Waste and Recycling

AMP Robotics Amped Over AI-Powered Recycling Robots

We recently wrote about the nascent and unprofitable carbon capture market – and suddenly it seemed like everyone was talking about how we need new, scalable technologies for removing and recycling CO2 into everything from energy to cement. It didn’t hurt that Mr. Elon Musk happened to announce the same day that he was putting […]

6 Sustainable Materials Made from Microalgae and Seaweed

One thing about emerging technologies is that you never know when – or if – they will finally fulfill their promise or fall flat. Take the miracle material graphene. Thin, light, and hard as a diamond, graphene was supposed to revolutionize how we build everything in the future. Not so much. We’ve written about 30 […]

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 […]

A Waste-to-Energy Stock for Investors

If Hollywood has taught us anything, it’s that in the future you can use garbage to power your time-traveling DeLorean sports car. But we’re still stuck with the realities of today’s technologies when it comes to dealing with waste. In the United States alone, each person generates nearly 4.5 pounds of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) […]

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 […]

How Can We Reduce Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere?

Not one week goes by without an update, warning, or recommendation on climate change. While the topic has become a fashionable subject for hipsters to discuss over their avocado toast, and money men to frown upon, everyone’s missing the point. It is really about the long-term prospects of our way of life, and how science […]