Jan 14, 2016

Automakers' green push in parts lifts use of hemp, citrus peel

Survey the latest at the Detroit Auto Show and you will find fibers from water bottles in car seats, hemp in the dashboards and citrus peel in the tires. Automakers, in a continuing quest to develop lighter and more environmentally-friendly vehicles, are making increased ...

Aug 30, 2015

Europe fails to meet recycling goals for electronics

Only a third of Europe’s electronic waste is properly recycled, with vast numbers of cellphones, computers and televisions illegally traded or dumped, a study led by the United Nations and Interpol said on Sunday. Sweden and Norway were close to the European targets of ...

May 31, 2015

Woman throws away Apple computer worth $200,000

Her electronic waste is someone else’s treasure. A recycling center in the Silicon Valley is looking for a woman who dropped off an old Apple computer that turned out to be a collectible item worth $200,000. The computer was inside boxes of electronics that ...

May 3, 2015

Brewers tasked with turning sewage into suds

An Oregon wastewater treatment operator has asked home brewers to make great-tasting beer from hops, barley, yeast and the key, not-so-secret ingredient: treated sewer water. The Pure Water Brew Challenge is an effort to get people talking about how a vital resource can be ...

Feb 26, 2015

Sewage sludge tapped for farming in ministry vegetable campaign

The infrastructure ministry is leading a project to produce tasty vegetables using sludge and water from sewage treatment plants. At a tasting event held by promoters of the Bistro Gesuido (sewage) project in Tokyo in December, housewives praised the taste of tomatoes and oranges ...