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Recycling, waste and profit

Recycling, waste and profit



Why not recycle in the same way as many motor manufacturers already do? We apparently have yet another dumping problem, highly illegal and causing health and safety problems in many countries. All because we are so greedy for the latest phone or tablet!

Nuclear deserted?

Nuclear deserted?

The function of energy production is to supply electricity to industry. With some reduction in power needs, many countries are adapting their green policies in various ways. The use of nuclear power was declining, then it began to grow, with hope of alternative nuclear fuels and breeder reactors whose waste could be recycled. This avoids the awesome prospect of getting rid of the radioactivity that can last for hundreds of thousands of years.

Public/Private by product networks help businesses turn waste into cash

Public/Private by product networks help businesses turn waste into cash



The examples of how industry can recycle waste stretch back through history, but now it’s urgent as resources are slim and profits sometimes slimmer. Some recent examples put into focus how waste becomes extra revenue and also how pollution is negated.

Recycle Water, Air and Waste - Why We Need To!

Recycle Water, Air and Waste - Why We Need To!

Several countries are falling behind in the race to recycle according to recent data but Europe hopes to recycle 50% of 'everything' by 2020.

America Recycles Day 2012

America Recycles Day 2012

Although the US perhaps unfairly has a reputation as being the epitome of the throwaway society, it is one of the few countries of the world that has an official Recycling Day.

The hitchhiker's guide to recycling! (recycling parts that you can't reach)

The hitchhiker's guide to recycling! (recycling parts that you can't reach)

At the moment, we try and recycle or downcycle many materials, such as electronics (e-waste), that are environmentally distasteful or downright toxic.

U.S. to recycle batteries in 2013

U.S. to recycle batteries in 2013

In the spring of 2013, a national voluntary battery recycling program will launch in the U.S.

Amenity flight kits made from 100% recycled materials

Amenity flight kits made from 100% recycled materials



Top airline Virgin Atlantic is now making its amenity flight packs from 100% recycled materials.

Spreading green love with pies and recycled products

Spreading green love with pies and recycled products

De Caravan, spreading awareness of the green, do-it-yourself-with-recycled-products-movement.

Consumers Prefer a Greener Apple

Consumers Prefer a Greener Apple



After leaving EPEAT, Apple had a change of heart last week. Whether an environmental decision or the fact that when they left the EPEAT program Apple computers became ineligible for purchase by the US Federal government, consumers prefer Apple to be green.

Go 'Shwopping' and recycle at Marks and Spencer

Go 'Shwopping' and recycle at Marks and Spencer

UK retailer Marks & Spencer unveils new Shwopping recycling campaign. M&S is encouraging shoppers to become shwoppers by donating unwanted clothing to Oxfam every time they buy new clothes and help reduce landfill waste.

EE Cuffs: The stylish solution to fashionably green

EE Cuffs: The stylish solution to fashionably green



Founded last year by friends, EE Cuffs creates unique handmade jewelry from recycled and repurposed materials such as magazines, glass, fabric, petals, leaves and seashells.

Recycling brings environmentalists and capitalists together

Recycling brings environmentalists and capitalists together

Recycling appeals to environmentalists because it helps preserve resources used today for further use tomorrow. And capitalists like recycling because it reduces their energy costs and, in some cases, offers profitable business opportunities.

ecoATM recycling kiosks for those unwanted gadgets

ecoATM recycling kiosks for those unwanted gadgets



An innovative ecoATM recycling kiosk (eCycling station) that pays cash or credits for used or unwanted mobile phones, MP3 players and other gadgets, was recently unveiled at a top consumer electronics show.

Sustainable packaging ensures the best deal

Sustainable packaging ensures the best deal

Making sustainable products is important, but it's becoming clear that sustainable packaging can be just as important. Instead of using an excessive amount of material that is difficult to recycle and produce, companies are turning their attention to smaller packages and reused materials.

High toxins at school near e-waste recycling site

High toxins at school near e-waste recycling site



Dangerous pollutants found at African school, market and church, near a salvage site, recycling electronic waste from Europe and North America.

Beer bottles could help clean up lead pollution - Updated

Beer bottles could help clean up lead pollution - Updated

The beer bottles we throw into our recycling bins could ultimately help clean up water polluted with lead, thanks to a new development by scientists at the University of Greenwich, London. Nichola Coleman, a materials chemist at Greenwich, has come up with a way of reusing cullet, fragments of glass jars and bottles, to create a naturally-found rock mineral called tobermorite.

