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Consumerism, Mass Extinction and our Throw-Away Society | The Art Of
We’ve got kind of a problem here. On the right side of the pendulum, consumerism has reached an all-time high, with products reaching their planned obsolescence within absurdly short timespans and new products being rolled out (and bought) by the millions every day. And, since every action has an equal and opposite reaction , we have to expect consequences. So, on the left side of the pendulum, we’re looking at the very real possibility of a mass extinction, the sixth on record for our planet and the first since the extinction of the dinosaurs – sixty five million years ago.
extinction  consumerism  recycling  news-eco 
11 weeks ago by icresource
Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles | Environment | The Guardian
Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles. The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first bacterium that had naturally evolved to eat plastic, at a waste dump in Japan. Scientists have now revealed the detailed structure of the crucial enzyme produced by the bug.
plastic  pollution  recycling  biotechnology  news-eco 
may 2018 by icresource
Sweden's Recycling is so Revolutionary, the Country is Running Out of Trash | Buzzworthy
When it comes to recycling, Sweden sets an example for the rest of the world. Thanks to a government prioritization on sustainability, the Nordic country recycles 1.5 billion bottles and cans annually, a staggering amount for a population of about 9.6 million (in 2013). In terms of rubbish, Swedes only produce a measly 461 kilograms (1,106 pounds) of waste average per year—less than 1% of discard ends up in landfills. This is slightly below the half-ton average in the rest of Europe.
sustainability  Sweden-RC  recycling  news-eco 
february 2017 by icresource
Biodegradable Coffee Cups Embedded With Seeds Grow Into Trees When Thrown Away | Bored Panda
A creative company in California called Reduce. Reuse. Grow has designed a coffee cup that is not only biodegradable, but even has seeds in its walls so that it can be planted and grown! The cups, which are currently part of a Kickstarter campaign, will have seeds embedded in their walls based on their locations. Participating stores will encourage people to plant the cups themselves or to return them to be planted by the company.
sustainabilty  recycling 
march 2015 by icresource
Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival
In cooperation with Keep Santa Fe Beautiful and their recycling efforts surrounding America Recycles Day (November 15th) and New Mexico Recycling Awareness Month, Recycle Santa Fe is one of the hippest, eco-conscious art markets and juried art events of its time.
news-eco  recycling  Santa_Fe-RC  Santa  arts  festivals 
may 2012 by icresource
Resourceful
Recycling Containers, Recycling Container, Recycling Bin, Recycling Bins, Waste Containers, Event Recycling, Recycling Bags, PAYT, pay as you throw
recycling  MGG 
june 2011 by icresource
Recology Ashland Sanitary Service
Recology Ashland Sanitary Service has served as Ashland, Talent and the surrounding areas solid waste disposal provider for over 50 years. Recology has a proud history of strong community interaction as well as state-of-the-art recycling services. We own and operate the Valley View Transfer Station and the downtown Ashland Recycling Center (on Water Street).
recycling  TOGE-exhibitor  ARC-network  sustainability 
january 2011 by icresource
Jackson County Recycling Partnership - About the Partnership
Citizens who serve as solid waste managers in Jackson County, working within their communities to reduce waste generation, to cultivate public awareness and to support projects of Jackson County Recycling Partnership, Jackson County SMARTWorks and OSU Extension Service.
recycling  TOGE-exhibitor  green 
january 2011 by icresource
BRING Recycling
Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling in Eugene, Oregon
ARC-network  environment  recycling  business  green-building  OEN  shelter 
september 2008 by icresource
Nature's Hardware
Cabinet Knobs Custom Cabinet Knobs Kitchen Cabinet Knob Cabinet Door Knob
sustainability  recycling  green-building  TOGE-exhibitor  shelter 
july 2008 by icresource
Hugg
Japanese Company Produces Wide Range of Recycled High Performance Fabrics
PD  fabric  recycling  products 
june 2007 by icresource

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