Waste

BP Continues to Pollute Local Landfills With Oil Spill Waste

BP Continues to Pollute Local Landfills With Oil Spill Waste

There may — or may not — be some scientific disagreement about how much spilled oil remains in the Gulf of Mexico, but there's no mystery about how much oily waste is collecting in local

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Gigantic Orbiting Balloons Could Solve Space Junk Problem

Gigantic Orbiting Balloons Could Solve Space Junk Problem

Earth is like the Pig-Pen of the solar system: more than 100,000 objects bigger than a centimeter wide hover around our planet, accounting for 4 million pounds of junk that befoul our atmosphere and

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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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“A La Lata” Bowl Made From Recycled Soda Can Tabs

“A La Lata” Bowl Made From Recycled Soda Can Tabs

This beautiful “A La Lata” bowl’s elegant use of recycled materials and hand-crafted form has launched it into ranks of our Spring Greening Contest finalists. The bowl, whose name translates

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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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Bangkok Gourmet Shop Interior Built From Wood Scraps

Bangkok Gourmet Shop Interior Built From Wood Scraps

When searching for ideas to build out the interior of a gourmet food shop in Bangkok, Architectkidd came across a community of carpenters in the nearby slums utilizing scrap wood from shipping pallets to

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Sharps Compliance Recycles Used Syringes Into Building Materials

Sharps Compliance Recycles Used Syringes Into Building Materials

Every year people with medial conditions use 3 billion syringes to self inject. Government regulations require those syringes to be disposed of safely with companies like like Sharps Compliance, although

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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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Faltazi Envisions the Eco Kitchen of the Future

Faltazi Envisions the Eco Kitchen of the Future

This green Ekokook kitchen by Faltazi design is one of the most well-researched culinary concepts we have seen. Ekokook proposes that in the future, the general public will strive to become

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Rapid Re(f)use: New York City Rebuilt From Its Own Trash

Rapid Re(f)use: New York City Rebuilt From Its Own Trash

New York City, much like any big city, disposes of a lot of trash -- but what if that trash could be used in a constructive manner? NYC-based architects Terreform have proposed a new form of construction

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Borders Plans to Trash Tens of Thousands of Unsold Books!

Borders Plans to Trash Tens of Thousands of Unsold Books!

Ok, now we're really mad. The news about trashed merchandise keeps getting worse. In the wake of last week's story that H&M and Walmart have been ditching unsold clothing in trash cans behind their

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GREEN RANT: Stop Sending me Phone Books!

GREEN RANT: Stop Sending me Phone Books!

Inspiration for this rant landed on doorsteps in my area a few weeks ago, and has been sitting there, becoming increasingly soggy and unsightly ever since. Digging around the internet I found that many

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Promising New Service Tackles e-waste in Mumbai

Promising New Service Tackles e-waste in Mumbai

Half a million tons of e-waste is generated annually in India and is a serious threat to people’s health and the environment. The flourishing Indian IT sector contributes a large part of it. The

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Materials and Resources, Part I

GREEN BUILDING 101: Materials and Resources, Part I

When we think of greenhouse gas emissions, most of us envision a tailpipe spewing exhaust out of the back of a car. But 40% of the carbon dioxide that contributes to our warming planet comes from

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NYC: E-Waste Recycling Day in Inwood

NYC: E-Waste Recycling Day in Inwood

Get rid of your old gadgets for free! The Lower East Side Ecology Center will host the second of five e-waste recycling drop off spots on Riverside Drive at Dyckman St. on January 9th from 10am-4pm. Bring

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