recycling

Cardboard Table Tennis Folds Down Into A Portable Cardboard Suitcase

The next time you’re stuck at an airport waiting for a delayed flight, instead of turning to your smartphone to pass the time, just make sure this cardboard version of table tennis is one of your carry-on items. In just seconds it can be unfolded and assembled into a working ping-pong table, complete with a cardboard net, cardboard, paddles and a cardboard scoreboard.


Energizer Is Finally Making AA Batteries Using Recycled Materials

Once the use of toxic mercury in household batteries was eliminated a couple of decades ago, it finally became safe to just toss dead AAs in the trash. But if deep down you actually felt guilty about not being able to recycle them, Energizer’s here to help your conscious with its new EcoAdvanced AAs made with four per cent recycled battery material.


Video: Turning Aluminium Cans Into Liquid Metal Looks So Fun

That’s it, I’m going to melt down my soft drink or beer cans into liquid metal and create awesome metal objects like in this video. All I need is a hair dryer and some charcoal to create this awesome mini metal foundry. It turns about 40 cans into a about half a kilo of aluminium.


The Secret Afterlife Of Recycled Christmas Lights 

A single strand of broken lights is nearly worthless, but 20 million pounds of broken lights is a valuable commodity. Welcome to the Christmas tree light recycling capital of the world, also known a Shijao, China.


You Are An Eco-Warrior Of Wintry Cheer, Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Real Christmas trees are beautiful. They smell good. They look classy as hell. They are not made of plastic and imported from China like most of the fake trees you can buy. They are not fake, which means they are easily assumed to possess that most coveted trait of all, authenticity.


A More Efficient Solar Panel Can Be Made With Old Blu-ray Discs 

Yes, a Blu-ray copy of Police Story 3: Supercop was destroyed for the sake of science. It turns out that the nanostructure of Blu-ray disc makes them especially well-suited to soaking up light — exactly what you’d want with a solar panel.


A Bike Made From Carpet Doesn't Sound Like It Should Work

Sure, bicycles get made from all sorts of unlikely-sounding materials these days — bamboo bikes are a lot more common than you’d imagine. But making a working bike from recycled carpet definitely sounds like it’s taking things too far.


The Incredible Robots That Scan And Sort Your Recycling

If your city has a recycling program, you probably do as good a job as you can to make sure that your papers, plastics and general waste are all properly sorted. But at the recycling plant it’s absolutely crucial that everything is thoroughly separated, and even an assembly line full of hawk-eyed workers can’t compare to the speed and accuracy of the Next Generation ZenRobotics Recycler.


11 Clever Uses For Your Old Phone Or Tablet

Upgrade time has finally rolled around, and you’re wondering what to do with your old phone or tablet. If you don’t want to flog it on eBay, give it to a friend or trade it in, then there are many different ways you can make use of it. Most of these ideas involve turning your phone or tablet into a dedicated, single-purpose device with the help of an app or two.


Simple Grooves Let This Rubbish Bin Hold Small Or Multiple Plastic Bags

It’s easier to feel less guilty about forgetting your reusable bags for grocery shopping when you plan to use the plastic ones for garbage later. And in turn it wouldd be easier to use those plastic bags for garbage if this clever rubbish bin concept, featuring strategic grooves to accommodate small or multiple bags at once, were a reality.