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Flying On Frying Oil

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UK airline Thomson Airways launches aircraft powered by waste cooking oil

Thomson Airways will begin weekly flights from England to Spain on July 28th. But these flights will not be using any ordinary jet fuel. The planes will be powered by a 50/50 blend of jet fuel and HEFA fuel, which is made from used cooking oil.  Thomson managing director Chris Browne said, "As sustainable biofuels become more commercially viable, Thomson Airways plans to expand its use of......read more

SHFT Sampler 8-19-10

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Weekly links: Oceanic garbage patches, green universities, and zero-waste fashion.

And so on, and so on, and so on: Zoom in on National Geographic's infinite National Parks photo, which reveals hundreds of pics making up each original. The magic box: Trunz Water Systems' portable, solar/wind-powered water filtration unit is the next level of disaster relief. (via Core77) Oh, super. Wired tells us about new research showing that the plastic garbage patch in the North......read more

High Tech Green Garments

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Eco-fashion computer technology eliminates fabric waste.

Siddhartha Upadhyaya, designer of the eco-fashion label August Fashion, has created a new form of garment design and production called Direct Panel on Loom (DPOL). The process connects a computer to a loom that weaves sections of a garment, which are made to fit into the garment as a whole. By creating a garment in pieces, fabric waste is completely eliminated since there is no cutting. The......read more

Greasy Clean

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What to do with all the waste grease from a Mario Batali eatery? Make soap, of course. Further comes clean with grease.

Marshal Dostal has been scavenging waste grease from top restaurants around L.A. for over five years, then converting it to biodiesel to power his vintage Mercedes. But biodiesel distillation produces waste glycerin, and drums of it were accumulating in Dostal's garage. So Dostal and his wife decided to do something about it, crafting a glycerin-based handsoap under the name......read more

Italian Sink/Toilet Design Saves Water, Looks Amazing

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Milan designers Gabriele and Oscar Buratti have collaborated with bathroom brand Roca to create a combined toilet and wash basin, where waste water from the sink is used to fill the toilet cistern.

We'd like to thank Roca and Gabriel and Oscar Buratti for the gorgeous and uber efficient sink/toilet combo. The all-in-one sink and toilet are made from vitreous china, designed to maximize space and conserve water. The technology uses waste water from the basin to fill the toilet cistern, thereby reducing water usage by up to 25% compared to a standard dual-flush toilet. The basin in W+W......read more

Architecture Firm Makes Jewelry from Prefab Waste

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Marmol Radziner has created a new line of wearable architecture from their own prefab work.

What to do with the leftover bits of materials that inevitably end up in the scrap pile during the building process? Los Angeles-based Marmol Radziner took the fragments from their past architectural projects and transformed them into wearable art. The ability to upcycle their company's industrial waste was made even easier by the fact that Marmol Radziner has its own production facility:......read more

E-Waste in Ghana

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Eye-opening photo series by Andrew McConnell.

Photographer Andrew McConnell's illuminating E-WASTE series focuses on electronic waste from the US and Europe being unloaded on West African countries like Ghana, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast. Hundreds of tons of discarded electronics are shipped to this region every year. Here, McConnell captures the dumping ground of Agbogbloshie, a suburb of Accra, Ghana. (Via Notcot) ...read more

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