Recycling initiatives

Vodafone’s Nearly New Program Introduces Pay-As-You-Go Pre-Loved Smartphones

Vodafone’s Nearly New Program Introduces Pay-As-You-Go Pre-Loved Smartphones

For pay-as-you-go cell phone users, using high-end smartphones can be a pricey investment. Vodafone, a UK cell phone service, has a nifty solution to the cost problem that also happens to be great for the

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How To Recycle This Year’s Holiday Cards Into Next Year’s Gift Tags

How To Recycle This Year’s Holiday Cards Into Next Year’s Gift Tags

It happens every year: After the holidays are over, you're left with a huge stack of holiday cards and packaging. But instead of throwing them in the recycling bin, you can reuse both your holiday cards

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1.9 Million Worms Chomp Down Airport Waste in North Carolina

1.9 Million Worms Chomp Down Airport Waste in North Carolina

The Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina has deployed 1.9 million worms to turn a boatload of organic waste into fertilizer. Every day the airport housekeeping department headed by

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H&M To Launch Clothing Recycling Initiative in Stores Worldwide

H&M To Launch Clothing Recycling Initiative in Stores Worldwide

Fast-fashion retailer H&M is ramping up its sustainability efforts with a major new recycling initiative. This week, H&M announced that it will launch the world's first global clothes recycling

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EcoBot III is a Human Waste-Powered Robot that Cleans Wastewater!

EcoBot III is a Human Waste-Powered Robot that Cleans Wastewater!

EcoBot III is a lightweight self-sustaining robot designed to clean wastewater! Powered by Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs), the robot runs off human waste, using it to produce electricity necessary for

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12-Year-Old Boy Saves 4,000 Pairs of Shoes from the Landfill

12-Year-Old Boy Saves 4,000 Pairs of Shoes from the Landfill

Each year over 300 million pairs of shoes are thrown into United States landfills, and 12-year-old “Eco” Erek Hansen has made it his personal mission to make sure more of those shoes are recycled.

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UN Offers Prize to Help Bring Power to 3,000 Bosnian Homes Using Renewable Energy

UN Offers Prize to Help Bring Power to 3,000 Bosnian Homes Using Renewable Energy

Photo by Shutterstock To help deliver power to the more than 3,000 families living far from Bosnia’s power grid, the United Nations is offering a $20,000 prize to whoever invents a relatively cheap

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Coca-Cola Launches Plastic Bottle Recycling Program To Make Seats For Brazilian World Cup Stadium

Coca-Cola Launches Plastic Bottle Recycling Program To Make Seats For Brazilian World Cup Stadium

Photo via Shutterstock In two years Brazil will host the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and as one of its main sponsors Coca-Cola has pledged to reduce the tournament's environmental footprint by launching a

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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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Carmen Shiu Uses Porcelain Pieces to Patch Up Broken Objects at London Design Week 2012

Carmen Shiu Uses Porcelain Pieces to Patch Up Broken Objects at London Design Week 2012

The ‘How Come’ show at London Design Week showcased an array of great sustainable designs this year, but the one that really caught our eye was a display by designer Carmen Shiu called 'repair the

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Send The Pen Guy Your Dead Pens To Help With New Reclaimed Art Projects

Send The Pen Guy Your Dead Pens To Help With New Reclaimed Art Projects

For the past 7 years, Costas Schuler has been collecting old pens to add to his collection and cover his car in them. The 1981 Mercedes Benz now has over 10,000 pens covering it and is still running with

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The Kinkajou Glass Cutter Transforms Used Bottles into Funky Drinking Glasses

The Kinkajou Glass Cutter Transforms Used Bottles into Funky Drinking Glasses

For all the times you've thrown out beer bottles by the dozens, Patrick Lehoux has designed Kinkajou, a bottle cutter that can easily turn all those empty bottles into a set of really cool drinking

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Pecas’ Fase#3 Stool Is Made From Textile Waste Reclaimed from Chilean Factories

Pecas’ Fase#3 Stool Is Made From Textile Waste Reclaimed from Chilean Factories

Bernardita Marambio B. Pecas has created a fantastic new seating option, utilizing salvaged textiles from factories in Santiago, Chile. Dubbed the Fase#3 Stool, the simple and clean form represents

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Starbucks to Recycle Coffee Grounds and Baked Goods into Laundry Detergent and Other Products

Starbucks to Recycle Coffee Grounds and Baked Goods into Laundry Detergent and Other Products

Over the past year, Starbucks has launched a range of initiatives to reduce their footprint, and now in order to tackle their share of the 1.3 billion tons of food that is put into landfills worldwide

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Will.i.am Launches Ekocycle Line of Products Made from Recycled Waste

Will.i.am Launches Ekocycle Line of Products Made from Recycled Waste

“All good things must end, but an end can be a new start,” explains Will.i.am in a new ad for Ekocycle, a new line of products and clothing made from recycled trash. The Black-Eyed Peas

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JPMorgan Chase Teams Up With Good360 To Recycle, Refurbish & Distribute Technology For Good

JPMorgan Chase Teams Up With Good360 To Recycle, Refurbish & Distribute Technology For Good

JPMorgan Chase recently teamed up with Good360 to launch Tech Warehouse, a fantastic new program that distributes refurbished computers to nonprofit organizations and schools that have little or no

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RCA Grads Create Recycled Polyfloss Plastic Using a Cotton Candy Spinner

RCA Grads Create Recycled Polyfloss Plastic Using a Cotton Candy Spinner

The Polyfloss Factory is a project which aims to to reduce waste on a personal level while creating unique homemade objects out of recycled plastics. The process of recycling plastics is complicated and

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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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Toronto Becomes the Latest City To Ban Plastic Bags

Toronto Becomes the Latest City To Ban Plastic Bags

Plastic bag photo from Shutterstock On Wednesday, a last-minute motion led the Toronto City Council to ban plastic shopping bags in this city of 2.5 million. On January 1, 2013, Toronto will become 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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Vinyl From London Olympics Will Be Recycled for the 2014 World Cup

Vinyl From London Olympics Will Be Recycled for the 2014 World Cup

While we weren't thrilled to hear that the 2012 London Olympics would be using PVC to build many of their temporary structures, the good news is that the materials will be recycled for another big

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Help These NYIT Students Build a Recycling Center in Costa Rica

Help These NYIT Students Build a Recycling Center in Costa Rica

Although Costa Rica is known for its efforts in sustainability, there is a mounting problem related to waste management. Poor infrastructure and a lack of education and policies is leading to overflowing

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Consumer Electronics Industry Says it Increased E-cycling by 53 Percent in 2011

Consumer Electronics Industry Says it Increased E-cycling by 53 Percent in 2011

This morning, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) released its first annual report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative, a program that was launched one year ago to encourage nationwide electronic

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Start Your Spring Cleaning by Donating Your Old Phones to Verizon Hopeline

Start Your Spring Cleaning by Donating Your Old Phones to Verizon Hopeline

Want to give your spring cleaning new meaning this year?  HopeLine from Verizon is an easy way to get rid of old wireless phones and chargers cluttering your home. The program refurbishes donated

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New California Plant Will Recycle 2 Billion Plastic Bottles a Year

New California Plant Will Recycle 2 Billion Plastic Bottles a Year

A recycling plant that will recycle up to 2 billion PET bottles a year recently opened this month in Riverside, California. Governor Jerry Brown attended the opening ceremony for the carbonLITE facility

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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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