recycling

election 2020

The Trump Campaign Is Trying to Own Libs by Selling Plastic Straws

For the astronomically high price of $15, you, too, can be the proud owner of 10 plastic straws “laser engraved” with Donald Trump’s name.
Alex Lubben
7.19.19
environment

We're Buying Into a Giant Lie About Plastic

All in all, only 9 percent of the world’s plastic scrap gets recycled.
Alex Lubben
5.30.19
e-waste

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.
Caroline Haskins
12.13.18
energy

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.
Nafeez Ahmed
12.12.18
e-waste

These Post-Apocalyptic Looms Were Made From E-Waste

Weaving, in the end times.
Matthew Gault
9.6.18
videos

The Chemist Whose DIY Lasers Are Too Dangerous for YouTube

The YouTuber 'Styropyro' recycles tech to turn old parts into lightsabers and laser bazookas.
Matthew Gault
8.15.18
VICE News Tonight on HBO

This Taiwanese factory is helping Apple use more recycled metals

Taiwan's recycling programs are some of the most advanced in the world. But the country's political isolation means that no one really knows about it.
Arielle Duhaime-Ross
12.21.17
recycling

Watch This Man Surf Actual Waves on a Flatscreen Television

Holy shit!!!
Jason Koebler
10.4.17
Extreme Recycling

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.”
Becky Ferreira
8.22.17
plastic planet

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.
Bryson Masse
7.19.17
taking out the trash

Hong Kong Has Nearly Run Out of Space for Its Garbage

What happens then?
Justin Heifetz​​
7.18.17
climate change

Stop Telling People Not to Have Kids to Save the Planet

I'm terrified of climate change, but I became a parent anyway.
Kate Lunau
7.12.17
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