Lighthouse Eco

Striving for a sustainable Lifestyle


More than 600K pounds of electronic waste has been diverted from landfills thanks to Colorado teenagers

More than 600,000 pounds of mostly electronic waste has been diverted from landfills over the past 12 years by the students who run Tiger Recycling at Cañon City High School.

There are 1.5 billion tires wasted annually. There’s a better way to recycle them

Natural rubber is vital to tire production since it is stronger, more wear-resistant and more flexible than synthetic rubber. Multiple blends of natural and synthetic rubber are used for making different parts of a tire.

Recycling: What’s the difference between biodegradable, compostable and recyclable?

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of the UK cautions consumers about the misleading use of waste terms such as ‘recyclable’, ‘biodegradable’, and ‘compostable’ in advertisements, as products often don’t break down as easily as stated, contributing to environmental pollution.

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and Danone Face Lawsuit for Misleading 100% Recycling Claims

Environmental and consumer rights organizations have filed a legal complaint against food and drink giants Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and Danone for the use of misleading “100% recycled” and “100% recyclable” claims on PET plastic water bottles sold across Europe.

Scientists close the cycle on recycling mixed plastics

Little of the mixed consumer plastics thrown away or placed in recycle bins actually ends up being recycled.

Scientists finally find a way to recycle plastic indefinitely

Most plastic products can’t be recycled back into their original form. It’s time to change that.

The ultimate eco building – made of salt, sunflowers and recycled urine

Its door handles are made of salt. Its walls are made of sunflowers. Its furniture is made of Japanese knotweed. And it was stained with dyes made from filtered urine. Is this recycling marvel in southern France the future of architecture?

Fungi makes meal of hard to recycle plastic

Polypropylene, a hard to recycle plastic, has successfully been biodegraded by two strains of fungi in a new experiment led by researchers at the University of Sydney.

Paper or plastic? Instead ask which companies are innovating recycling

Paper or plastic? If you’re looking to invest in the packaging that’s best for the environment, the answer is… it’s complicated.

Recycling lake litter, Ugandan makes innovative tourist boat

Former tour guide James Kateeba started building the boat in 2017 in response to the tons of plastic waste he saw in the lake after heavy rains.

Turning food waste into biodegradable bioplastics

Researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech received a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create bioplastics from food waste diverted from landfills.

Wax worm saliva rapidly breaks down plastic bags, scientists discover

Enzymes that rapidly break down plastic bags have been discovered in the saliva of wax worms, which are moth larvae that infest beehives.