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Recycling: The Future of Food Waste?

When you think of recycling, what do you think of? You probably imagine bottles, cans and boxes, not food scraps. A new waste management trend is …

Recycling Plastic Is Surprisingly Complex. Here’s What Happens After the Bin. 

A lot of us have good intentions. When we’re provided the option, we toss what we think of as recyclable trash into a blue bin, and assume our job is …

The Violent Afterlife of a Recycled Plastic Bottle

What happens after you toss it into the bin?<p>Most of us do not think much about recycling. We might clean bottles and jars, crush cartons and break down boxes. We might sort these items into their designated bins or bags, but once we lose sight of the recyclables, the rest of the process is an …

Sustainability

Carter Zufelt uses an ingenious new process to create art out of recycled plastic trash

Did you know that a plastic bag can take up to 1,000 years to break down? This designer has developed a process that turns those old plastic garbage …

Wulugul Pop-Up installation in Sydney is a multifunctional urban space made of recyclable cardboard tubes

Australian design studio Foolscap unveiled a green pop-up space in Sydney made from water-resistant, recyclable cardboard tubes. Wulugul Pop Up …

A Plastic-free future? You can bank on it!

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p><i>Sustainia is proud to present this year’s</i> …

Bikes, bowling balls, and the delicate balancing act that is modern recycling

Ars goes inside the machines that make modern recycling work.<p>BROOKLYN, New York—A conveyor belt is keeping material flying past at speeds that …

This is Awkward ... Biodegradable Plastic is Making Us Produce MORE Trash. Here's What to Do Instead - One Green Planet

Doesn’t the “biodegradable” label make you exude a sigh of relief? You can now purchase whichever item you’ve been perusing with a clear conscience …

Pollution

Surprise! These 15 common grocery store items are almost never recyclable

Grocery Stores

Magic Printer Produces Its Own Paper

This is the most exciting an Epson product has ever been.<p>The new gray box from one of the world's best-known printer companies doesn't look very exciting. But it might fundamentally change how your office operates.<p>Epson last week announced the PaperLab, a prototype device which could bring little …

Recycling Connects With Fashion, Quality and Design

<b>By: Javier Goyeneche</b><p>The concept of the brand came after the birth of my son, Alfredo (the company is named after him) when I was reflecting upon the world we would leave to the next generation, and my frustration with the excessive use of the World's natural resources.<p>ECOALF was born in 2009. My …

First lady aims to get more students to continue education

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama unveiled a new social media site Monday where teens can swap practical information and stories about continuing …

Books At Home Tied to Future Reading Skills

The reading environment in the homes of very young children is strongly linked to their reading progress once they begin school, according to a new …

Children's Books

South Sudan celebrates its first comprehensive curriculum

With an adult literacy rate of 27% and only 10% of learners completing primary school, South Sudan needs to fast-track the education system.<p>The …

An Excellent Chromebook App for Improving Kids Reading Skills

Kids Sight Words is a great Chromebook and Android app to use with kids to help them improve their reading skills. This is basically an engaging game …

Kids

Collaborative Learning Spaces: Classrooms That Connect to the World

By examining the landscape of the classroom, educators can design collaborative learning spaces that will support the teaching and learning of skills …

The joy of Finnish kindergartens will make you question how kids learn in the US

“The changes to kindergarten make me sick,” a veteran teacher in Arkansas recently admitted to me. “Think about what you did in first grade — that’s …

Response: Students Must 'Reflect on What They Are Learning'

Jenny Edwards, Jennifer Fletcher, Mary Tedrow, Barry Saide, William Himmele and Pérsida Himmele contribute their ideas on how to practically …

Memory and Unforgettable eLearning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on October 17, 2015<p>The ability for our minds to enhance or impair the memories we experience is mind-blowing. The Memory and Unforgettable …

Watch the Trailer for #Horror, a Scary Movie About Cyber Bullying

A movie about cyber bullying unrelated to the Lifetime Movie Channel is coming out, and it has a lot of familiar faces.<p>Tara Subkoff wrote and …

Cyberbullying

School feeding: A tool for social inclusion

October 16 is World Food Day, a day when people come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger within a lifetime.<p>Many school-age …

A Day Time Nap and Reward Boosts Learning

<b>Findings from the University of Geneva could benefit educators.</b><p>A new study suggests that receiving rewards as you learn can help cement new facts and …

Neuroscience

Babies Move Tongue to Learn New Tongues

Infants seemed to be able to differentiate between two different "D" sounds in Hindi—but only when their tongue movements weren't blocked by a …

Schools for Wisdom: Personalized Project-Based Learning

The new documentary Most Likely to Succeed follows the journey of students at High Tech High, one of the best high schools in America. David Brooks …

Motivating Your Students to Read: Strategies & Resources

Teaching Strategies: Motivating Students to Read is Crucial<p>By Room 241 Team <i>•</i> September 18, 2012<p>“Reading is fundamental.” This was a slogan heard …

Main Idea App Makes Learning Fun for Children Who Find Reading Difficult

Happy Frogs Apps today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Main Idea - Short Texts 1.0, their new kid's educational app …

Common Core Reading: Difficult, Dahl, Repeat

<i>The last in our four-part series on reading in the Common Core era.</i><p>All week we've been reporting on big changes in reading instruction brought on by the Common Core State Standards: a doubling-down on evidence-based reading, writing and speaking; increased use of nonfiction; and a big push to get …

5 Reasons Physical Books Might Be Better Than E-Books

Though e-book readers have become a more common sight around town, traditional books still have their evangelists. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, …

50+ free reading activities and resources

Looking for free reading activities and other online resources that will help you raise a reader? We’ve got them here!<p>Are you teaching your child to …

Online Life

Study Shows How Screen Time Can Improve Your Toddler's Reading Comprehension

Conscientious parents may soon become anxious about not giving their toddlers enough screen time.<p>While the American Academy of Pediatrics and other groups encourage parents to ration their kids' use of tablets, smartphones and televisions as if they are refined carbohydrates, new research indicates …