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When salt is removed from seawater in desalination plants, the byproduct is – not surprisingly – a lot of highly-concentrated salty brine. Ordinarily, this is just dumped back into the sea, which can harm the environment. Thanks to a new treatment process, however, that brine could actually be used to desalinate more water... Continue Reading MIT tech could let desalination plants use thei
When nature calls while out boating, the waste from the marine toilet – or head – flows through to an onboard holding tank. The potent contents of this tank then need to be responsibly disposed of at some point. There are likely pump-out stations at the marina, but there are also boats that can take away stored sewage. And the vessel recently delivered to Branford, Connecticut, is somewhat
Millions of metric tons of plastic are produced each year and in reality, very little of it is recycled. But what if there were more ways of turning this waste into something valuable, such as new plastics or different types of fuel? Scientists at Purdue University have taken a promising step towards this goal with a new technology that can turn the majority of a commonly used plastic into
As we replace old gadgets with the latest new and shiny, discarded tech can become a massive waste problem. Electronic waste can be quite valuable though, and there have been a number of projects aimed at recovering precious metals from e-trash. Now it appears that Olympic winners in 2020 will be awarded medals made from smashed up phones and cameras... Continue Reading Tokyo 2020 Olympic
the project contributes to building a local, circular economy, as it employs plastic waste from the local industry to produce chairs in the same area. The post snøhetta recycles worn-out fish nets and ocean waste into S-1500 chair for NCP appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Beginning with the principles of the Stirling engine, SoundEnergy's THEAC thermal acoustic engine takes heat – either industrial waste heat or solar heat – and turns it into powerful cooling without requiring any other power source. This completely renewable technology could prove highly disruptive... Continue Reading Electricity-free air con: Thermoacoustic device turns waste heat into co
in its latest speculative open ideas architecture competition, arch out loud has challenged participants to design a new multi-purpose stadium at the former olusosun landfill in lagos, nigeria. The post arch out loud releases waste multi-purpose stadium competition results appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
roosegaarde continues to investigate creative solutions for the 8.1 million kilos of space waste. The post daan roosegaarde wants to upcycle space waste into shooting stars and mars habitats appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Food and beverage giant Nestlé is ramping up its efforts to rein in plastic pollution, outlining plans to phase out plastic straws and hard plastics as part of a wider plan to use purely recyclable and reusable materials in its products by 2025... Continue Reading Nestlé to pull plastic straws from its products as it ramps up its war on waste Category: Environment Tags: Nestl
located in thessaloniki, greece, the lab's recycling facilities and robotic arm transform waste into public furniture on-site. The post ‘zero waste lab’ by the new raw turns citizens’ plastic waste into 3D-printed street furniture appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.


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