Risk of lead poisoning greater in developing countries

Risk of lead poisoning greater in developing countries

The practice by which developed countries send lead products to emerging countries for processing is resulting in higher levels of lead in workers and children in these developing nations. It's thought that many organisations are taking advantage of less strict legislation regarding lead processing in developing countries and seeing the economic benefits of sending lead products to be recycled there.

Eco Swim by Aqua Green eco friendly swimsuits

Eco Swim by Aqua Green eco friendly swimsuits



This 4th generation, family-owned business is stationed in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania and is committed to a number of progressive, eco-friendly initiatives, as well as to manufacturing in the US. They are doing this by using recycled materials for their swimsuits, as well as taking extra steps in their production process to reduce waste.

The environmentally friendly Lancaster London hotel

The environmentally friendly Lancaster London hotel



Environmentally friendly hotels in London: The Lancaster London is one of the most environmentally friendly hotels in London and ensures its actions match its philosophy: "to walk softly on the planet". The hotel has taken a very thorough approach to energy saving practices, reducing landfill waste and increasing recycling.

Resell and recycle with EcoSquid online

Resell and recycle with EcoSquid online

EcoSquid is dedicated to helping everyone easily recycle and resell electronic items. Items that can be resold or recycled on EcoSquid include: Cell phones, MP3 Players, Tablets/E-readers, Digital Cameras, Camcorders, and Game Consoles. Among the items that can only be recycled are: Cables, rechargeable batteries, monitors and laptops.

2011 Glastonbury Festival to be 'greenest ever' with loo rolls for all

2011 Glastonbury Festival to be 'greenest ever' with loo rolls for all

Don't bring your own toilet paper is the message from 2011 Glastonbury Festival organisers who are giving away 100,000 100% recycled loo rolls of their own this year. This year, toilet tissue makers Nouvelle are partnering with Britain's biggest festival to provide free loo rolls around the massive Worthy Farm site.

YouChange.com offers recycling options for yesterday's gadgets

YouChange.com offers recycling options for yesterday's gadgets



YouChange.com refurbishes and resells outdated gadgets, paying cash rewards to participants that can be redeemed in a variety of ways.

The Old Chapel Forge eco-friendly bed & breakfast

The Old Chapel Forge eco-friendly bed & breakfast

Offering eco-friendly accommodation in the heart of historic Sussex, England. Old Chapel Forge eco-friendly bed and breakfast uses low energy lighting, gray water recycling, solar water heaters and organically grown produce that is provided by local farmers.

Using landfills to teach about green living in Australia

Using landfills to teach about green living in Australia



A very unique initiative has been set up within an Australian recycling and landfill centre that is designed to help teach people all about how to live more sustainably.

Poo Poo Paper Recycled & Odorless Paper Products

Poo Poo Paper Recycled & Odorless Paper Products

Poo Poo Paper is made from 100 percent recycled materials, including elephant dung.

Cuba! Revolutionary recyclers

Cuba! Revolutionary recyclers



How Cuba's economic woes have forced its people to recycle and conserve energy with almost revolutionary fervour. Whether the blame lies with America's 60 year old trade embargo or just bad government, the fact is that for decades the people of Cuba have had to learn how to cope with limited resources.

Metal recycling needs boosting says UNEP report

Metal recycling needs boosting says UNEP report

The need to drastically raise the recycling rates of metals has been highlighted by today's release of 'Recycling Rates of Metals: A Status Report' from the UN's Environment Program (UNEP). Over half the metals looked at had less than 1% recycling rates - including many vital to the developing green economy. The report recommends better design, recycling infrastructure and individual action to de-clutter.

Coca-Cola Strengthens Commitment to Sustainability

Coca-Cola Strengthens Commitment to Sustainability

Coca-Cola's new fully recyclable merchandise display program ramps up the company's commitment to sustainability.

UK firms illegally dumping e-waste in Africa

UK firms illegally dumping e-waste in Africa

Undercover investigation uncovers a secret trade in the UK's unwanted computers and mobile phones. Instead of recycling old computers, PCs, printers, telephones, mobile phones and stereos, waste management companies are accused of selling the goods to countries like Nigeria and Ghana.

