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These Rings Are Made From Gold Salvaged From E-Waste

These Rings Are Made From Gold Salvaged From E-Waste

By Adele Peters "As part of Dell’s plans to push for a circular supply chain by using recycled precious metals in its new products, the company is also debuting some jewelry that used to be circuit boards." [Photo: Dell] In a previous incarnation, the gold used to make a new line of fine jewelry may have been part of a circuit board in your last phone or laptop. The gold is mined from e-waste collected in a national recycling program, turned into gold bars, and delivered to a jewelry manufacturer. “This has never been done before,” says Nikki Reed, founder...

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Revolutionary P&G Technology Restores Used Plastic to Virgin-Like Quality

Revolutionary P&G Technology Restores Used Plastic to Virgin-Like Quality

By Sustainable Brands   Image Credit: The Logical Indian Taking plastics recycling to a whole new level, Procter & Gamble (P&G) has pioneered a new technology that restores used polypropylene plastic (PP) to ‘virgin-like’ quality. Developed in P&G labs, the patented technology is being licensed to PureCycle to deploy in a new recycling plant in Lawrence County, Ohio and will allow consumers to purchase more products made from recycled plastic. According to Kathy Fish, P&G’s Chief Technology Officer, the first-of-its-kind technology is capable of removing virtually all contaminants and colors from used plastic and has the potential to revolutionize the...

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Teens sue Trump administration, say government let down the next generation on climate

Teens sue Trump administration, say government let down the next generation on climate

By Ben Wolfgang "The landmark case would involve proving in court that climate change is real and that humanity is driving it, and that government, through both negligence and policies that deliberately favor fossil fuels over clean energy, has failed to do anything about it" - (Associated Press) [ Photo by: Kathy Matheson ] On climate change, President Trump’s most dangerous foe could prove to be a bunch of kids. The Trump administration tried and seemingly failed last month to get a climate lawsuit — filed on behalf of nearly two dozen teens — tossed out of federal court, paving...

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In the heart of coal country, EPA hears worries about the climate

In the heart of coal country, EPA hears worries about the climate

By John Raby and Michael Biesecker (Associated Press) "The coal industry and environmentalists are squaring off at a two-day public hearing over the Trump administration's planned repeal of an Obama-era plan to limit planet-warming carbon emissions" CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After more than four decades as a coal miner, Stanley Sturgill ambled into an ornate room at West Virginia’s state capitol Tuesday to deliver a stark message to the Trump administration: Climate change is real and continuing to burn the dirty fossil fuel hurts future generations. He was among dozens of who squared off at a public hearing over the intended...

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Netflix Film 'Chasing Coral' Warns of Grim Future for Imperiled Reefs

Netflix Film 'Chasing Coral' Warns of Grim Future for Imperiled Reefs

By Mindy Weisberger (Senior Writer) Around the world, coral reefs are feeling the heat — literally. Persistently rising ocean temperatures have triggered coral bleaching events on a scale never seen before, and a new documentary captures a grim view of reefs in trouble, and warns about what we could lose when they die. A healthy coral reef is a magical place, teeming with diverse communities of colorful marine life. The enormous, stony structures of well-known reefs such as Australia's Great Barrier Reef can extend for thousands of miles, and appear almost indestructible. But reefs today face a deadly threat from...

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