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The robots are battery-powered, but it is the cumulative energy that comes from wanting to learn that propelled the students at Holy Spirit Catholic School to take home a collection of trophies at the December regional LEGO Robotics League tournament. … Continue readingIdaho State Journal · Jan 31, 2016
Have you ever wondered what happens when you recycle a potato chip bag? That bag could be turned into the next 3D-printed trinket. New York-based 3D Brooklyn has teamed up with TerraCycle to transform recycled potato chip bags into 3D printer filament—an excellent step in … Continue readingOmnexus by SpecialChem · Jan 29, 2016
To prevent the pileup of empty bottles in landfills from the fallout of the city’s drinking water crisis, officials announced Thursday that residents will immediately have biweekly curbside pickup service.With thousands of water bottle donations coming in by the hour to assist … Continue readingDetroit News · Jan 28, 2016
A plan to recycle the thousands of plastic bottles being distributed to Flint residents during the water emergency was announced today by a coalition of state, Genesee County and City of Flint partners. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley said the goal … Continue readingMichigan.gov · Jan 28, 2016
Most of the single use plastic that comes into our lives can be recycled, but there are some items like chip and snack bags that can’t go in the recycling bin. 3D Brooklyn has partnered with TerraCycle, the company known … Continue readingTreeHugger · Jan 27, 2016
Typical recycling involves sending off your old cans, bottles, boxes and papers to be re-purposed somewhere far away, sight unseen. TerraCycle and 3D Brooklyn allow you to determine what gets made from recycled materials, thanks to a process that turns used chip and snack bags into plastic filament for use … Continue readingGizmag · Jan 27, 2016
This is a great month for de-cluttering your life. Although any month will do, January is a fresh year. Start small. Do not overwhelm yourself with all your stuff. Take one mess at a time. Then start sorting. Just remember, your … Continue readingCoastal Courier · Jan 26, 2016
Boasting an improved capsule designed specifically for use in business and hospitality settings, SolaBev is the latest technology introduced to the single-serve beverage market. In addition to the ability to address the higher-volume needs of commercial enterprises, the company announced … Continue readingGreen Lodging News · Jan 26, 2016
Already a legendary ultramarathoner and endurance runner, Scott Jurek added to his impressive career in 2015 when he thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail—all 2,189 miles across 14 states—in a record-breaking 46 days, 8 hours and 7 minutes.Runner’s World · Jan 26, 2016
Most waste management companies today prefer more cost-effective disposal options, like incineration and landfilling, to recycling. But TerraCycle, founded in 2001 by then-Princeton University freshman Tom Szaky, rejects this approach to trashing traditionally “non-recyclable” materials. Today, TerraCycle is a highly … Continue readingRodale Publishing · Jan 25, 2016