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The Future of Recycling and Premium Recycling Opportunities

Tom Szaky | Posted 02.11.2016 | Green
Tom Szaky

Are consumers and businesses going to pay to recycle the waste they've been throwing away for years?

Risky Business: Court Requires EPA to Issue Financial Assurance Rules for Industries Handling Hazardous Waste

Sierra Club Environmental Law Program | Posted 02.03.2016 | Green
Sierra Club Environmental Law Program

By Katie Schaefer and Greg Wannier Hardrock mining has left a toxic legacy in communities across the country. Under a new court-approved settlement,...

5 Easy Life Hacks to Reduce Waste And Save Money

Pauline Paquin | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

  This is actually a shop... I was looking for car parts in Morocco. As you look at all the areas of spending in your life for ways...

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

Bioplastics and the Truth About Biodegradable Plastic

Tom Szaky | Posted 01.11.2016 | Green
Tom Szaky

As marketable as biodegradable and compostable plastics like PLA are, there's often more to these claims than meets the eye. For example, in most cases biodegradable bioplastics will only break down in a high-temperature industrial composting facility, not your average household compost bin.

Doubts Raised About Green Claims of New Belgian Waste-to-Energy Plant

Pro Journo | Posted 01.05.2016 | Technology
Pro Journo

When completed, the plant is expected to process roughly 3.5 million tons of unrecyclable plastic waste into around 1.2 million tons of green urea and 645,000 tons of green ammonia every year.

Microbeads, Marine Debris, Regulation and the Precautionary Principle

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.28.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

A small, one could say, micro-sized miracle took place earlier this month as the United States Congress enacted the Microbead Free Waters Act of 2015.

Garbage: The Back End of the Renewable Economy

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

Just as economic development creates a demand for more energy and exacerbates the climate crisis, increased consumption results in more waste. With growing wealth we will see growing garbage.

One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 12.06.2015 | Green
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.

Why You Should Be Saving Your Apple Peels And Cores

Food52 | Posted 11.02.2015 | Taste
Food52

There are a number of time-consuming kitchen tasks that are not fun (or at least I do not think they are fun) -- washing dishes, cleaning gritty greens, planning meals. Peeling apples, on the other hand, is time-consuming yet enjoyable. It's meditative, almost.

Bras And Other Everyday Things You Should Be Recycling

Thrillist | Posted 10.15.2015 | HuffPost Home
Thrillist

Unless you're talking about ex-girlfriends or '80s haircuts, you should always recycle. Sure, you may feel good about yourself because you save bottles and cans and carry a canvas tote to the Trader Joe's, but the fact remains -- there are SO MANY MORE household products that can be reused and reinvented if you'd just stop throwing them in the trash.

WATCH: Food Rescuers Turn Leftovers Into Lunch For The Hungry

HooplaHa | Posted 10.07.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Think about all the food left over at restaurants that isn't being used. Does it get thrown out? There are tons of hungry people who would appreciate it! This is exactly was Robert Lee believes.

We Can Solve the Ocean Plastic Problem

Andreas Merkl | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Andreas Merkl

Practically every kind of animal, from plankton to whales, is now contaminated by plastic. It's in the birds, in the turtles, in the fish. At the current rate, we could have 1 ton of plastics for every 3 tons of fish by 2025.

New Report Identifies $4-$8 Billion Waste and Excess Profits in Mental Health System

DJ Jaffe | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

Mental health advocates tend to blame the deterioration in mental health services on reductions in funding, but the problem is that less of it goes to the seriously ill.

In the Developing World, Waste Can Be a Vital Resource

Sonia Maria Dias | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
Sonia Maria Dias

Women waste pickers are subject to entrenched sexism that is reproduced in all dynamics and relations at home and in their work handling waste, making them the most vulnerable within the sector.

Tips to Trim Your Waste

Melanie Young | Posted 08.25.2015 | Green
Melanie Young

Trimming your waste makes sense economizing at home and being more sensitive to the global issues of food waste, food insecurity and the environment. So don't trash your dinner. Reheat! Reuse! Repurpose!

One Person's Trash is Another Person's Income

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

With massive population growth in store for cities across the Global South, the fact that many of cities struggle to provide effective waste collection to serve the current population levels is worrying

9 College Courses That Will Have You Geeking Out And Rethinking Your Major

Posted 08.04.2015 | Technology

Colleges across the country are getting creative with their curriculum. Each year, universities are inspiring new generations of students to debate th...

Wasting Food? It'll Cost You

XPRIZE | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

One wonders if such an intrusive idea could ever take hold in the U.S., where the belief in personal freedom often trumps consideration of the common good, and the idea of government-issued ID cards and RFID tracking is often seen as suspect.

This Spiky Shower Curtain Concept Kicks You Out After 4 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.27.2015 | HuffPost Home

There's nothing quite like a nice, long shower to relieve stress and feel refreshed, but there are environmental consequences to enjoying th...

5 Ways Starbucks Is Robbing You

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.23.2015 | Taste

Starbucks: Can't live with it, can't live without it.    The international coffee chain, which, as of 2012, boasted 17,651 locations, is be...

How a Financial Advisor Wastes Money

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
David A. Dedman

I've bought so much junk that now just sits in my basement collecting dust. Some of it I used for a short time, some of it I never really needed. I probably need to take my own advice and wait 24 hours before making any purchase. That way, if I truly need it and still want the item, I've avoided the impulse buy.

Removing Toxic Electronics From NYC's Waste

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.13.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

While the dangers of climate change attract more attention than other environmental issues, the problems of waste and toxics also persist -- and are worthy of attention and action.

8 Ways Startups Spend Resources Without Adding Value

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Every entrepreneur I know is short on resources, including time, money, and skills. The last thing they can afford is to waste any of these, but in my mentoring and coaching activities, I see it happening all too often.

Drs. W. vs. Dr. Pepper for World Environment Day

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

Last week, I attended the annual International Conference on Culinary Arts and Sciences in Montclair, N.J. Occurring for the first time in the United ...