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Why You Should NEVER Throw Old Clothes In The Trash

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.10.2016 | Home

This article is part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” campaign, an ongoing project spotlighting the world’s waste crisis and how we can begin to solve ...

Watch Mountains Of Trash Take Over The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.06.2016 | Home

Americans create a lot of trash ― 254 million tons of it each year. But the landfills that house all that garbage aren’t distributed equally. The...

These 4 States Are Doing Something Truly Revolutionary With Food

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.29.2016 | Home

The mind-boggling amount of food Americans throw away is the kind of problem that seems ripe for nationwide reform. But while federal legislation ling...

Methane basics

Sally Brown | Posted 07.27.2016 | Home
Sally Brown

What do you, cows, digesters and landfills all have in common? You all/ we all make methane gas. The methane in landfill is the same as 'clean fuel'...

Environmental Justice Means We Stand With Vulnerable Communities

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 07.20.2016 | Home
Eva M. Clayton

When we fail to fight one injustice, we often fail to overcome any of them. It's time the environmental movement revitalize its commitment to justice as a core component of its mission.

The time to implement smart coal ash disposal policy is now

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 07.12.2016 | Home
Rep. Hank Johnson

Power companies are closing down old, air polluting, coal-fired power plants as we move toward cleaner, more sustainable ways to generate electricity....

Well Preserved- the Problem with Landfills

Sally Brown | Posted 07.06.2016 | Home
Sally Brown

Here is a picture I took at our regional landfill If you were curious about back to school fashions in 1965- just have a look. I live in Seattle ...

Closing the Loop -- Rethinking Reuse for a Circular Economy

Tony Shumpert | Posted 05.12.2016 | Home
Tony Shumpert

Over the last few decades, we've taken great strides to make recycling of paper, bottles and cans second nature in many communities. But what about other items that also are a big part of our daily lives and deserve similar attention?

One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 12.05.2016 | Home
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability Inc., we dream of a waste free world. In this world, all food scraps are transformed into nutrient rich compost yielding healthy crops, all aluminum cans are converted into new cans, building facades or bicycles, all plastic bottles are transformed into furniture, clothing, or home décor.

'Trash Mountain' Rises Up In Mumbai As City Runs Out Of Space For Its Own Waste

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.30.2015 | Home

We have a waste problem. The world throws a lot of things away -- measured to be about 3.5 million tons of solid waste a day in 2013, a number expe...

Scientists Find Ingenious Way To Reuse Those Pesky Packing Peanuts

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.03.2015 | Home

Packing peanuts are great at protecting valuables, but what in the heck do you do with them once they've done their job? "Although packing peanuts...

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.

Sweden and the Wakening of Eco-Integrity

Robert Koehler | Posted 12.09.2014 | Home
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?

Kate Sheppard

White House Releases Plan To Address Potent Greenhouse Gas

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.28.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The White House released a new strategy Friday to address methane emissions from landfills, mines, agriculture, and the oil and gas sect...

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Clothing Waste and Save Money

Emily Chen | Posted 05.03.2014 | Home
Emily Chen

As clothing manufacturers and governments address waste in both the pre-consumer and post-consumer stages of the global textiles lifecycle, what can we easily do to reduce clothing waste -- and save money?

Time to Consign Landfill to the Dustbin of History

Tom Skazy | Posted 03.23.2014 | Home
Tom Skazy

Landfills, principally used in the Americas, are the worst solution as the materials take years, potentially centuries, to decompose, leaching toxins into the ground and methane into the air.

Lynne Peeples

Flame-Retardant Furniture May Leave A Toxic Legacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

Arlene Blum was trekking in the Himalayas when new regulations to reduce the pervasiveness of flame retardants hit the books on Jan. 1 -- more than se...

Single-Stream Recycling

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.19.2013 | Home
Bill Chameides

Just below the surface of all the hoopla on the joys of single-stream recycling there is a lot of doubt and skepticism. So why the rush to single-stream?

If Trash Is Gold, China Is Very Rich

Peggy Liu | Posted 08.18.2013 | Home
Peggy Liu

Twice a day, Beijing's Chaoyang Circular Economy Industrial Park hosts a showcase waste site in Gaoantun. Benches and trees give the site a park-like feel. Citizens are invited to tour -- and smell -- the facility.

Scraps in the City: Will Composting Rot the Big Apple?

OnEarth | Posted 07.28.2013 | Home
OnEarth

By Elizabeth Royte, OnEarthSometimes I bike and sometimes I walk, but either way I'm a tree-hugging, 350.org-supporting, vegetarian Brooklyn cliché -...

Fresh Kills From Above

Nicholas E. Johnson | Posted 07.06.2013 | New York
Nicholas E. Johnson

The trip to Fresh Kills was an amazing experience and one that should be experienced by all. Seeing this vast landscape in person puts into perspective the amount of waste a city produces.

Why Bother Composting?

Vivian Liao | Posted 06.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Vivian Liao

While composting is not difficult, it takes more effort than tossing a glass bottle into the recycling bin. So why should people bother? Here is a list of the benefits of household composting.

WATCH: An Orchestra Made From Recycled Trash

Posted 04.12.2013 | Home

In a Paraguayan slum built atop a landfill, a group of innovative young classical musicians play instruments made of materials rescued from trash heap...

Sex and the City Sewer

OnEarth | Posted 04.17.2013 | Home
OnEarth

By Melissa Mahony, OnEarth We spent our first Valentine's Day together at a Michelin-starred restaurant on one of New York City's trendiest streets. ...

No Room for Waste in Trashed

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.31.2013 | Home
Marcia G. Yerman

"I completely believe in a bottom-up shift, I think we underestimate the power we have as communities and consumers. We all have the power to say, 'NO.'"