Episode 103: Reuse & Recycle

Original Airdate: 
Monday, December 10, 2012 - Sunday, December 16, 2012
Next Airdate: 
Monday, April 29, 2013 - Sunday, May 5, 2013

Eco Company takes to the road on Segways! And they’re out looking for waste with a valuable second use. First they discover a new use for used cooking oil. Who would have known restaurants would be a source for biodiesel fuels. Adam went to the source to find out more.

There is obviously a lot of trash that doesn't have a second use...or does it? Brendan went to a landfill where the trash goes 200 feet deep. Landfills like this produce methane gas and this place is putting it to good use.

Then we're talking e-waste. We all like the newest phone, or the latest computer...all the newest gadgets! But what happens to the old stuff? E-waste is becoming a big problem. Jessica followed the trail to an e-waste facility to see what can be done with all of that electronic gear.

Finally, teens...as energy specialists? You bet! Jordan caught up with a group of teens trained to do energy audits at residential homes. How'd they learn to do that? They study up on their eco-facts and learn ways to save energy, water and MONEY for all of us. It's the kind of house call that's greening up the planet...one neighborhood at a time.