News tagged with recycling

Shifting the burden of recycling

Over the past two decades governments around the world have been experimenting with a new strategy for managing waste. By making producers responsible for their products when they become wastes, policy makers seek to significantly ...

dateApr 30, 2013 in Environment
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DIY water treatment system

(Phys.org) —A low-cost wastewater treatment system built entirely with recycled materials and parts from hardware shops will help transfer Australian expertise to classrooms in Tunisia.

dateApr 26, 2013 in Engineering
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Building a better trash can

What does it take to create a trash can? Ask Theron Klos. He's Berkeley's central-campus grounds manager, the guy beaming like a proud parent as dozens of large, hexagon-shaped black receptacles – with color-coded and distinctly ...

dateMar 20, 2013 in Other
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Europe triples recycling but still lags target

Recycling of household waste has tripled in Europe over the past decade but some countries are dragging their feet for meeting a target set for 2020, the European Environment Agency (EAA) said in a report issued on Tuesday.

dateMar 19, 2013 in Environment
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Biodegradable nappies from recycled cardboard

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a process that enables recycled paper and cardboard to be used as a raw material for nonwovens. Hygiene and home care products, such as nappies, sanitary towels and cleaning ...

dateMar 13, 2013 in Materials Science
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