Recycling is the processing of used materials into new products. The process helps preserve useful materials and, by extension, reduces the consumption of fresh raw materials. In turn, recycling helps reduce energy usage, air pollution, water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
MELBOURNE -- Drink a beer, it's good for the world. That's the proposition being put forward by Australia's first non-profit bar.
1 | March 6, 2013 1:50am |
The shale boom has created thousands of jobs in oil and rich regions in the United States. It's also created housing shortages for workers and families living in these areas.
4 | March 4, 2013 12:53pm |
An MIT professor recently unveiled an advanced 3D printing process that allows objects to assemble themselves.
7 | March 1, 2013 3:47am |
An innovative high-tech concept gives passengers much more legroom and a taste of riding first class.
6 | February 20, 2013 4:46am |
Farmers, worried about new federal regulations, might turn to a different kind of solution to combat polluted water.
3 | February 19, 2013 9:01am |
Thanks to ambitions of humans going to Mars one day, technology that turns wastewater into drinking water is improving.
February 14, 2013 7:27am |
Start-up SiGNa Chemistry is piloting its fuel cell technology with the U.S. military. All that's required to power it is a tiny chemical hydrogen cartridge and some water - or pee.
5 | February 13, 2013 10:48pm |
Think "byproduct" and "methanol." A Reykjavik group strikes a deal with a Dutch oil company.
6 | February 13, 2013 5:16am |
An unassuming invention may be a gamechanger for designers and manufacturers.
7 | February 5, 2013 4:05am |
"The Morning Briefing' is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about where 3D printing fit in the modern world.
February 4, 2013 11:53pm |
Good profits trump good intentions as motivators for the best corporate responsibility and sustainability programs. And that's a good thing, says green marketing guru Susan McPherson.
5 | February 4, 2013 3:00am |
It's not just clothes and furniture we tend to hoard, it seems.
January 29, 2013 11:07am |
This cannery on wheels is helping microbreweries, and even nanobreweries, get on the beer-can bandwagon.
5 | January 17, 2013 3:00am |
Minimizing waste along the food chain: it's good for the environment, but even better for the bottom line. The "mega-movement" is just beginning.
11 | January 15, 2013 1:33am |
ELF, a pint-sized hybrid electric vehicle powered by both you and the sun, has secured enough investment to make its future a real possibility for urban commuters.
10 | January 15, 2013 1:03am |
Road innovation? Believe it. Here are nine technologies that will one day make roads smarter and safer.
December 27, 2012 12:38pm |
MEJORADA DEL CAMPO -- One man, with no technology or training, has spent the last 50 years building a cathedral, by hand, out of recycled materials.
2 | December 24, 2012 3:03am |
Lux Research has released its annual "companies to watch" list. The big trend for 2013? Energy could have quite a year.
December 21, 2012 10:34am |
A review of Drinking Water: A History, by James Salzman.
4 | December 21, 2012 6:10am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about smart grid implementation and worries.
December 13, 2012 12:46am |