Politics | The Hall of Idiots

Lego scraps plan to make bricks from recycled plastic, and the reason is TOO FUNNY

 As we are all annoyingly familiar with, the push to 'go green' in every aspect of our lives has been massive in recent years, but it seems that the 'green' activists know very little about what it takes to actually 'go green.' Lego is finding this out the hard way and it's too frickin' funny.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

As Millions of Solar Panels Age Out, Recyclers Hope to Cash In - Yale E360

Solar panels have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years, but they contain valuable metals, including silver and copper. With a surge of expired panels expected soon, companies are emerging that seek to recycle the reusable materials and keep the panels out of land

Miscellaneous | Environment/Climate Change

Plastic Recycling Doesn’t Work and Will Never Work

If the plastics industry is following the tobacco industry’s playbook, it may never admit to the failure of plastics recycling.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Do I really need to wash my recycling? – eteeshop

Rumor has it that recycling will be sent to the landfill if it’s not clean enough -- but is that true? And how clean does it need to be? Do I really need to scrub all of the residue out of my nut butter jars?

News | In The News

The world’s plastic recycling problem isn’t going away | Coffee House

The world’s plastic recycling problem isn’t going away on Coffee House | In 2015, the problem of marine litter climbed to the very top of the list of global…

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

10 Ingenious Ways to Reuse K-Cups | Mental Floss

You don't have to feel guilty every time you use your Keurig machine. After enjoying your coffee, try recycling your K-Cup pods into something new.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Californians are losing hundreds of millions of dollars in recycling deposits

California consumers lost out on at least $308 million in 5-cent deposits on cans and bottles last year, largely because it’s increasingly difficult to find a place to recycle them, a new report says.

News | The News

Recycling: Lots Of It Ends Up In Landfills, Does Little To Help Environment

It has become an article of faith in the U.S. that recycling is a good thing. But evidence is piling up that recycling is a waste of time and money, and a bit of a fraud. 

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

A Look at One Woman's Effort to Create a National Clearinghouse for Local Recycling Rules

How one California woman started Recycle by City, a website that she hopes to build into a national clearinghouse for local recycling information.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

The American recycling business is a mess: Can Big Waste fix it?

Profits across the industry have been in free fall, due to technical challenges and changes in consumer behavior. Can Waste Management turn things around?

Miscellaneous | Products & Services

The Big List: 49 Smart, Money-Saving Creative Reuse Ideas

We get excited about stylish, functional, and innovative creative reuse ideas, from the myriad ways you can reuse a jar, to uses for chipped tea cups, antique bread bins, vintage card catalogs, bubble wrap, wallpaper scraps, even old gym floorboards. Here

Home Improvement | Household Tips & DIY

10 Fun Ways To Upcycle Empty Booze Bottles - Neatorama

Enjoying a libation or ten with friends can be fun, but the next day you're left with a heavy head and a heavy load of bottles and cans to clean up.Depending on how much you and your friends drank the night before you might end up with hundreds of bottles

Science & Technology | Tech

Woman tosses $200,000 Apple 1 computer into recycling - CNET

Technically Incorrect: A recycling center in Silicon Valley is amazed that someone would toss out a rare first-generation Apple computer. It is currently seeking the woman who did it.

Politics | From the HuffPost

Nonprofit Creates Roofs From Recycled Plastic Bottles, Reducing Waste And Creating Jobs At Same Time

Not all roofs are created equal. The material hanging over rural Ecuadorians' homes, for example, is typically built from either grasses -- which attract insects, leak horribly and collapse when water-logged -- or corrugated tin -- ...