its trash shortfall.

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The Terraform Raised Garden Bed Helps the Wheelchair-Bound Get Their Gardening On!

The Terraform Raised Garden Bed Helps the Wheelchair-Bound Get Their Gardening On!

Three social-minded urban gardeners saw an unfortunate problem in their community of Nantes: gardening is pretty difficult for those in wheelchairs. So to help the wheelchair-bound flex their green thumbs

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Re-Nuble Wants to Repurpose Your Organic Waste Into Renewable Energy and Green Fertilizer

Re-Nuble Wants to Repurpose Your Organic Waste Into Renewable Energy and Green Fertilizer

Re-Nuble has just launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance its mission of greening the planet one community at a time. The DC-based company specializes in recycling organic waste to produce green

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Bristol Community Farm Harvests Goodwill as Well as Good Food

Bristol Community Farm Harvests Goodwill as Well as Good Food

A success story in times of crisis is always a pleasure, and this 22-acre Community Farm in Bristol has boosted for the local region in many ways. Landowner Luke Hasell teamed up with local food

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Recycled Materials and Innovative Low-Energy Designs Shine at Paris’ Maison & Objet

Recycled Materials and Innovative Low-Energy Designs Shine at Paris’ Maison & Objet

One of our favorite finds, COLORS' Chiba is a Japanese take on classic Danish LEGO bricks made from recycled coffee beans, tea and wood chips—and it smells great!. Ground coffee was pretty big at

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With “Bio-Trimmings” Hoyan Ip Transforms Food Waste into Stylish Buttons and Buckles

With “Bio-Trimmings” Hoyan Ip Transforms Food Waste into Stylish Buttons and Buckles

Every day, millions of pounds of food are sent to landfills around the world, but one fashion designer has come up with a clever way to remove some of that uneaten food from the waste stream. London-based

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The Bicyclean Uses Pedal Power to Safely Recycle E-Waste

The Bicyclean Uses Pedal Power to Safely Recycle E-Waste

The Unites States generates more electronic waste than any other nation on earth.  According to the EPA, more than 4.6 million tons entered domestic landfills in 2000, and 50-80% of our total e-waste is

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Humans Were Recycling at Least 13,000 Years Ago, Researchers Say

Humans Were Recycling at Least 13,000 Years Ago, Researchers Say

Stone hand axe photo from Shutterstock Recycling may seem like a relatively recent invention, but a recent discovery indicates that recycling has been around for over 13,000 years! A new find at the

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South Korean Researchers Create Clean Biodiesel from Sewage Sludge

South Korean Researchers Create Clean Biodiesel from Sewage Sludge

Biodiesel is an excellent source of fuel: not only does it come from renewable sources, but it also burns cleaner, producing less pollution than fossil fuels. But it can be expensive to produce. That is

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National Resources Defense Council Study Finds 40% of the World’s Food Goes Uneaten

National Resources Defense Council Study Finds 40% of the World’s Food Goes Uneaten

It's not exactly breaking news that we humans waste a lot of our food, but a new study by the National Resources Defense Council puts a striking figure on the actual statistics, suggesting that we waste a

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Lernort Natur: A Living, Growing Garden Center Springs Up at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport

Lernort Natur: A Living, Growing Garden Center Springs Up at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport

Lernort Natur offers a variety of outdoor activities, but if the weather's too cold or rainy, a repurposed shipping containers and glass pavilion -- topped by a solar-panels roof -- will kindly shelter

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$11 Billion Worth of Recyclable Packaging is Buried in American Landfills

$11 Billion Worth of Recyclable Packaging is Buried in American Landfills

Photo via Shutterstock Americans may produce more municipal waste per capita than any other country in the world, but improving our recycling rate is one major way we can turn the tide and become a

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Hong Yi Recreates Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Portrait Using ‘Game of Thrones’ Books

Hong Yi Recreates Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Portrait Using ‘Game of Thrones’ Books

The idea for "Facebook" -- the art piece, not the social network -- came about when the China-based artist was invited to the US to speak about her art at California's EG Conference. She had some spare

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16-Year-Old Egyptian Scientist Finds Way to Turn Plastic Waste Into $78 Million of Biofuel!

16-Year-Old Egyptian Scientist Finds Way to Turn Plastic Waste Into $78 Million of Biofuel!

Plastic waste photo from Shutterstock Egyptian teenagers are on a roll lately - if they're not proposing the next-generation of space propulsion systems, then they're figuring out how to use the

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Yet Matilde’s Continuous Function Furniture Line Is Made Entirely From Hardened Textiles

Yet Matilde’s Continuous Function Furniture Line Is Made Entirely From Hardened Textiles

Turin-based design studio Yet Matilde is walking a fine line between producing textiles and furniture. Their latest creation, Continuous Function, is a furniture line made from hardening a continuous

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Kursi Java is a Biodegradable Rattan Seat For Sitting Comfortably on the Floor

Kursi Java is a Biodegradable Rattan Seat For Sitting Comfortably on the Floor

Made entirely from woven biodegradable rattan, Kursi Java is a seat for sitting comfortably on the floor. The design supports a variety of seating positions, and it was created by Industrial Designer

