Plastic waste causes an overall financial damage of over $13 billion to marine ecosystems each year, according to two reports released on the opening day of the first United Nations Environment Assembly. The eleventh version of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Year Book takes a gander at ten issues hailed as materializing by past [...]
(All Image Courtesy of 3D Systems) Musician, entrepreneur and chief creative officer of 3D Systems, will.i.am has collaborated with Coca-Cola to create a new technology piece that is a part of its Ekocycle brand initiative revolving around environmental sustainability and innovative recycling. Ekocycle was launched by Coca-Cola in 2012 in alliance with will.i.am revealed the [...]
Retail Giants are now determined to embrace the environment. Levi’s has come out with designer jeans manufactured out of used plastic bottles. Nike has unveiled knitted sneakers that reduce manufacturing waste by 88 percent. A new research shows an increasing pool of global consumers, who are demanding that mainstream brands become sustainable. Green shoppers want green producers.
Electronic waste, or e-waste, has been a problem for some time, with local governments trying to do their part to handle the millions of tons of obsolete electronics that are disposed of every year. E-waste and e-recycling programs may be common in cities, but it’s just recently that big business and industry leaders have taken notice that recycling e-waste is not only good for the environment, but is also good business.
The first curbside recycling program started in France in 1884, the first entirely synthetic plastic created in 1907. However, plastics recycling does have its hiccups. Not all plastics are recyclable like clear water bottles. Plastics such as flower pots and detergent bottles aren’t recyclable at all. So, what’s companies and countries doing about this gap, and what are they doing to do their part in plastics recycling?
Integrated Environmental Solutions North America’s leading provider of comprehensive environmental solutions, Waste Management Inc.’s mission is to maximize resource value, while minimizing – and even eliminating – environmental impact, for the betterment of the economy and environment. With an employee strength of 45,000, Waste Management Inc. partners with customers and communities to manage and reduce [...]
The 2012 London Olympics Basketball Arena The reusable-recyclable Basketball stadium of the 2012 Olympics, unveiled last week, is the fourth Olympic Park venues completed a year in advance of the Olympics, and is being dubbed as one of the quickest venues to complete construction, according to the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) The London 2012 Olympics [...]
Give me beer, I’ll give you energy ! A $500,000 modular pilot plant will be set up for ethanol production in Atlantic Canada by the end of this month. This project is part of a research endeavour led by New Brunswick Community College’s bioenergy and bioproducts applied research and technology facility in Grand Falls, New [...]
To alleviate the 80,000 units per annum estimated housing shortage in the U.K, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has identified the return of prefab as the most suitable solution! Team that with making these new prefab homes out of recycled plastic, and pricing them at as little as £20,000, and bingo! How many birds [...]