Trash Loaded for Power Generation, A Dwindling "Resource"?

Oslo Imports Trash for Power Generation, But There’s Not Enough Trash to Go Around

The city of Oslo, Norway, burns its trash in specialize plants for power generation and heating, but there are more trash-burning plants than there...

City Waste Into Clean Energy: India’s Plans for the Future

Starting in February, Indian company Ramky Enviro Engineers, backed by a private equity arm of Standard Chartered, has big plans to turn India’s city...
Recycling cds and dvds

Recycled DVDs Find New Life as Carbon Absorbers

The move towards digital storage means more and more of our old CDs and DVDs are ending up in landfill. Now recycled discs have a...

World’s Newest Ocean Plastic Waste Recycling Initiatives

The oceans are choking with plastic. Plastic waste enters in the food chain, settles on the ocean floor, gets washed off the beaches, or...
Lithium-ion batteries

Mining Techniques Used to Recycle Lithium Ion Batteries

A group of researchers from Michigan Technological University, with the assistance from Lei Pan, an assistant professor of chemical engineering, are using mining techniques...

Reducing Disposable Coffee Cup Use Is Easy

As many as 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups are thrown away every year, and coffee giant Bewley's is doing what it can to make...

Bacteria that feed on pollutants to produce electricity

Scientists of the Washington State University fished multiple communities of extremophile bacteria from the alkaline hot springs of the Heart Lake Geyser Basin area,...

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...
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...

Used Electric Vehicle Batteries to Power European Data Centers

It is well known that large data centers account for quite a large portion of the total energy consumption around the world, and the...