“Chipotle Workers Go Through 375 Million Gloves Per Year. This Company Is Turning Them Into a Useful Product”

“Every time you order a burrito, you probably don’t think much about the plastic gloves your tortilla-roller wears. But millions of these gloves end up in the trash every year, which has a serious impact on the environment…. Read More

“This is what happens to the e-waste you drop off for recycling”

“Your Earth Day plans might call for some outdoor adventure, but don’t go leaving your technology at home. Some of the eco-friendly events taking place across Canada might actually call for electronics — especially the broken stuff. Toronto’s… Read More

“Find Out How Your Curbside Recycling Program Is Changing”

“If you hadn’t heard already, your curbside recycling program is likely in trouble—and there isn’t much of a solution. Across the U.S., local recycling facilities are encountering a number of issues created by China’s ban on the import… Read More

“Is burning plastic waste a good idea?”

“WHAT IS TO be done with the swelling flood of plastic waste, if we don’t want to see it snagged in tree branches, floating in ocean gyres, or clogging the stomachs of seabirds and whales? Plastic production is… Read More

“These straws work like plastic, but they’re “hyper-compostable””

“As global concern over plastic pollution rises, corporate giants such as Coca-Cola and Unilever are pumping cash into a recycling initiative in Kenya they hope will provide a model for other developing countries. However, the voluntary scheme lacks… Read More

“Awash with plastic bottles and lacking a law, Kenya struggles to recycle”

“As global concern over plastic pollution rises, corporate giants such as Coca-Cola and Unilever are pumping cash into a recycling initiative in Kenya they hope will provide a model for other developing countries. However, the voluntary scheme lacks… Read More

“Sheridan launches new program to recycle your old linens into new products”

“KonMari fever had everyone talking this year, and whether you love Marie Kondo’s methods ordisagree, the 2019 decluttering zeitgeist has brought some important issues to the fore. One such issue emerged more important than all others: how quick… Read More

“In a world drowning in trash, these cities have slashed waste by 80 percent”

“Little Kamikatsu was facing a big problem. The rural Japanese town of 1,500 residents didn’t know what it was going to do with its trash. Residents had always burned it, first in front of their homes or on… Read More

“Electronic waste is recycled in appalling conditions in India”

“Electronic waste is recycled in appalling conditions in India The world produces 50 million tonnes of electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) per year, according to a recent UN report, but only 20% is formally recycled. Much of the… Read More

“This new IBM recycling tech makes brand new plastic from dirty bottles”

“Researchers at IBM developed the process, called VolCat, as an alternative to traditional recycling. The usual process involves sorting waste, washing it, separating out contaminants, chopping it up, and re-melting it. The result is a lower-quality plastic that… Read More