recycling

energy

We Don't Mine Enough Rare Earth Metals to Replace Fossil Fuels With Renewable Energy

Rare earth metals are used in solar panels and wind turbines—as well as electric cars and consumer electronics. We don't recycle them, and there's not enough to meet growing demand.
Nafeez Ahmed
7 hours ago
e-waste

These Post-Apocalyptic Looms Were Made From E-Waste

Weaving, in the end times.
Matthew Gault
9.6.18
videos

The Chemist Whose DIY Lasers Are Too Dangerous for YouTube

The YouTuber 'Styropyro' recycles tech to turn old parts into lightsabers and laser bazookas.
Matthew Gault
8.15.18
recycling

Watch This Man Surf Actual Waves on a Flatscreen Television

Holy shit!!!
Jason Koebler
10.4.17
Extreme Recycling

Yeast Can Be Engineered to Turn Astronaut Pee Into Spaceflight Materials

“We are planning to try to get our yeast to the International Space Station in next couple of years.”
Becky Ferreira
8.22.17
plastic planet

Earth Is Choking on 8.3 Billion Metric Tons of Plastic Waste

For the first time, scientists have calculated how much plastic we've produced, and its fate. It isn't pretty.
Bryson Masse
7.19.17
taking out the trash

Hong Kong Has Nearly Run Out of Space for Its Garbage

What happens then?
Justin Heifetz​​
7.18.17
climate change

Stop Telling People Not to Have Kids to Save the Planet

I'm terrified of climate change, but I became a parent anyway.
Kate Lunau
7.12.17
right?

Why Don’t We Just Make Everything Out of Recycled Plastic?

It’s a complicated question, but very smart people are working to solve it.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.12.17
What Is the iPhone?

The Environmental Case for the iPhone

They're barely recyclable, we unnecessarily upgrade them, and they take tons of natural resources to make ... they also mark unexpected environmental progress.
Adam Minter
6.30.17
earth

Apple's Promise to End Rare Earth Mineral Mining Is '100 Percent Unattainable Today'

Apple says it'll end mining 'one day.' Recycling scientists say that day is not coming soon.
Jason Koebler
4.20.17
RIP

Apple Forces Recyclers to Shred All iPhones and MacBooks

Documents obtained by Motherboard: "No reuse. No parts harvesting. No resale."
Jason Koebler
4.20.17
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