Tag Archives | Landfill

…Garbage can be recycled?

Garbage In Garbage Out

Every year, 63 million tons of recyclables end up in US landfills.

Thankfully, technologies like wind sifters, optical scanners, magnets and electrical currents can help to divert up to 75 percent of that waste stream to recycling, conserving landfill space and cutting down on greenhouse gases.

Check out Wired Magazine’s Garbage In, Garbage Out infograph for a look at how Global Renewables hopes to help us rid our planet of needless waste.

[Wired Magazine – Garbage In, Garden Out: Inside The High Tech Trash Disassembly Line]

…Recycling is good for the planet?


If you recycle (and you should), then you probably separate out what’s recyclable from what’s not, put both on the curb, and never think about it again.

But what happens when you recycle?

How does it work? Is it worth the effort? Is recycling waste just going into a landfill?

The Economist decided to tackle all these questions and more, and put together a great piece called The Truth About Recycling.

    If done right, there is no doubt that recycling saves energy and raw materials, and reduces pollution. But as well as trying to recycle more, it is also important to try to recycle better. As technologies and materials evolve, there is room for improvement and cause for optimism. In the end, says Ms Krebs, “waste is really a design flaw.”

[The Economist – The Truth About Recycling]

…Mario doesn’t go to heaven?

Mario Landfill

Where does Mario go when he’s had a few too many ‘shrooms? Why, to the Mario landfill of course. This morbid drawing takes a look below the screen, and shows the horror that Nintendo opted to leave out. Aren’t infinite lives amazing? Reset.

[Via: Coin Heaven]