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Entries from July 2011

Car Makers And The Quest For Zero Waste

July 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on Car Makers And The Quest For Zero Waste

Car makers and the quest for Zero Waste. Honda and General Motors have announced substantial improvement in results to their initiatives to cut down on wastes in their manufacturing plants. Car manufacturers seem to be doing a lot for the environment lately. Not only is there a race to build the most fuel efficient EVs and […]

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International Electronics Recycling Congress Now Accepting Papers

July 21st, 2011 · 3 Comments

The Steering Committee of the 11th International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC 2012) is now seeking papers to be presented at its upcoming conference, Jan. 18-20, 2012, in Salzburg, Austria. The preliminary program includes sessions on: • Rare earth recovery • More products in more markets and shorter lifetimes • Expansion of product take-back initiatives • […]

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Pepsi Introduces First 100% Recycled PET Plastic Bottle

July 14th, 2011 · 3 Comments

PepsiCo Beverages Canada yesterday announced the introduction of its 7UP EcoGreen bottle which the company says is the first beverage bottle in Canada and North America made from 100 percent recycled PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic. See: Plastic Recycling Symbols Creating a 100 percent recycled PET bottle has proved quite a challenge to plastic recyclers for […]

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Upcycling The Iconic British Telephone Box

July 5th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Here are a few examples of the fun and creative way these old phone boxes in the U.K. were reused and upcycled by the community and took a new lease of life. When people this side of the Atlantic think about the British, some things instantly come to mind — the Windsors, Big Ben, the […]

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