We don't think twice about recycling glass, aluminum and paper. But the idea of recycling urine, dirty diapers and cigarette butts might make some pause, if not turn green in the face on the spot.
What do you think of the following 10 cutting-edge, edge-of-yucky recycling efforts: Gross or Green?
Panda poo tea
An Yanshi, a lecturer at Sichuan University in China, was awarded a patent for his idea to use panda poo as a fertilizer for tea. In his application for the patent, An claimed that the tea would have anti-cancer properties and could sell for as much as $36,000 per pound.
Latest posts by Nate Lipka (see all)
- Health, Environment on the Line with Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out - December 20, 2013
- Plastic Bags: To Ban or Not to Ban? The Messy Debate Rages On - September 18, 2013
- Report: Apple Finally Set to Launch iPhone Trade-in Program - August 30, 2013