Recycling Mystery: Headphones, Earbuds, and Chargers

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The post Recycling Mystery: Headphones, Earbuds, and Chargers appeared first on Earth911. Earth Watch EcoTech How To Recycle chargers e-waste earbuds headphones recyclingHeadphones, earbuds, and chargers have become essential accessories for many of us. Because we go.

Mail-in Recycling Options: Household & Hearing Aid Batteries

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The post Mail-in Recycling Options: Household & Hearing Aid Batteries appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech Home & Garden How To Recycle battery recyclingSmall cell or button cell batteries power our remotes, watches, and medical devices like hearing.

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Novelis Building $2.5 Billion Sustainable Aluminum Recycling and Rolling Plant

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Recycling Mystery: Rechargeable Tool Batteries

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The post Recycling Mystery: Rechargeable Tool Batteries appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech How To Recycle Rechargeable BatteriesMany power tools use batteries to run instead of corded electricity or the muscle of.

Anheuser-Busch funds recycling competition

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The beverage maker says its National Recycling League “will leverage the scale … Continue reading Anheuser-Busch funds recycling competition. Breweries Recycling SportsRead the full story at Waste Today. Louis-based brewer and beverage producer Anheuser-Busch has launched a program involving Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Football League (NFL) teams designed as a “multi-sports league coalition aiming to reduce waste on game day.”

Recycling Lies: “Chemical Recycling” of Plastic Is Just Greenwashing Incineration

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As public concern grows about mountains of plastic trash, the plastics industry is promoting technologies that it misleadingly calls “chemical recycling” (also known as advanced recycling, molecular recycling, and chemical conversion) and touts as a solution to the plastic crisis. Read more → Publications RecyclingDownload the document.

German experts closer to silicon PV recycling solution

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Read the full story at Recycling International. There is no commercial recycling solution for the material but researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute are working on one. Recycling SolarAround 10 000 tonnes of silicon from used solar panels is scrapped in Germany every year.

Why and How To Recycle Your Old Mobile Phone

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The post Why and How To Recycle Your Old Mobile Phone appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech How To Recycle cellphone recyclingIs your cellphone contract about to expire? If so, your carrier will likely allow you.

Earth911 Podcast: Trex Blends Recycling and Engineering to Replace Traditional Wood

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The post Earth911 Podcast: Trex Blends Recycling and Engineering to Replace Traditional Wood appeared first on Earth911. Business & Policy EcoTech Home & Garden How & Buy Podcasts home improvement Leslie Adkins plastic recycling Trex wood recycling

Ford, Volvo Participate in Redwood Electric Vehicle Battery Recycling Program

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Ford and Volvo are the first automakers to participate in an electric vehicle battery recycling program in California. The post Ford, Volvo Participate in Redwood Electric Vehicle Battery Recycling Program appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Earth911 Podcast: Reinventing Community Recycling With Recyclops’ Ryan Smith

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Recyclops founder Ryan Smith has a vision for locally grown recycling services. The post Earth911 Podcast: Reinventing Community Recycling With Recyclops’ Ryan Smith appeared first on Earth911. The company’s Uber-like.

Solar panels face recycling challenge

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But experts say this astonishing growth in low-carbon power is also a … Continue reading Solar panels face recycling challenge. Publications Recycling SolarRead the full story at ACS Central Science. Solar power is booming. Global photovoltaic capacity grew from 1.4 GW in 2000 to 760 GW in 2020, and solar power now generates almost 4% of the world’s electricity, according to the International Energy Agency.

Trash or recycling? Why plastic keeps us guessing.

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symbol doesn’t mean something is actually recyclable? Communicating science Green lifestyle RecyclingRead the full story in the New York Times. Did you know the ? Play our trashy garbage-sorting game. Then, read on about how we got here, and what can be done.

Recycling Mystery: Vapes and Vaping Products

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The post Recycling Mystery: Vapes and Vaping Products appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech How To Recycle e-cigarettes vapesWhen e-cigarettes, or vapes, came on the market in 2007, they were initially seen as.

