recycling

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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New Samsung Restore Cell Phone is 84% Recyclable!

New Samsung Restore Cell Phone is 84% Recyclable!

We were excited last year when Sprint released the Reclaim, an 80% recyclable bio-plastic based cell phone. The Reclaim was so successful that now Sprint is back with a new, improved green cell phone -

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African Student Builds Humanoid Robot From Old TV Parts

African Student Builds Humanoid Robot From Old TV Parts

No matter how cool you think your childhood science projects were, Sam Todo, a student from the Togolese Republic in Africa, has probably one-upped you with his humanoid robot made almost completely out

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New York’s Recycling Program Finally Getting Expanded!

New York’s Recycling Program Finally Getting Expanded!

New York City will soon move into modern times with an updated recycling program that will increase plastic recycling, place more recycling bins around the city and add drop off locations in the boroughs

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Recy-Blocks: Building Material Made from Old Plastic Bags

Recy-Blocks: Building Material Made from Old Plastic Bags

Plastic bags, plastic bags, plastic bags. Since they don't seem to be vanishing any time soon, designers keep coming up with ways to reuse them. The most recent and fascinating of these developments is

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Affresol Makes Modular Homes Out of Recycled Plastic

Affresol Makes Modular Homes Out of Recycled Plastic

While a party guest suggests to Dustin Hoffman’s character in The Graduate that “There’s a great future in plastics,” nobody could have predicted that they’d one day be used

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RecycleBank Pays Los Angeles Residents Cash for Their Trash

RecycleBank Pays Los Angeles Residents Cash for Their Trash

Starting April 5th, 15,000 single-family homes in Los Angeles will be able to earn cash for their trash through the city's new RecycleBank program. Participating households simply sign up to have their

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Recycling Robot Uses Lasers to Sort Plastic

Recycling Robot Uses Lasers to Sort Plastic

Osaka University recently unveiled a recycling robot that uses lasers to sort out different types of plastics. The robot, designed by IDEC, the Photonics Advanced Research Center, and Mitsubishi Electric

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T-Shirts Upcycled into Laptop Sleeves Help Sex-Trafficking Survivors

T-Shirts Upcycled into Laptop Sleeves Help Sex-Trafficking Survivors

Is your favorite t-shirt in such distress that it garners more attention for its rips and holes than its clever declaration against CO2 emissions? There is no reason to despair over your cherished

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Recycle Your Old Cell Phone to Help Quake Victims in Haiti!

Recycle Your Old Cell Phone to Help Quake Victims in Haiti!

Have an old cell phone just sitting in your electronics drawer? Consider putting it to good use and donating it to ReCellular's Phones for Haiti program, a cell phone recycling initiative to provide

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Recycly Robots take the Guesswork out of Recycling

Recycly Robots take the Guesswork out of Recycling

Even the greenest among us sometimes scratch our heads when it comes to knowing how to recycle certain objects. Recycly Robot Waste Containers, conceptualized by Oomy Design, help take the guesswork out

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Track Your Trash: Want to Know Where Your Starbucks Cup Ends Up?

Track Your Trash: Want to Know Where Your Starbucks Cup Ends Up?

Would seeing exactly where our trash goes change our consumer habits? That’s what a team of MIT researchers set to find out with Project Trash Track. The innovative system uses special electronic tags

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