Category: Recycling & Waste Mgmt.


The world’s first megawatt-scale hydrogen fuel cell generation plant powered entirely by renewable energy is now being planned for development at the Port of Long Beach by Toyota Motor North America. The planned “Tri-Gen” facility will feature a hydrogen fueling Read more…


The fossil fuel industry is inflating a ‘carbon bubble’ based on risky demand & price assumptions.Already under current climate policy settings, companies risk wasting over $1 trillion over the next decade. If the policy settings are ratcheted up ‎to reflect Read more…


While the fact that 95.5 million Americans said they would shop on Black Friday is good news for retailers, it is a far less positive figure for the environment. Cheap electronics are one of the biggest draws for shoppers on Read more…


It is estimated that as many as 5.6 trillion used-cigarettes, or 766,571 metric tons, are deposited into the environment worldwide every year. That’s a lot of litter, especially when it takes 18 months to 10 years for cigarette filters to Read more…


Mining for precious metals like gold, silver, and copper is extremely costly. Not only does it require a huge amount of energy and have a devastating impact on the environment, it also puts human life at risk. Still, these metals Read more…


Future360 visits the Netherlands to witness the unveiling of an innovative technology from Ener-Core that turns landfill gases into clean, green energy. Enercore is a company based in CA, that is commercializing a gas emissions space and employing tech to Read more…


Businesses across the globe are beginning to respond to impending environmental destruction by confronting their own wasteful practices. The telecom carrier industry has been at the forefront of this shift in attitudes. From changing its relationship towards energy usage, to Read more…


A new contraption in a Baltimore river is helping to clear trash and debris — up to 50,000 pounds of it each day — from the city’s Inner Harbor. The 50-foot-long “water wheel” gathers garbage floating in the Jones Falls Read more…


It sounds like something straight out of a science fiction novel. Capturing carbon from the air and turning it back into plastic. But thankfully (given the latest flurry of government data on climate change) it’s already a reality. Coined AirCarbon, Read more…


In a passionate call for change, Karl Falkenberg, European Commission Director-General for Environment calls for a closure of landfilling, as we know it. “Separate collection is very much at the heart of this circular economy – [but]we are coming to Read more…


recycling

Most people don’t realize they’re in a toxic relationship with their gadgets. Studies show the average American discards 65 pounds of e-waste every year. Every gadget that ends up in the landfill sends heavy metals and other health-threatening toxins into Read more…


Although nearly three-quarters of restaurant operators report using “back-of-house” recycling programs, only 43 percent have consumer-facing recycling efforts, according to a survey by the National Restaurant Association. As restaurants seek to increase recycling rates overall, one national chain has stepped Read more…


A new plant in Glendale, Arizona promises to triple the amount of trash the city recycles each year when it begins operations in April. The facility, which is being built by Chicago-based company, Vieste, will be located on 6 acres Read more…


The volume of electronic waste generated worldwide is expected to climb by 33 percent by 2017 to 65 million tons, according to a study conducted by a partnership of United Nations organizations, industry, governments, and scientists. So many computers,…

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