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April 2017

Zero Waste Energy: Will Artificial Photosynthesis Make Power From Thin Air?

Zero Waste Energy: Will Artificial Photosynthesis Make Power From Thin Air?

We all know how photosynthesis works. Chances are when you were in science class you had to build a model or draw a diagram laying it all out. Plants suck in sunlight, and carbon dioxide, and use ...

What Happens To Your Half-Used Hotel Soap?

What Happens To Your Half-Used Hotel Soap?

Most of us have stayed in a hotel at some point, and we’re all familiar with the complimentary items left for guests. The shampoo, the conditioner, the soap… have you ever wondered what ...

Recycling Myth-Busting for Eco-Warriors: the 411

Recycling Myth-Busting for Eco-Warriors: the 411

Plastic Caps On or Off? The confusion about leaving caps on or off bottles and jars is the result of the rapid improvement in technologies that sort and process recyclables, and the way the ...

Strategies for Waste Minimization and Cost Reduction

Strategies for Waste Minimization and Cost Reduction

Waste reduction is essential for every industry that manufactures products and incurs a cost. Factories, manufacturers, mills, and mining operations are among the industries that produce more ...

The challenges of copper recycling

The challenges of copper recycling

Recycled copper holds 90% of the value of new ore. Processing copper from recycled metal uses 85-90% less energy than processing copper from virgin ore. That’s a win-win! American copper ...

Food Waste is a Massive Problem, and We Need Solutions

Food Waste is a Massive Problem, and We Need Solutions

Food waste is a huge issue in the United States, and it’s one we don’t often think about. However, as much as 40 percent of the food we grow in the U.S. goes to waste, according to Waste ...

The Solar Tree Produces Green Energy With Zero Wasted Space

The Solar Tree Produces Green Energy With Zero Wasted Space

Solar energy is growing every day. What was seen as a pipe dream as little as a decade ago has now become a booming industry, and thanks to both investments and developments in technology solar ...

Recycling: Are The Robots Taking Over?

Recycling: Are The Robots Taking Over?

We all recognize that recycling is important, but the sheer amount of human energy it takes to sort recycling is downright Sisyphean. As with so many challenges, though, this one is being met by ...