AI Can Help Make Recycling Better

AI Can Help Make Recycling Better

For decades, scientists have found that pulse oximeters, devices that estimate blood-oxygen saturation, can be affected by a person’s skin color. In 2021, the FDA issued a warning about this limitation of pulse oximeters. The agency says it plans to hold a meeting on pulse oximeters later this year. Because low oxygen saturation, called hypoxemia, … Read more

Vodafone’s One for One Phone Recycling Program Will Bring Old Phones Back to Life

Vodafone’s One for One Phone Recycling Program Will Bring Old Phones Back to Life

An unfortunate consequence of our collective lust for shiny new gadgets is a growing mountain (sometimes literally) of electronic waste. Far too many of our devices are difficult to recycle, and so much of our e-waste ends up in landfills, where toxic chemicals may seep into the ground and pollute the local water supply. The … Read more

Join CW44 for electronics recycling day in St. Pete – CBS Tampa

Join CW44 for electronics recycling day in St.  Pete – CBS Tampa

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – CW44 is hosting an electronics recycling event on Thursday, June 16th in St. Pete. Just fill your trunk with electronics junk and recycle safely with us. CW44 has partnered with Quicksilver Recycling to offer a simple place to unload most of those gadgets cluttering your space. This … Read more

Smaller Reactors May Still Have a Big Nuclear Waste Problem

Smaller Reactors May Still Have a Big Nuclear Waste Problem

Lindsay Krall decided to study nuclear waste out of a love for the arcane. Figuring how to bury radioactive atoms isn’t exactly simple — it takes a blend of particle physics, careful geology and engineering, and a high tolerance for reams of regulations. But the trickiest ingredient of all is time. Nuclear waste from today’s … Read more

The Portable, Off-Grid 3D Gigalab Can Turn Trash Into Treasure

The Portable, Off-Grid 3D Gigalab Can Turn Trash Into Treasure

When the pandemic hit, the supply chain broke. Not only was it hard to ship regular goods, but the global shipping network was also unable to equip workers with enough personal protective equipment to reduce the logjam. Around that time, 3D printing company re: 3D starting planning, not just how to provide face shields and … Read more

‘Being Good To The Planet’; San Francisco Cafe Celebrates Earth Day Year Round – CBS San Francisco

‘Being Good To The Planet’;  San Francisco Cafe Celebrates Earth Day Year Round – CBS San Francisco

By Justin Andrews, KPIX SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Earth Day is a day we celebrate the earth and help the environment, but recycling experts say it should be something celebrated year-round. Nourish Café has two locations in San Francisco and since opening seven years ago they’ve been dedicated to more than just feeding people. … Read more

13 Best Recycled Backpacks and Bags (2022): Totes, Purses, Shopping Bags

13 Best Recycled Backpacks and Bags (2022): Totes, Purses, Shopping Bags

WIRED’s gear team has tested dozens of backpacks, totes, purses, messengers, slings, and even reusable shopping bags. An increasingly common theme we’ve noticed is the use of recycled materials in the construction of these bags. These materials come from plastic water bottles, old nylon, and even nets fished from the ocean. It’s important to find … Read more

Best Home Composters (2022): Reencle, Pela Lomi, Vitamix FoodCycler, BeyondGreen

Best Home Composters (2022): Reencle, Pela Lomi, Vitamix FoodCycler, BeyondGreen

I’m a big fan of composting, but it does not always go according to plan. Recently, a rat moved into my compost pile. It seemed to have a particular fondness for coffee grounds. After several frank exchanges of views, I persuaded Colin the Compost Rat (as I christened him) to move on. That’s one of … Read more

Why Cities Want Old Buildings Taken Down Gently

Why Cities Want Old Buildings Taken Down Gently

Emily Christensen knows this sounds a little West Coast, but when she enters the old houses her company has been hired to take apart, she senses an energy. “It’s intense,” she says. “These houses have seen decades of human drama.” Christensen and her partner, David Greenhill, started their firm, Good Wood, in 2016. Portland, Oregon, … Read more

How to Sell Your Old Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker (2022)

How to Sell Your Old Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker (2022)

Whether you bought a new fitness tracker to get in shape or snagged a smartwatch to have notifications on your wrist, there’s a good chance your old one has been consigned to a drawer or closet. It’s not doing anyone any good languishing there, and the longer you leave it, the lower its value drops. … Read more