Gaza cafe complex serves up lessons in recycling alongside drinks

Good News Notes: “As a model of creative recycling in one of the most densely populated places on earth, a Gaza Strip cafe is serving up a healthy dose of environmentalism alongside its signature morning coffee. The beachside venue is part of the “Sea is Ours” co-operative, a complex built of reused wooden poles, plastic…

Here’s a cool green way to upcycle millions of old tires

Good News Notes: “If you’ve ever seen a tire graveyard piled high with trashed rubber, you can easily understand that Israeli company EcoTech Recycling has a green gem of an idea. EcoTech’s nontoxic process produces a unique material, Active Rubber (AR), from end-of-life tires. With1.6 billion tires manufactured annually, and 290 million tires discarded each year in…

River Clean Up still set to collect debris, beautify environment

Good News Notes: “Hundreds of volunteers are expected to fan out by land and by sea to collect litter from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 9, when the annual Mississippi River Clean Up La Crosse strives to beat a longstanding record in collecting debris. The 27th annual event will operate with safety guidelines,…

Bridgestone Scales Up Recovered Carbon Black for the Tire Market

Good News Notes: “Bridgestone Americas says they are scaling up the use of recovered carbon black in the tire market with longtime partner Delta-Energy Group, a Natchez, Mississippi-based developer of technology to recover chemicals from end-of-life tires.” “Demand for virgin carbon black, a chemical that gets mixed with rubber to increase the strength of tires,…