Vienna project breathes new life into electronic waste while helping unemployed

Vienna’s Dismantling and Recycling Centre (DRZ) is creating upcycled products from electronic waste – including bracelets and necklaces made from wires, and clocks made from vinyl records – while also providing opportunities to unemployed people. DRZ gives jobseekers temporary work to improve their chances of finding permanent jobs. The aim of the DRZ is to give their employees the skills that will help them to find a job … Continue reading Vienna project breathes new life into electronic waste while helping unemployed

Recycled Park: Floating park made from recycled plastic waste opens in Rotterdam

While the world is now fully aware that plastic takes hundreds of years, and in some cases thousands of years to decompose, the Netherlands-based Recycled Island Foundation has found a new use for it creating a floating island from recycled plastics. The floating island, known as Recycled Park, opened to the public earlier this month. This prototype is constructed in a variation of hexagonal building … Continue reading Recycled Park: Floating park made from recycled plastic waste opens in Rotterdam

How to Recycle Electronics [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Every year we throw away 11.7 million tons of e-waste, which is any electronic waste that is either obsolete or no longer wanted. With the amount of global e-waste expected to grow by 8 percent per year, we can’t afford to toss everything in the trash and contribute more and more to growing landfills. The good news? Our highly prized electronics are made of plastics, … Continue reading How to Recycle Electronics [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

The Recycled Candle Company pop-up store wants your candle leftovers

The Recycled Candle Company has come up with an ingenious way to save tonnes of candle wax ending up in landfill each year. The Recycled Candle Company is calling on people to turn up to their London pop-up shop in Marylebone, between 17 and 23 June, with their candle leftovers, so they can be recycled into new candles. Candle wax is not classed as a recyclable … Continue reading The Recycled Candle Company pop-up store wants your candle leftovers

Recycling Lives rebuilding lives while doing their bit to save the planet

Recycling Lives is helping to change the world through recycling waste and so avoiding landfills, and providing vulnerable people with opportunities. Recycling Lives uses its commercial operations, primarily in the recycling and waste management sector, to create social good by directly supporting and sustaining its own social and charitable programmes. The award-winning recyclers aim to help vulnerable people – including the homeless and ex-offenders – … Continue reading Recycling Lives rebuilding lives while doing their bit to save the planet

Jackie Chan’s Green Heroes: Actor’s pledge to change the way humanity approaches plastic waste

Martial arts legend Jackie Chan is motivating younger generations to change the way humanity approaches environmental challenges such as plastic waste. In a joint project with National Geographic, the actor is starring in a three-part documentary series, Jackie Chan’s Green Heroes, where the Rush Hour-star gets to collaborate with environmental pioneers on projects to raise awareness of protecting the environment. Jackie Chan’s own concern about plastic waste comes from … Continue reading Jackie Chan’s Green Heroes: Actor’s pledge to change the way humanity approaches plastic waste

TerraCycle recycling hard-to-recycle cigarette butts into park benches

Cigarette butts are commonly known as hard-to-recycle items, but they are now being recycled into park benches thanks to an innovative recycling process developed by TerraCycle. Recycling company TerraCycle has developed a processing method that creates higher-end plastic products from waste. Cigarette butts are collected from cities and municipalities across the US in rectangular cigarette butt waste boxes known as TerraCycle Butt Bins. Each box can … Continue reading TerraCycle recycling hard-to-recycle cigarette butts into park benches