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How One Chicago Restaurant Went Totally Trash-Free

NationSwell | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact
NationSwell

According to the Green Restaurant Association, the average restaurant in the U.S. produces 150,000 pounds of garbage each year. Café owner Justin Vrany thinks this number cannot only be reduced, but eliminated entirely.

Home Alone

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.08.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

If Hollywood wants to make another "Home Alone" movie, this time with the Macaulay Culkin character all grown up but no more mature than he was as an 8-year-old in the 1990 original, I would be happy to take the role.

The Difference Between Living In New York And San Francisco

Sarah Cooper | Posted 05.04.2015 | HuffPost Home
Sarah Cooper

After living in New York for five years, I recently moved to San Francisco. Neither city is clearly superior, but there are some distinct differences.

Cavan Sieczkowski

Temporary 'Trash' Artworks Put Our Oceans' Waste In Perspective

HuffingtonPost.com | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.23.2015 | Arts

Alejandro Duran could not believe how many shoes washed up on the shores of Sian Ka'an, a nature reserve located along the east coast of Mexico's Yuca...

Residential Garbage Fees Vital to Achieving NYC's Environmental Goals And Lowering Costs

Carol Kellermann | Posted 04.20.2015 | New York
Carol Kellermann

New York City's solid waste management practices call out for reform. Addressing the environmental and fiscal costs of garbage will require a bold redesign - one that should begin with how residents pay for trash disposal.

Jerry Seinfeld's Take On Garbage Could Easily Be A 'Seinfeld' Episode

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.24.2014 | Comedy

... And cue the "Seinfeld" bass line. Jerry Seinfeld stopped by "The Tonight Show" on Tuesday to deliver some standup, and you'd almost think an ep...

Innovative Jams for the Internet Age: Crater Is the Next Band You Need to Know

Jesse Damiani | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jesse Damiani

Seattle, a city that's been situated at the epicenter of music history on more than one occasion, is yet again home to one of the most remarkable new acts in America -- but don't expect a grunge or indie rock revival.

Sweden and the Wakening of Eco-Integrity

Robert Koehler | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Robert Koehler

What if humanity actually committed itself, at the level of a national government, to learning from and working with nature? What if environmentalism didn't mean (only) marching in the streets, pumping one's fists or chaining oneself to a tree?

Why Is Mayor de Blasio Breaking Four Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home?

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.01.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Why is he building a massive garbage dump in a fragile wetland on the waterfront of a residential neighborhood, right in front of public housing, next to an athletic facility used by 34,000 city kids and in the worst kind of flood zone?

Reduce New York City's High Cost of Garbage Collection

Carol Kellermann | Posted 11.29.2014 | New York
Carol Kellermann

Municipal garbage collection in New York City is exceptionally expensive -- the public-sector cost is more than double private-sector charges and much higher than collection costs in other cities. This fall provides a great opportunity to address the problem.

The Best Singles of the 1990s That Missed the Top 50, Part 2

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

If some of these are unfamiliar, take a listen -- they might just change your life for the better as they did mine twenty some years ago.

This Is Why You Don't Mess With The Garbage Man

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.21.2014 | Crime

A Minnesota trash hauler is down in the dumps after officials say he illegally unloaded more than a ton of garbage in a customer's driveway as retalia...

Steel One Day, Irony the Next

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.10.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

If you live anywhere in the five boroughs you should ask yourself this: Why is Mayor de Blasio supporting this?

City Project Almost Kills First Victim

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.09.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

A woman was exercising on a mat on the fourth floor of an athletic facility at 91st and York Avenue when a sharp-ended 10-pound steel chisel crashed through a plate glass window and landed three inches from her right side.

Ramadan Reflection Day #9: Ramadan Garbage Wars -- Ways to Close the Junkyard

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Over a billion people are fasting this Ramadan and each one of us is arguably on average producing more waste than during the rest of the year. Iftars are held pretty much anywhere you can think of. The hosts more often than not are using paper plates, sytrofoam cups, and plastic forks in abundance to help serve the large number of guests,

Managing New York City Garbage Is Exceptionally Expensive

Carol Kellermann | Posted 07.28.2014 | New York
Carol Kellermann

The expired labor contract with sanitation workers presents an opportunity to address some of the major factors driving the exceptionally high costs of New York City's trash system.

Why Is New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Acting Like a Climate Change-Denying Republican?

Matthew Chapman | Posted 07.27.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Last week, seven people were arrested for protesting the building of a massive garbage transfer site in a flood zone in Yorkville. The garbage site is being built in the very heart of an entirely residential district opposite 1,000 units of public housing and next to an athletic field used by 34,000 city kids.

This Artist Turns Street Trash Into Quirky Monsters Just To Make You Laugh

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.16.2014 | Good News

For this artist, one man's trash is another man's canvas. Spanish street artist Francisco de Pájaro creates delightful artwork out of rubbish he ...

50 Ways To Reuse Your Trash

Mother Nature Network | Melissa Breyer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. Ralph Waldo Emerson once described a weed as, “a plant whose virtues have not yet been d...

Alissa Scheller

This Is How Your Plastic Bag Ends Up In Massive Ocean Garbage Patches

HuffingtonPost.com | Alissa Scheller | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green

Ever heard of the Pacific garbage patch? It's one of several swirling trash zones in our oceans, and it's where a lot of our plastic litter ends up. W...

Students Are Now Competing Across Continents to Reduce the Most Emissions, and Waste, in Their Schools

Veronique Pittman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Green
Veronique Pittman

What began in 2003 in one school as a campus-wide energy conservation competition to raise awareness about energy consumption is now being used as a successful tool for schools and entire districts to meet strict energy savings targets.

Environmental Justice Should Not Be an Either/Or Proposition

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.27.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Because of the power of real estate interests (in this particular case), we are now set against each other, perplexed, lashing out.

'Talking Trash' Report Slams NYC's Expensive and Environmentally Outdated Garbage Plan

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.21.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

For the first time in a decade-long fight against a garbage site slated to be built in surreal proximity to public housing, a report has been published that exposes not just the absurdity of this one site, but the absurdities and weaknesses of the entire plan it is a part of.

WATCH: Oscar The Grouch Has Nothing On This Kid

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 12.31.2013 | Parents

In a world where so many little kids are obsessed with all things garbage, it's nice to meet Mycal -- an adorable little boy who made friends with th...

Kill the Bloomdoggles

Matthew Chapman | Posted 02.12.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

For Bloomberg bloomdoggles that sticks for any length of time, I'd like to apply for credit for the invention of a German-style compound word, "Dinglebloomdoggle," this being a bloomdoggle that's really hard to shake loose.