recycling

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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Trash Bag Tells You How Much Biomass Energy Is in Your Rubbish

Trash Bag Tells You How Much Biomass Energy Is in Your Rubbish

Biomass is a valuable energy resource – and one that almost all of us are accruing in our homes on a daily basis without realizing it! Designed by Ahhaproject, here is one trash bag literally spelling

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Volkswagen’s Car Recycling Bins Promote the 95% Recyclable Polo

Volkswagen’s Car Recycling Bins Promote the 95% Recyclable Polo

Volkswagen was eager to tell the public about their new Polo car, which is made out of 95% recyclable materials, so they enlisted German firm DDB to come up with some creative advertising. The result is

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GM to Use Recycled Oil Spill Cleanup Materials in New Cars

GM to Use Recycled Oil Spill Cleanup Materials in New Cars

If you're in the market for a GM car, you may soon be sitting among recycled Gulf oil spill materials. With partner GDC, GM is cleaning and recycling the infamous absorbent booms from the Gulf and will

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Rainbow Hued Recycling Skyscraper Collects and Sorts Trash

Rainbow Hued Recycling Skyscraper Collects and Sorts Trash

The project takes advantage of its location at the center of a network of skybridges, which allows it to act as a hub to also gather recyclables from neighboring towers. Every apartment has its own mini

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Unclutter Your Life on Give Your Stuff Away Day

Unclutter Your Life on Give Your Stuff Away Day

Have a lot of old stuff to get rid of? Well you could give it away and get a lot of awesome stuff for yourself at the same time on Give Your Stuff Away Day! Slated to sweep the nation on September 25th,

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Skycraper Farm Recycles Garbage into Edible Crops

Skycraper Farm Recycles Garbage into Edible Crops

NOTE: DESIGNER RETRACTS DESIGN Using trash to grow food isn't a new practice - composting, anyone? But this massive vertical bio-recycling plant brings the idea to a new level. Called the Bio-Diversity

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Plastic Bag Monsters Invade San Francisco to Support Bag Ban!

Plastic Bag Monsters Invade San Francisco to Support Bag Ban!

This week, California lawmakers are meeting to discuss monumental legislation that could banish plastic bags once and for all from The Golden State. To raise awareness for this landmark move, a hundred

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Industrial Designers Society of America: “There is No ‘Away’”

Industrial Designers Society of America: “There is No ‘Away’”

This mini-poster by the Industrial Designers Society of America gets straight to the point: Don't throw anything away. There is no "away." Thanks for the reminder, IDSA, that one person's trash is another

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DIY: Make a Cell Phone Charging Station from an Old Bottle

DIY: Make a Cell Phone Charging Station from an Old Bottle

If you're always losing your cell and want a centralized place to tuck it away, or if you hate having to put your phone on the floor while you charge it, why not make a neat little charging station for it

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Californian Glass Gazebo with Eagle Wing-Inspired Roof

Californian Glass Gazebo with Eagle Wing-Inspired Roof

Nestled in the backyard of a typical suburban home, this contemporary glass gazebo is a hidden treasure in the San Fernando Valley. Designed by Livia Shi, the dynamic structure makes use of an existing

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