Waste Management

Swedish father and son duo build functional recycling machine operated by MAGPIES | SWNS
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Swedish father and son duo build functional recycling machine operated by MAGPIES | SWNS

A Swedish father and his son have created a fully functional recycling machine run by the MAGPIES that live in their neighbourhood. Tomas Morsing, 57, came up with the idea several years ago but it wasn't until he retired that he found the time to develop the idea with the help of his 20-year-old son Olof. Tomas and Olof, from Gothenburg, Sweden, built the magpie feeder and recycler in February last year and they have been altering and improving their design since. The basic principle involves magpies picking up litter and placing it in a compartment where it is sorted so that seeds can be released for the hungry birds. As of January 2022, the father and son had recorded 5,000 magpies approaching the contraption to give their offerings and had collected between 1,500 and 9,000 pieces of litter. At the end of 2020, Tomas, who works in the pharmaceutical industry, started working part-time which enabled him to focus on new innovative projects. With the help of his son, who always had an interest in maths, programming, and engineering, the 57-year-old was able to bring his idea to life. Subscribe to our channel to be the first to see our viral, breaking news videos. Twitter.com/swns Instagram.com/swns ** This content is being managed by SWNS. To licence for editorial or commercial use please contact licensing@swns.com 0117 9066550** #SWNS #southwestnews #Recycling #Magpies #Software #Program #HomemadeInvention
We Have No Garbage Day in Amsterdam!
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We Have No Garbage Day in Amsterdam!

Watch this video ad-free on Nebula: https://nebula.tv/videos/not-just-bikes-we-have-no-garbage-day-in-amsterdam With the underground containers found in most neighbourhoods in Amsterdam, "garbage day" is a thing of the past for our family. And good riddance! This video talks about some of the benefits of these containers, and how I don't miss garbage day ... at all. Get a 26% discount on Curiosity Stream + free access to Nebula: https://curiositystream.com/notjustbikes Patreon: https://patreon.com/notjustbikes Twitter: https://twitter.com/notjustbikes Reddit: https://reddit.com/r/notjustbikes One-time donations: https://notjustbikes.com/donate NJB Live (my bicycle livestream channel): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9v57F4xz46KaDsvWfCv8yw --- The $31 million spent by Toronto is over a 10-year period, and includes the delivery of new green bins. More information is available in the CityNews article about the new Toronto green bins: https://toronto.citynews.ca/2015/04/09/toronto-wages-war-on-raccoons-with-new-green-bins/ BlogTO article about raccoons breaking into the raccoon-proof bins: https://www.blogto.com/city/2018/04/toronto-raccoon-green-bin/ Snopes article about the NASA "space pen" myth: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/the-write-stuff/ Amsterdam map of garbage & recycling containers: https://kaart.amsterdam.nl/afvalcontainers Toronto "Green Bin 2.0" video, where the security camera footage came from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_JgLdNgMtY
How FIVE BILLION Pounds of Las Vegas Garbage Powers a City | Overview
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How FIVE BILLION Pounds of Las Vegas Garbage Powers a City | Overview

PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to: http://to.pbs.org/DonateTerra Celebrate Earth Day with our friends at PBS: https://bit.ly/3elpV1w Head over to Reactions to find out more about how they're celebrating Earth Day, and tell them Joe sent you! https://youtu.be/I1YLPfSuNXY Most of the 600 billion pounds of waste that Americans produce every year ends up in landfills. All that trash can have huge impacts on the environment. But modern landfills have found a new use for all that trash — they’re turning it into energy. In spite of their reputation as “dumps,” these landfills are feats of engineering, more akin to construction sites. One of North America’s biggest landfills lies on the outskirts of Las Vegas. The Apex Landfill is not only one of the country’s largest, it’s also one of the busiest. Because it serves a non-stop city, the landfill must operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It receives upwards of 16 million pounds of trash per day or 5 billion pounds per year. Landfills like Apex are required to deal with the toxic chemicals they produce, like methane, a greenhouse gas that’s 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide. At Apex, they capture that methane and turn it into energy that powers 11,000 homes in southern Nevada. Subscribe to PBS Terra! - https://bit.ly/3mOfd77 ********************************************** Hosted by Joe Hanson from It's Okay to be Smart, Overview uses incredible 4k drone footage to reveal the natural phenomena shaping our planet from a 10,000-foot view—literally.