Streams stressed by pharmaceutical pollution

Pharmaceuticals commonly found in the environment are disrupting streams, with unknown impacts on aquatic life and water quality. So reports a new Ecological Applications paper, which highlights the ecological cost of pharmaceutical ...

Companies are finding more money in recycling

Folks around the United States are increasingly finding money in their trash. It's not that someone is going around tossing greenbacks into the garbage. But companies and institutions across the region are finding that what ...

Advances in recycling for the electronics sector

Research has addressed the mounting problem of polymers from the electronics sector entering the waste stream. An EU-funded research team investigated a fully recyclable polymer and have developed new moulding methods for ...

Flexible molecular cages expand to pack in multiple metals

(Phys.org) -- By expanding and rearranging certain connections, a rare molecule packs in two different metals, not just one, according to scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. This captivating molecule, a metal ...

Maine garbage study shows 60 percent of trash could be diverted

A recently updated 2011 study by the University of Maine School of Economics that sorted and assessed the contents of trash in a representative sample of 17 Maine communities concludes that as much as 60 percent of what’s ...

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