Graham Aid

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Coffee Waste Is Now Fetching a 480% Premium Over Coffee Itself

Aida Batlle grows coffee on her family’s farm in the hills surrounding El Salvador’s Santa Ana Volcano. Like generations before her, she had little …

Coffee

Apple promises to stop mining the earth, build all products from recycled materials

Apple has a history of being one of the most environmentally conscious companies, and it’s about to take those efforts a step further. According to Apple’s 2017 Environment Responsibility Report released today, the company’s latest environmental initiative will see it “stop mining the earth …

Rare earth magnet recycling is a grind -- this new process takes a simpler approach

A new recycling process turns discarded hard disk drive magnets into new magnet material in a few steps, and tackles both the economic and …

Republic Services & Lab USA Team Up on Metal Recycling from Ash Project at Washington Landfill

Phoenix, Arizona based waste and recycling firm, Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) and emission control firm Lab USA, a subsidiary of French firm …

Pollution

What happens to planes when they are retired?

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Volvo premieres all-electric truck in Europe

Date: 13.04.2018<p><b>Volvo's first all-electric truck, the FL Electric, has begun entering regular operation in Gothenburg, Sweden</b><p>Volvo has launched its …

Swamp microbe has pollution-munching power: Bacterium discovered in New Jersey wetland has surprising ability to degrade metal pollutants without using oxygen

Bacterium discovered in New Jersey wetland has surprising ability to degrade metal pollutants without using oxygen<p>Sewage treatment may be an …

Remnants of antibiotics persist in treated farm waste: Study raises new concerns about how agriculture may be contributing to the spread of antibiotic resistance worldwide

Study raises new concerns about how agriculture may be contributing to the spread of antibiotic resistance worldwide<p>Each year, farmers in the US …

Towards the circular economy - Reports - World Economic Forum

A circular economy is an industrial system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design. It replaces the end-of-life concept with …

Landfills: A future source of raw materials

Decontamination of landfills and open dumpsites could prove profitable – both financially and for the environment.

Israeli firm says it can turn garbage into bio-based plastic

KIBBUTZ ZEELIM, Israel (AP) — Hawks, vultures and storks circle overhead as Christopher Sveen points at the heap of refuse rotting in the desert …

A rare earths recovery breakthrough straight from the corn field...

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Stock Markets

This startup wants to fight the crypto energy crisis by turning waste into electricity

Questions still abound about the sustainability of cryptocurrency mining and its impact on energy consumption.<p>Per figures from Digiconomist, Bitcoin consumes 53.28TWh annually (about as much as Bangladesh consumes in a year) and about 262KWh per transaction. For some context, that could power more …

Adidas: ocean plastics to be used in all products by 2024

InterChem invests over US$ 1 million in Recycling Technologies

Removing heavy metals from water in a matter of seconds

Chemists have developed a new material that can remove heavy metals from water and make it drinkable in seconds.

Pollution

Samsung getting ready to recycle cobalt from phones and cars

Fashion waste turned into multifunctional material: World's first aerogel made from cotton fiber has wide-ranging applications, such as rapid haemorrhage control and heat insulation

World's first aerogel made from cotton fiber has wide-ranging applications, such as rapid haemorrhage control and heat insulation<p>A research team has …

National University of Singapore

Removing globally used anxiety drug from recycled and wastewater at low cost

Researchers can now remove a common anxiety drug from recycled water and wastewater, using low-cost titanium dioxide nanofibers. In cities running …

Wastewater

Recycled carbon fiber improve permeable pavement: Technique reduces waste, improves strength and durability

Technique reduces waste, improves strength and durability<p>A research team is solving a high-tech waste problem while addressing the environmental …

Engineering

Veolia opens 'world-first' closed-loop glass recycling facility

A new £10m high-tech recycling facility which turns glass into insulation has been hailed as a "real boost" for the UK's circular economy.

Scania and Swedish waste energy producer test engine with raw biogas

In collaboration with Linköping-based waste energy producer Tekniska verken, Scania Engines is currently testing one of its engines using raw gas, …

Engines

Unalaska sends thousands of pounds of old fishing nets to Denmark for recycling

More big bundles of old fishing nets will soon be on their way from Dutch Harbor to Denmark to be remade into high-end plastics. It will be the …

‘E-waste’ recycling innovator faces prison after losing fight with Microsoft

Eric Lundgren, who grew up in Lynden but moved to Los Angeles where he started his first electronics recycling company, had an idea on how to prolong …

This Startup Turns Climate Pollution Into Fish Feed

We’re harvesting too many fish from the ocean, not just for human plates, but to feed farmed fish as well. NovoNutrients wants to replace that fish food with something more sustainable: microbes grown with carbon dioxide.<p>Off the coast of Senegal, where large Chinese ships now catch as much fish in …

Philly’s new ‘Uber for trash’ offers sustainability on demand

You can get almost anything to show up at your door in Philadelphia these days. A driver, junk food, gourmet ramen, a dog walker or a snow plow are …

Cities are turning to beet juice and beer to address the dangers of road salt

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Experts who fear road salt is starting to take a toll on the nation's waterways are turning to beet juice, molasses, and even beer or cheese waste to make them safer.<p>Tossed onto sidewalks and dumped onto highways, salt for decades has provided the cheapest and most effective …

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Recycle Waste CO2 Back Into... Plastic

This just might work.<p>It's been clear for a while now that there's too much carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, heavily contributing to a warming …

Geologists find bacteria that takes traces of gold and turns them into nuggets

Your old mobile phone could hold value long after you throw it in the bin with a team of Australian researchers working to unlock the gold …