iOS app Android app

Trash

Trash Talk

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Rich Sloane UCF Forum columnist As they say in the sports world, I'm "talking trash." Here are some statistics with which you can easily win a ba...

Single-Stream Recycling

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
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?

Amy Smart's Fight Against Plastic Bags

Posted 09.17.2013 | Green

From Amy Smart, Mother Nature Network Guest Columnist: This summer, single-use plastic bags were banned in the city of Los Angeles, making it the l...

Not Your Granddaddy's Garbage Burners: Why Burning Waste for Energy Fights Climate Change

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

American liberals and environmentalists who care about climate change need to reexamine the science and get behind expanded recycling and waste to energy programs.

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.

Unbelievable Item Found In Trash Compactor

Posted 05.02.2013 | Weddings

Tennessee woman Jodi Eastgate thought her wedding ring was lost forever when it was accidentally thrown into a five-ton hotel trash compactor last wee...

Does Anyone Think About Trash?

Nicholas E. Johnson | Posted 06.09.2013 | Impact
Nicholas E. Johnson

Where does my trash go? This was the question that stuck in my mind and refused to go away. This is the question that I began to ask and began to search for an answer. My investigation began.

Compost Nation

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

The bottom line is recycling is good, but it's not going to get us even close to the goal of zero landfill waste. A consumer economy centered around compostable products is a lot sounder and could even be tasty.

Recycling 101: Can I Recycle That Straw?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

We all know the drill: Reduce, reuse, recycle. But there may be a bit of confusion on that last part. Even the most seasoned ecoista can be stumped by a bottle cap or a straw. Does it go in the blue bin or the black? If I'm recycling, do I need to wash it first?

Entrepreneurs Find Cash In Trash

Reuters | Christina Hernandez Sherwood | Posted 04.23.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Some entrepreneurs across the country are building businesses based on the belief that garbage -- once destined to rot in a landfill -- ca...

National "2012 Green Cup Recycle Challenge" Encourages K-12 Students to Rethink Waste and Consume Less

Veronique Pittman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Education
Veronique Pittman

On April 2nd, thousands of students, in schools from Connecticut to California, will aim to "recycle right" for four weeks during the 2012 Green Cup Recycle Challenge.

What is Trash?

Caroline Armitage | Posted 05.15.2012 | Teen
Caroline Armitage

We need to rethink what kinds of things we consider to be useless, non-repurposable trash, because a lot of this material is taking up space in landfills when it doesn't need to be.

UPDATE: Trash Talk Hits Denver City Council

Posted 01.23.2012 | Denver

Denver residents may be disappointed to learn trash collection in the city could start to cost. Until now, trash collection has been paid for from th...

Protestors Dump Trash At Bank President's Home Over Layoffs, Foreclosures

Patch | Kimberly Ashton | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

Hauling several bags of garbage left at a foreclosed Bank of America property in Malden, dozens of protesters showed up at bank president Robert Galle...

Too Valuable to Toss: Why We Should Partner With Industry to Eliminate Ocean Trash

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 11.13.2011 | Impact
Vikki N. Spruill

The biggest challenge we face in saving our ocean is that so many of the threats are beneath the ocean's surface, literally out of sight and out of mind.

Paul Morrissey Dishes on Acting School and Andy Warhol

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.09.2011 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Film director Paul Morrissey, erstwhile manager of Andy Warhol's Factory, has been dogged, his career overshadowed by the Warhol legend.

Warhol Factory Auteur Paul Morrissey Premieres News From Nowhere In-Person at Lincoln Center Tonight

Michael Vazquez | Posted 11.06.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Tonight, New York cinephiles are getting a once-in-a-lifetime experience as Paul Morrissey, Warhol's in-house Factory cameramen turned indie auteur debuts his new film, News From Nowhere.

WATCH: The Art Of Dumpster Diving

Posted 10.07.2011 | Arts

The new film 'I Love Trash' is a documentary that follows two friends as they live for three months by getting everything they need out of the trash. ...

Brief From Bonnaroo: Tennessee Trash

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Anyone who grew up in the 1970s in Tennessee can sing a bit of "Tennessee Trash," a comic and catchy PSA that was sponsored by the State Department of Transportation to discourage littering.

5 Ideas for Biofuels That Will Change the Energy Conversation

Susanna Murley | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green
Susanna Murley

Some Girl Scouts say palm oil in their cookies are leading to deforestation. Cookies, schmookies, the real question is: should we could we put palm o...

lucy walker trash

Posted 09.04.2011 | Green

Director Lucy Walker spent months filming the stories of garbage pickers working at Rio de Janeiro's Jardim Gramacho, one of the world's largest landf...

Pee-Yew! MTA Looking To Solve Trash Troubles

Posted 08.28.2011 | New York

The MTA has had some trouble taking out the trash recently and Transit President Thomas Prendergast is fed up. Prendergast claims subway constructi...

Solving World Problems Starts With Your Strengths

Josh Tetrick | Posted 08.18.2011 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

During this time of pessimism, some see our biggest needs as opportunities to thrive. A few stories show how selflessness is often (ironically) profitable.

Getting Big Press

Josh Tetrick | Posted 08.08.2011 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

Remember: Simple, personal, and genuine. And a little tenacity, especially in the world of impact and social good, goes a long, long way.

WATCH: Which Dog Broke Into The Trash?

Posted 07.31.2011 | Comedy

We're faced with even more evidence in the case for dogs being horrible liars. Only this time, it's not a bad poker face that gives the guilty party a...