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Why You Should Be Saving Your Apple Peels And Cores

Food52 | Posted 11.02.2015 | Taste

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

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

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

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 ...

Climate Change This Week: Nerd Power, Deadly Heat Waves, Biblical Deluges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Americans' Exposure To Heat Extremes Could Rise 6-Fold By 2050 - exposing vastly more Americans to dangerous heat waves due to a combination of rising temperatures and rapid population growth in the South and West, a new study warns.

France Wants To Forbid Supermarkets To Destroy Unsold Food

AP | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — France's parliament has voted to forbid big supermarkets from destroying unsold food, encouraging them to donate to charities or farms ...

Two Birds With One Stone: Transforming Waste Into Biofuel

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Around the global south, cities struggle to provide electricity and energy to all their residents, and unsurprisingly, the poorest residents are most likely to remain disconnected from formal power systems. Many of the same cities also face an immense garbage challenge: what to do with overwhelming amounts of unsanitary and even toxic waste.


Paula Gordon | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Paula Gordon

All politics are local, all days are Earth's. So is it silly that I celebrate finding a company that recycles what I used to toss? Or that I've figured out "starters" for making yogurt sans a heap of "number 5 plastic " yogurt containers? No!

Earth Day: A Two-step Strategy Makes a Sustainable Difference

Brian Kennell | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Sustainability is top of mind as this week we mark Earth Day and Arbor Day, tributes aimed at raising respect for the environment. That makes this the perfect moment to note a new Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report that says, "Brands that place packaging" into commerce must take more responsibility for its life cycle impact.

Cavan Sieczkowski

Temporary 'Trash' Artworks Put Our Oceans' Waste In Perspective | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.23.2015 | Arts

Alejandro Duran could not believe how many shoes washed up on the shores of Sian Ka'an, a nature reserve located along the east coast of Mexico's Yuca...

'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 | Green

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...

Sounding a Royal Alarm for the Ocean

Andreas Merkl | Posted 05.25.2015 | Green
Andreas Merkl

Last Wednesday, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, speaking in Washington, DC, to an audience of 100 governmental, corporate and nonprofit leaders, sounded the alarm about the ever-increasing quantities of plastic waste entering the ocean.

"Waste Not" Never Looked Like This

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.16.2015 | Taste
Liz Neumark

Guaranteed, you will look at your pantry and fridge differently.