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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

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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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13 Year Old Spider Boy Scales Walls Using Recycled Vacuums

13 Year Old Spider Boy Scales Walls Using Recycled Vacuums

Hibiki Kono had a dream -- he wanted to be like his hero, Spiderman. Most little kids would have their parents buy them a costume that they could wear to school. Not Kono -- the 13 year-old set to work

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Couple to Marry Thanks to 400,000 Recycled Cans

Couple to Marry Thanks to 400,000 Recycled Cans

When Pete Geyer and Andrea Parrish decided to spend the rest of their lives together, they set their hearts on making their wedding day a celebration of something they both love and hope to preserve for

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Brilliant Karma Cup System Greens Your Coffee Routine

Brilliant Karma Cup System Greens Your Coffee Routine

With 58 billion paper coffee cups thrown out each year in the US, it's clear that we need to find a different system that keeps those cups out of the landfill. It's highly unlikely that we'll be giving up

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Massive Crate Man Lords Over Johannesburg

Massive Crate Man Lords Over Johannesburg

All hail the Coca-Cola man of Johannesburg. This giant “Cratefan”, located at the fan park in Newtown, is built out of 2,500 Coke bottle crates. Cratefan weighs a whopping 25 tons and measures

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California Assembly Votes to Ban Single-Use Plastic Grocery Bags

California Assembly Votes to Ban Single-Use Plastic Grocery Bags

Take a good look at that plastic supermarket bag sitting in your kitchen. If you live in California, it might soon be a relic of the past. The state Assembly voted 41 to 27 yesterday to to ban plastic

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NYC Assemblyman Proposes City-Wide Cigarette Recycling Program

NYC Assemblyman Proposes City-Wide Cigarette Recycling Program

Approximately 176 million pounds of cigarette butts are discarded in the United States every year. Usually they end up on the ground or in a landfill and leach their toxic chemicals into the water table.

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Loq•kit Modular Homes Made With Interchageable Parts

Loq•kit Modular Homes Made With Interchageable Parts

The concept behind Loq•kit homes is the use of modular and interchangeable parts - kinda like Legos for homes. Loq•kit homes were originally conceived by PAF Architecture back in 2003 and they've

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Glassphemy: A Way to Recycle Glass Bottles with Fury!

Glassphemy: A Way to Recycle Glass Bottles with Fury!

Pissed off about oil spills? Angered by over-packaging? Rather than letting all that pent up frustration to get the better of you, why not grab a used glass bottle instead and commit

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Pepsi’s Reverse Vending Machine Pays You to Recycle

Pepsi’s Reverse Vending Machine Pays You to Recycle

Traditional vending machines require cash before providing folks with a tasty beverage. The Dream Machine, a new type of vending kiosk, embraces a much cooler concept: It gives you points and prizes in

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