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Proper Waste Disposal (PHOTOS): How To Recycle Those Trickier Items

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While recycling statistics show the U.S. making little strides every year, there are certain items that still fall in the "what the hell am I supposed...

Junk Art (PHOTOS): 10 Amazing Artists Using Recycled Materials

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Junk can be a beautiful thing, if you have the eyes to see it. From litter off the streets to odds and ends in the house, these artists from around th...

Don't Waste Food: Eat Your Trash AND Improve Your Cooking

Planet Green | Aliya Rinaldi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Help our economy, our ecosystem, and your wallet by being creative when it comes to throwing out your food. Here are some tips and tricks to make your...

Plastiki, Boat Made From 12,000 Recycled Bottles, Prepares To Sail Pacific Ocean (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

San Francisco group Adventure Ecology took recycled materials to another level when they built the Plastiki, a durable ship kept afloat by recycled pl...

Potential E-Waste Nightmare: Microsoft Bans Nearly a Million Xbox Users

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After discovering nearly a million users had modified their consoles to play pirated games via the Xbox live service, Microsoft gave them the boot fro...

Less Waste: Magazine Uses Dissolving Plastic Packaging

Creative Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Newsstand copies of the November issue of CR come in a revolutionary new bag that simply dissolves in hot water. No waste. No landfill....

Newtown Wastewater Treatment Plant, A Smelly and Unique Stop-Off In Greenpoint During Open House New York

Katharine Jose | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

By 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, all the free tours of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant were full. The tall chain-link fence gate was o...

Outrageous and Excessive Holiday Deals (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A big part of the enticement of holiday shopping is getting "deals." Here at HuffPost Green, we think that the frenzy around Black Friday and holiday...

Is Halloween The Most Wasteful Holiday? (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Eve Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Here at HuffPost Green we love a party... and Halloween is definitely a fun holiday. But as the tradition becomes increasingly consumer-oriented, we t...

Anti-Garbage: From Less Waste To Zero-Waste

nytimes.com | LESLIE KAUFMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Across the nation, an antigarbage strategy known as "zero waste" is moving from the fringes to the mainstream, taking hold in school cafeterias, natio...

Colorado's Black Bears: Coming to a Dumpster Near You

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

The nature of the tight box canyon that cradles Telluride means that it's only a few blocks to the edge of civilization. Black bears wander through town in search of snacks -- especially this time of year.

HuffPosters Getting Trashed (SLIDESHOW)

Matthew Palevsky/Zach Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As part of Trash Day for No Impact Week, (learn more here and sign up) we're taking a deeper look into trash, recycling and where things go after we t...

8 Ways to Green Your Thanksgiving Celebration

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 10.07.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, 5 million extra tons of trash are created each week. It's easy to reduce your contribution to all that waste by greening your Thanksgiving.

Want to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Reduce Your Trash Footprint!

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

The Product Policy Institute has recently released two new reports that confirm product and packaging waste contribute forty-four percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

No Impact Week: Free to Be Plastic Free

Robin Madel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robin Madel

A former geology professor of mine used to say that this period of geologic history would be seen in the future as "The Pampers Layer." That can't be the legacy we intend to leave.

Wallpapered Dumpsters: Brazilian Artist Christine Finley Changes Our Perception Of Trash

treehugger.com | Stephen Messenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One artist is hoping to change this perception of dumpsters by beautifying them with wallpaper, to surprising effect....

Afloat in the Ocean, Expanding Islands of Trash

nytimes.com | LINDSEY HOSHAW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Light bulbs, bottle caps, toothbrushes, Popsicle sticks and tiny pieces of plastic, each the size of a grain of rice, inhabit the Pacific garbage patc...

Trash Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Looking to lower your impact on the planet? Look no further than your trash bin. We Americans produce a lot of trash -- by some estimates about 250 million tons of the stuff per year.

So. Cal. Chronicles - Redemption For $28.69

Jane Minogue | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane Minogue

It was the last day of my husband's staycation (nope, we didn't go anywhere), and we realized that one of the errands we overlooked (party animals that we are) was taking the recycling to a center.

Every Little Bit Hurts -- Figuring Out Trashy Behavior

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Olmsted

Some of the worst offenders were the middle-aged men who smoked mountains of Capri cigarettes; if I had $5 for every one I eventually picked up, I would now be living in a villa inCapri.

My Metropolitan Diary

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

Dear Diary: Today I threw an empty soda bottle into a trashcan, and a rat jumped out at my face.

Vail woman fends off bear with pillow

Vail Daily. | Vail Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A pillow is probably not on the list of official tips on fending off hungry predators, but it worked for Vail resident Sally Rebehn when a bear follow...

Birth of a Trash Whisperer

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Olmsted

Within a week I was hooked on collecting trash. I'd found an addiction with a very gentle high but no hangover.

Following Trash on Its Journey Through the Waste Disposal System

nytimes.com | MIREYA NAVARRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Collecting, transporting, storing and getting rid of garbage is a costly and often daunting task for cities. Lynn Brown, a spokeswoman for Waste Manag...

Life Cycle: Styrofoam: Mark of the Plastic Beast

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Life Cycle is a series of posts that looks at the life and death of everyday things. Your Styrofoam lunch container of Mooshu pork is labeled with...