The Mad Science Plan to Power the World With Poop

Plants all over the developed world take advantage of this salvageable energy to subsidize their operations. One UK-based treatment plant, for example, gets 50 percent of its power using poop.

97% Of Plastic Bottles Are Recycled in Norway

Norway’s radical recycling program is providing unbelievable results: up to 97 percent of the plastic bottles are now recycled. Norwegian government reward companies that are environmentally friendly.

City of Los Angeles, U.S. Announces Bold Recycled Water Plan

The City of Los Angeles announced a bold plan to recycled 100 percent of the 260 million gallons of wastewater currently being discharged to the Pacific Ocean through the Hyperion Treatment Plant.

US Company Launches 'Zero-Waste' Shopping Model

A new environmentally-friendly shopping model was recently launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. This shopping model, called Loop, aims to replace throwaway containers with reusable ones.

A made-in-Singapore solution to the world's plastic waste problem

Scientists from Singapore have converted polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles into a highly insulating and absorbent material called aerogel.

Directly recycling waste plastic into 3D printed furniture

A Zero Waste Lab was just opened in Greece that directly recycles plastic into outdoor furniture. Closing the plastic waste loop with direct recycling is one of the more compelling selling points of 3D printing.

How Taiwan achieved highest recycling rates in the world

A quarter century ago people called it “Garbage Island.” Today it has one of the world’s most efficient recycling programs, claiming 55 percent of trash collected from households being recycled.

The world’s first secondhand shopping mall opened in Sweden

The mall is located about 60 miles outside Stockholm in the town of Eskilstuna. There are 14 stores, a restaurant (see below), an exhibition area and an educational program so that Swedes can learn how to recycle even more.

Taking on plastic pollution with molecular recycling

BioCellection startup decided to tackle the problem on the molecular level. Instead of shredding plastic trash, it chemically converts it into raw materials that can be used to make new products.

Finland seeks to become circular economy leader

Finland has set a goal to make the country a global circular economy leader by 2025, by adopting the world’s first road map to a circular economy in 2016.

World's first biobricks grown from human urine

The development is also good news for the environment as bio-bricks are made in moulds at room temperature. Regular bricks are kiln-fired at temperatures around 1 400°C and produce vast quantities of CO2.

Indonesia hops aboard plastic cleanup with bus bottle scheme

The country’s second-largest city has launched the recycling incentive scheme, which allows customers to drop off plastic bottles and cups at terminals in exchange for bus tickets.

Chips company launches free recycling program

After hundreds of thousands of empty potato crisp packages were sent back to Walkers by environmental critics, the company is launching a free recycling initiative to collect and repurpose the plastic packaging.

Biodegradable natural plastic Nuatan can safely be eaten by fish

A type of compostable bioplastic made of corn starch, sugar and used cooking oil, created by Crafting Plastics Studio, could replace "all the packaging we know", according to its designers.

Austin, US Restaurants From Throwing Away Food Waste Banned

Restaurants in Austin, Texas, will no longer be allowed to throw out food waste. Businesses can dispose of their food waste by donating extra food, giving scraps to local farms for animals, or composting.