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Turn A Broken 1986 Macintosh Plus Into An Amusing Rubbish Bin

Here’s a great way to enrage the Apple fans in your life who put all of the company’s creations on a pedestal. Someone who goes by the handle hahabird on Imgur converted the shell from a classic 1986 Macintosh Plush into a rubbish bin, complete with a spring-loaded screen flap.


This Ingenious Printer Recycles Scrap Paper Into New Paper Right In Your Office

This is PaperLab: Epson says it’s the world’s first recycling system to take waste paper and instantly transform it into new paper — onsite, in your office.


This Machine That Crushes Cans Is So Hypnotic

Video: I’m totally getting hypnotized watching this machine spin around and around as it crushes aluminium can after aluminium can. The colours of the soft drink, the constant spin of the wheel, the methodical movement of the arm, it all makes for such a satisfying video to watch. I think people would absolutely recycle more if they had access to this machine for half an hour every week.


Are We Recycling Too Much Of Our Trash?

A recent credible study suggests the amount of waste Americans dispose in landfills each year is over twice what the EPA had been estimating.


IKEA Is Stuffing New Cushions With Old Shredded Catalogues

Whether you embrace it with open arms or toss it in the trash as soon as it arrives, the IKEA catalogue is one of the most widely distributed publications on earth. But to help reduce the environmental impact of all that paper, the company is now recycling old copies into cushion stuffing.


Your Next Yoga Mat Might Be Made From Algae

It’s the last thing you want to find floating on your backyard pool, but a Mississippi-based company called Bloom has developed a way to turn algae, that green slimy goo that makes it unpleasant to swim in a lake, into eco-friendly foam for use in yoga mats, sandals or luggage.


A Music Festival Is Using People's Pee To Brew More Beer

If you like drinking pee, you’re going to love the Roskilde music festival. The Danish celebration of rock and roll recently launched a program that recycles festival-goers’ urine in order to make beer. It’s not as gross as it sounds.


These Sneakers Are Made Entirely From Ocean Waste

Our oceans are full of plastic. Fortunately, scientists are mapping where it lies, which means we can begin scooping it up — and perhaps even start to use it to create new products, like these sneakers.


Researchers Devise A Simple Method For Recycling Rare Earth Magnets

You’ve probably heard a bit about rare Earth elements. They have got unpronounceable names like ytterbium and praseodymium, and they’re found in nearly ever piece of tech you own. Despite their value, we’re do a piss poor job recycling them. But chemists are now hoping to change that.


One Woman's Trash Is Everyone Else's $200,000 Vintage Apple-1 Computer

Most of the time, recycled electronics are too crappy to sell on Craigslist. But one California e-recycling center recently received one of the most coveted gadgets ever: A genuine Apple-1 computer.


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