📑 Recycling

This machine crushes beer bottles into sand for construction

The process is not beneficial just for the environment but also for the construction industry.

Analytics platform helps achieve a recycling rate of more than 98%

Developed by a Myanmar waste management startup, it aims to make waste-management environmentally friendly.

This juice bar can make bioplastic cups from orange peel

The prototype design concept showcases sustainable consumption through circularity of use.

plastic bottle waste

Swapping plastic bottles for metro rides

A few cities are testing an innovative recycling scheme that lets riders pay for transportation with plastic bottles.


This smart trashcan can recognize and automatically categorize recycling litter

Thanks to the use of sensors, image recognition technology and AI - it makes sure we spend less time sifting through and sorting trash for recycling.

plastic asphalt

A road built from recycled plastic bottles

The technology not only exceeds the strength of bituminous asphalt, but is also made from recycled PET plastics in the polymer formula.


Smart bin raising awareness on trash separation

Called CanBank, it allows people to recycle plastic bottles and cans in exchange for rewards -- such as phone credit and promo codes.

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A behavioral-change program for recycling

A French initiative applies some of the same principles of organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous to entice people to recycle more.

Battery Refund machine

This kiosk machine pays out for old batteries

The Battery Refund machine is a reverse vending machine for waste consumer batteries that can automate the collection of old batteries and reward people for their effort.

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