Posted on September 6, 2016 by Envirothink
Sydney, Australia’s Barangaroo South – a net positive water project
Water is a hot topic. With water tables dropping around the world, lakes and rivers are drying up. Annual rainfalls are changing, often dramatically. As temperatures around the globe heat up, drought is becoming the new normal. So builders and architects are turning their creative minds to innovation to recycle and reclaim water in order to turn once waterhog-ish buildings into net positive ones.
A recent article highlights a new urban renewal project in Sydney, Australia, that focuses on just this.
Filed under: Water issues | Tagged: black water, dropping water tables, drought, gray water, net positive water, reclaimed water, recycled, recycled water, urban renewal, wastewater treatment plant, Water Reuse Association | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 24, 2014 by Envirothink
Recology’s stunning art exhibit at San Francisco Airport is, alas, long gone. Those of us fortunate enough to have seen it can attest to the remarkable creativity of the artists, turning what had been trash into fascinating and often beautiful works of recycled art.
Tonight and tomorrow (Saturday, January 25th), if you’re going to be in or near San Francisco, you’ll get a chance to meet some Recology’s Artists-in-Residence at an exhibition and reception/ This exhibition is the culmination of four months of work by the artists who have scavenged materials from the dump to make art and promote recycling and reuse.
Filed under: Fun and Educational too, Recycling | Tagged: conservation, environmental, exhibition, natural resources, Recology, recycled, recycling, reuse, San Francisco Airport, trash | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 15, 2013 by Envirothink
In case you don’t know about it, today is America Recycles Day. This partnership between Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council, it’s a day that serves to remind consumers of the importance of recycling and to raise awareness of the growing myriad of items that can be recycled.
Filed under: Recycling | Tagged: America Recycles Day, batteries, Brigades, curbside recycling, landfills, plastic, plastic bags, recycled, recycling bins, styrofoam, TerraCycle, Tom Szaky, toxic chemicals, trash | Leave a comment »
Posted on June 25, 2013 by Envirothink
Travelers pass by this artwork of Eric Otto, using recycled spray and house paint on found objects.
Employee-owned,Francisco-based Recology – the largest organics compost facility operator by volume in the United States – announced today the launch of a web page featuring San Francisco Airport’s (SFO) Museum’s exhibition of work from the Recology Artist in Residence Program at the United Terminal. The Art of Recology highlights this innovative art program that was founded to challenge the way we think about waste, consumption, and art.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments, Recycling | Tagged: art, Art of Recology exhibit, arts, compost, environmentalists, innovative, Recology, recycled, recycling, reuse, SFO, sustainable, waste, zero waste | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 19, 2012 by Envirothink
Amy Davis, a Connecticut mom, created these handy tissue tubes to help parents and kids stay safer while driving
Distracted driving is the cause of many a car accident. For many, the culprit is texting. Busy parents, however, can get distracted searching for something that kids in the back seat need. One look away from the road can spell disaster.
That was the impetus behind Amy Davis creating the innovative Kiss-u Tissues.
Filed under: Green products | Tagged: Amy Davis, bamboo, car accident, eco-friendly, environmentally-friendly, green, innovative, Kimberly-Clark, Kiss-u Tissues, recycled, Walgreen's | 2 Comments »
Posted on August 6, 2012 by Envirothink
Manufacturers of kid-related products have known for years that kids love bright, colorful packaging and capitalize on that. Two Moms on the Go LLC. turned this to an advantage for parents concerned about giving their kids healthy snacks with their new Wexy Lunch & Munch Bags.
Filed under: Green products, Health concerns | Tagged: biodegradable, BPA-free, compost, disposable, health, healthy snacks, nutrition, orgnic, packaging, plastic, recycled, reusable bags, Wexy Lunch & Munch Bags | 1 Comment »