Buy Seedbombs in Bubble Gum Machines
(9/18/2010 10:58:17 AM)
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†A dilemma recently faced Daniel Phillips and Kim Karlsrud of Los Angelesís Commonstudio design firm. ďA family member had a vending machine hobby for years, and we we're lucky enough to inherit a handful of them,Ē Phillips says. ď[But] it didnít feel right to just fill them up with candy.Ē Then they lit upon a new version of an old idea: seedbombs.

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Recycle Chewing Gum into Toys and Tires
(9/1/2010 9:05:02 AM)
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†Cleaning gum off pavement takes money and energy. Itís usually done with high pressure steam, which can end up eroding the surface and shortening its lifecycle, taking up more money and energy in repairs and replacement. A new chewing gum recycling campaign has started and if it takes off perhaps it will mean the end of those unsightly gum spots on paved surfaces.

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Find Riches in Recycling Carpets
(2/5/2010 8:41:58 AM)
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According to the EPA, about four billion pounds of carpet go into the waste stream every year in the USA alone - much of it is used, some is new carpet left over from building construction. A lot of that carpet (and carpet backing) is made of cheap, durable polypropylene fiber, which makes up about 80% of the sales for commercial carpet.

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The New Tire Recycling Business
(1/29/2010 8:54:11 AM)
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Itís like finding money on the street: the average tire contains the same energy as seven gallons of oil, and it has a heat content up to 16% higher than coal. Thatís one reason why tire recycling is starting to catch on in a big way. Itís finally starting to put a dent in the notorious tire dumps in the U.S., many which are illegal.

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