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By lucas@endneoliberalism On 4 Dec, 2013 At 10:23 PM | Categorized As Green Business, Upcycle | With 0 Comments
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The Ontario startup Temporal Power has turned used auto parts into a stainless-steel mechanical battery that stores enough energy from solar and wind to smooth out fluctuations in power supply, GreenBiz reports. Thanks to the support of the provincial government through subsidies and consulting, the company recently won a contract from HydroOne and received an [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 13 Oct, 2013 At 01:40 PM | Categorized As 3D printing, Green Business, Upcycle | With 0 Comments
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The story of Kodjo Afate Gnikou, a 33-year old inventor from Togo who built a 3D printer made of materials that he found in scrapyards, means more than an extraordinary example of how green entrepreneurs are pushing our economic potential by developing Cradle-to-Cradle economies that integrate upcycling with 3D printing and other green technologies or [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 5 Oct, 2013 At 05:26 PM | Categorized As Green Business, Upcycle | With 0 Comments
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Every year over 100,000 compact discs become obsolete and are thrown away. Toxic chemicals, including cancerous Bisphenol-A, are released into our water streams and eventually get into the food we eat. Now Taiwanese researchers are trying to do more than ugly lamps with the obsolete CDs; they created a wastewater treatment that turns sewage into [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 20 Aug, 2013 At 01:58 PM | Categorized As Upcycle | With 0 Comments
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The world has an environmental problem, a poverty problem, and an energy problem. New technological advancements are not enough, and far too expensive for more than 2.4 billion people living on less than $2 a day. By upcycling plastic bottles into lamps, MyShelter Foundation is bringing light to more than 1 million homes in the [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 28 Mar, 2013 At 10:36 PM | Categorized As General News, Upcycle | With 0 Comments

Looking for an online store that sells upcycled goods? Hipcycle sells some funny looking stuff made from bike parts, e-waste, vinyl records, and primary materials.

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 28 Mar, 2013 At 10:55 PM | Categorized As General News, Upcycle | With 0 Comments

Since 2009, Hug it Forward has been building schools in Guatemala and El Salvador using echo-bricks made from bottles of water and inorganic trash. Find out more at What is a Bottle School?

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 28 Mar, 2013 At 08:07 PM | Categorized As 3D printing, General News, Upcycle | With 0 Comments

Project RE takes 3D printing a step further by creating models that can be upcycled at later stages of the products’ life cycle in order to avoid waste. Watch video below: