recycling

Kenyan woman invents method to turn plastic into construction cubes that are ‘stronger than bricks’

“According to Matee, using sand and a mixture of plastic waste can produce bricks, manholes, and tiles that are stronger than traditional concrete materials used for construction. Matee boasts that “Our product is almost five to seven times stronger than concrete.” What’s more, Matee’s recycled bricks are lighter and cheaper than more traditional construction products.” Kenyan woman invents […]

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Everyday Heroes: Recology continues recycling in SF – LA Times article

In it together…… “Reed, of Recology, said residents could help reduce worker risk by: Collapsing cardboard boxes. Flattening soda cans. Scrunching plastic items.” Recology continues recycling in SF – LA Times article S.F. recycling workers are heroes of a sort Even as coronavirus rages, city’s Recology plant continues to sift through the waste. WORKERS at the Recology recycling

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This ultra-strong nanomaterial could cut carbon emissions — and it’s made out of garbage | Grist

Worth another look: “James Tour, one of the study’s authors, explains that transforming the carbon found in food or trash into graphene keeps that carbon from reentering the atmosphere as the items decompose. “We bring up a lot of assets from under the ground, a lot of carbon in the form of coal, oil, and

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This ultra-strong nanomaterial could cut carbon emissions — and it’s made out of garbage | Grist

“James Tour, one of the study’s authors, explains that transforming the carbon found in food or trash into graphene keeps that carbon from reentering the atmosphere as the items decompose. “We bring up a lot of assets from under the ground, a lot of carbon in the form of coal, oil, and gas … [and]

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