The discovery of potential environmental and human health effects from disposal of millions of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries each year has led scientists to recommend stronger government policies to encourage recovery, recycling and reuse of lithi… Continue reading →
When you’re at the grocery store, odds are that checking to see whether your grocer recycles all the plastic containers it uses to ship and store commercial-size food and pharmacy orders isn’t on the list.
Move over rivets, it’s plastic bottles that make a pair of Levi’s 501 jeans unique now. Iconic brand Levi Strauss and Co. is participating in the effort to drive consumers to think about recycling in a new light with the introduction of their limited-e… Continue reading →
Recycling your smart phone when you’re upgrading to the latest and greatest technology may not seem like a big deal, but making sure your phone gets recycled rather than wasted can actually have a big impact. The U.S. sends 135 …
Crafting with kids is a great way to get creative on lazy afternoons at home. By adding reused materials, you’ll not only make your projects cheaper (read: free), but also teach kids the value of reuse and recycling.
Trash is always messy, but what happens when recycling gets downright dangerous? From heavy metals to undetonated explosives, check out the ways Americans are recycling perilous materials into useful new products. Continue reading →
3-D printing lets anyone make almost anything with a simple machine and a roll of plastic filament. Now researchers have found a way to drive costs down even further by recycling empty milk jugs into filament. The process reduces landfill waste, saves … Continue reading →
Scientists have identified the method by which cells control the recycling of molecules, a process that is essential for them to move. The discovery provides researchers with a better understanding of how our bodies heal wounds. Continue reading →
Researchers say overexpression of a protein called alpha-synuclein appears to disrupt vital recycling processes in neurons, starting with the terminal extensions of neurons and working its way back to the cells’ center, with the potential consequence… Continue reading →
Scientists have long hypothesized that our bodies must have a special protein ‘container’ for transporting heme — the form of iron found in living things — during the breakdown and recycling of old red cells and other types of heme metabolism. Now re… Continue reading →
At an age when most youngsters are just beginning to get aquatinted with the world they’ve inherited, 10-year-old Vanis Buckholz was already thinking of ways he could help make it a better one for others. Continue reading →
Independent clinical trials have reported safety and efficacy for Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), a congenital form of blindness caused by mutations in a gene (RPE65) required for recycling vitamin A in the retina. Now, new research finds that gene t… Continue reading →