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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.

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...

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...

Who Decides When to Potty Train: You, Baby or Big Diapers?

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

How did we, in just one generation, go from believing that an 18-monther was ready for the potty to feeling like we needed to let them discover their own way for an additional year and a half?

Recycling Pays in NYC

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

The existing recycling program in NYC reduced the city's global warming emissions by 500,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide; the equivalent of taking 338,000 cars off the road each year.

Desperate Bottled Water Industry Battles Trend Toward Tap (VIDEO)

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

As concerns mount over bottled water's impacts on the environment and human health, bottled water sales are beginning to dry up.

Egypt's Green Live in Garbage

Olivia Sterns | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Olivia Sterns

The efficiency rate of the Zabaleen is almost 85%, rivaling the best of Western urban recycling models. Even still, the state seems intent on wiping them out.

5 Things You Never, Ever Throw In The Trash

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Unless you've been sleeping under a rock for the past 20 years you know the importance of recycling. Now more than ever our landfills are filling to t...

Garbage-Powered Garbage Truck Debuts In UK

Discover Magazine | Rachel Cernansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Last week, SITA UK, a recycling and waste management company, and the Kirklees Metropolitan Council in Northern England unveiled a garbage truck that ...