Made from recycled plastic, the Cyclo is designed to make it easier to carry a helmet with you. This honeycomb-shaped bike helmet folds to fit in your bag If you commute on a bike-share bike, you probably don’t wear a helmet—one recent study in Seattle found that only one in five riders using bike-share […]
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A new way to unprint paper using intense pulsed light from a xenon lamp. Imagine if your printer had an “unprint” button that used pulses of light to remove toner—and thereby quintupled the lifespan of recycled paper. A Rutgers-led team has created a new way to unprint paper that, unlike laser-based methods, can work with […]
As plastic increasingly chokes the world’s landfills, and China announced last year it didn’t want to buy recycled plastic anymore, the what to do with it all has become a pressing question. Why not recycle it and use it to build roads? Bound together with plastic polymers, the asphalt will be cheaper and last longer […]
It’s all about stopping the flow of plastic into the marine environment. Plastic Bank uses blockchain and cryptocurrency technology to give people living in impoverished areas an incentive to recycle. The world’s oceans are awash in plastic, and the problem is only getting worse. Each year, 8 million metric tons of plastic debris ends up […]
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation first challenged the world to design a sustainable and inexpensive toilet, researchers from Cranfield University may have a viable contender - the Nano Membrane Toilet. It was funded by the Gates Foundation in September 2012 for $710,000.