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Category: Recycling

This Robust Machine Can Shred and Recycle Over 30 Tons of Old Tires Per Hour

This is the Eco Green Giant by Eco Green Equipment, a patented two-shaft commercial shredder that shreds and recycles old tires – and it can process up to 30 tons of tires per hour. At the top of its class in shredding technology, this robust machine has two high-powered electric motors engaging a rotor filled with state-of-the-art cutting blades and knives.

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These Next-Gen Plastic Bags Made from Vegetables Could Solve Our Plastic Pollution Problem

Greenhope is on a mission to help end plastic pollution by using more sustainable consumption and production technologies. It has created a new plastic source with the creation of Ecoplas, a cassava-based plastic that is 100% biodegradable and renewable (bio-based) from tapioca.

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This Myanmar Startup Helps Companies Recycle and Track Carbon Footprint in Asia Where Plastic Pollution Is Rampant

This is Recyglo, a zero-waste and circular economy waste management and data analytics platform headquartered in Myanmar. The company works with businesses within Myanmar, Malaysia, and Singapore to improve their recycling habits, connect them with logistics and recycling facilities, and properly dispose of waste in an eco-friendly manner.

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This Company Recycles Plastic Toys and Turns Them into Furniture for Children

Belgium-based brand, ecoBirdy has created a colorful kids’ furniture collection made from old, discarded and unused plastic toys in an effort to raise “awareness for sustainability.” Clean, pure, and 100 percent safe, each piece is entirely made of recycled plastic from European waste.

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These High-End Surfboards Are Made from Discarded Fishing Nets from India’s Coastlines

DSM, a purpose-led global science-based company, and Starboard, a premium windsurfing and paddle boarding brand, have teamed up to transform discarded fishing nets into high-end surfboards and surfboard accessories. This is a win-win mission that’s creating jobs for local communities while ultimately contributing to cleaner oceans and litter-free beaches.

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This Tractor-Towed ‘Surf Rake’ Removes Trash From Beaches

This is the Barber SURF RAKE and it’s the most popular, widely-used tractor-towed beach cleaner in the world. Using brilliant engineering, the SURF RAKE leaves beaches absolutely pristine by its ability to remove extremely fine debris like cigarette butts, glass, and bottle caps, etc. without removing residual sand.

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Nike’s Space Hippie Collection Uses Recycled Scraps to Create a Sneaker Inspired by Life on Mars

Nike’s Space Hippie Collection is a colorful and funky sneaker line that uses recycled scraps to make a high-performance shoe with a low carbon footprint. The creators of the Space Hippie Collection were inspired by life on Mars “where materials are scarce and there is no resupply mission.”

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This ‘Interceptor’ Cleans Up Plastic Pollution From Rivers Before It Enters the Ocean

Meet the Interceptor, The Ocean Cleanup’s 100% solar-powered solution for cleaning up large-scale river plastic waste. The Interceptor, which has a catamaran design, prevents plastic from entering the world’s oceans from rivers by autonomously extracting plastics. Utilizing the current, the first step is to guide and then collect river waste.

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