News tagged with recycling

Businesses see advantage in green buildings

The Subway sandwich shop on Chicago's State Street may look like any other new restaurant, but its tile, crown molding and most wall coverings are made from recycled materials. In the bathroom, sensors control water flow, ...

Sep 02, 2010 not rated yet 1

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