News tagged with recycling

Can Recycling Be Bad for the Environment?

(PhysOrg.com) -- By now, nearly everyone knows that it is important to recycle. It helps the environment. Even my six-year-old knows that. But what if it doesn't? While it seems pretty straightforward, in ...

Jul 14, 2009 weblog
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'Perfect plastic' created

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Leeds and Durham University have solved a long-standing problem that could revolutionize the way new plastics are developed.

Sep 29, 2011
4.6 / 5 (24) 10 | with audio podcast

Honda will recycle rare-earth metals from batteries

(Phys.org) -- Honda Motor Co. this week made news with its announcement of a recycling breakthrough. The car maker, which manufactures hybrid vehicles, will start recycling rare-earth metals from the nickel-metal ...

Apr 19, 2012 report
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Sorting plastic waste: A magnetic game

More than one third of the total plastic production in Europe—about 14 million tonnes per year—are polyolefins, also known as polyalkenes. This is a family of polymers used for the manufacture of a variety ...

Jun 14, 2013
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CRTs going down the tubes? Hardly

Many people may assume that conventional television sets and computer monitors — the kind that use picture tubes (technically known as cathode ray tubes, or CRTs) rather than flat panel screens — have ...

Feb 02, 2010
3 / 5 (12) 0 | with audio podcast

Recycling water in space

During the last space shuttle flight, astronauts will test a new method for recycling 'used' water. Water is essential for life, and having access to water beyond Earth will be a major obstacle for future ...

Jun 20, 2011
5 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast