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Kate Sheppard

White House Releases Plan To Address Potent Greenhouse Gas

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House released a new strategy Friday to address methane emissions from landfills, mines, agriculture, and the oil and gas sect...

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Clothing Waste and Save Money

Emily Chen | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Emily Chen

As clothing manufacturers and governments address waste in both the pre-consumer and post-consumer stages of the global textiles lifecycle, what can we easily do to reduce clothing waste -- and save money?

Time to Consign Landfill to the Dustbin of History

Tom Skazy | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Tom Skazy

Landfills, principally used in the Americas, are the worst solution as the materials take years, potentially centuries, to decompose, leaching toxins into the ground and methane into the air.

Lynne Peeples

Flame-Retardant Furniture May Leave A Toxic Legacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Arlene Blum was trekking in the Himalayas when new regulations to reduce the pervasiveness of flame retardants hit the books on Jan. 1 -- more than se...

Single-Stream Recycling

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Just below the surface of all the hoopla on the joys of single-stream recycling there is a lot of doubt and skepticism. So why the rush to single-stream?

If Trash Is Gold, China Is Very Rich

Peggy Liu | Posted 08.18.2013 | Green
Peggy Liu

Twice a day, Beijing's Chaoyang Circular Economy Industrial Park hosts a showcase waste site in Gaoantun. Benches and trees give the site a park-like feel. Citizens are invited to tour -- and smell -- the facility.

Scraps in the City: Will Composting Rot the Big Apple?

OnEarth | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Elizabeth Royte, OnEarthSometimes I bike and sometimes I walk, but either way I'm a tree-hugging, 350.org-supporting, vegetarian Brooklyn cliché -...

Fresh Kills From Above

Nicholas E. Johnson | Posted 07.06.2013 | New York
Nicholas E. Johnson

The trip to Fresh Kills was an amazing experience and one that should be experienced by all. Seeing this vast landscape in person puts into perspective the amount of waste a city produces.

Why Bother Composting?

Vivian Liao | Posted 06.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Vivian Liao

While composting is not difficult, it takes more effort than tossing a glass bottle into the recycling bin. So why should people bother? Here is a list of the benefits of household composting.

WATCH: An Orchestra Made From Recycled Trash

Posted 04.12.2013 | Arts

In a Paraguayan slum built atop a landfill, a group of innovative young classical musicians play instruments made of materials rescued from trash heap...

Sex and the City Sewer

OnEarth | Posted 04.17.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Melissa Mahony, OnEarth We spent our first Valentine's Day together at a Michelin-starred restaurant on one of New York City's trendiest streets. ...

No Room for Waste in Trashed

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

"I completely believe in a bottom-up shift, I think we underestimate the power we have as communities and consumers. We all have the power to say, 'NO.'"

Reuniting Economics and Ecology for a Sustainable Future

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Our natural environment and the resource base for the world economy are inexorably linked. Therefore these two crucial parts must come together for the house to remain standing, as our species is now heading toward 8 billion by 2025.

New York's Giant, Beautiful New Park, Built Atop a Landfill, Makes New York City Millions

Alex Pasternack | Posted 08.27.2012 | New York
Alex Pasternack

Public parks don't tend to be cash cows, but the park that sits on top of the old Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island is different. It will be three times the size of Central Park and will sit atop 50 years of trash produced by five boroughs.

Furniture to Philanthropy: Short Documentary Addressing Sustainability

Adam Steel | Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact
Adam Steel

ANEW was founded by Rose Tourje seven years ago after she realized how much waste and lack of awareness about it there was in the architecture, building, design industries.

Vik Muniz's Landfill Photos Reflect On Consumer Culture

AP | By JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 06.18.2012 | Arts

RIO DE JANEIRO -- From the ground, Vik Muniz's new studio looks like a landfill, scattered with discarded bottles, tin cans and trash of all sorts. R...

PHOTOS: One Of The World's Largest Dumps Is No More

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — One of the world's largest open-air landfills, a vast, seaside mountain of trash where thousands of people have made a living s...

READ: Southern California's Garbage Mountain

Posted 04.30.2012 | Green

This is an excerpt from "Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash," an exploration of garbage and its place in America, by Edward Humes. The book i...

Southeast Louisiana Turns to Greener, Grocery Bag Options

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.08.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Unless they're recycled or sent to landfill, plastic bags slowly degrade outdoors, often reaching the ocean and interfering with life there. So how are local stores and shoppers dealing with grocery bags today?

Survey Says... Convenience Is the Name of the Recycling Game

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.29.2012 | Green
Mattias Wallander

While we're out improving access to textile recycling in communities across the country, we are sometimes confronted with the notion that thrift stores and charities already collect most unwanted clothing. The facts don't support that line of thinking.

Why Ban Textiles From Landfills?

Mattias Wallander | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Mattias Wallander

We need to change our mindset and accept that recyclables encompass far more than just the bottles and cans we are so accustomed to tossing in the trusty blue bin.

Mexico City Closes World's Largest Trash Dump

AP | Posted 02.18.2012 | Green

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City will close one of the world's largest garbage dumps by Dec. 31 and will instead turn the garbage from millions of peo...

Green Jobs Are a Must for a Strong Economy

Mattias Wallander | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green
Mattias Wallander

I expect that in order to move the recycling needle significantly forward we need our legislators to step up to the plate and actually ban the disposal of materials that can and therefore should be recycled 100 percent.

ANOTHER Colo. Town Bans Plastic Bags, Sets Fee For Paper

AP | Posted 12.12.2011 | Denver

ASPEN, Colo. -- The Aspen City Council has voted to ban plastic bags from the Colorado mountain resort town's two grocery stores and place a 20-cent f...

Brazil's Garbage Becomes an Olympic Challenge

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 10.09.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

With the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics putting the world's 5th largest economy in the global spotlight waste collection and disposal is a problem the land of the samba can't dance around.