News tagged with recycling

Europe's first mobile robotic bin-on-call

European researchers have built a robot for 'on-demand' rubbish collection - just make a call and it will soon arrive at your door. It's ideal for collecting waste in the narrow streets of many historical ...

Jul 19, 2010 4.3 / 5 (6) 2 | with audio podcast

Recycling 'tiny trash' -- cigarette butts

A new study suggests expanding community recycling programs beyond newspapers, beverage containers, and other traditional trash to include an unlikely new potential treasure: Cigarette butts. Terming this tiny trash "one ...

May 12, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 1

Measuring the stability of organic waste

The number of waste treatment facilities using biological processes to biodegrade waste has been increasing over the years. These installations receive municipal and industrial organic wastes with the common main goal of ...

Mar 29, 2010 3.3 / 5 (3) 0

E-waste trade ban won't end environmental threat

A proposal under debate in the U.S. Congress to ban the export of electronics waste would likely make a growing global environmental problem even worse, say authors of an article from the journal Environmental Science an ...

Mar 22, 2010 3 / 5 (2) 0

MSU students take aim at bear spray canisters

Visitors to national parks and forests are encouraged to use bear spray when they encounter grizzlies, but disposing of the bear spray canisters is a problem that three Montana State University engineering students addressed ...

Feb 25, 2010 not rated yet 0