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Groundbreaking Zero-Energy zHomes Are Topped with a Massive Solar Array

Groundbreaking Zero-Energy zHomes Are Topped with a Massive Solar Array

David Vandervort was keen to create a happy marriage between the relative urbanity of Issaquah and a sense of privacy for the residents living at zHome. The entire complex is organized around a central

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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 Poor Porker is a New Site Dedicated to DIY Upcycling on a Budget

The Poor Porker is a New Site Dedicated to DIY Upcycling on a Budget

The Poor Porker a rising DIY portal for the crafty, creative, and self-reliant “trash into treasure” aficionado. Founded in 2012 by eco-friendly duo Robyn and Jarrid, the site features new ways to

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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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Recycled Sauna in Finland Flies Past Planning Hurdles With Clever Mobile Design

Recycled Sauna in Finland Flies Past Planning Hurdles With Clever Mobile Design

A woman in Finland wanted to convert an abandoned boathouse into a sauna for 12 years, but she couldn't get municipal approval - so Denizen Works traveled from London to her home in Åland and came up

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CORA iPhone App Turns Trash Into Treasure by Connecting Community Recyclers

CORA iPhone App Turns Trash Into Treasure by Connecting Community Recyclers

A new smartphone app made by the folks at CORA may soon be available to eco-savvy individuals and businesses who are looking to make use of, or donate, old materials in lieu of sending them off to the

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7 Ways Super Bowl XLVI is Going Green!

7 Ways Super Bowl XLVI is Going Green!

The Stadium The Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium recently released a list of green initiatives that make any sports outing at their facility more eco-friendly than ever. The famous retractable roof with

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Iwastology About Their Waste and Consumption Education Curriculum

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Iwastology About Their Waste and Consumption Education Curriculum

Thanks to Iwastology, Filipino and Canadian high school students receive media training sessions that empower them to share ideas in highly visual and engaging manners. Spanning oceans and two distinct

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Surfers Against Sewage Upcycle Water Bottles Into a Christmas Tree

Surfers Against Sewage Upcycle Water Bottles Into a Christmas Tree

Surfers Against Sewage have staged a sculptural protest against beach littering by upcycling Mountain Dew bottles into this awesome Christmas tree. The team took 55 bottles found strewn along the beach to

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How To Make a DIY Snow Globe From Recycled Materials

How To Make a DIY Snow Globe From Recycled Materials

Looking for a fun holiday-themed DIY project to work on with your little ones? Try making a unique snow globe using a recycled mason jar and some other household supplies. All you need is a jar from your

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BIG’s Waste-to-Energy Ski Slope Incinerator Scrapped Due to Environmental Concerns

BIG’s Waste-to-Energy Ski Slope Incinerator Scrapped Due to Environmental Concerns

Last year, when BIG unveiled its fantastical ski resort on top of a waste-to-energy incinerator plant in Copenhagen, we were admittedly intrigued. But we weren't at all surprised when the City of

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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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