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 -- Two everyday Melburnians take on the challenge of sustainable living in the public eye -- all in the name of new consumption.
November 28, 2012 2:30am |
Global spending on Big Data technologies is skyrocketing. But is it really more than 'recycled business intelligence'?
November 20, 2012 8:19am |
Microsoft's pilot project will be powered by a fuel cell plant that uses biogas generated by a nearby wastewater treatment facility.
3 | November 19, 2012 8:44am |
The first multifamily housing complex made out of recycled shipping containers in the United States is coming to Detroit.
1 | November 16, 2012 11:10am |
Wind turbines have a big recycling problem -- which is why plant-based turbines are the new focus.
6 | November 14, 2012 9:12pm |
High-fiber breakfast bars, cereal, oatmeal--that's one thing. But high fiber Pepsi?
2 | November 14, 2012 11:24am |
HONG KONG -- Recycling methods vary widely, but consumers don't know the difference -- or care.
2 | November 8, 2012 3:00am |
Fed up with Chinese control of vital rare earths, companies like the Japanese auto giant are tapping into a growing movement to open mines in other countries.
November 5, 2012 4:56am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about rare earth exports.
October 31, 2012 2:14am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about biofuel production.
4 | October 29, 2012 2:26am |
The trusted blue jeans company has announced plans to make green jeans.
1 | October 26, 2012 7:33am |
BrightSource Energy had a tough year. But that hasn't stopped the solar thermal power company from raking in capital and setting its sights on international markets.
October 25, 2012 1:12pm |
Can the technologists, artists, or tinkerers who live next door change how your city works? The Urban Prototyping Festival offers a platform to find out.
2 | October 25, 2012 5:14am |
How Sweden is dealing with its unusual waste problem.
16 | October 24, 2012 8:49am |
Chicago's Department of Transportation just might have accomplished its mission to create the "greenest street in America."
13 | October 21, 2012 3:04pm |
The process also removes CO2. But you should see what you have to do make it all work.
27 | October 19, 2012 4:26am |
Which cities rank highest when it comes to energy efficiency, carbon emissions, water usage, and recycling?
4 | October 18, 2012 3:05am |
Think gold mining, think rivers or inside the depths of mountains. But what about the mountains we create and discard?
October 16, 2012 11:32am |
If you can't beat 'em, innovate!
1 | October 12, 2012 5:37am |
PARIS -- Unique Bordeaux boutique, W.A.N., takes a creative approach to design by applying the slow movement to art objects and recycling.
October 12, 2012 3:00am |