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Recycling road while rebuilding could save infrastructure woes

Recycling road while rebuilding could save infrastructure woes

Infrastructure repair has been a vexing problem in the United States for decades. Presidents and Congresses of both political parties have wrestled with the expense of repairing roads and bridges. ...

Is Hempcrete a Zero Waste Building Solution?

Is Hempcrete a Zero Waste Building Solution?

We rarely think about the way we build things. However, the same bricks, mortar, concrete and steel we use today remain largely unchanged from decades past. While we might arrange those materials ...

“The Pipe” is a Potential Zero Waste Solution to California’s Drought

“The Pipe” is a Potential Zero Waste Solution to California’s Drought

California’s drought has been going on for years, and things are starting to get serious. The state’s governor has even contemplated charging residents who use the most water as a way to ...

Does a Centuries Old Mine in New York Represent a Zero Waste Energy Storage Solution?

Does a Centuries Old Mine in New York Represent a Zero Waste Energy Storage Solution?

One of the biggest hurdles green energy faces is storage. While it’s true that the sun, the wind, and the tide all produce force we can harness to create electricity, we don’t live our ...

Is the Future of Rockets, Recycling?

Is the Future of Rockets, Recycling?

Recycling is not a concept one usually associates with rocket launches. When rockets take off from the pad, each stage flies until it runs out of fuel, and then it is discarded into the ocean. But, ...

Why this solar-powered grill designed by a MIT professor is a game changer

Why this solar-powered grill designed by a MIT professor is a game changer

Everyone loves a barbecue. Whether it’s a 4th of July outing or a family get-together, we all love the taste of fresh, flame-grilled food. What we often ignore, though, is how bad for the ...

Are Solar Roadways a Zero Waste of Space Solution For Green Energy?

Are Solar Roadways a Zero Waste of Space Solution For Green Energy?

We have seen an energy revolution over the past decade and change. Green energy, which was once considered a pipe dream, has become an everyday occurrence. Wind turbines, solar panels, tidal ...

Can We Recycle Air Pollution Into Fuel?

Can We Recycle Air Pollution Into Fuel?

We’re all familiar with ethanol. It’s a kind of alcohol that’s used as a fuel additive that helps us pay less at the pump, and it can even be used as a fuel source on its own. ...

Gum-Tec: Recycling chewing gum into thermoplastic elastomers

Gum-Tec: Recycling chewing gum into thermoplastic elastomers

Chewing gum may not be the most prevalent form of solid waste in terms of volume, but it is one of the most annoying. Most people have had the experience of finding gum sticking to the bottom of ...

The Perpetual Plastic Project seeks to keep plastic out of landfills forever

The Perpetual Plastic Project seeks to keep plastic out of landfills forever

One of the more vexing problems in waste disposal is the proliferation of plastic. Plastic, unless it is specially treated to be biodegradable, tends to last an awfully long time, whether it is ...