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‘Earthship’ homes made from old cans, bottles and tires are being rediscovered

Old tires, crumpled cans and empty wine bottles are piling up at construction sites across the desert. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/earthship-homes-made-old-cans-bottles-tires-are-rediscovered-rcna26751 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story…

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New York City fails zero waste pledge. Why it’s going backward.

NEW YORK — Mountains of trash are getting steeper as the nation’s largest city inches away from its ambitious goal of nearly zeroing out residential…

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Recycled plastic bottles leach more chemicals into drinks, review finds

More chemicals being released by reused plastic could indicate need for ‘super clean’ recycling process A widely used kind of recycled plastic bottle passes more…

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How to recycle your used and unwanted gadgets

You’re probably used to sorting your garbage into bins: green for paper or blue for plastic and glass. But when it comes to electronics, we’re…

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How a floating trash fire in New York exposes a threat to national recycling efforts

NEW YORK — City sanitation worker Brian Dawson was a few hours into a December night shift when he saw black smoke billowing from a…

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California Law Will No Longer Allow Companies to Slap the Recycling Symbol on Everything

California wants to be the first state to prohibit companies from labeling their products as recyclable unless they can prove that the product is actually…

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Maine shifting recycling costs to companies

Maine Gov. Janet Mills (D) has signed into law legislation to make the state the first in the country to shift recycling costs from taxpayers to…

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The US exports its plastic waste. But now other countries are rejecting it.

When it comes to plastic, recycling has almost always been a lie. But that guilt-free plastic consumption is so built into our infrastructure and way…

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How to Recycle

Recycling is one of the easiest and most productive ways that you can help make the planet a better place. While it may feel overwhelming…

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Refreshing: Coca-Cola introduces 100% recycled bottles in the US

The new bottles will cut the company’s use of new plastic by over 20 percent in North America compared to 2018, it said. Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/2/9/refreshingcoca-cola-introduces-100-recycled-bottles-in-the-us…

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EVs Are Gaining Steam. Here’s What Will Happen To All Those Dead Batteries

Volkswagen announced a pilot program for EV battery recycling in Salzgitter, Germany, and it’s about time one of the biggest carmakers started addressing the inevitable…

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How China ended the lie of recyclable plastic

The plastics industry did a great job of convincing everyone that their product was easily recyclable, but China finally put an end to that pleasant…

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Scrap car parts used in sustainable clothing range

<p>Garments have been designed using recycled airbags, seatbelts and car glass </p> Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/car-clothing-scrap-sustainable-fashion-hyundai-b908839.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The…

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The problem with recycling? One word: Plastics

No matter how well we sort, much of what we throw away cannot be reused. Source: https://www.politico.eu/article/the-problem-with-recycling-one-word-plastics/ Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared…

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HP’s first Intel 11th-gen laptops use recycled ocean-bound plastics

HP has unveiled its latest 13-, 14- and 15-inch Pavilion laptops that are its first to use 11th-generation Intel Core processors and Iris XE graphics…

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16 Ways to Repurpose Your Old Gadgets

Tech is constantly being outdated, and because of that, you might have a small gadget graveyard building up in your house somewhere. But you spent…

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Here’s What to Do Before Recycling or Donating Your Gadgets 

Damrong Rattanapong/Shutterstock.com If you’ve recently upgraded to a new phone, laptop, tablet, or anything similar, you’d probably like to do something proactive with the old…

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Why is UK recycling being dumped by Turkish roadsides?

The UK sends more plastic waste to Turkey than to any other country but not all of it reaches recycling plants. Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-53181948/why-is-uk-recycling-being-dumped-by-turkish-roadsides Droolin’ Dog…

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Samsung’s New TV Boxes Fold Into Cat Houses and Magazine Racks

Samsung So you bought a shiny new TV, got it hung on the wall, and are all ready to catch up on the shows you…

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8 best brands turning recycled plastic bottles into clothes

Our single use plastic habit has to stop. And although recycling is not the answer, repurposing one of the worst offenders into a new item…

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Upgrade your PC with this sale on refurbished computers from Microsoft, HP, Dell, and more

In case you’re one of those computer shoppers who instinctively turns up their nose at the very mention of the word refurbished, here are a…

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How this everyday device can help reduce your carbon footprint

Need a new computer, but can’t afford to dish out $1,000 or more? We get it. You’re probably still paying off your holiday debt. Plus,…

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