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Hate sorting the recyling? Ask a robot

Osaka University has developed a recycling robot that uses lasers to sort plastics. The project goal is to help lift plastic recycling rates of under 10 percent.

By Mar. 11, 2010

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Social garbage bin tells you to pick up the trash

The polite Social Trash Box out of Japan twists, bends, and reminds you to do your part to keep public spaces clean.

By Nov. 14, 2013

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Waste to energy: Green or greenwash?

A visit to a modern waste-to-energy plant shows they are far cleaner than older incinerators and an alternative to landfills, but shouldn't displace efforts to increase recycling.

By Oct. 21, 2011

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Green news harvest: Parsing the EPA new coal plant decision

Making wind power at U.K. coal mines. Will Google's Dan Reicher be the next energy secretary? Taking the renewable energy industry's pulse in a downturn.

By Nov. 17, 2008