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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 Ashtray Encourages Public Engagement, Keeps Streets Clean From Cigarette Butts

The unique solution invites smokers to cast their vote on a changeable topic by inserting their cigarette butt into one of two chambers.


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.


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.

Company using recycled plastic milk bottles to repave roads

Company using recycled plastic milk bottles to repave roads

Whereas regular recycling of plastic is expensive, the company called Shisalanga Construction is using recycled plastic milk bottles to repave roads in South Africa.


Waste-to-energy plant in Denmark doubles as a ski slope

CopenHill, also known as Amager Bakke or Amager Slope, is a ski slope and a combined heat and power waste-to-energy plant in Amager, Copenhagen.

This grocery retail chain paved parking lot with post-consumer plastic

The amount of recycled plastics used in the mixture to pave the lot at one store in Canada is equivalent to more than six million plastic checkout bags.

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Stockholm power plant burning H&M clothes instead of fossil fuels

A power station northwest of the Swedish capital is to become fossil fuel-free by 2020 with a little help from moldy H&M clothes.


This aqua drone can clean waterways, collect data

It's like a big aqua Roomba that cleans up waste and pollution while logging real-time water quality data.

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