Environment-friendly startup is turning old fishing nets into 3D-printer fibers
Whether you’re looking to save the planet or just need new 3D-printing materials, you'll find something to like about this U.K. startup, which is turning old fishing nets into 3D-printer filaments. The post Environment-friendly startup is turning old fishing nets into 3D-printer fibers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Recycled smartphones will be used to make medals for Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics
All of the gold medals presented at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be made entirely with metal recovered from discarded mobile devices. Organizers are encouraging phone users in Japan to drop off their old handsets at special collection points. The post Recycled smartphones will be used to make medals for Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics appeared first on Digital Trends....
Ikea’s new cabinets are made of recycled materials but don’t look like garbage
Ikea wants to keep plastic water bottles out of landfills by hanging them on your walls, in the form of cabinets. Its Kungsbacka cabinets are made from recycled bottles, but they look pretty sleek. The post Ikea’s new cabinets are made of recycled materials but don’t look like garbage appeared first on Digital Trends.
Apple pays California EPA $450,000 to settle alleged hazardous waste violations
The California Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday said Apple Inc agreed to pay $450,000 to settle state claims that it had mishandled hazardous electronic waste at facilities in Silicon Valley. Apple also agreed to increase inspections to settle allegations about facilities in Cupertino and Sunnyvale, the Agency’s Department of Toxic Substances Control said. “This matter involves an oversight in filing paperwork to close one of our recycling facilities as part of our expansio...
Apple pays California EPA $450,000 to settle alleged hazardous waste violations
The California Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday said Apple Inc agreed to pay $450,000 to settle state claims that it had mishandled hazardous electronic waste at facilities in Silicon Valley. Apple also agreed to increase inspections to settle allegations about facilities in Cupertino and Sunnyvale, the Agency’s Department of Toxic Substances Control said. “This matter involves an oversight in filing paperwork to close one of our recycling facilities as part of our expansio...
Apple pays California EPA $450,000 to settle alleged hazardous waste violations
The California Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday said Apple Inc agreed to pay $450,000 to settle state claims that it had mishandled hazardous electronic waste at facilities in Silicon Valley. Apple also agreed to increase inspections to settle allegations about facilities in Cupertino and Sunnyvale, the Agency’s Department of Toxic Substances Control said. “This matter involves an oversight in filing paperwork to close one of our recycling facilities as part of our expansio...
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Medals to be made from recycled parts of old electronic products
Medals for the Tokyo Olympics will be made from old electronic products, organisers said, as they look to give the Games an environmentally friendly hue. The post Tokyo Olympics 2020: Medals to be made from recycled parts of old electronic products appeared first on Firstpost....
From motherboards to FBI phones, Green Century finds new life for old gadgets
Like a Star Wars junkyard, Portland's Green Century takes in electronics from old cell phones to laptops and finds new life for them, or makes sure they're scrapped properly. The post From motherboards to FBI phones, Green Century finds new life for old gadgets appeared first on Digital Trends.
NASA buys $750K gadget to recycle 3D-printed plastic on the space station
NASA is paying big bucks to experiment with plastics recycling on the International Space Station. The space agency recently inked a deal with Firmamentum, a Tethers Unlimited division, that is worth a whopping $750,000. The post NASA buys $750K gadget to recycle 3D-printed plastic on the space station appeared first on Digital Trends....
Researchers make it easier to squirt out the last of the shampoo with science
 If you’ve ever gnawed your way through a plastic bottle to get out the last delicious drops of soap you’ll be pleased to learn that researchers at The Ohio State University have created a type of plastic containing small structures that “cradle the droplets of soap aloft above tiny air pockets.” In other words, the soap never touches the bottle so it never sticks.… Read More ...
Researchers make it easier to squirt out the last of the shampoo with science
 If you’ve ever gnawed your way through a plastic bottle to get out the last delicious drops of soap you’ll be pleased to learn that researchers at The Ohio State University have created a type of plastic containing small structures that “cradle the droplets of soap aloft above tiny air pockets.” In other words, the soap never touches the bottle so it never sticks.… Read More ...
Slip into a pair of Adidas shoes made from ocean garbage
Adidas has finally made a wearable, fully functional version of the "ocean garbage" shoe we first set eyes on last year. It's not for sale, but the sports company has 50 pairs up for grabs. The post Slip into a pair of Adidas shoes made from ocean garbage appeared first on Digital Trends.
Swipe to sort: This human-operated robotic recycling system was inspired by Fruit Ninja
A startup has used gaming technology inspired by Fruit Ninja to develop a robot and software that helps waste facility workers sort through trash and separate recyclables. The post Swipe to sort: This human-operated robotic recycling system was inspired by Fruit Ninja appeared first on Digital Trends.
The Trashbot Will Eat And Sort Your Garbage
 Robots need excitement. If their lives don’t provide instead they’ll incite violence. Common sense. Simple common sense. But robots also need trash. That’s why the Trashbot is so cool. This robotic trash can will automatically sort all of your garbage, pitching metals into one can and non-recyclables into another. The project is still in its relative infancy but it’s… Read More ...
The Trashbot Will Eat And Sort Your Garbage
 Robots need excitement. If their lives don’t provide instead they’ll incite violence. Common sense. Simple common sense. But robots also need trash. That’s why the Trashbot is so cool. This robotic trash can will automatically sort all of your garbage, pitching metals into one can and non-recyclables into another. The project is still in its relative infancy but it’s… Read More ...
How To Start Fresh And Stay Safe With A New Device
 The New Year signals the kickoff of the great gadget migration, when our once-beloved devices become hand-me-downs. Reusing perfectly good electronics is always better than trashing them, but it is important to take a few sensible, yet crucial precautions before passing on that smartphone, tablet or PC. Likewise, if you are the lucky recipient of someone else’s generous donation, there are… Read More ...
How To Start Fresh And Stay Safe With A New Device
 The New Year signals the kickoff of the great gadget migration, when our once-beloved devices become hand-me-downs. Reusing perfectly good electronics is always better than trashing them, but it is important to take a few sensible, yet crucial precautions before passing on that smartphone, tablet or PC. Likewise, if you are the lucky recipient of someone else’s generous donation, there are… Read More ...
An Investment Opportunity In Trash
 As incredible as it might seem, processing trash may represent a future unique investment opportunity. Consider the new technologies that will operate on the micro scale, breaking the bonds of molecules through bio-mechanical means, which could be applied to recycling trash completely. It is quite possible that many of these innovations may emerge from our efforts to explore and live in space. Read More ...
Miniwiz RE-view is a Sunglasses created from recycled DVDs & CDs
It’s easier said than done that you want to recycle or up-cycle waste to productive use. Techniques and innovations are required to make your DIY project sustainable, demandable and more importantly – financially viable. A Taiwanese company Miniwiz, under the wings of designer Arthur Huang, seems to have got a hang of things, given that their RE-view pair of sunglasses … Continue reading...
How to recycle your old computer
Got old machinery collecting dust? Follow our guide to recycle old desktops and laptops the right way, including erasing all of your personal data properly. The post How to recycle your old computer appeared first on Digital Trends.