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July 30, 2018


Is It A Waste To Wash Your Recyclables?

Are squeaky clean bottles and cans actually better for recycling?

May 4, 2018


Microwaves And Pollution

A recent study found the annual carbon emissions produced by the manufacture, use, and disposal of 131 million microwaves in the EU equals the yearly emissions of ~7,000,000 cars.

September 15, 2017


A pile of wax worms.

Wax Worms Eat Plastic Bags

Scientists may have found a solution for polyethylene pollution.

November 8, 2011



How Many Times Can You Recycle Paper?

You've seen the recycling logo, three arrows pointing around in an endless loop. This is a little misleading though. Find out why!

July 6, 2011


Spiders Recycling

What if a nice, protein-rich insect doesn't get trapped in the web every day? What's a hungry orb-weaver to do?

December 31, 2010


Instead of throwing away your old Christmas tree, try recycling it!

What Should You Do With Your Old Christmas Tree?

Christmas is over but what should you do with your Christmas tree?

January 1, 2010


What Actually Happens When Recycling Plastics?

Ever wonder what actually happens when recycling plastics? Learn about the process on this Moment of Science.

November 13, 2009


Beer Power

Learn how scientists are recycling brewery waste to create energy.

November 8, 2007


Turkey Power

Turkey isn't just what's for dinner anymore. Waste from the feathered holiday creature can now be transformed into other kinds of energy.

August 2, 2007


Paper or Plastic?

It’s a question that echoes through the aisles of supermarkets across the country, but is there a right answer? The city of San Francisco thinks so: paper.

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