Target Fined $7.4 Million for Illegally Throwing E-Waste in the Trash
Target threw hazardous e-waste, as well as sensitive medical material and waste, into the trash illegally for four years.
We Don't Mine Enough Rare Earth Metals to Replace Fossil Fuels With Renewable Energy
Rare earth metals are used in solar panels and wind turbines—as well as electric cars and consumer electronics. We don't recycle them, and there's not enough to meet growing demand.
These Post-Apocalyptic Looms Were Made From E-Waste
Weaving, in the end times.
The Chemist Whose DIY Lasers Are Too Dangerous for YouTube
The YouTuber 'Styropyro' recycles tech to turn old parts into lightsabers and laser bazookas.
Watch This Man Surf Actual Waves on a Flatscreen Television
Yeast Can Be Engineered to Turn Astronaut Pee Into Spaceflight Materials
“We are planning to try to get our yeast to the International Space Station in next couple of years.”
Earth Is Choking on 8.3 Billion Metric Tons of Plastic Waste
For the first time, scientists have calculated how much plastic we've produced, and its fate. It isn't pretty.
taking out the trash
Hong Kong Has Nearly Run Out of Space for Its Garbage
What happens then?
Stop Telling People Not to Have Kids to Save the Planet
I'm terrified of climate change, but I became a parent anyway.
Why Don’t We Just Make Everything Out of Recycled Plastic?
It’s a complicated question, but very smart people are working to solve it.
Finally, Everyone in Los Angeles Will Be Able to Recycle
The city of Los Angeles is rolling out more than 80,000 new recycling bins, plus a ton of jobs.
What Is the iPhone?
The Environmental Case for the iPhone
They're barely recyclable, we unnecessarily upgrade them, and they take tons of natural resources to make ... they also mark unexpected environmental progress.