By Silvio Marcacci on December 12, 2011
When making a list of the most promising new sustainability innovations, sewage probably wouldn’t be the first topic that springs to mind. Let’s face it – beyond being the butt of jokes, what other good can come out of human waste? Well, one company thinks they’ve figured out how to use sewage to reduce humanity’s environmental impact and oil dependence.
Wastewater treatment plants could be a gold mine in the quest to replace the petroleum used every year to make plastic for packaging. energyNOW! correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan got a whiff of how sewer sludge is being turned into sustainable plastic.
By Timothy Hurst on May 1, 2011
One year after making international headlines as the first town in the United States—and possibly the world—to ban the sale of bottled water, voters at the annual Town Meeting in Concord, Massachusetts this week rejected the unprecedented water bottle ban.
By Timothy Hurst on July 26, 2010
Plastiki expedition leader David de Rothschild talks with ecopolitology about the challenges and opportunities of running a wired environmental education campaign from the middle of the Pacific on a boat made out of plastic bottles.