In its 2017 Environmental Responsibility Report, Apple details the efforts it made so far and its goals for the future. The company pledged to make devices using only recycled materials, but has yet to figure out how to achieve this.
Apple April 21, 2017
Researchers from Rice University devise a way to safely dispose electronic wastes by turning them into nanoparticles. Resulting gadget dust can be sorted and reused.
Material Science March 27, 2017
The next Earth Day is a little less than a year away! However, any day is a great one for showing the planet some love.
Gadgets April 25, 2016
Apple recently published its Environmental Responsibility Report, and the results are not too shabby. By recycling old devices, the company collected almost 3 million pounds of copper, over 6,000 pounds of silver and a mind-blowing quantity of gold.
Money April 16, 2016
Plastic waste can be a serious problem for landfills, particularly PET's, a common material in food storage and clothing. However, a newly-discovered bacteria eats the plastic, converting the garbage into simple chemicals.
Earth/Environment March 10, 2016
Energizer was not content with manufacturing EcoAdvanced, a battery that was built partly from recycled cells. This year, the company rolled out Energizer Recharge, the first ever rechargeable batteries that contain recyclable cells.
FUTURE TECH March 3, 2016
Millions of tons of electronic waste are produced every year, translating to millions of tons of possible sources of gold. Researchers have come up with a new gold extraction method that is cheaper, faster and safer.
January 30, 2016
Environmental agencies in West Virginia and Kentucky are collecting old real Christmas trees to repurpose and recycle as the perfect fish habitat for lakes and rivers in the area. Christmas tree donors will have a chance to win one of several prizes.
Society December 25, 2015
American researchers developed a type of polymer that can be transformed to its initial molecular state when heated for an hour. The new plastic is reusable, fully recyclable, biodegradable and petroleum-free.
Earth/Environment December 13, 2015
A company called 3D Brooklyn is turning potato chip bags, which traditionally couldn't be recycled, into a filament that can be used by 3D printers.
Gadgets December 10, 2015
Seiko Epson has announced a new machine that can turn waste paper into recycled fresh paper, without even needing water, an ingredient traditionally needed for paper recycling.
Gadgets December 2, 2015
University of Missouri researchers are on their way to develop the first biodegradable displays for phones and other electronic gadgets. Using peptide nanostructures lowers polymer usage, resulting in 85 percent biodegradability.
Earth/Environment October 17, 2015
Google announced that it's teaming up with the nonprofit Ellen MacArthur Foundation to focus on sustainability and improving its circular economy.
FUTURE TECH October 7, 2015
IKEA customers in Brussels can now take last year's catalogs back to the source -- to be recycled and used as the stuffing for a new line of cushions.
September 1, 2015
NASA is funding a research that would determine how human waste can be recycled into food and other products needed by astronauts when traveling through outer space. The technology could be crucial in the planned mission to planet Mars.
Space August 25, 2015
Bigbelly, a Massachusetts-based waste management company that manufactures solar-powered "smart" bins is aiming to turn its 170 containers in downtown Manhattan into wireless hotspots.
Internet Culture July 15, 2015
Rare Earth magnets are small, powerful and difficult to recycle. University of Pennsylvania researchers have now found a way of easily reusing the materials, essential for modern electronics.
June 22, 2015
A woman dropped off a box of old electronics to a California recycling center, which contained the rare Apple I computer. The firm is now looking to split $200,000 with the woman.
Computers May 31, 2015
The Johnston Recycling Facility was evacuated after an unknown chemical leaked into the air during sorting on a conveyor belt.
Earth/Environment August 8, 2014