News tagged with waste

Pulling iron out of waste printer toner

Someday, left-over toner in discarded printer cartridges could have a second life as bridge or building components instead of as trash, wasting away in landfills and potentially harming the environment. One group reports ...

dateNov 15, 2017 in Materials Science
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The good news about plastic waste

Waste plastics contaminate our food, water and air. Many are calling for a global ban on single-use plastics because throwing them "away" often means into our river systems and then into the world's oceans.

dateNov 15, 2017 in Environment
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Video: Exploring 'stillsuits' for cities

As a child, David Sedlak was inspired by Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel Dune, which depicts a desert world where people wear "stillsuits" to capture their water waste and distill it for reuse.

dateNov 02, 2017 in Environment
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