Better World Club is America’s Only Eco-Friendly Auto Club and a Model for How to Run a Green Business
The Better World Club runs its green automotive
The Better World Club runs its green automotive
Repurposing plastic involves less manufacturing and more creativity than plastic recycling. In this third in a series, we describe repurposing plastic and its artistic potential.
This second article in a series on plastic recycling looks at ways you can become an eco-entrepreneur intermediary who gives plastic a better home.
In this first article in a series,you’ll learn how recycling then remanufacturing plastic has real eco-business potential.
When you’re considering company formation, it’s important to factor in issues of waste as part of your business planning process.
WeCycle Atlanta uses donated bicycles to reward students who complete a 4 week educational program that teaches them about growing their own food, recycling and sustainability.
Green for Life is Windsor’s environmental services provider and works to provide recycling services to the city.
As a long-time surfer and yogi, I’ve long known that surfing and yoga have a great synergy: both offer great benefits for the body and mind, and the activities themselves complement each other. Yoga helps balance out the hard work of the muscles, while surfing makes the body stronger and more balanced. And now Suga yoga […]
In the history of urban planning, one of the hallmarks of American society was the advent of the modern suburb. The economic expansion post-World War II saw a mass exodus from traditional urban areas to the seemingly endless expanse of land in the continental US. Neither urban nor rural, suburbs quickly became the new American normal. […]
Although the talk of a paperless office has been trending for years, the reality of the situation is that most businesses, offices and organizations still rely quiet heavily on traditional paper based documents. From sales orders to meeting notes, everyday there are countless paper based documents that need to be discarded in a proper method. […]
In some places, such as São Paulo, Brazil, a good portion of the recycling is done by independent waste collectors, or catadores (“pickers”), and a novel project aims to create a method for extending the livelihood of these waste pickers to go beyond just simply collecting trash and recyclables. The project, from Studio Swine, is […]
So, is it any surprise that cigarette butts would also cause a lot of mayhem? As a matter of fact, according to CigaretteLitter.org, it is estimated that well over several trillion cigarette butts are littered around the world on an annual basis. It is so much of a problem that reportedly, cigarette butts are actually […]
Recycling is a growing sector with an estimated potential for the creation of 1.5 million new jobs in the United States alone. The second panel discussion from Waste Wise explores how recycling potential can be increased, and the compatibility between recycling efforts and waste-to-energy programs. Waste-to-Energy addresses the need for society to address its energy demands […]
Most people these days understand that the bin marked with a green triangle is meant for recycling glass, plastic, and aluminum products. And in the home and office, many of us recycled paper, as well. Plenty of people also give clothing and housewares a second life by donating them to charitable organizations. But there are all kinds of items that people simply toss in the trash because they don’t realize that recycling is an option. Here are just a few commonly discarded items you might not know you can recycle.
Apple walked away from the green electronics label EPEAT earlier this month, only to rejoin a week later on July 14, admitting it was a mistake.
With over a million new books published in the U.S. each year1 one might think that getting your hands on a good book wouldn’t be too hard, despite the growing popularity of e-readers. But the truth, as they say, can sometimes be stranger than fiction. Organizations focused on building literacy in underserved areas, such as schools, libraries and non-profits can benefit greatly from books – even gently- used ones – but may have trouble obtaining them.
Discover Books (formerly Thrift Recycling Management), encourages people to consider repurposing their books for the benefit of others. Based in the Seattle, Washington area, we are a book collector, online reseller and a socially-minded organization dedicated to the ideal that where books are concerned, reuse is the best possible form of recycling. By reselling, recycling or charitably redistributing books, our company ensures that millions of otherwise good books are treasured, not trashed.
7 Free Tools to Green Your Business (via sustainablog) Presenting as both a trend and a necessity, people around the world are working everyday to find new and innovative ways to limit the impact of their lives, both personal and professional, on the Earth. While there are obvious offenders all around us, we can all […]
In today’s world, keeping eco-friendly practices in mind, there are various ways to reduce the waste of many products; like purchasing items that are made from recycled materials. Remanufactured printer ink cartridges are a great example of a commonly expensive, but very necessary product, that has gone through a recycling process to be resold to consumers.
Would you call recycling fun and challenging? Are you motivated by your positive environmental impact? Probably not. A Boston company called Greenbean Recycle is trying to make the act of recycling a fun, competitive and engaging game for students at MIT. Greenbean’s Reverse Vending Machines is a convenient, ‘smart’ recycling receptacle that rewards you for your actions.
Greenbean recycling improves community recycling with modern technological solutions. We show you instant recycling impact. And in our greenbean challenges teams compete for recycling superiority.
Users can deposit their recycling earnings via PayPal or elect to give to a charitable organization of their choice.
Mike Biddle calls himself the "Garbage Man" and thinks of garbage piles as ‘above ground mines’. Less than 10% of plastic trash is recycled — compared to almost 90% of metals — because of the massively complicated waste management issues, the problem of finding and sorting the different kinds.
Frustrated by this waste management system, Mike has developed a cheap and incredibly energy efficient plant that can, and does, recycle any kind of plastic. In 1992, Mike Biddle, a plastics engineer, set out to find a solution. He set up a lab in his garage in Pittsburg, California, and began experimenting with complex-plastics recycling, borrowing ideas from such industries as mining and grain processing.