NCDOT, Volunteers collect 9M pounds of roadside litter

Good News Notes: “When consumer goods, often single-use disposables, are littered or improperly managed, this trash can find its way into rivers, streams and other waterways. These ultimately empty into our oceans, where the trash becomes marine debris, according to theEnvironmental Protection Agency. “In North Carolina, we take great pride in our natural resources, but…

Austin nonprofit connecting homeless population with stable jobs

Good News Notes: “As work to get people off the streets and into permanent housing continues, The Other Ones Foundation is working to get people who are experiencing homelessness stable jobs. “This is Austin, this is where we reside,” said Nelson Muriakiara, who is currently is employed by the TOOF. He takes pride in the…

Coca-Cola Joins The Ocean Cleanup in Tackling Ocean Plastic Pollution

Good News Notes:  “As part of the effort to stem the tide of plastic pollution entering the world’s oceans, the Coca-Cola Company is joining with The Ocean Cleanup to expedite the deployment of cleanup systems in fifteen rivers around the world. The partnership is part of the Dutch non-profit foundation’s efforts to stop plastic pollution…

Engineers Have Developed the World’s First Fully Recyclable Printed Electronics

Good News Notes: “Engineers at Duke University have developed the world’s first fully recyclable printed electronics. By demonstrating a crucial and relatively complex computer component — the transistor — created with three carbon-based inks, the researchers hope to inspire a new generation of recyclable electronics to help fight the growing global epidemic of electronic waste….

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…

More than 2000 volunteers remove hundreds of bags of litter in Cayman

Good News Notes: “More than 2,000 community volunteers removed hundreds of bags of litter from Grand Cayman’s roads, beaches and coastlines on Saturday 24th April as part of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce’s annual Earth Day’s clean-up. Now in its 25th year, the Earth Day Clean-up is one of the Chamber’s signature community initiatives, in…

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…