Recycling

Singapore Wants Eco-Park on Landfill Island

November 5, 2008 / No Comments

Singapore's National Environment Agency (NEA) is currently studying the feasibility of puttin an eco-park on the Semakau landfill. Let's see, create an artificial land mass, then make it look eco-friendly. Hmm... The Semakau Landfill is on an island 8 kilometers (5 mi) south of Singapore and is used for ash disposal from Singapore's incinerators. The proposed eco-park will become a test ...

Halloween in the Air: Giant Shiny Skull Crafted from Recycled Kitchen Utensils

October 31, 2008 / No Comments

"Recycle, Reduce and Reuse"- If the planet is what is at your heart then that is the mantra for you. Different people have various ways of recycling stuff and while some ensure that the recycled products are useful, the others make sure that they are works of art that spread the message. The giant, shiny metal skull made from recycled kitchen ...

B Happy Bags Are Seriously Strong

October 20, 2008 / No Comments

B Happy bags which are made in the USA using upholstery weight fabrics or recycled water bottles are truly very sturdy. We don't know exactly what she does with them, but Christina Clark said that she had easily carried 30 pounds of apples in the bag with utmost ease (keep some apple juice/pie/etc for us, too, please :)) These bags have ...

Helicopter Blades in My Pocket – When Recycling is Not Good

September 11, 2008 / No Comments

There's a guy in California - Cory N. Barden - who might need to get some lessons in stealing from the folks in China who swiped some elephants. A 38-year old man in Apple Valley, CA stole a $250,000 helicopter blade and tried to sell part of it as scrap for $250. "But, officer, I was doing the recycle thing. ...

Using Plastic Garbage Bags – What’s the big deal?

July 9, 2008 / No Comments

So what if the plastic bags decomposed in just 3 months. An editor at the Asahi Shimbun opined that plastic shopping bags are NOT the biggest problem. Some 30 billion shopping bags that weigh several hundreds of thousands of tons are NOT the problem. A survey by this editor revealed - 1. 83% of those who get plastic bags reuse (recycle?) them ...

Chic Goods Made from Waste

July 5, 2008 / 1 Comment

Japan has ideas out the gazoo when it comes to recycling.  At an upmarket residential area in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward one man is making colorful accent rugs from old clothes, 1960's-style lamp shades from corrugated plastic board, and  candleholders from old bicycle chains. It's called the ecoprinka brand with the aim of  "Co-existence with the Earth means enjoying doing ecologically ...

A Pile of 3G Apple iPhones

June 9, 2008 / 1 Comment

My neighbor, Steve Jobs (how's that for name dropping), will likely unveil the 3G iPhone today. He called and asked me what I thought about the idea. The message is on my phone. (right!) FWIW, I do live about 3 miles from Apple HQ. Jobs lives in the mountains and I live in the low-rent district of Silicon Valley. This new 3G ...

360 Eco Luxury Vodka

March 24, 2008 / No Comments

What you see is the "world's first eco-friendly premium spirit" produced by McCormick Distilling, America’s oldest continuously operating distillery. The 360 Vodka is trying to enter the ultra luxury vodka segment with this motto but from the begining I'll have to say there are other brands like Purus or VeeV to compete with. However getting back to the 360 Vodka, you ...

Portable Biorefineries Turn Trash Into Fuel

March 14, 2008 / 2 Comments

"Tactical Biorefineries" is what they call these new portable generators roughly the size a small moving van that weighs about 4 tons and turn trash into electricity. They've been mainly designed for the U.S. military and could be used outside the military shortly after, when the technology evolves (translated: "when they want to") in the future. The biorefineries are designed to ...