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With Only About 20% of Plastics Being Recycled, New Breakthrough May Be Holy Grail for Recycling
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, environment, interesting, investigation, humans, research, science, society, plastics, recycling, breakthrough )

Ricardo
- 38 days ago - goodnewsnetwork.org
Plastic is great until you no longer need it. Because plastics contain various additives, like dyes, fillers, or flame retardants, very few plastics can be recycled without loss in performance or aesthetics. Even the most recyclable plastic..
Why the U.S. Army Is Teaming Up With This Davis Startup to Turn Trash Into Energy
Science & Tech  (tags: energy from trash, recycling, fuel, electricity, hydrogen, carbon monoxide, FastOx Gasifiers, Sierra Energy, u.s. army )

Judy
- 811 days ago - sacbee.com
"People always ask, 'What are you powering it with? Is it electricity? Is it natural gas?'"
Melting Bottles to Improve Roads
Science & Tech  (tags: Bhutan, plastic pollution, recycling, upcycle, roads, good news! )

Anne
- 1283 days ago - takepart.com
Green Road Project in Bhutan is expected cut the amount of plastic waste going to landfills by 30%, reduce the amount of asphalt imported from India by 40%. Plastic waste is shredded, melted then used to coat the stones added to asphalt - long lasting
Couple Using 3D Printing to Help Save the Planet
Science & Tech  (tags: recycling, 3D technology )

Tamar
- 1441 days ago - 3dprinter.net
A Swiss couple has turned a van into a portable 3D printing lab feed by plastic trash from beaches.
This Reusable Paper Saves Trees and Prints Using Ultraviolet Light
Science & Tech  (tags: recycling, paper, printing, office supplies, research )

Freya
- 1638 days ago - takepart.com
Scientists are redefining what it means to go paperless. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have been working on an alternative to traditional paper that can be printed on and erased more than 20 times.
How Wireless Carriers Make You Trash Your Phone Before It's Really Broken
Science & Tech  (tags: conservation, nature, pollution, Sustainabililty, world, protection, green, rights, safety, society, ethics, freedoms, abuse, americans, world, media, law, government, warning, ethics, abuse, business, consumers, corporate, corruption, economy, finance, m )

JL
- 2118 days ago - motherjones.com
Making it harder to unlock your device works great for phone companies. Not so much for the planet.
Energy Recycling Gives Subways a 'Brake' on Bills
Science & Tech  (tags: research, scientists, science, technology, environment, energy, recycling, sustainability, Gizmos, design, concept, mass transit, subways )

Michael
- 2163 days ago - vancouversun.com
Getting thousands of tons of steel, plastic and people moving along an underground track clearly takes a lot of energy. Less known, or at least less thought of, is how much energy it takes to stop.
Let's Stripmine Life's Birthplace on Earth Because We Suck at Recycling!
Science & Tech  (tags: oceans, undersea mining, seafloor, mineral extraction, ores and organisms, extremophiles, ecosystem restoration, unkown risks, recycling )

Judy
- 3042 days ago - grist.org
Nautilus Minerals has a 20-year lease from the government of Papua New Guinea to "commence open-cut mining of Solwara 1 within the next few years, removing mineral ores (and organisms) to an estimated depth of 20-30 metres [66-90 feet] over an area...
Metal-Mining Bacteria Are Green Chemists
Science & Tech  (tags: bacteria, green chemistry, metallic wastes, recycling, Desulfovibrio desulfuricans, palladium )

Nancy
- 3209 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Microbes could soon be used to convert metallic wastes into high-value catalysts for generating clean energy, say scientists writing in the September issue of Microbiology.
The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP)
Science & Tech  (tags: World, goodnews, humanrights, society, ClimateChange, animals, CO2emissions, endangered, environment, globalwarming, oceans, pollution, wildlife, nature, habitat, energy, technology, SustainableDevelopment, investing, farming, energy, Entrepreneurs, greenb )

Monica
- 3758 days ago - whiteband.org
.is a growing alliance of trade unions, community groups, faith groups, women and youth organisations, NGOs and other campaigners working together across more than 100 national platforms..
E-Wasted: Where Will Your Computer and IPod Go to Die?
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, desktop, e-waste, electronic waste, email, energy, iPhone, iPod, recycling, tech )

Jeff
- 3967 days ago - sustainablog.org
Each year, ten million computers land in the toxic graves that are landfills. Nestled among other CPUs and laptops and monitors, their lifeblood oozes out. A guest post from Simran Sethi and Sarah Smarsh.
Biofuels: Fields of Dreams
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, eco-friendly, ecosystems, environment, food, globalwarming, green, greenliving, goodnews, greenproducts, organic, protection, recycling, sustainable, technology, travel, world, forests, habitatdestruction, research, car, NewTechnology )

Brendan
- 4115 days ago - timesonline.co.uk
Are biofuels the answer to exhausted oil wells or just another nightmare scenario?
   

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