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How does polystyrene recycling work?

Polystyrene -- the plastic used in items ranging from plastic forks to take-out boxes to life rafts -- can be recycled, but not without costs. What does it take to recycle polystyrene?


How are coating materials getting greener?

How are coating materials getting greener?

Are coatings like paint, varnish or finish available in environmentally friendly varieties? Coatings are everywhere -- and getting greener by the day. See more »

Can 'waste reclamation' change the way we think about food sources?

Can 'waste reclamation' change the way we think about food sources?

Waste reclamation could change the way we think about food sources. Learn about waste reclamation and what it could mean for future food sources. See more »

What are rare earth elements – and what do they have to do with the environment?

What are rare earth elements – and what do they have to do with the environment?

Rare earth elements are the force behind today's high-tech gadgets and green technology. Learn all about rare earth elements and the environment. See more »

What is the future of bioplastics?

What is the future of bioplastics?

Bioplastics can help alleviate many of the pollution problems that regular plastics create. Learn about the future of bioplastics. See more »

5 Reasons Parasites Are Beneficial to Earth

5 Reasons Parasites Are Beneficial to Earth

Parasites are often regarded as disgusting little critters, but they're not. Learn five reasons parasites are beneficial to the Earth. See more »

How Biodegradation Additives Work

How Biodegradation Additives Work

Biodegradation additives can help break down plastics faster. Learn how biodgegradation additives work. See more »

How are adsorbents used for environmental cleanup?

How are adsorbents used for environmental cleanup?

How are adsorbents used for environmental cleanup? Learn about adsorbents and how they can help clean up environmental disasters. See more »

5 Invasive Species That Might Conquer the World

5 Invasive Species That Might Conquer the World

Invasive species are found around the globe, and can be damaging to the world's ecosystems. Some invasive species seem almost unstoppable like these five. See more »

How Organic Insecticides Work

How Organic Insecticides Work

Organic farming doesn't mean no insecticides. Find out what organic insecticides are available to help farmers use to kill pesky insects. See more »

5 Green Technologies for Interplanetary Space Travel

5 Green Technologies for Interplanetary Space Travel

Green technologies contribute to the energy efficiency of space travel. What green technologies are essential for space travel? See more »