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New Chemical Process Converts Plastic Waste into Fuel, University Researchers Looking for Investors

The researchers behind the technology that turns plastic into fuel are looking for investors to implement the process on a mass-market scale.

In Bid to Cut Food Waste, Kellogg’s is Using Their Rejected Cornflakes to Make Beer

They're donating a portion of the beer's sales to charity, too.

Instead of Watching Farmers Contribute to Pollution, IKEA is Recycling Their Waste Into Products

IKEA has come up with an ingenious strategy that will benefit rural farmers while simultaneously reducing air pollution by 33%.

Special Bacteria is Found to be a ‘Battery’ That Turns Sewage Waste into Clean Hydrogen Energy

Scientists have found that purple bacteria could be a groundbreaking new resource for producing clean hydrogen energy out of human waste.

Totally Green Machine That Uses Biowaste to Generate Clouds for Clean Water Wins $1.75 Million XPrize

The water system doesn't just generate clean water – the carbon-negative technology costs less than 2 cents per liter of clean water.

We May Soon Be Able to Melt Down Plastic Waste into Fuel for Hydrogen Cars

Because the plastics don't need to be cleaned, the process would be cheaper than recycling, too.

After Planting a Tree Every Day for 40 Years, Man Has Created Blossoming Forest on Barren Wasteland

This man has been planting a tree every day since he was just 16 years old. Now, almost 40 years later, he has grown...

You Can Bring Your Plastic Waste to This Store to Use as Currency

This company is simultaneously tackling ocean pollution and poverty with a unique business model: using trash as currency.

New Family of Enzymes Could Transform Common Plant Waste into Fuel and Biodegradable Plastic

Scientists have discovered a new family of enzymes that could pave the way to converting plant waste into sustainable and high-value products such as...

42 of the Biggest Food Companies Make Historic Pledge to Cut Plastic Waste

The companies that are responsible for 80% of the plastic on these supermarket shelves have taken a dramatic pledge to cut wasteful packaging over the course of the next seven years.

This Woman Easily Lives a Zero-Waste Lifestyle –and She Believes You Can Too

Lauren Singer's mission in life is showing people how easy it is to live a zero-waste lifestyle – and she wants to do it in a way that doesn't make people feel bad about it.

More Than 200 Nations Promise to Stop Ocean Plastic Waste

The U.N. resolution spurred 39 different governments to pass legislation that would help eliminate plastic pollution from the ocean.

Brewing Company Has the Tastiest Solution for Food Waste

There is so much surplus bread being created in the UK every year, that homeless shelters can't even take in any more loafs destined for the...

UK’s First Zero Waste Store Just Opened – and it’s Wildly Popular

Everyone knows the common saying “waste not, want not” – but this couple has taken it to a whole other level. Nicola and Richard of...

Plastic-eating Caterpillar Could Munch Waste, Scientists Say

Generally speaking, plastic is incredibly resistant to decay, and that's certainly true of the one trillion polyethylene plastic bags that people use and discard...

Sweet Sustainability: Sugar Cane Waste is Fuel of the Future?

This exciting new research has proven that sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production. Surprisingly,...

Man Turns Plastic Waste into a Way to Save Trees

Aghan Oscar's company saves hundreds of trees every day thanks to his ingenious method of recycling plastic waste found around his region.

New USDA Guidelines Will Prevent Thousands of Pounds of Food Waste

The USDA is planning on nixing “use by” and “sell by” dates so consumers stop throwing away perfectly edible food out of confusion.

Scientists Are Turning Nuclear Waste into Super-Efficient Batteries

These recycled diamond super-batteries have a half life of 5,730 years – which is about the length of time that human civilization has existed.

He Aims to Solve Hunger in Chicago by Bringing Food Waste Down to Zero

His ingenious app, Zero Percent, connects restaurants and schools that have surplus food with nonprofits that bring the food to those in need.