waste management

Wecyclers Launch Bicycle-Powered Recycling Service in Lagos

Wecyclers Launch Bicycle-Powered Recycling Service in Lagos

Nigeria's most populous city, Lagos is facing a major waste management crisis that threatens to crush its skyrocketing population under a heap of health and environmental problems. The overburdened

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Perkins+Will Proposes a Green-Roofed Apartment Building That Doubles as a Power Plant

Perkins+Will Proposes a Green-Roofed Apartment Building That Doubles as a Power Plant

The building would be used for incinerating the city trash and turning it into power to meet the energy demands of multiple residential blocks. The architects claim that the process would be silent and

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China Sets Forth a 3-Year, $16-Billion Plan to Fight Extreme Pollution in Beijing

China Sets Forth a 3-Year, $16-Billion Plan to Fight Extreme Pollution in Beijing

The air quality in Beijing has been hovering above the “very unhealthy” and “hazardous” levels since the beginning of this year and there has been mounting frustration with the government in China

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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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Easy Garbage Transforms and Reuses Eco-Unfriendly Plastic Bags as Trash Bags

Easy Garbage Transforms and Reuses Eco-Unfriendly Plastic Bags as Trash Bags

If you've been looking for an easy and effective way to reuse those eco-unfriendly plastic bags, look no further than Easy Garbage. Created by Spanish design duo Javier Taberner Gomez-Ferrer and Nacho

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Waste Management Puts its 1000th Natural Gas Refuse Truck into Service

Waste Management Puts its 1000th Natural Gas Refuse Truck into Service

The country’s largest waste hauler, Waste Management, achieved a milestone this summer as it put its 1,000th natural gas refuse truck into service. Even more promising, Waste Management’s newest

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Panda Poop Could be the Key to Cheap and Efficient Biofuel Production

Panda Poop Could be the Key to Cheap and Efficient Biofuel Production

  Giant Pandas are well-loved for their distinctive appearance and sedentary nature. Now they will receive even greater adoration and attention for their bowel-based contribution to the

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i-Go eBike Concept Powers You Through the City and Charges Your Smartphone

i-Go eBike Concept Powers You Through the City and Charges Your Smartphone

i-Go is an electric bike concept loaded with futuristic rider-friendly features such as regenerative wireless brakes, internal gears, smartphone charging ability, mobile app and GPS all integrated into a

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Microsoft Jumps On Board Portugal’s Mega “Smart City” Plan

Microsoft Jumps On Board Portugal’s Mega “Smart City” Plan

Former Microsoft executive and CEO of Living PlanIT Steve Lewis has brought Microsoft on-board to help with Portugal’s “smart city” in Paredes, according to the gurus at engadget. By

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Coca-Cola First In the Industry to Create Sustainable Shelving Made from Cardboard

Coca-Cola First In the Industry to Create Sustainable Shelving Made from Cardboard

Companies like Coca-Cola are constantly running new promotions, pushing new products and tapping into new markets. Unfortunately, with all their new initiatives comes continually changing store displays

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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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Urban Biofilter Project Plants Bamboo Forests to Clean up Brownfields

Urban Biofilter Project Plants Bamboo Forests to Clean up Brownfields

Bamboo forests are beautiful things -- especially when they are cleaning urban air, soil, and water AND shielding communities from industry and heavily trafficked areas. Urban Biofilter creates bamboo

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Incredible ‘Garbage City’ Rises Outside of Cairo

Incredible ‘Garbage City’ Rises Outside of Cairo

This unbelievable city piled high with trash is a real place called Garbage City, outside of Cairo in Egypt. It's populated by a community of workers called Zabbaleen, who personally collect, sort, reuse,

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McMansion Wetlands: Transforming Foreclosures Into Natural Water Filters

McMansion Wetlands: Transforming Foreclosures Into Natural Water Filters

As the housing crisis wreaks havoc and suburbia suffers a critical blow from the credit crunch, what will become of all those foreclosed McMansions? Designer Calvin Chiu has proposed one solution that

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Green Home 101: Talking Trash

Green Home 101: Talking Trash

Considering the fact that the average person produces 4.5 pounds of waste per day according to the EPA, we would be remiss not to address the question of household waste in our exploration of what it

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