recycling

 
  • A Facebook Game With a Mission: Waste Management to Launch Oceanopolis

    A Facebook Game With a Mission: Waste Management to Launch Oceanopolis

    Waste Management and its subsidiary Greenopolis are diving into social gaming with a new Facebook app called Oceanopolis. The game will launch in beta, with a full rollout expected in the coming weeks. In the game, players maintain their own island by recycling trash to build a sustainable community and interacting with friends. Points earned virtually turn into printable coupons that can be used… Read More

  • DIY: Convert a disposable camera into a slave flash

    DIY: Convert a disposable camera into a slave flash

    Buying a flash unit can be expensive, but here's a cheapskate alternative that will do the job, at least for a while. Plus, you're recycling a disposable camera into something reusable, and saving all those bits from the landfill. Besides, once you use all of the flash out of one disposable camera, you can always build another one to replace it, and recycle the first one. Read More

  • ex-Sprint and Radio Shack execs try to save the world with eRecyclingCorps

    ex-Sprint and Radio Shack execs try to save the world with eRecyclingCorps

    65,000 tons of mobile phone e-waste are generated every year. The bad news is, only 1% of consumers choose to recycle their headsets when they upgrade. eRecyclingCorps is working with carriers to integrate the recycling process into the POS sale system at the retail store. Read More

  • Recycling may save, but trash can power your home

    Recycling may save, but trash can power your home

    If you live in Spain that is. University of Zaragoza researchers have been looking into using various forms of solid waste to generate electricity for the nation, up to as much as 7%. What is it lately with all this decaying matter being useful? Read More

  • Developing countries, in race out of poverty, will produce more E-Waste

    Developing countries, in race out of poverty, will produce more E-Waste

    UN Under-Secretary-General Achim Steiner gave a talk at an environment protection conference in Bali describing a growing problem among developing nations: e-waste. While places like China and India already have their own problems with informal e-waste recycling, the UN expects to see the same intractable problems surface in Africa and Latin America while levels of trash will double or triple in… Read More

  • Videos: Machine turns office paper into toilet paper

    Videos: Machine turns office paper into toilet paper

    What we have here is a machine that automatically turns office paper into toilet paper. It's called White Goat (seriously) and is made by a Japanese company called Oriental [JP]. The way it works is simple: You just feed the machine with about 40 sheets of office (or whatever) paper, wait for 30 minutes and take out a perfectly made toilet paper roll. The machine shreds the paper, which is then… Read More

  • Dell and Goodwill add more free computer recycling drop off sites

    Dell and Goodwill add more free computer recycling drop off sites

    Ever tried to get rid of an old, sack o’ crap computer? It's not as easy as it sounds. You can't just throw it in the garbage (legally), charitable organizations have finally realized that it takes more time and effort than it's worth to refurbish a 486 DX2/66 machine that nobody’s going to use anyway, and dumping the computer at your municipal recycling center often costs a pretty penny. Read More

  • DIY laptop case made out of bags

    Love the Earth? Love plastic bags? Why not melt them together and add an old t-shirt for the lining in order to create a laptop case? Using an iron and a bunch of crinkly bags you can create sheets of plastic that you can then sew together to create a bag, jacket, or pants, thereby save the Earth and showing the world how much you like bags in one fell swoop. Read More

  • Video Review: Mode RCC-1075 all-in-one recycling center

    Video Review: Mode RCC-1075 all-in-one recycling center

    The Mode All-In-One Premium Recycling Center is a recycling solution designed to help ease the burden of recycling. With 13 gallons of total capacity divided into a 5 gallon paper bin and an 8 gallon bin for glass, plastic, and metal, the RCC-1000 makes it easy to separate your recyclables. It also includes a unique compaction system, a nifty system to track how much you've recycled, and a… Read More

  • We at CrunchGear salute Newsoap!

    We at CrunchGear salute Newsoap!

    It's easy in these dark economic times to wallow in misery and wait for a handout from the federal government. Whatever happened to that "Can Do!" American spirit that put a man on the moon, and bacon in pre-wrapped packaging? Thankfully there are some keeping the flame of invention alive, and working to make an honest buck along the way. Witness Newsoap<, bringing you new soap in recycled… Read More