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The Plastics "Out There" and "In Here"

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

A huge percentage of our plastic problem could be addressed immediately, using simple, cost-effective, off-the-shelf technologies.

Jeez, This Place Is A Dump (PHOTO)

Getty Images | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 12: Trucks dump garbage into a pit at Sunset Scavenger May 12, 2009 in San Francisco, California. San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom...

Paperwork Caused Fuel Waste In California Fire Fight

AP | GREG RISLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LOS ANGELES — When the fire devastating Santa Barbara broke out, tanker planes had to fly twice as far to load water and retardant because the U...

Snack Wrappers Get Upcycled Into Bags | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With Frito-Lay, TerraCycle will start a new recycling brigade set to collect used chip bags. These bags will become a host of products, from notebooks...

E-Waste Expected To Plateau By 2015 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to a study by Pike Research called "Electronics Recycling and E-Waste Issues," we can expect to see a leveling out of the amount of e-waste ...

What a Waste: New Homes Demolished by Bank

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

A bank has decided to demolish new homes because it was cheaper than selling them in this market.It's a sign of just how bad the housing market has gotten and a troubling example of our culture of disposability.

Large-Screen Kindle: NOT A SAVIOR For Print And Delivery Industries | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

So will it work? Well, the current version of the Kindle already offers subscriptions to various newspapers and magazines, and both Amazon and publish...

Turn An Old Laptop Into An Entertainment Center (VIDEO)

LAPTOP Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

E-waste is the e-worst. Proper disposal of old computers, TVs, iPods and the rest is really important in preventing nasty toxins from leaching into ...

Flu Symptoms Divert International Flight, Waste Fuel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

United flight 903 from Munich to Dulles made an emergency stop in Boston because a 53-year-old woman was complaining of feeling ill. ...

Pizza Box Is Easier To Reuse And Recycle (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Simple changes in manufacturing can help consumers go green. Here's a great example: By adding some perforations to a pizza box, it becomes multi-use...

Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water: Health Spotlight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to a study by the Environmental Working Group, bottled water is just as polluted as a tap water. In fact, twenty percent of bottled water ha...

Closing the Book on Tribute Books

Suzy Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Suzy Shuster

Follow the lead and get rid of tribute books for any charity events or fundraisers and save yourself the headache of printers. And save some trees while you're at it.

Are Online Publications Really Greener Than Newspapers? | TOM ZELLER Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As several of our readers pointed out, weighing the environmental and climate impacts of a physical newspaper against the impacts of its online manife...

Does Green Have To Be Expensive? (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

True or false: The hardest thing about going green is accepting the higher cost. FALSE! The belief that going green is costly is itself a costly mis...

Book Publishers Set Green Goals

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — The publishing industry has been fitted for 20-20-20 vision. The Book Industry Environmental Council, a coalition of publishers, boo...

Eco-Dilemma: When Organic Eggs Are Sold In Styrofoam

Modern Eco Homes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I was in the store yesterday picking up some of my favorite organic foods and found myself in an interesting environmental and organic dilemma. I n...

Marriott To Drop Automatic Newspaper Delivery To Guests | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The company says that guest demand for newspaper delivery at more than 2,600 hotels in the U.S. has declined by about 25 percent. Marriott Rewards ...

Replacing Styrofoam With Fungi, But Can It Scale? | Laura Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Now, the company he founded with classmate Gavin McIntyre -- Ecovative Design -- is angling to provide not just a mass-market, organic insulation mate...

The Bay vs. the Bag: Only One Side Can Win

David Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Lewis

Plastic bag pollution is growing, and its impact on our rivers, bays and oceans is well documented. The answer to "paper or plastic?" is "neither -- here's my reusable bag!"

7 Tasteful Tips For A Waste-Free Lunch: Take-Out Edition

ecofabulous | Zem Joaquin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Cash or credit isn't the only thing to think about when eating out! If you just don't have the time, energy or desire to pack it yourself, here are so...

7 Tasteful Tips For A Waste-Free Lunch: Deskside Edition

Ecofabulous | Zem Joaquin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Between finishing up that huge presentation, attempting to catch up on last week's email, and trying to sneak out early to make it to an evening affai...

Least Wasteful Cities In America (SLIDESHOW)

Fast Company | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's great to love the city you live in, and better to love it for a reason like being green! FastCompany has compiled a list of the 25 least wasteful...

Recycling Cell Phones: Easy Way To Ramp Up Earth Day

EPA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PHILADELPHIA (April 2, 2009) -- From April 6 -- 12 Americans are urged to recycle unused cell phones that have been piling up in junk drawers as part ...

President Obama's Eco-Gaffe (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It doesn't seem like so long ago that the president was first caught shirtless, inspiring "oohs" and "aahs" all across the land. You probably don't re...

Paper Water Bottles: A Brand New Way To Waste!

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Maybe I've got a case of the Mondays, or maybe this is really annoying. I love design. I love green design. But I don't love when people just innovate...