Waste and Recycling

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 […]

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 […]

9 Startups Taking a Bite Out of Food Waste

We love our food here at Nanalyze. Globalization means that all of our favorite cuisines can be sandwiched onto one urban foodie block. It’s possible to buy tropical fruits like mangosteens in wintry Vancouver or navel oranges in an open-air food market in Thailand. All that food comes with a price, and we’re not just […]

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 […]