Waste and Recycling

Should You Invest in Recycling Vending Machines?

Earlier this year, we introduced you to Loop Industries (LOOP), a publicly traded U.S. company that is a pure-play for investing in recycled plastics. Specifically, Loop has developed a process for upcycling waste plastic and polyester fiber into high-purity, food-grade polyethylene terephthalate (PET), the same material used in the plastic water bottles and other packaging […]

A Stock for Investing in Recycled Plastics

When panic ensues in the financial markets, financial services firms are quick to reach out and assure their clients that they have everything under control. Cancels affect run rates, and clients need to know that all those tools they’re paying exorbitant amounts of money for will work in bear markets as well as bull markets. […]

8 Israeli Waste and Recycling Startups

While Silicon Valley is synonymous with innovation, the lesser-known Silicon Wadi is perhaps more impressive. In Arabic, “wadi” means valley, so it’s a fitting way to describe the high concentration of technology companies on the coastal plain of Israel. For a country with just over 8.7 million people (that’s about the same size as New Yawk City), Israel […]

9 Green Packaging Solutions for Reducing Plastic Waste

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. There are about 7.7 billion of us consuming our faces off, so if there’s a heap of gold somewhere, we haven’t found it. What we have found are giant swirling patches of garbage in the Pacific Ocean and microplastics throughout the food web – and in […]

Can Waste-to-Energy Work for Island Nations?

Some countries in the world just don’t get much attention when in fact they’re fascinating places to visit. The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is one such place. The capital city – Pohnpei – is uniquely different from the rest of the world. Walk home from the empty bar at 11 PM and be prepared […]

7 Startups Recycling Plastic with New Technology

Unless you’re living with a lost tribe in the Amazon (how are you even reading this?), chances are you’re consuming stuff everyday that’s wrapped in plastic or made out of plastic or contains some amount of plastic. Why is that a problem? Well, unless you’re living under a rock with a lost tribe in the […]

AI-Powered Waste Sorting Robots from Sadako

It’s always those industries that don’t sound very sexy where you can make some real money. Take for example the waste management industry. Nobody likes to deal with garbage, but someone has to. You can’t just dig a big hole and fill it with garbage like they do in some places. “That’s bad for the […]

Recyclable Building Materials You Can Grow Yourself

As mankind prepares to exploit some of the most amazing technological breakthroughs imaginable, the way forward is ironically looking a lot like going back to nature. Synthetic biology is now enabling scientists to explore endless possibilities by writing and reading DNA across multiple applications ranging from food, agriculture, fragrances and even to household materials such as detergent. In a previous article, […]

3 Words: Recyclable Thermoset Plastics

Back in October 2016, we listed 30 emerging technologies we believe you should know about. One of those technologies we identified was recyclable thermoset plastics. Our first thought was, aren’t all plastics recyclable? As it turns out, they’re not. Our image of plastics are wrappers, plastic cups, PET bottles, cars, computers, medical equipment, dashboards, electrical […]