recycling

Ford Turns to the Gecko to Solve Its Stickiest Recycling Problem

The automaker Ford Motor Co. is turning to biomimicry to solve a challenge that stands in the way of its recycling efforts. It's…

Sustainability’s Gold Mine: Grey-Water Recycling

Grey-water recycling systems have the ability to drastically alter the way we look at our water usage, so why are they not widely…

Common Roadblocks to Better E-Waste Recycling

Despite improvements in prioritizing the recycling of e-waste in recent years, we still aren't doing it enough. Here are a few of the…

In Defense of Recycling and Common Sense

In his New York Times opinion piece from Oct. 3, John Tierney marginalizes the environmental benefits of recycling and waste diversion when he…

New Perspectives for E-Waste Treatment in China

What happens with those million tons of e-waste after they have been discarded? Well, four options exist.

Dell Moves Even Closer to a Closed-Loop Supply Chain

Dell will revamp 35 product lines in order to increase the recycling of what have already been 4.2 million pounds of plastics annually.…

Closed Loop Fund Reveals First Recycling Investments, But Will There Be Impact?

The Closed Loop Fund announced the first three investments that it claims will increase recycling rates and reduce the annual $5 billion that…

Best Buy’s Electronics Recycling Freeriders

Best Buy is gambling that you'll stay and shop after you drop off used electronics. But is the big-box retailer covering all the…

Wearable Tech Goes Recycle-less

The three Rs, reduce, reuse and recycle have become the mantra for the 21st century. But wearable tech, and the invention of components…

3-D Printing: Is it the Answer for the Pacific Garbage Patch?

Once we get the plastic out of the ocean, what do we do with it? Will today's 3-D printing industry offer an option?…

Time To Reduce Our ‘Plastic Footprint’

Our world is full of single-use plastic, meant to be used once and thrown away. And though some of it — depending on…

Electronics Recycling: Breaking Down Barriers to Employment

By turning electronics recycling into a social enterprise, members of the Impact Recyclers network are keeping e-waste out of landfills while helping people…

H&M Launches Global Change Award To Further Textile Recycling

When it comes to Swedish clothing retailer H&M, the news just gets better. Earlier this week, we covered the company’s new denim clothing…

H&M To Introduce Denim Line Made Using Recycled Cotton

Next month, clothing retailer H&M will introduce new denim pieces made using recycled cotton. The company will introduce a total of 16 new…

The Evolution of Eco-Friendly Packaging

There is no way to avoid packaging in modern society and yet, with today’s environmental concerns, reducing waste and energy usage while increasing…