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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 ...

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 ...

Trash Fashion: The Wild World of Textile Recycling

Trash Fashion: The Wild World of Textile Recycling

Trash Fashion: The Wild World of Textile RecyclingTextile recycling is one of the oldest recycling industries, and it has developed some particularly fascinating and creative offshoots. The ...

Is Gumdrop A Zero Waste Solution For Recycling Chewing Gum?

Is Gumdrop A Zero Waste Solution For Recycling Chewing Gum?

Remember when you were younger, and you were terrified that swallowing chewing gum would clog up your pipes? Eventually, you figured out that, while not good for you, gum would pass right through ...

Recycling Nuclear Waste Into A Nuclear Battery

Recycling Nuclear Waste Into A Nuclear Battery

One of the substances that has proven both technically and politically difficult to deal with is nuclear waste. Spent fuel rods and other material have to be stored where they will be safe for ...

5 Plastic Bags Recycling Innovations That Are Changing the World

5 Plastic Bags Recycling Innovations That Are Changing the World

While plastic bags are plentiful, they are often associated with ocean pollution. However, through recycling plastic bags are making these 5 positive impact.1. Diesel fuel: the University of ...

Could solar panel recycling be a lucrative business opportunity?

Could solar panel recycling be a lucrative business opportunity?

With solar energy becoming increasingly popular and solar panels gracing the rooftops of more and more homes and other buildings, the question arises, what to do with photovoltaic panels after they ...

Can more paper cups be recycled in the UK?

Can more paper cups be recycled in the UK?

A British nonprofit called Hubbub is conducting an experiment in the town of Manchester to see if more of the one percent of the 2.5 billion paper cups used and discarded in the United Kingdom ...

Will Low Consumer Awareness Stifle Battery Recycling?

Will Low Consumer Awareness Stifle Battery Recycling?

Great strides are being made in battery recycling innovations. Although battery recycling is still a niche market, it is gaining immense potential. Environmental institutions and governments are ...

Recycling tobacco to save Baltimore Harbor

Recycling tobacco to save Baltimore Harbor

The Baltimore Waterfront Partnership has set the goal of making the inner harbor of the city both swimmable and fishable by the year 2020. Part of the reason that the harbor is polluted is the ...