Apple Quadruples Recycling Points for Old iPhones

Apple has quadrupled the number of locations customers can send their old iPhone to be disassembled by its recycling robots. Customers can return their obsolete and damaged devices to Best Buy stores throughout the US, KPN retailers in the Netherlands or any Apple Store in either country. They can also …

New York Is Curbing Food Waste and Helping People in Need with a New...

Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature reached agreement on one of the most pro-environmental budget sessions in many years. Not surprisingly, Albany’s agreement on a new comprehensive congestion pricing plan and a new law to ban plastic bags grabbed top headlines in the press. But …

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Starbucks Spearheads £1m Initiative to Boost Paper Cup Recycling

A £1m fund to help expand and improve paper cup recycling facilities across the UK will be launched on Thursday by the coffee giant Starbucks and environmental charity Hubbub. Local authorities, recycling companies and social enterprises will be invited to bid for grants of up to £100,000 on behalf of …

Could a Toothpaste Pill Be the Minty Solution to Cutting Landfill Waste?

Could a toothpaste pill be the minty solution to cutting landfill waste? Bite, a company that has created a sustainable and vegan tooth care solution, believes the answer is yes. It says all users need to do is bite down on the innovative tablet and start brushing with a wet …

‘Rubbish Police’ Check Bin Bags to Drive Up Recycling Rates

A pair of council officers in hi-vis jackets scrutinise a clipboard before approaching a bungalow on a windswept estate on the western outskirts of Swansea. They are looking for residents who have sneaked recyclables into black bin bags destined for landfill sites or incineration plants. Recycling promotion officer Scott Matthews …

World Produced 44m Tonnes of E-Waste in 2017

More than 44 million tonnes of electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) was produced globally in 2017, with a majority being sent to landfill. That’s more than six kilograms for every person on the planet and equivalent to all the commercial aircraft every built, according to a new report. It reveals …

New Chemistry Technique Turns Waste Plastic Into Clean Fuel

Waste plastic is choking the Earth’s oceans and poisoning its wildlife. That’s why researchers at Purdue University are excited about a new chemical technique that turns waste plastic back into useful polymers — or even clean fuel. The new technique works on polypropelene, according to a new paper published in …