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Trash Into Gas, Efficiently? An Army Test May Tell

Published: 
Mon, 08/19/2013 - 10:32pm
Category: 
Waste

There is an indisputable elegance to the idea of transforming garbage into fuel, of turning icky, smelly detritus into something valuable.

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After the ‘Crying Indian,’ Keep America Beautiful Starts a New Campaign

Published: 
Wed, 07/17/2013 - 9:16pm
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Waste

More than 40 years after teaming up to create the iconic “crying Indian” advertising campaign, Keep America Beautiful and the Advertising Council have joined forces to promote the benefits of recycling.

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A City That Turns Garbage Into Energy Copes With a Shortage

Published: 
Sun, 05/05/2013 - 9:23pm
Category: 
Waste

This is a city that imports garbage. Some comes from England, some from Ireland. Some is from neighboring Sweden. It even has designs on the American market.

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Sex, Lies and Garbage by Belinda Waymouth

Published: 
Mon, 03/11/2013 - 2:26pm
Category: 
Waste

With world population at 7 billion-plus, there are more potential people to have sex with than ever... not forgetting the inevitable result: more people. 

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Plasma Gasification Raises Hopes of Clean Energy From Garbage

Published: 
Tue, 09/11/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

David Robau tours the country promoting a system that sounds too good to be true: It devours municipal garbage, recycles metals, blasts toxic contaminants and produces electricity and usable byproducts — all with drastic reductions in emissions.

Mr. Robau, an environmental scientist for the Air Force, has been promoting a method that was developed with the Air Force to dispose of garbage with neither the harmful byproducts of conventional incineration nor the environmental impact of transporting and burying waste. It is one of several innovative techniques that the United States military has been researching to provide alternatives to the open-pit burns that some veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars say have made them ill.