Help end single-use with ChicoBag Reusable Bags

Help end single-use with ChicoBag Reusable Bags

ChicoBag reusable bags are helping to eliminate the use of single-use disposable paper and plastic bags. Small enough to fit in your pocket and with features that allow it to be clipped almost anywhere, the bags are also made using recycled materials.

ecoskin recycled plastic cell phone cases

ecoskin recycled plastic cell phone cases

The innovative ecoskin mobile phone skin is made from recycled plastic and is 100 percent environmentally friendly. Constructed from recycled, durable, high-grade plastic, the ecoskin range of products brings consumers cell phone cases that are both eco-friendly and antibacterial.

The TerraCycle Program Eliminates Waste and Promotes Recycling

The TerraCycle Program Eliminates Waste and Promotes Recycling

To encourage the recycling and re-use of previously non-recyclable waste, the TerraCycle program collects and converts this waste into new products and materials. Many of the collection programs are free and focus on waste that is not recyclable via traditional methods.

HandStand Rotating iPad 2 Case made from recycled plastics

HandStand Rotating iPad 2 Case made from recycled plastics

The HandStand rotating iPad 2 case is highly functional and made from 100 percent recycled plastics and resin. As the iPad 2 continues to take the marketplace by storm, it has become necessary for an ever-increasing number of users to purchase a case to protect the device, which is where HandStand rotating iPad 2 case comes into the picture.

Vetrazzo Recycled Glass Countertops

Vetrazzo Recycled Glass Countertops

Vetrazzo recycled glass countertops are both beautiful and functional, providing an eco-friendly alternative to traditional surfaces. The largest portion of Vetrazzo recycled glass comes directly from curbside recycling programs, while other suppliers include industrial sources, windows, dinnerware, stemware, windshields, stained glass, laboratory glass and a variety of other sources.

RecycleMania Wraps Up 11th Annual Recycling Competition at 630 College Campuses

RecycleMania Wraps Up 11th Annual Recycling Competition at 630 College Campuses

Early April 2011 brought a close to the 11th annual RecycleMania recycling competition, which drew participation from 630 colleges and universities from across the US. 2011 saw more than 91 million lbs of recyclable and organic materials recovered and recycled.

BOTTLETOP - Is it a Handbag? A Charity? A Band?

BOTTLETOP - Is it a Handbag? A Charity? A Band?



Bottletop makes handbags and other fashion items out of recycled ring-pulls to raise funds for its charities while promoting musical collaboration. Bottletop is what it says on the tin, or at least ring-pull. It is a charity which raises funds by selling goods made from bottle-tops and ring-pulls by developing-world people. If you think this sounds dreadful, you'd be wrong: the goods look cool, stylish and edgy.

Scotland to weigh carbon factor of its rubbish

Scotland to weigh carbon factor of its rubbish

Scotland will be the first country in the world to measure its waste and recycling not just by weight but by its carbon footprint. Instead of simply weighing what is recycled and what ends up in the tip the new carbon metric will factor in how much carbon was used in producing the rubbish and how much will be saved by recycling it thanks to Zero Waste Scotland.

Organic burials: corpse to compost in six months

Organic burials: corpse to compost in six months

Transforming corpses into compost is a much more eco-friendly process than traditional burial, or energy-hungry cremation. Environmentalists now have the option of a clean, green method for their last act of recycling. The promession process of organic burial involves first freezing the body to minus 18 degrees C, then freeze drying in liquid nitrogen at almost minus 200 degrees.

Paint reuse scheme flourishes

Paint reuse scheme flourishes



Paint recycling programme proves successful. The project, Community RePaint, re-distributed more than 215,000 litres of useable leftover paint to a range of groups and schemes, including a project created to makeover the children's ward at Newham Unversity Hospital in London, which was undertaken by young people taking part in the Prince's Trust Team Programme.

UK project gets the fat out of VAT

UK project gets the fat out of VAT



Volunteer group encourages turning waste oil into vehicle fuel. An novel new project in Birmingham sees residents hitting back at the recent VAT rise by turning waste fat into vehicle fuel. The 'Grease Lightening' scheme is working with a disadvantaged Birmingham community to encourage them to recycle their fat, oil and grease.

EU e-waste: UK least likely to recycle large household appliances

EU e-waste: UK least likely to recycle large household appliances

Europe's e-waste targets are becoming more ambitious. Electronic devices contain toxic metals which can cause health problems when incorrectly disposed of - not to mention the impact it has on the environment. The European Parliament is therefore looking to tackle the growing amount of e-waste we generate from discarded computers, mobile phones and other appliances or electronic devices.

