Apps were created for two reasons: to entertain you and to make your life easier. There are thousands of different apps for the Droid and iPhone market to make every aspects of your life simpler like travel, shopping, eating and exercising. But there are apps out there that can not only help you but the world we live in. Downloading apps that could potentially help (more…)
Mexico City has announced plans to close one of the world’s largest open-air garbage dumps as part of an initiative to convert more of the city’s waste into reusable materials or energy.
By the end of the year, garbage trucks will no longer be allowed to drop trash at the Bordo Poniente, a (more…)
Take a look around your neighborhood this holiday season and you may notice something different. It’s a subtle change, but a significant one nonetheless.
You’ve probably noticed this change at your local retailer, too.
What change, you ask? (more…)
Houston is one of the major cities in Texas. As part of a state-wide effort to become more cleantech friendly, including the use of renewable energy and energy efficient products, Houston has been doing what it can to work toward sustainability. This includes making changes in buildings, throughout (more…)
Electronic waste, or “e-waste“, is a major problem of the information age. As consumers continually upgrade their electronic devices, the old devices are discarded and usually end up in a toxic e-waste dump, usually located in a poor developing country. Such a dump is located in the capital city of the African country, (more…)
This is the third and final part of my blog on critical metals and cleantech (read Part 1 and Part 2). This one aims to give an overview of where the opportunities are presenting themselves and those that are leading and innovating in the sector today. For many of these metals, processes to recycle (more…)
The new targets for collecting electronic waste backed by the European Parliament are set to cause some trouble with reluctant EU member states.
Electronic waste is a number of different types of waste streams. It can include old computers, TV’s etc. The European Parliament and the 27 EU (more…)
Admit it. You like to watch makeover shows. The Biggest Loser, Extreme Makeover, What Not to Wear. Everyone loves them. Of course, we all hang on to the end to see the big reveal.
Before and after photos are fun to see, whether they’re photos of people, bathrooms or entire (more…)