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.
MIT researchers design a super cell that can convert light into energy more efficiently than conventional solar cells.
September 6, 2010 9:58am |
Self-assembling solar cells; Ecstasy for PTSD; big box growing centers; value-added teacher data; most ambitious transport projects.
September 2, 2010 2:19pm |
Cereplast founder Frederic Scheer wants to change the world with bioplastics. SmartPlanet stops in to check in on his quest and evaluate the market.
4 | September 2, 2010 7:48am |
SEPTA and Viridity Energy are adding a big battery to Philly's transit system. The plan is to capture energy from braking trains and feed some of it into the city's grid.
15 | September 2, 2010 4:00am |
What do companies do with their old electronics? They give them to CloudBlue CEO Ken Beyer, who reuses them, harvests from them or recycles them -- and turns a profit, too.
2 | August 31, 2010 6:00am |
Derived from sugarcane, the recyclable plastic will show up on beauty products starting in 2011.
1 | August 31, 2010 5:48am |
Nobel laureate Robert Richardson of Cornell University says the United States is squandering the Earth's limited supply of helium. His solution? Make it cost-effective to recycle.
16 | August 25, 2010 4:00am |
Company has reset timeline with respect to eliminating certain hazardous materials.
2 | August 23, 2010 6:03am |
We underestimate -- by a lot -- how much we use.
20 | August 19, 2010 10:05pm |
Footprinting pioneer Timberland is teaming up with an industry association to inspire the broader practice of eco-labeling for hiking shoes, clothing.
1 | August 18, 2010 7:09am |
Las Vegas' sustainability officer admits that his city--an 'island in the desert'--is not a very sustainable place. But between the government's fleet of electric bikes, a residential lawn...
5 | August 16, 2010 2:00am |
Coinstar has announced an investment in EcoATM, a company that provides kiosks that receive and recycle portable electronics and pay you for it.
August 12, 2010 8:51am |
The head of Intel's Eco-Technology Program Office talks about improving efficiency, and how technology can reduce energy consumption by providing consumers information about their usage.
August 11, 2010 2:00am |
Cleantech firms seek to reuse a variety of rare, potentially toxic materials. New businesses emerge as manufacturers prepare for modules' end of life.
1 | August 9, 2010 1:28pm |
San Jose's Happy Hollow Park & Zoo claims status as first U.S. amusement park to be LEED Gold-certified.
August 9, 2010 4:41am |
Ford's latest Explorer SUV is 85 percent recyclable due to the use of bio foam, recycled fabric and a reduction in new steel.
3 | August 5, 2010 4:39am |
Increasingly, executives are looking at species variety and abundance as an opportunity for innovation.
1 | August 4, 2010 5:21am |
Increasingly, local governments say producers and actual consumers -- not all taxpayers -- should pick up the disposal tab.
5 | August 3, 2010 12:17pm |
Is your company heavy-handed with precious resources? You could save money and create a more sustainable business model by rethinking your approach to materials
1 | July 26, 2010 5:12am |
Airbus has unveiled its vision of the future of flying in 2030: a concept plane that's sleek, slim and smart.
10 | July 21, 2010 7:10am |