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  • What’s Your Business Waste Worth? Find Out on a Commercial Materials Exchange

    31 October 2014, 4:07 pm by: Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

    The commercial materials exchange takes business waste from one place, and offers it for sale or use to organizations or other businesses that need it…
  • From Recycling Nylon to Regenerating Virgin Material: ECONYL [Video]

    30 October 2014, 3:18 pm by: Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

    Like other plastics, recycling nylon has largely been a downcycling process. Aquafil's new ECONYL system makes nylon 6 endlessly recyclable, though The post From Recycling Nylon to Regenerating Virgin Material: ECONYL [Video] appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • What to Do with Used Cooking Oil: How about Turning it into Jet Fuel?

    29 October 2014, 12:20 pm by: Important Media Cross-Post

    Boeing has come up with a novel idea of what to do with used cooking oil, particularly the large amounts coming from China: fuel planes with it The post What to Do with Used Cooking Oil: How about Turning it into Jet Fuel? appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • DIY: Turn an Old Sweater into a Winter Head Wrap

    28 October 2014, 4:48 pm by: Talancia Pea

    Want a new look for the cold Winter months? Turn an old sweater you no longer wear into a fashionable & hair-friendly head wrap The post DIY: Turn an Old Sweater into a Winter Head Wrap appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • Wind Energy Jobs are Also Water Conservation Jobs [Infographic]

    27 October 2014, 4:05 pm by: Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

    Wind energy jobs not only contribute to the growth of clean energy; they also support the conservation of water. The post Wind Energy Jobs are Also Water Conservation Jobs [Infographic] appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • #EasyUpcycling: How to Turn a Shipping Pallet into a Pumpkin (and Back into a Coat Rack)

    27 October 2014, 12:03 pm by: Guest Author

    An old wooden shipping pallet can be used as a year-round coat rack and holiday decor for Halloween. Here's how The post #EasyUpcycling: How to Turn a Shipping Pallet into a Pumpkin (and Back into a Coat Rack) appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • New E-Waste Recycling Marketplace Keeps Materials Out of Developing World

    24 October 2014, 2:45 pm by: Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

    Want to make sure your e-waste recycling efforts don't support offshoring of such wastes? The e-Stewards Online Marketplace gives you that assurance…
  • Lessons Learned from Limiting My Water Use: You Don’t Waste What You Don’t Have

    23 October 2014, 1:05 pm by: Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

    When your water use becomes limited - from emergencies or contamination - you learn not to waste this precious resource, but to use it mindfully…
  • Did the Great Recession Create Another Generation of Waste-Haters?

    22 October 2014, 3:41 pm by: Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

    Did the Great Recession, the economic downturn in 2007-08 create a generation of people who avoid food waste at almost all costs The post Did the Great Recession Create Another Generation of Waste-Haters? appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • Reusing Cigarette Butts, Filters, and Ashes

    21 October 2014, 9:27 am by: Stephen Hanley

    Cigarette waste such as ashes and discarded filters can have important uses. Butts make excellent supercapitors, rust inhibitors and industrial pallets, while ashes can be turned into water filters…
  • 15 Things You Can Do with Used Tea Bags

    20 October 2014, 1:20 pm by: Talancia Pea

    Don't toss those used tea bags after making your tea - there are all sorts of things you can do with them! From cleaning to freshening your breath The post 15 Things You Can Do with Used Tea Bags appeared first on Sustainablog.

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