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How Fast and Furious 6 Tried to Reduce its Enormous Carbon Footprint

How Fast and Furious 6 Tried to Reduce its Enormous Carbon Footprint

This weekend, the sixth installment of the ever-popular Fast and Furious franchise roared into US cinemas with its box office-winning combination of fast cars, big biceps and simmering homo-eroticism.

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Protea Debuts a Fetching New Wine Bottle that’s Designed to Be Upcycled

Protea Debuts a Fetching New Wine Bottle that’s Designed to Be Upcycled

It's Friday, which means many of us are just counting the minutes until happy hour. After enjoying a bottle of wine, it's always a bit sad to dump the bottle in the recycling bin. Although there are

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Can Technology Save the World?

Can Technology Save the World?

Can technology save the world? In short: No, not by itself. A sweeping set of changes in the way we interact with the planet is needed to stabilize our rapidly deteriorating biosphere and avert a bleak

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The Carma Project Makes a New Bike From Old Car Parts

The Carma Project Makes a New Bike From Old Car Parts

Two Lisbon-based entrepreneurs have devised a way to build a new bike from discarded car parts - and they're planning to ride it the same number of miles that the original vehicle drove to compensate for

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Shipping Container Homes Ease UK Homeless Crisis

Shipping Container Homes Ease UK Homeless Crisis

A slew of converted shipping containers are expected to help ease a growing homelessness epidemic in cities across England. The number of homeless youth has tripled in the UK in the last few years,

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Trash Cafe: Newcastle Students Unveil Pop-Up Coffee Shop Made from Recycled Cardboard

Trash Cafe: Newcastle Students Unveil Pop-Up Coffee Shop Made from Recycled Cardboard

The waste material was collected by 18 postgraduate students who worked with engineers to design the basic elements of the café. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

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Atlas Recycled: Tom Tsuchiya’s Eco Sculpture Encourages Recycling in Cities Around the Globe

Atlas Recycled: Tom Tsuchiya’s Eco Sculpture Encourages Recycling in Cities Around the Globe

"Atlas Recycled" is a sculpture of the mythical Greek titan bearing the earth on his shoulders that doubles as a recycling receptacle for aluminum cans, plastic bottles and paper. In addition to serving

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Shabby Love: A Virginia Shop Where Every Piece of Old Furniture Has a History and a Future

Shabby Love: A Virginia Shop Where Every Piece of Old Furniture Has a History and a Future

Shabby Love started like so many small businesses. When Hannah married her husband, a horticulturist who took a job at an estate in Virginia, friends and family donated a bunch of what she calls ugly

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Solar-Powered Forever House: Dowdy Red Bricks Given New Life as a Slick Fresco Facade

Solar-Powered Forever House: Dowdy Red Bricks Given New Life as a Slick Fresco Facade

Sustainability and flexibility were two of the most important aspects of the design brief, which is why so much effort went into reusing existing materials, including several types of brick and timber

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Urban Harvest Series: Furniture for Growing, Storing and Composting Food All-In-One

Urban Harvest Series: Furniture for Growing, Storing and Composting Food All-In-One

The Urban Harvest Series (UHS) is a set artifacts and furniture that integrate nature's closed cycles and cultivation into our own daily routines. Created by Design Academy of Eindhoven’s Sebastiaan

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Marcus Thymark’s Open-Source FilaMaker Shreds and Recycles Plastic for 3D Printing

Marcus Thymark’s Open-Source FilaMaker Shreds and Recycles Plastic for 3D Printing

German engineer and inventor Marcus Thymark is developing a filament-producing machine that allows 3D printing enthusiasts to grind up and reprocess discarded printed objects and other scrap plastic for

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How to Make Your Own Fun Stamps Out of Recycled Wine Corks

How to Make Your Own Fun Stamps Out of Recycled Wine Corks

Are you a loving, crafty parent who also enjoys a glass of wine here and there? If so, we have a wonderful DIY tutorial that shows how easy it is to turn those mounting corks into fun, colorful and above

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Plastic Bottles Reformed Into Stylish Birdhouses & Vases in Portugal

Plastic Bottles Reformed Into Stylish Birdhouses & Vases in Portugal

Serra da Estrela has a number of well known environmental concerns and re-foresting campaigns, such as planting a new tree for every sold bottle. The water company wanted to further its efforts and find a

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4 Ideas to Keep Christmas Trees From Going to Waste!

