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A ‘Surprisingly Good’ Beer Made With Wastewater 

A ‘Surprisingly Good’ Beer Made With Wastewater 

Xylem, a water technology company, has developed a Bavarian-style beer made in Germany. This isn’t an ordinary brew — this eco-friendly beer is brewed using wastewater. The “Reuse Brew” is designed to showcase the latest in water recycling tech, according to the company, and is a collaboration among Xylem, the chair of Brewery and Beverage […]

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    EU Agrees to Stop Plastic Waste Exports to Non-OECD Nations Unable to Process It

    EU Agrees to Stop Plastic Waste Exports to Non-OECD Nations Unable to Process It

    European Union (EU) member states and lawmakers have reached an agreement to stop exports of certain types of waste, including plastics, to countries outside the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) group of mostly rich countries starting in mid-2026. “Exports of certain non-hazardous wastes and mixtures of non-hazardous wastes… will be allowed only to […]

    ‘No Plastic Chemical Can Be Classified as Safe’: Study Finds Hundreds of Toxins in Recycled Plastics

    ‘No Plastic Chemical Can Be Classified as Safe’: Study Finds Hundreds of Toxins in Recycled Plastics

    Since its invention more than 100 years ago, plastic has become increasingly ubiquitous in the environment, from the depths of the ocean to within algae beneath Arctic sea ice. Tiny microplastics have been detected floating high in the atmosphere above the French Pyrenees, as well as in human blood. Plastics persist in the environment because […]

    Nearly Half a Billion Cheap Electrical Items Ended Up in UK Landfills in the Past Year, Research Finds

    Nearly Half a Billion Cheap Electrical Items Ended Up in UK Landfills in the Past Year, Research Finds

    Humans love portable electronics, from the Walkman in the 1980s to the disposable vapes and handheld, miniature fans of today. Over the years, as demand for these electronic gadgets has soared, they have gotten cheaper, leading to an enormous amount of waste. In the past year, 471 million small, inexpensive everyday electronics like headphones and […]

    EPA Launches Recycling Initiative With $100+ Million in Grants

    EPA Launches Recycling Initiative With $100+ Million in Grants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced grants of more than $100 million to expand the country’s recycling and waste management infrastructure. It is the largest investment in recycling by the EPA in three decades. Funding for the grants will come from President Joe Biden’s Investing in America agenda. Under the new funding opportunity, […]

    What Is Textile Recycling?

    What Is Textile Recycling?

    Have you ever found yourself with a bunch of fabric — maybe old clothes, rags, socks, or tablecloths — that you just can’t find a use for, and don’t quite know what to do with? Well, don’t throw it in the trash, since 95% of all clothing, shoes, and other fabrics can be recycled in […]

    Plastic-Eating Fungi Thriving in Human-Made ‘Plastisphere’ May Help Tackle Waste Globally

    Plastic-Eating Fungi Thriving in Human-Made ‘Plastisphere’ May Help Tackle Waste Globally

    A diverse microbiome of bacteria and plastic-degrading fungi lives in salt marshes on the coast of Jiangsu, China. It was identified by an international team of scientists who counted 55 bacterial and 184 fungal strains that are able to break down a biodegradable polyester called polycaprolactone (PCL), often used in polyurethane production, a press release […]