Ford, Volvo Participate in Redwood Electric Vehicle Battery Recycling Program

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Ford and Volvo are the first automakers to participate in an electric vehicle battery recycling program in California. The post Ford, Volvo Participate in Redwood Electric Vehicle Battery Recycling Program appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Plastic Recycling Market Rapidly Growing Aided by Government and Industry Support

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As support grows to reduce waste, the plastic recycling industry is expected to grow at a substantial rate over the next few years. The post Plastic Recycling Market Rapidly Growing Aided by Government and Industry Support appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Americans love recycling — they have no idea how it works

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If you’ve been following our posts and talks, then you’re already up to speed on this: Americans love recycling. And 85 percent of our fellow citizens agree that recycling is … Continue reading Americans love recycling — they have no idea how it works. Behavior change Circular economy Communicating science RecyclingRead the full story at GreenBiz. It’s the No. 1 thing they think companies should be doing to positively affect purchase decisions by the consumer.

Will Infinitely Recyclable Plastic Soon Be Available?

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The post Will Infinitely Recyclable Plastic Soon Be Available? Business & Policy EcoTech Plastic recyclingA multidisciplinary team from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has created a plastic that. appeared first on Earth911.

Tips for Recycling Computers, Phones and Other E-waste Successfully

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The post Tips for Recycling Computers, Phones and Other E-waste Successfully appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech How To Recycle 2019-recycling-industry computers smartphonesIt happens to all of us, when the computer, smartphone, or another electronic device no.

GE Advances Wind Turbine Blade Recycling With European Partnerships

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GE Renewable Energy is collaborating with European partners neowa and LafargeHolcim to advance wind turbine recycling and reuse as part of broader efforts to contribute to the European Commission’s (EC) circular economy action plan.

Earth911 Podcast: Smarter Sorting’s Jacqueline Claudia Aims to Optimize Retail Recycling

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The post Earth911 Podcast: Smarter Sorting’s Jacqueline Claudia Aims to Optimize Retail Recycling appeared first on Earth911. Business & Policy EcoTech Podcasts Style & Fashion Jacqueline Claudia reduce food waste retailer recycling Smarter Sorting

Recycled Material Standard launches to advance the use of recycled plastics

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Read the full story at Recycling Today. The standard is a voluntary, market-based framework to ensure consistent labeling of products that contain or support certified recycled plastic. Read more → Packaging Recycling Standards

Earth911 Podcast: The Recycling Partnership’s Sarah Dearman on PlasticIQ

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Earth911 talks with Sarah Dearman, vice president of circular ventures at The Recycling Partnership, about. The post Earth911 Podcast: The Recycling Partnership’s Sarah Dearman on PlasticIQ appeared first on Earth911.

Recycled plastic bags turn into fabrics

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Polyethylene is thin and lightweight, and could keep... The post Recycled plastic bags turn into fabrics appeared first on successful GREEN. Engineers at MIT have developed self-cooling fabrics from polyethylene, a material commonly used in plastic bags.

A Plastic Economy: Is Recycling Broken?

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How can you limit your consumption of plastic products and help increase the percentage of plastics being recycled? billion metric tons of plastic waste generated between 1950 and 2015, a mere 10% was recycled, 14% burned, and 76% discarded to landfills, dumps, or into the environment.

Making the green energy greener: Lithuanian researchers proposed a method for wind turbine blades’ recycling

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A method for recycling wind turbine blades has been developed that uses pyrolysis to break the composite materials into their constituent parts – phenol and fibre. Publications Recycling WindRead the full story from Kaunas University of Technology.

Solar Panel Recycling in the US: a Looming E-waste Concern

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The post Solar Panel Recycling in the US: a Looming E-waste Concern appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech How To Recycle e-waste solar-panel-recyclingThe United States now has enough installed solar energy capacity to power 17.7 million homes.

Chemical recycling leaders tout circular economy role at SERDC meeting

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Chemical recycling, sometimes known as advanced recycling, has long been a controversial practice in the recycling arena. At the Southeast Recycling Development Council annual meeting Dec. 1, representatives from Eastman and PureCycle, two companies that do chemical recycling, made the case for how their businesses fit into broader… Read more → Plastics RecyclingRead the full story at Waste Dive.