4 Ideas to Keep Christmas Trees From Going to Waste!

Used Christmas Trees, Shutterstock Did you know that the Christmas time tradition of adorning an evergreen tree with ornaments dates back to Latvia in 1510 when the first decorated tree was recorded?

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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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Scientists Use Lightning Blasts To Recycle Concrete Debris into New Building Materials

Scientists Use Lightning Blasts To Recycle Concrete Debris into New Building Materials

Photo via Shutterstock Waste doesn't always look like discarded soda bottles or piles of unwanted newspaper. Humans are constantly altering their environments to serve a new purpose or accommodate a

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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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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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Japanese Artist Makaon Recycles Trash into American Pop Culture Icons

Japanese Artist Makaon Recycles Trash into American Pop Culture Icons

Makaon collects every day materials that most people consider to be rubbish, cleans them off, sometimes crushes the cans if necessary, and sorts his bounty of recycled materials into different colors.

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Will.i.am, Coca-Cola’s ‘Ekocycle’ Initiative Welcomes Levi’s and Case-Mate

Will.i.am, Coca-Cola’s ‘Ekocycle’ Initiative Welcomes Levi’s and Case-Mate

Since Will.i.am and Coca-Cola launched their 'Ekocycle' initiative in July to educate the hip, young crowd about the importance of recycling, scores of brands have joined the fun, including Levi's and

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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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Rene Olivier Transforms Recycled Auto Tires into Comfy Chairs

Rene Olivier Transforms Recycled Auto Tires into Comfy Chairs

Furniture designer Rene Olivier has come up with a range of fabulously comfortable furniture by taking unwanted lorry and car tires and turning them into quirky seating options. Olivier, who was recently

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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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O2 to Sell New HTC Smartphone Without Chargers, Cut Four Olympic Swimming Pools Worth of E-Waste

O2 to Sell New HTC Smartphone Without Chargers, Cut Four Olympic Swimming Pools Worth of E-Waste

UK mobile network provider O2 just announced that they will not be releasing a charger with the new HTC smartphone. Why you ask? Well, their research has revealed that the UK "has more than 100m chargers

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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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Large-Scale Sierra Nevada Clean-Up Sees 90,000 Pounds of Trash Collected

Large-Scale Sierra Nevada Clean-Up Sees 90,000 Pounds of Trash Collected

This year during the Great Sierra River Clean-up, over 2,500 volunteers banded together to collect discarded junk and rubbish that made its way on to the picturesque California landscape. According to the

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Gaza’s First Electric Vehicle Built from Recycled Materials For $1,000

Gaza’s First Electric Vehicle Built from Recycled Materials For $1,000

A 32-year-old taxi driver has created Gaza's first electric vehicle in the face of a major fuel crisis. Munther al-Qassas decided that investing in an electric taxi would be cheaper and less time

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Franco Recchia Creates Amazing Microchip Cities from Recycled Computer Parts

Franco Recchia Creates Amazing Microchip Cities from Recycled Computer Parts

Getting a first-hand look at the guts of your computer usually means something's gone horribly wrong, but when Recchia cracks open an old computer, all he sees is potential beauty. A lifelong learner, no

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Astronauts Fix the International Space Station With a Modified Common Toothbrush

Astronauts Fix the International Space Station With a Modified Common Toothbrush

Toothbrush photo from Shutterstock When it comes to sheer ingenuity, you can't beat the geniuses at NASA. After all, these are the people that put the Curiosity Rover on Mars, men on the moon and

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