Recycle your PET for money
Created 1/1/2007 12:26:00 AM 
The biggest growth in bottled beverages isn't beer or soft drinks or juices; It's water. Bottled water is the single largest growth area among all beverages, that includes alcohol, juices and soft drinks. Per capita consumption has more than doubled over the last decade. While the recycling rate is extremely low, the demand from recyclers is actually quite high.
These so called PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) containers (fizzy drink bottles, cordial bottles, cooking oil bottles), pile up as mountains of waste.
Urban Fruit-Picking to Prevent Waste
Created 8/16/2010 8:42:41 AM 
It's right about this time of year that those with fruit trees and gardens in the Northern Hemisphere tend to get overwhelmed by homegrown abundance. Many tons of these are wasted year after year; but no more.
 Recycle Waste Plastic into Crude Oil
Created 6/30/2010 9:17:51 AM 
The era of cheap oil is over - new discoveries are generally harder to find, more expensive to extract, and more expensive to refine. The world is now consuming around 1000 barrels of oil per second, so the prices are likely to remain elevated, over time. On the other hand, the stream of plastic waste is literally drowning us. Now we might be able to shoot two bird with one stone.
Dog Poop Scooper Service
Created 6/14/2010 8:19:07 AM 
Cleaning up after our pets is messy but leaving it behind is irresponsible and potentially harmful. No one likes to deal with their pet's waste; but now there's a company that will take your of this uncanny task.
Compost Yourself to Riches
Created 6/7/2010 8:25:45 AM 
The average American family produces more than 500 pounds of leftover organic material every year; composting not only keeps that waste out of methane-generating landfills, it also produces nutrient-rich, fertile, natural soil. Composting may be the right thing to do for the environment, but it can be hard to get around the smell and the mess—particularly for urbanites without expansive yards.
Fuel Pellets from Domestic Waste
Created 6/4/2010 8:26:00 AM 
The UK will start exporting domestic waste converted into fuel pellets to mainland Europe as it struggles to recycle the growing amount of household waste. The generation of domestic waste seems to have exceeded the capacity of the British municipalities to recycle them.
Successful Businesses that turn Trash into New Products
Created 5/26/2010 8:07:26 AM 
Creating new products from waste materials or used items has three distinct benefits for manufacturers: it gives them access to free or inexpensive materials, it lends their products an aura of sustainability, and it provides stories that sellers can share with the consumers. here are some examples of upcycling recently spotted:
Human Poop to Warm U.K. Homes
Created 5/24/2010 7:51:22 AM 
For most people the waste they eject from their bodies is something they don't bother thinking about once they've shut the toilet door behind them. But there are some who think human waste could be a major part of a stable gas supply. Just as long as we can overcome our prejudices.
Turn E-waste into Clean Electricity
Created 5/19/2010 8:51:46 AM 
You know how all that plastic crap is piling up in our landfills and polluting our oceans? When you think of recycling electronics, no doubt you imagine the old PC or mobile phone being disassembled, and it’s metal and plastic parts melted down to be repurposed. But for some people, it means reusing the parts to generate energy.
e-Stewards: New Certification System for E-Waste Recycling
Created 5/10/2010 8:15:55 AM 
The problem of e-waste: Between the breakneck pace of technological progress and our voracious appetite for gadgets, we're accumulating piles of obsolete computers, cell phones, and other electronic junk. This stuff is hard to dispose of because it's full of many different materials and tends to contain toxins like mercury, lead, and arsenic. This junk is often shipped overseas where it's "recycled" with very little oversight and becomes an environmental and public health disaster.

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