SWANA releases report analyzing costs of Recycle Right programs

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Read the full story at Recycling Today. The Solid Waste National Association (SWANA), Silver Spring, Maryland, has released a report analyzing “recycle right” programs, their financial impacts on local governments and their effectiveness. The report, “Encouraging Better Curbside Recycling Behaviors,” follows the Applied Research Foundation’s (ARF) report released in March, “Reducing Contamination in Curbside Recycling… Read more → Publications Recycling

The Case for Recycled Content Standards

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This quote came to mind as we at Ocean Conservancy launched our latest report, Recommendations for Recycled Content: Requirements for Plastic Goods and Packaging. After all, this was not the first time that Ocean Conservancy has looked at the issue of recycled content.

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Earth911 Podcast: Nth Cycle’s Megan O’Connor Aims for a Revolution in Battery Recycling

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The post Earth911 Podcast: Nth Cycle’s Megan O’Connor Aims for a Revolution in Battery Recycling appeared first on Earth911. Business & Policy EcoTech Podcasts battery recycling EV batteries local recycling Megan O'Connor Nth Cycle

Neil – a second grader from Minnesota – is concerned about solar panel recycling

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While Neil’s concerns are warranted, there are reasons to be hopeful that we will be able to responsibly and profitably manage solar panel recycling as the volumes scale. Recycling SolarRead the full story at pv magazine.

PCX plastic recycling credits coming to the US

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Read the full story at Recycling Today. Read more → Plastics RecyclingPepsiCo, Unilever and other multinationals have been participants in the Plastic Credit Exchange plastic credits system.

Earth911 Podcast: Obaggo’s Plastic #2 and #4 Recycling Appliance

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The post Earth911 Podcast: Obaggo’s Plastic #2 and #4 Recycling Appliance appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech How & Buy Inspire & Motivate Podcasts home appliances Obaggo Plastic #2 Plastic #4 plastic recycling

Plastic Recycling Market Rapidly Growing Aided by Government and Industry Support

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As support grows to reduce waste, the plastic recycling industry is expected to grow at a substantial rate over the next few years. The post Plastic Recycling Market Rapidly Growing Aided by Government and Industry Support appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Debunking Foodware Myths on America Recycles Day

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We need to take action to tackle the recyclability crisis on our shores. November 15 is America Recycles Day , and this year, it’s more important than ever. That starts with debunking common myths about recycling.

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Study reveals gaps in education for recycling paper, packaging

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The recently released 2021 Consumer Recycling Habits survey by the Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB), revealed that while 95% of Americans say they recycle (and only 25% of them recycle ‘some of the time’), fewer than half know the basics of recycling. Read more → RecyclingRead the full story at Waste360.

Is Aluminum Foil Recyclable?

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One of these eco-friendly and easily recyclable materials is aluminum. Is Aluminum Foil Recyclable? Is Aluminum Recyclable? Considered “the most recyclable of all materials”, Aluminum is touted as 100% percent recyclable. Is Aluminum Foil Recyclable?

Earth911 Podcast: Nexus Fuels’ Jeff Gold on Molecular Plastic Recycling

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The post Earth911 Podcast: Nexus Fuels’ Jeff Gold on Molecular Plastic Recycling appeared first on Earth911. Business & Policy EcoTech Podcasts molecular recycling Nexus Fuels Plastic plastic recycling

SABIC launches recycled automotive resins

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Read the full story at Recycling Today. The three new automotive resins contain up to 29 percent recycled content and offer similar performance to virgin resins, SABIC says. Read more → Auto industry Circular economy

Recycling silicon waste to make new lithium-ion battery anodes

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The authors present an ingenious solution of utilizing silicon cutting waste powder by developing nanoporous composites of silicon which can then be used to manufacture high… Read more → Energy storage Materials science Publications RecyclingRead the full story at Azo Nano. An article published in the journal Materials Today Nano describes a novel approach of preparing composite materials to be used in next-generation lithium-ion batteries.

WWF releases chemical recycling principles

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As part of its No Plastic in Nature initiative, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has produced a position paper that emphasises reduction and reuse while also setting out its principles for evaluating whether it is possible to establish a credible and effective chemical recycling system. Read the full story at Packaging Europe.

Warby Parker, Eastman partner to recycle demo lenses

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Read the full story at Recycling Today. Eyewear brand Warby Parker, headquartered in New York City, has announced a partnership with Eastman to molecularly recycle its demo lenses. Circular economy Retail