Sweden Encourages Repairing of Goods by Pollution-Lowering Tax Breaks

Today's consumeristic world teaches and encourages everyone to buy, use and then throw away at the first scratch or when a slightly newer version...
Gallium [Ga] Crystals

Electronics-Scavenged Gallium Responsibly Recycled by Mitsubishi

Often, recovering rare-earth elements from recycled scraps, such as scrap electronic devices or car electronics, requires processes that aren't very earth-friendly. Gallium , for...

Novel bio-inspired materials to substitute plastics

Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) developed a novel approach to manufacture biodegradable substitutes for plastic. The team make use of...

How to Get Rid of (Recycle) Electric Car Batteries

Electric cars are sometimes criticized for being less eco-friendly than they seem. The vehicles won't last forever, and one day will need to be...
Two Years of Trash that Couldn't "Reduced, Recycled, Reused, Refused, or Rejected"

“Zero Waste” Restaurant Goes Much Further than Recycle

We’ve heard the waste reduction mantra, “Reduce, Recycle, Reuse,” which has helped reduce the amount of waste heading to landfills, but what if we...

Adidas Makes Sportswear From Recycled Ocean Trash

Adidas, together with researchers from Alfred-Wegener-Institut and the conservation group 'Parley for the Oceans', developed the first-of-its-kind prototype of sports shoes made entirely from...

How to Build Your Own Plastic Recycling Plant

In 2013 Dave Hakkens, a young guy from the Netherlands started this small movement called “Precious Plastic”. His idea is to boost plastic recycling...

Environmentally Friendly Sorting of Recycled Batteries Using A.I. Now Possible

Sorting out recycled batteries is now possible by means of Artificial Intelligence (AI), thanks to research conducted at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and...

New Biodegradable Waterproof Coating Reduces Unnecessary Landfill Waste

New 100% biodegradable and waterproof coating could finally make the packaging industry sustainable. Developed by a team of Australian scientists, the new compound is...

Seaweed Straw Designed to Disappear

Plastic straws consumption is about 500 million units per day, in the United States. Most of them end up in oceans or landfills. After...