TerraCycle wants to recycle everything in your life

Good News Notes: “Have you ever felt guilty about tossing your old Teva sandals, or Colgate toothbrush, or Etch A Sketch into the trash, where they will clog up a landfill for hundreds of years? I have good news for you. All of those items—and many more—are now recyclable thanks to TerraCycle, a company that…

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,…

22-year-old runs from ocean to ocean for Clean Seas

Good News Notes: “On 26 July 2019, 22-year-old Sam Bencheghib asked the crowd of friends, supporters and media gathered around him, to take two deep breaths as a reminder of the importance that the oceans have in giving life. Bencheghib was about to embark upon a 3,100-mile run across the United States of America from coast…

Students Develop Recycling Robot at MakeHarvard

Good News Notes: “A trash recycling robot named GARI was recently developed by a team of Illinois Wesleyan University students during MakeHarvard, a 24-hour engineering make-a-thon hosted by Harvard University.” View the whole story here: https://www.iwu.edu/news/2020/students-develop-recycling-robot-at-makeharvard.html

Nike’s New Vegan ‘Space Hippie’ Sneakers Are Made From Trash | LIVEKINDLY

Good News Notes: “The Space Hippie’s flyknit-based uppers use at least 85 percent rPoly—primarily recycled plastic water bottles, t-shirts, and yarn scraps. The sole uses 15 percent Nike Grind Rubber, combined with 100 percent recycled foam materials. ‘I’d say Space Hippie attacks the villain of trash,’ adds Hoke. ‘It’s changed the way we look at materials,…

Vals Valiants Cleans Up Local Highway, Notices Less Litter

Good News Notes: “On Sunday, December 15, 2019, Val’s Valiants braved the cold, grabbed some reinforced gloves, and picked up litter along South Avenue (State Route 28) for the approximately 1 mile stretch between South Martine Avenue and Jersey Avenue in Scotch Plains as part of New Jersey’s Adopt-A-Highway program. Val’s Valiants adopted this particular…

New landfill technology turns trash into savings

 Good News Notes: “A new piece of equipment is helping turn trash in landfills into money.” “The wood grinder has become an integral piece in Kern County landfills.” “The grinder is used to take unprocessed materials like brush and tree trimmings and grind them up into smaller pieces. This is important because the pieces no…

Almost 8,000 pounds of trash fished from Haywood waterways in 2019

Good News Notes: “Litter cleanups organized by Haywood Waterways Association removed 7,885 pounds of trash from the county’s creeks and streams in 2019, said HWA Project Assistant Christine O’Brien.” “Contributing to the garbage collection were 268 volunteers, who participated in 26 cleanups between January and November, pulling 40 tires out of Haywood’s water as part…

This Kitchen Gadget Turns Waste Into Energy

 Good News Notes: “A gadget that’s the size of a trash and can heat your home, with everything from dirty diapers to empty chip packets, is currently being trialled in the UK.” “Spencer was frustrated with a system that essentially saw ‘a refuse vehicle doing 6 miles to the gallon running on fossil fuel, to…