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Swedish Website Encourages Blind Dates to Cook Meals Made From Leftover Food

Swedish Website Encourages Blind Dates to Cook Meals Made From Leftover Food

Food waste is a global problem, but in Sweden it is particularly prevalent - it is estimated that one fifth of all food is thrown away. This sparked an idea for the farmers’ cooperative Lantmannen,

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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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EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic Shows Inhabitat How It Recycles Old TV Screens into Glass Wool

EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic Shows Inhabitat How It Recycles Old TV Screens into Glass Wool

What the CRT glass looks like before its recycled. In case you're not familiar with old school CRT or cathode ray tube TVs and monitors (would it be dating ourselves to say that we remember them

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Japanese Manufacturer Recycles Old Bras Into Fuel!

Japanese Manufacturer Recycles Old Bras Into Fuel!

Because they're typically made of fabric and wire that's difficult to take apart and repurpose, used bras are among the hardest garments to recycle. But for women who are concerned about the environment

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Martine Camillieri Makes Toy Cars from Recycled Bottles!

Martine Camillieri Makes Toy Cars from Recycled Bottles!

Got an empty bottle of laundry detergent kicking around? When artist Martine Camillieri looks at it, he sees an ice cream truck. A bottle of motor oil? That looks sort of like a sports car. Camillieri

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Our Favorite Green Designs from Tent London at the London Design Festival

Our Favorite Green Designs from Tent London at the London Design Festival

Seen in the image above, the Origami Hunter heads by Si Studio are striking animal shaped paper lamps that are worlds apart from the real head mounts you may find on people's walls. These bright origami

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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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A Full 86 GM Facilities Are Now Landfill-Free

A Full 86 GM Facilities Are Now Landfill-Free

General Motors has been quietly greening its manufacturing facilities, powering plants with landfill gas and bringing 76 of them (over half of its 145 plants) to landfill-free status in the last few

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16-Foot Clothing Mountain Illustrates Hong Kong’s Daily Textile Waste

16-Foot Clothing Mountain Illustrates Hong Kong’s Daily Textile Waste

A 16-foot mountain of used garments towered over Hong Kong's Central Star Ferry Pier last week, as part of the 'Get Redressed' exhibit -- an awareness building campaign to promote recycling in response to

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Oyster Mushrooms Can Break Down Disposable Diapers in Just 4 Months

Oyster Mushrooms Can Break Down Disposable Diapers in Just 4 Months

Dirty diapers have long been the bane of moms and dads, but they're also a horrible burden on the environment. Did you know that not a single disposable diaper ever made has decomposed yet, and it

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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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Recycled Tub Chair Is the Perfect Place to Relax Without All the Water

Recycled Tub Chair Is the Perfect Place to Relax Without All the Water

The Tub Chair is very unusual to say the least - but who says you can't create curious new things from recycled materials? Designed by Frees co, the Tub Chair is a sofa made from a bathtub cut-out, lined

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Recycled Credit Card Earrings Are Easy on Your Wallet

Recycled Credit Card Earrings Are Easy on Your Wallet

Silver, Gold or Platinum? Everyone has their preference when it comes to choosing jewelry. However that choice isn't limited to precious metals, as Jessica Leigh Filipovitz of Revolve Designs points out

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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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Underwater Skyscrapers Recycle Waste From Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Underwater Skyscrapers Recycle Waste From Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The underwater skyscraper was inspired by the Eiffel Tower and flipped upside down in the water. The lower portion of the tower collects and stores plastic waste until it can be recycled in the middle

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EcoZa Launches South Africa’s First Carbon Neutral Green Estate

EcoZa Launches South Africa’s First Carbon Neutral Green Estate

The name 360º refers not only to the zen surroundings, but also to nature's never-ending cycles: the seasons, the planetary movements and their trajectory within the universe, and our cyclical

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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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Yellow Pages Finally Launches Phone Book Opt-Out Website

Yellow Pages Finally Launches Phone Book Opt-Out Website

The YPA is calling the site the National Yellow Pages Consumer Choice & Opt-Out Site, because it allows you to opt out of all books or choose to receive selected books. I clicked through through the

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New Machine Recycles Office Paper into Toilet Paper On-Site

New Machine Recycles Office Paper into Toilet Paper On-Site

Japanese company Oriental invented a machine that recycles office paper into toilet paper right in your office.

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Construction Company Keeps 60,000 Tons of Waste Out of Landfill

Construction Company Keeps 60,000 Tons of Waste Out of Landfill

Reno Contracting recently announced that they have recycled more than 60,000 tons of construction waste since the beginning of 2009. That's enough garbage to bury three football fields under 100 feet of

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Brooklyn Sewing Clubs Encourage Repair and Reuse of Clothing

Brooklyn Sewing Clubs Encourage Repair and Reuse of Clothing

Instead of running to Macy's the next time your favorite sweater gets a snag or your jeans rip in the knee, maker a greener choice and take the time to mend your clothing before buying something new.

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Banned Four Loko Being Recycled into Auto Fuel

Banned Four Loko Being Recycled into Auto Fuel

The once-popular, now illegal, alcoholic energy drink Four Loko is being reborn -- as auto fuel. Wholesalers along the East Coast started sending cases of the fruity malt beverages to MXI Environmental

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree at Mulchfest 2011

Recycle Your Christmas Tree at Mulchfest 2011

Instead of kicking your Christmas tree to the curb, bring it with you this weekend to your local park or community garden for Mulchfest 2011 to turn it into mulch for city trees. The event is part of

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New Yorkers, Recycle Your Gadgets at LES Ecology Center E-Waste Collections

New Yorkers, Recycle Your Gadgets at LES Ecology Center E-Waste Collections

Electronics are complicated to recycle, but there are dozens of resources out there that simplify the process for you. Throughout January, the Lower East Side Ecology Center will be collecting used or

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PHOTOS: Artists Transform Trash Into Eco-Art at NYC Exhibit

PHOTOS: Artists Transform Trash Into Eco-Art at NYC Exhibit

America produces about 250 million tons of trash per year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. That’s enough garbage to cover the state of Texas two and a half times. For an exhibit at the

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Eco-Greeting Card Celebrates the ‘International Year of Forests’

Eco-Greeting Card Celebrates the ‘International Year of Forests’

This holiday season, send your friends and family eco-friendly New Year wishes with new greeting cards by Pöko Design. Designer Petz Scholtus created a connect-the-dots New Year card created from

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Lovely Luxe Jewelry Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Lovely Luxe Jewelry Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Another design which caught our attention earlier this year at the London Design Festival was this incredible design by Florie Salnot at RCA's Sustain show. Salnot spent time working in Saharawi refugee

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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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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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