Indian Researchers Create Low-Cost Bricks From Recycled Paper Mill Waste

Read the full post at Inhabitat. While recycling trash is preferable to simply chucking refuse into the dump, the process still creates tons of byproducts that end up making their way to the landfill. Fortunately, Professors Rahul Ralegaonkar and Sachin Mandavgane of the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology in India (VNIT) have developed a way …

A Safe And Easy Way To Mine Metals From E-Waste

Read the full story at Co.Design. Hal Watts, a designer and recent graduate of the Imperial College in London, has devised an easier, safer way to recycle copper wiring, one of the most common forms of e-waste. His device, called Esource--which started out as his final project at Imperial--includes two components: a bicycle-powered shredder that …

This Colorado library lets patrons check out packets of seeds

Read the full story at Grist. In these computer-obsessed days, when books are falling out of favor, libraries are getting more creative. They’re getting in on e-readers, letting kids borrow dolls, and helping patrons garden by lending out packets of seeds. Yes, lending. Borrowers can’t exactly grow seeds and return the exact same ones, but …

Webinar: Safer Alternatives to Methylene Chloride Consumer Product Paint Strippers

Tue, Apr 23, 2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT Register at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/477986714 Methylene chloride has been used for many years in consumer product paint strippers that are purchased from Home Depot, paint supply and hardware stores.  The strippers are used by consumers, small furniture stripping companies, contractors, boatyards and various other businesses to strip a …

Webinar: Sharing Successes from the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program: Washing Systems

Tue, Apr 23, 2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6697412645320370432 This webinar will examine a year into the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program. It will provide attendees with a background into the program and a case study of the program in action. Washing Systems, a SCCP charter member, has put significant effort and …

Federal Agencies Working to Make Homes Healthier

Several federal agencies today unveiled Advancing Healthy Housing –A Strategy for Action. White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Nancy Sutley, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., and Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman discussed the new plan …