recycling

Apple Now Recycles Any Product You Give Back (And Gives You Credit)

Starting today, all of Apple’s retail stores will accept any of the company’s ageing products for recycling — and, if it looks resaleable, you might even get some store credit too.


A Toxic And Deadly Week In Landscape Reads

The U.S. had a pretty toxic and deadly week in landscape reads. We learn how, remarkably, tourist poop is flown by helicopter out of national parks, how Silicon Valley exports toxic waste all over the country, how poison lurks in old televisions, and how the land can just fall away in the form of Washington’s deadly mudslide.


How Implants And Prosthetic Limbs Get Recycled And Reused

Every year, millions of pacemakers, metal hips and prosthetics outlast the bodies they’re designed for. But these medical devices could very well go on to have a second-life — in cars, wind turbines, and even another person.


You'll Never Believe All The Things Made Out Of Chicken Feathers

As a nation, the United States consumes a whopping 8 billion chickens every year, and this results in a few mountains’ worth of chicken feathers in pure waste. But no more, some entrepreneurs say: chicken feathers could be the future of plastic.


Burn An (Almost) Infinite Candle With This Clever Wax-Catching Holder

To all of you convinced there’s no such thing as a perpetual motion machine, behold Benjamin Shine’s brilliant Rekindle candlestick holder that slowly but steadily turns into a brand new candle as it burns and melts away.


A Screw-On Cloud That Turns Plastic Bottles Into Watering Cans

When it comes to watering, there’s nothing stopping you from simply dumping a bottle of H2O onto the plants on your balcony, as long as you’re cool with possibly damaging them and splashing wet dirt all over the place. A gentler approach is a better idea, and Animi Causa’s new Rainmaker — which emulates a gentle summer rain — requires minimal additional effort on your part.


This Is What It's Like To Intentionally Crash A Ship

When a ship comes to the end of its working life, it has to be torn apart, piece-by-piece, to be disposed of. By that point, though, little care needs to be taken in getting it ashore — so they’re just intentionally run aground. This is what it looks like.


Who Will Dispose Of Your Porn And Sex Toys After You Die?

Andy Warhol once joked that dying was the most embarrassing thing that could ever happen to a person. Many people give careful thought to what they want done with their assets after their death, even going as far as to spell out what should be done with their digital properties, but few think about some of the more embarrassing details of having been alive.


A Tour Of The Largest Commingled Recycling Plant In The US

As of last month, New York City’s Sunset Park waterfront is home to the largest commingle recycling facility in the US. After its inaugural run on opening day, the facility shut down for some final tweaks and testing before it opens full time. During this period of maintenance, Gizmodo visited the new facility for a private tour of the process that materials go through in the new location.


Old iPhones Are Being Repurposed To Decorate Your House

Recycling e-waste is kind of important. Our devices are full of heavy metals and toxins that probably shouldn’t just chill in landfills. But iPhone repair company Twice Used is designing housewares that put a new spin on old handsets.