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RED BANK: FILM RECYCLING IN SPOTLIGHT

(Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.) A one-year pilot program to encourage the recycling of plastic film waste enters its second month in Red Bank Wednesday. Despite some glitches, the first was “a success,” said the borough official overseeing it, as he faced questions about costs. A sorting...
RED BANK, NJ
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Recycled Parts Round Out Soap Shaped Electric Car

Hong Kong based [Handy Geng] has a knack for fitting his creations with a large percentage of recycled material. And as is exemplified by the video below the break, he also loves to mix the practical with the whimsical. Using parts salvaged from motor scooters, trash heaps, and likely many...
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Community installs benches made from recycled materials

OSAWATOMIE — Eleven benches made from 100 percent recycled materials have been installed at various locations around Osawatomie as part of the Community Bench Project. Several Osawatomie organizations and entities partnered with the Lake Region Solid Waste Authority (LRSWA) to submit an application under the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Tire Grant Program to fund the project.
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Starbucks’ First Japan Greener Store Aims to Cut Waste

Japan’s first Starbucks Greener Store is set to open its doors tomorrow as part of the brand’s expansion plan of Greener Store Framework, further reaching its global resource-positive goals. The Wadakura Fountain Park Store follows the launch of a Greener Store in Shanghai in September, the first Greener Store in...
FOOD & DRINKS
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Better than traditional rubber? Cooper Standard sees hope in recycled plastics.

NORTHVILLE, Mich.—Cooper Standard Automotive has thrived for decades as a supplier of fluid systems and tubing for internal combustion engines and hydraulic components, as well as sealing around doors and windows. But the company is facing a two-front challenge: Auto makers are speeding into battery-powered electric vehicles and wire-controlled technologies...
NORTHVILLE, MI
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Lithium-ion batteries made with recycled materials are better than new

Recycling spent lithium-ion batteries plays a significant role in alleviating the shorting of raw materials and environmental problems. However, recycled materials are deemed inferior to commercial materials, preventing the industry from adopting recycled materials in new batteries. Now, researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts have demonstrated that the...
ENVIRONMENT
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Recycled plastic trash could boost Cooper Standard in EVs

Cooper Standard Automotive has thrived for decades as a supplier of fluid systems and tubing for internal combustion engines and hydraulic components, as well as sealing around doors and windows. But the company is facing a two-front challenge: Automakers are speeding into battery- powered electric vehicles and wire-controlled technologies that...
ENVIRONMENT
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Can You Recycle Batteries? A Simple Guide to Battery Recycling

If you’re like everyone, you might be confused about battery recycling. Where do I go to recycle lithium batteries? Can I recycle my battery at home? How can battery recycling help the environment and save money on power bills?. If you have questions, then this article is for you. Here’s...
ENVIRONMENT
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Adidas Equipment Recycled Women’s Jacket Review

We will admit that on first impressions this jacket didn't excite. But having worn it and understood the materials and experienced the performance we are much bigger fans. It is not fitted which is perhaps why it looked a bit lack lustre from the off. The Recycled polyester fleece is thin and hangs awkwardly when not being worn. After a few wears it softens and takes a more flattering shape. The traditional, sporty appearance has a good dose of “baseball jacket” making it a very versatile piece of clothing.
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Sustainable options from Lorpen

The Autumn-Winter 2022-2023 collection of Lorpen – the outdoor technical socks business of the Spanish Ternua Group – exploits the performance properties of a number of new sustainable fibres. These include MerinoDry ECO yarn, which combines the benefits of superfine merino wool with 100% recycled polyester for moisture management, quick...
ENVIRONMENT
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Gilford, NH Shows How to Rebuild Recycling Programs After Industry Collapse

As the recycling industry struggles to recover from the one-two punch of China upending global markets followed by the continuing complication of the pandemic, one town is seeing some success by reinventing its whole approach, starting with communication. “Where your effort needs to be is educating your community. You have to educate people if you want recycling to succeed,” said Meghan Theriault, Public Works director in Gilford, which just won a statewide industry award for “engaging residents.”
GILFORD, NH
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Zero-Waste Multi-Purpose Facility Built Out of Recycled Materials

Designed by the architect Hiroshi Nakamura and his Tokyo-based studio, Japan’s first zero-waste center was built in 2003. Located in Kamikatsu in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan, the recycling facility is the leader and closest one to reaching an entirely trash-free community. Using 80 percent of the garbage previously generated, the center recycles everything through 45 different categories. The facility is built from upcycled materials. 700 donated windows cover the facade and the terrazzo flooring is made out of glass and ceramic shards. Even the blue storage containers taken from shiitake farm are used as bookshelves as seen in the photos below. The center drive-through is designed as the perfect dropping point for all unwanted materials. Residents bring all the items they no longer need and others can take them for free. There are also 4 hotel rooms decorated with wallpaper made out of old newsprint with the stamped question “WHY?” referencing the unnecessary need for consumerism.
ENVIRONMENT
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Professional Violinist in Peru Makes Violins for Kids Using Recycled Material

Jesus Peralta is a professional violinist and music teacher turned carpenter of sorts. That’s because he wants to share his love of the violin with children in Lima, Peru. But he says the only way he can get the instrument into the hands of many future musicians is to make them himself. So he’s been crafting his own violins out of recycled materials.
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Gilford shows how to rebuild recycling program after industry collapse

GILFORD — As the recycling industry struggles to recover from the one-two punch of China upending global markets followed by the continuing complication of the pandemic, one town is seeing some success by reinventing its whole approach, starting with communication. “Where your effort needs to be is educating your community....
GILFORD, NH
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Watchdog assures clothing from recycled plastic bottles is safe

The consumer watchdog asked authorities to include recycled material garments among clothes subject to environment labeling certification,. The Korea Consumer Agency concluded that clothes made with recycled plastic bottles generally have no safety concerns. The watchdog based its findings on durability and safety tests of five recycled polyester garments manufactured...
ENVIRONMENT
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NUQI uses 100% natural materials for its products

After years of experience in the fashion industry, Tosca van Haren was fed up with fast fashion and the waste in the industry, so she launched her own social fashion brand NUQI. The company takes a well-rounded approach to sustainability, selecting 100% natural materials for its products. It relies on...
ENVIRONMENT
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O'DonnellBrown uses recycled materials for outdoor learning pavilion in Scottish park

Skylights made from a patchwork of recycled phone, tablet and laptop screens create a rainbow-like lighting effect inside this pavilion at Strathclyde Country Park in Scotland, designed by O’DonnellBrown Architects with artist Kate V Robertson. Overlooking Strathclyde Loch, the 80-square-metre Rainbow Pavilion was commissioned by North Lanarkshire Council as the...
HOME & GARDEN
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Schwalbe Sets Sights On Manufacturing Tires From Recycled Rubber

The amount of energy saved by recycling used goods versus manufacturing new ones is up for debate, but reducing the amount of waste that goes into landfills is not, and that's exactly what Schwalbe aims to achieve with their used tire recycling pilot program. The development of the innovative feedstock system comes with help from Pyrum Innovations AG, a German-based company that specializes in building and operating plants to thermally decompose organic materials, and the Technische Hochschule Köln – University of Applied Sciences.
ENVIRONMENT
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TerraCycle Made collection offers useful products created from recycled materials for the holidays

Between Thanksgiving and New Year's, Americans throw away 25 percent more trash than any other time of year - amounting to nearly 25 million tons of excess waste each year. This holiday season, TerraCycle is launching the TerraCycle Made collection, a small selection of products created from recycled and recyclable materials all sourced from various TerraCycle recycling programs.
ENVIRONMENT
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