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Recycling Co-operatives In Sao Paulo, Brazil Light the Path for Sustainable Development

Recycling Co-operatives In Sao Paulo, Brazil Light the Path for Sustainable Development

The city of São Paulo, the largest metropolis in South America, produces massive amounts of solid waste on a daily basis. In order to manage this constant flow of trash, the municipal government provides

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Top 6 Recycling and Reuse Initiatives from Around the Globe

Top 6 Recycling and Reuse Initiatives from Around the Globe

RECYCLING COOKING OIL IN BARCELONA MANDATORY COMPOSTING IN SAN FRANCISCO STYLIZED TRASH IN ARGENTINA RECYCLING BECOMES ILLUMINATING IN WARSAW REVERSE VENDING PAYS RECYCLERS IN THE U.S.A

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Monocomplex’s Reborn Chair is Made from 127 Flattened and Compressed Cardboard Boxes

Monocomplex’s Reborn Chair is Made from 127 Flattened and Compressed Cardboard Boxes

Monocomplex recently exhibited its Reborn Chair, an armchair cut out of 127 flattened cardboard boxes that have been pressed together and slowly carved with careful attention. The design studio,which is

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Ozon Cyclery Builds Bamboo Bikes for Berlin’s Carbon-Conscious Commuters

Ozon Cyclery Builds Bamboo Bikes for Berlin’s Carbon-Conscious Commuters

Berlin's Ozon Cyclery is a fantastic project that is set on changing the German city's bike-scape by introducing unique custom-made bikes made from bamboo. A team of bike-enthusiasts started the venture

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Fernando Laposee’s Beautiful Lufa Collection Goes Far Beyond Your Bathroom Sponge

Fernando Laposee’s Beautiful Lufa Collection Goes Far Beyond Your Bathroom Sponge

Lufa (or Loofah) is a tropical vine that contains a network of xylem fibers commonly used to create natural bath products like sponges. The vine belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family, (like squashes, melons

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Rio de Janeiro Set to Replace The World’s Largest Open-Air Landfill With a Recycling Plant

Rio de Janeiro Set to Replace The World’s Largest Open-Air Landfill With a Recycling Plant

After 34 years of operation, the Brazilian government has decided to close Rio de Janeiro's Jardim Gramacho dump, the world's largest open-air landfill. Located on the outskirts of the city, the dump is

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Elsa Mora Carves Simple Sheets of Paper Into Elaborate Papercut Illustrations

Elsa Mora Carves Simple Sheets of Paper Into Elaborate Papercut Illustrations

Elsa Mora is a multidisciplinary artist working in the fields of drawing, porcelain, painting, and papercut. An ex-art teacher, she makes wonderful creations armed with the patience gained through her

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Colombian Designer Diana Beltran Herrera Creates Delicate Birds From Colorful Paper

Colombian Designer Diana Beltran Herrera Creates Delicate Birds From Colorful Paper

Born in Bogotá, Herrera has been developing her 'Mathematics For Reality' collection over the past two years. Blackbirds, hummingbirds, flamingoes, swans and toucans are all part of the artist's unique

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British Artist Su Blackwell Makes Magical Paper Art From Old Books

British Artist Su Blackwell Makes Magical Paper Art From Old Books

Born in Sheffield, England, Blackwell grew up spending a lot of time on her own and playing in the woods. A textiles graduate from the prestigious Royal College of Art in London, Su now works from her

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Massive Aluminum Mountains in Japan Illustrate how Climate Change Works

Massive Aluminum Mountains in Japan Illustrate how Climate Change Works

Covering a total floor area of 115,000 square foot, this unnatural landscape reflects the elements and how they change (partly as a result of human behavior?) Placed in the sunken garden of the

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Awesome PACMAN Recycling Cans Make Separating Garbage Fun and Simple

Awesome PACMAN Recycling Cans Make Separating Garbage Fun and Simple

Recycling cans couldn't get much quirkier or lovable than these PACMAN containers that gobble-up garbage like their computerized namesakes. Designed by Portuguese studio AND-RÉ, the cans are simple round

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PG Tips Urges Britons to Recycle Teabags in Landmark Composting Plan

PG Tips Urges Britons to Recycle Teabags in Landmark Composting Plan

Here in the UK, we do love a good cup of tea - in fact, I'm having one right now while writing this article. We love tea so much, that it is estimated that as a country, 66% of the population drinks tea -

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Eyktir is a 24-Hour Clock Made from Biodegradable Cardboard

Eyktir is a 24-Hour Clock Made from Biodegradable Cardboard

In the past, Icelanders told time using a traditional measurement system called Eykt - the day was split into eight Eyktir consisting of three hours each. Inspired these traditions, designer Jón Helgi

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A Community Garden Blooms at Berlin’s Abandoned Tempelhof Airport

A Community Garden Blooms at Berlin’s Abandoned Tempelhof Airport

These gardens are visited daily by a truly diverse range of people who come to enjoy the vast, open space provided by the abandoned airport site. Blooming under the Tempelhofer Freiheit umbrella, this

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