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Tire Pyrolysis Is Being Rolled Out In The USA

Pyrolysis of scrap tires offers an environmentally and economically feasible method for transforming waste tires into heat and electrical energy.

Let’s stop filling our landfills with old tires!

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about 100 million pounds of tire components discarded during the manufacturing process are dumped in landfills nationally each year because the body ply – the tire’s largest component – can’t be effectively recycled. That is, until tire pyrolysis gains more of a foothold throughout the industry.

Pyrolysis of scrap tires offers an environmentally and economically feasible method for transforming waste tires into heat and electrical energy.

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Talking About The Power of Poo

Used throughout history, and still used today in many parts of the world, human waste has a bad reputation as a fertilizer. Why? The chance that pathogens can be carried and inadvertently passed on through the food products grown with “night soil”.  Not to mention the unpleasant, distinctive odor that the garden/crop lands take on with this practice.

Thanks to Pyrolysis, and with the ingenuity of its Swiss developers, human saste is being collected in mobile ‘dry’ toilets, then taken and processed by pyrolysis to become terra preta, a very fertile substance for growing plants of all kinds.

Source: The Straits Times

Martin Sturzenegger, Tages-Anzeiger

SWITZERLAND • If the banana trees at Zoo Zurich are particularly lush, it is thanks to a fertiliser with an unusual ingredient: human waste. During spring last year, zoo employees cleared a bamboo grove in Zurich’s Masoala Rainforest to plant the trees.
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Watch This Tedx Talk – Changing Plastic Into Currency

TEDx Talks  Published on Apr 4, 2017
Shaun Frankson tells listeners how to develop a 5-minute habit of making more responsible purchases to change the way corporations operate. He has motivated millions to ask corporations to use Social Plastic® to help alleviate global poverty and ocean plastic pollution.

The Ocean Cleanup: Pacific Cleanup to Start in 2018

The Ocean Cleanup is set to begin cleanup of the Pacific Ocean in 2018 thanks to the $21.7 million in donations recently raised, bringing total funding since 2013 to $31.5 million. The video shown here is from the Next Phase Event where the announcement was made on May 11, 2017.
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