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Browsing the "waste" Tag

Adidas Leads The Way On Plastic Recycling

February 4th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

Adidas is an industry leader in using recycled PET plastic in its products. As more companies follow its lead, the price of plastic waste may begin to rise, making it valuable enough to stop discarding it in landfills and oceans


Converting Plastic Waste Into Construction Materials

December 10th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC), which is based in Costa Rica, has been developing a process to convert waste plastic into building materials like bricks and concrete. The President and CEO at CRDC, Donald Thompson, answered some questions about the materials for CleanTechnica


From Google Kitchens: 4 Ways To Prevent Food Waste

October 26th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Creative ways to prevent food waste, which is all too common and in a country where hunger is an issue, are being pursued by Google Kitchens. That's right, Google has kitchens. It has employees to feed and since Google is on a sustainability mission, its kitchens offer an innovative way to help with the issue of food waste


Watch Free Films About Smart Cities, From Films For The Earth

September 26th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Smart cities are key to a better future. By 2030 it is predicted that globally some 125 billion devices will be connected in our cities - monitoring everything from people and traffic movements, to human health, space and energy use, and air quality - all to better manage the efficiency of our urbanizing world. Watch these free films to learn more about smart city design and smart city living from around the world


Pushing Sustainability Through The Supply Chain — Our Experience

September 14th, 2019 | by Scott Cooney

Most of us want to live in a world without waste. The problem is, it's everywhere. Buy organic food? It's often wrapped in plastic. Produce? Bioplastic bags don't cut the mustard for some foodies (how did cut the mustard become an expression?). Order a pallet to buy in bulk? Guess what — stuff is effectively saran wrapped onto the pallet to keep it from sliding around. Turns out, plastic is useful


Extreme Corner Case For Autonomous Cars — Giants Riding On Cars Down Hills!

September 9th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

So, imagine you are driving along in your fancy high-tech car, minding your own business, with your yet-to-be-feature-complete full self-driving software activated, and suddenly the car slams the brakes to a full stop, like a donkey that had an epiphany that what it was doing just didn't serve any purpose and therefor just refused to move any further. The silicon brain of your clever-as-a-donkey-robo-car just slammed on the brakes because it saw this through one of its cameras


Forget Carbon Capture & Storage; Think Carbon Capture & Utilization

July 25th, 2011 | by Andrew

Rather than treating carbon dioxide as a waste, as is the case with high-profile Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology, energy, industrial and power industry participants, as well as people all over the world, would be better served investing in researching and developing Carbon Capture & Utilization (CCU) systems, according to a research and policy paper from The Centre for Low Carbon Futures (CLCF)


Landfill Solutions, Compliments of the Muncher

July 20th, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

A new rapid-mulching product may assist in prolonging the lives of municipal landfills, providing nutrient-rich composts and fertilizers in the process.


Coming Soon to an Army Base Near You: Net Zero Energy, Water, and Waste

April 25th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

A couple of weeks ago the U.S. Army announced that it was on the verge of identifying a group of bases to adopt a net zero policy for energy, water and waste, and now we can all stop holding our breaths. The U.S. Army's net zero bases were just announced and the program is even more ambitious than



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