Tekserve recycles over 100 tons of electronics in NYC

Tekserve recycles over 100 tons of electronics in NYC



January will go down as one of New York City's greenest months in recent years given Tekserve's quarterly eWaste drive that safely recycled over 100 tons of old and used electronics. New Yorkers can sleep a little easier at night knowing that they have contributed to significantly reducing carbon footprint and hazardous waste that would have otherwise have gone to a landfill.

Plastics ban develops in India

Plastics ban develops in India

India implements new plastic restriction rules. The new Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2011 have not entirely banned recycled plastic bags, but in addition to their restrictions on carrying food items, they must conform to a number of other rules laid down by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

American company taps into geothermals

American company taps into geothermals



American company Pratt & Whitney Power Systems has sold three PureCycle Organic Rankine Cycle units with the capacity to generate up to 780 kW of geothermal power to the Jeoden Electricity production project, in Denizli, near Izmir, Turkey. The project, which converts geothermal heat from existing water sources, is being run by Jeoden Geothermal.

Big names commit to waste initiatives

Big names commit to waste initiatives

Retailers and construction firms sign up to waste reduction initiatives. A number of the UK's most well-known companies have signed up to schemes designed to reduce waste to landfill and increase UK recycling rates. Associated British Foods, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Kraft Foods, Premier Foods and Proctor & Gamble are the latest big names to join the second phase of the Courtauld Commitment, a voluntary government-run scheme.

Men arrested on suspicion of illegally exporting tyres

Men arrested on suspicion of illegally exporting tyres



Environment Agency makes arrests in illegal tyre exportation network. The men - from Essex, Lincolnshire and Kent - were arrested following an eight month investigation by the Environment Agency, which gathered intelligence from a range of sources. It is alleged that the men were charging tyre fitters to recycle old tyres in the UK, before exporting them to Vietnam and Hong Kong in order to avoid recycling costs.

Campaign for pacemaker recycling gains momentum

Campaign for pacemaker recycling gains momentum

Group campaigns for right to send pacemakers to needy countries. A group at The University of Michigan is undertaking a project it hopes will see thousands of discarded pacemakers sent to needy individuals in the world's poorer countries.

Old carpet provides a new source of oil

Old carpet provides a new source of oil



Startup company, Modular Carpet Recycling (MCR), from Delaware, United States, says it has developed a process that can recycle nylon fibres from old carpet, which could save millions of barrels of oil in exports every year.

Greening Your Pets, Make Your Pets a Little Greener

Greening Your Pets, Make Your Pets a Little Greener

Make your pets a little greener - for their health and yours. You can begin composting, remember to recycle your used items, buy locally produced organic foods, and try to walk more than you use the car. But don't forget that greening your pets is also quite possible and not too difficult to achieve.

The Importance of Composting: Help Eliminate Organic Waste, Fertilize Soil

The Importance of Composting: Help Eliminate Organic Waste, Fertilize Soil



How composting can help to eliminate organic waste, fertilize the soil, save money and reduce pollution. Back in grade school, composting was often one of the topics that came up in Science class, especially when recycling was the main point of discussion.

Recycling Label Hits a Century

Recycling Label Hits a Century

The British Retail Consortium's recycling label has signed up its 100th company. Now it is hoped the initiative can reduced the 'collection gap'. The On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) scheme launched by the British Retail Consortium in May 2009 has signed its 100th company. The label scheme supported by WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) enables companies to categorise the materials used in packing their products under three options.

Israeli and British partnership tackles global challenges

Israeli and British partnership tackles global challenges

New partnership tackles bioplastic issues. Using bioplastics for the manufacture of microwaveable trays will be of particular benefit as the traditional black trays are difficult to recycle and often end up in landfill.

Poor organization spoils European Week for Waste Reduction

Poor organization spoils European Week for Waste Reduction

Launched with a barrage of Batucamob, the European Week for Waste Reduction is a good idea frittered away by poor organization. The second European Week for Waste runs from 20th to 28th November 2010 to raise awareness of the waste reduction strategies of the EU and individual member states.

You can put Old Wine in New Bottles

You can put Old Wine in New Bottles

Greener, lighter packaging will help reduce carbon emissions. If the packaging was made lighter, some of the most climate-damaging effects would be reduced.

America Recycles Day - Tackling a growing mountain of waste

America Recycles Day - Tackling a growing mountain of waste

'I Recycle, Do You?' is this year's theme for America Recycles Day, held on 15 November: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that America currently recycles around 32 percent of its waste, which is equivalent to saving the greenhouse gas emitted by 39.6 million cars.