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Apple Offers Free Computer Take-Back Program

Apple today announced an expansion of its successful recycling program, offering free computer take-back and recycling with the purchase of a new Macintosh system beginning in June.

Bacteria Converts Styrofoam into Biodegradable Plastic

Bacteria could help transform a key component of disposable cups, plates and utensils into a useful eco-friendly plastic, significantly reducing the environmental impact of this ubiquitous, but difficult-to-recycle waste stream, according to a study scheduled to appear in the April 1 issue of the American Chemical Society journal, Environmental Science & Technology.

Diesel Fuel from Plastics Waste

Envosmart, a Dutch environmental technology company, plans to build 15 plants in 14 European Union countries that will produce diesel fuel from plastics waste.

Fertilizer Developed from Photchemical Recycling

Itronics Inc, reported today its GOLD'n GRO liquid fertilizer has been named one of the top 10 new technologies representing the best of agricultural innovation by the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers in its monthly publication "Communicator.

Composter Recycles Trash Automatically

The NatureMill, created by Russ Cohn, creates compost automatically without any smell or mess.

Major Corporations Phase Out PVC from Packaging

Microsoft, along with Kaiser Permanente, HP, and others, announced they have joined the fast-growing ranks of major corporations demonstrating concern about the environmental health impacts of their products or packaging by phasing out PVC plastic (polyvinyl chloride or vinyl).

MBA Polymers, 2006 Technology Pioneer

The World Economic Forum awarded MBA Polymers of Richmond, California as one of its Technology Pioneers for 2006.

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