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Mexican Scientists Degrade Diapers Using Hay and Mushroom Seeds

Mexican Scientists Degrade Diapers Using Hay and Mushroom Seeds

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 16, 2015) Scientists in Mexico City have created a novel way to reduce diaper waste, using hay and mushroom seeds and recycling the plastic and gel found inside what is traditionally a wasteful, but essential, item for babies and mothers. Roselle Chen reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Flushing Soaps Down Drains Harmless, Concludes Report

Flushing Soaps Down Drains Harmless, Concludes Report

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 13, 2015) A major scientific report examining 250 studies on the effects of flushing surfactants - found in common soaps, shampoos, and detergents - down the drain or toilet suggests the practice poses little risk to the environment. Jim Drury reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Bill Gates Drinks Water Made From Poop

Bill Gates Drinks Water Made From Poop

Buzz60 (Jan. 6, 2015) Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is working to help develop clean drinking water for underdeveloped countries. The invention is called the Janicki Omniprocessor and it turns waste into water. Buzz60's Leigh Scheps (@LeighTVReporter) explains. Video provided by Buzz60
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Americans Lie in Waste for '7 Days of Garbage'

Americans Lie in Waste for '7 Days of Garbage'

AFP (Dec. 30, 2014) Photographer Gregg Segal takes pictures of ordinary Americans lying down in the trash they generate over the course of a week. The series entitled "7 days of garbage" aims at raising awareness of the amount of trash humans create. Duration: 01:06 Video provided by AFP
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