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Could rotten or damaged tomatoes be fuel of the future?
Could rotten or damaged tomatoes be fuel of the future?
Rotten or damaged tomatoes could one day generate electricity, a new study found. The fruit unfit to be sold or processed because of spoilage or damage is generally consigned to the rubbish tip. But the waste crop could be used in biological-based fuel...
New York sanitation's resident anthropologist wants to clean up the image of garbagemen
New York sanitation's resident anthropologist wants to clean up the image of garbagemen
Swollen garbage bags are an unavoidable sight on New York's curbs, but the job of carting them away tends to be invisible. "There's this whole army that keeps us safe from our dross," says Robin Nagle, the Department of Sanitation's official anthropolo...
Scientists: This bacteria can eat plastic trash
Scientists: This bacteria can eat plastic trash
We produce 311 million tons of plastic each year, yet just a tenth of that will be sent to a recycling plant. This could help: Japanese scientists say they've discovered the first known bacteria able to break the molecular bonds of polyethylene terepht...