SWEEEP Kuusakoski – What Happens to our Recycled Electronics?


We are getting used to the idea of recycling our newspapers, aluminium cans and plastic bottles now in the UK. In 2011/12, we recycled 43% of our household waste. Although this is more than ever before, the rate is levelling off. Perhaps we’ve done the easy bit and now we need to start recycling more of

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IN site: SourceMap

Sourcemap - where things come from

Find out where things come from with Sourcemap, a crowdsourced directory of product supply chains and carbon footprints.

I am fascinated by the story behind the products we use and Sourcemap provides a platform to bring some of that information to life in an accessible,

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Is Bamboo a Sustainable Fabric? Or Is it Just Bamboozling Us…


Polyester and cotton are the two most common and widely produced textiles worldwide. But they are far from eco-friendly with Polyester being derived from non-renewable petroleum and cotton’s destructive thirst for water, fertilisers and pesticides. Over the next few months I am going to investigate some sustainable alternatives to Polyester and Cotton. First up… Bamboo.

Could Home 3D Printers lead to a Post-Industrial Revolution?


If you don’t know what rapid prototyping is, it’s a method of ‘printing’ physical objects out from a computer. If you have a 3D computer model of a bottle opener, for example, you can print out a bottle opener in plastic or metal and use it to open a bottle. Or you could print out some

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