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Waste Management

Managing New York City Garbage Is Exceptionally Expensive

Carol Kellermann | Posted 07.28.2014 | New York
Carol Kellermann

The expired labor contract with sanitation workers presents an opportunity to address some of the major factors driving the exceptionally high costs of New York City's trash system.

This Toilet Will Zap Your Poo Into Fuel (And Save Lives)

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology

While some engineers are busy perfecting sexting apps, others have turned their expertise to a decidedly less seductive, but more important pursuit. T...

For Bringing Safe, Clean Water to Slums in Sub-Saharan Africa, Market-Based Strategies Are Not the Answer

Mackenzie Klema | Posted 05.05.2014 | College
Mackenzie Klema

Privatization, small-scale water distribution, and community-managed water projects have failed to affordably bring clean water to underserved communities.

Waste Management Volunteer Programs Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.28.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

While most developed countries teach environmental education (like not chucking your batteries in the trash) and enforce strict regulations, there are still places out there where basic environmental protection, like regular garbage pick-ups and recycling, don't exactly jog knee-jerk reactions.

Farm to Fork Across America: Composting the Biggest Rib Cookoff in America

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Julie Ann Fineman

A master display of pork consumption, 238,000 pounds of ribs, a draw of 500,000 people for six days over Labor Day weekend, the biggest in the country.

The Story of Young Girl Maha for Making Her Community Environment-Friendly!

Asif Iqbal | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green
Asif Iqbal

This is an incredible story of Maha -- a youth social activist from Pakistan who, in her very young age, has achieved remarkable success by transformi...

Ciudad Saludable -- Teaching the Business of Recycling

Student Reporter | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Student Reporter

Albina Ruiz has the drive and focused energy of the ones who have fought for their vision to come true.

Water Conservation, Waste Management, And Reduction of Plastics Strategies Are Needed to Protect Coastal Habitat & Marine Environments

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 06.16.2013 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

In the tourism industry realize that addressing these issues is vital to sustainable tourism and protecting the natural resource values that allow the tourism business to succeed.

Beyond Recycling: On the Road to Zero Waste

Beverly Bell | Posted 12.31.2012 | Green
Beverly Bell

Practicing zero waste means moving toward a world in which all materials are used to their utmost potential, in a system that simultaneously prioritizes the needs of workers, communities, and the environment. It is ambitious, but it is not impossible.

Food Waste In, Renewable Energy Out: Startup Re-Nuble Is Crowdfunding the Local Green Economy

Josh Garrett | Posted 12.17.2012 | Green
Josh Garrett

As the memories of rationing and victory gardens fade from its collective consciousness, the United States has become a nation of supremely wasteful eaters.

Taking on Our Fair Share of the City's Waste Burden

Melissa Mark-Viverito | Posted 09.18.2012 | New York
Melissa Mark-Viverito

Our trash does not magically disappear overnight -- it has to go somewhere. Residents for Sane Trash Solutions should join the rest of us in taking on their fair share of the city's waste burden.

Make Your Own Climate Volunteers

Asif Iqbal | Posted 09.12.2012 | Green
Asif Iqbal

"Make Your Own Climate Volunteers" is a campaign which seek motivation among people and asks them to come forward and act positively on climate change.

WATCH: Troubling Working Conditions in LA’s Waste and Recycling Plants

Posted 06.15.2012 | Latino Voices

Los Angeles is the second largest waste market in the United States, and it has a problem. In a short film by Cuéntame, an online collective of s...

5 Ways Colleges Are Getting Greener

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.07.2012 | College

It's not easy being green, but that's not stopping colleges that have promised to shrink their carbon footprints. Efforts to go green are often lin...

NYC Takes the Garbage Out

Steven Cohen | Posted 03.18.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

New York City's leaders have run the numbers and understand that shipping garbage to distant landfills is not only bad for the planet; it's bad for the pocketbook.

Using Trash to Help Secure America's Energy Future

Carl Rush | Posted 12.26.2011 | Green
Carl Rush

We have an overly narrow view of what constitutes renewable energy. Solar and wind energy are without question part of the solution to our reliance on fossil fuel. But so is trash.

Brief From Bonnaroo: Tennessee Trash

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Anyone who grew up in the 1970s in Tennessee can sing a bit of "Tennessee Trash," a comic and catchy PSA that was sponsored by the State Department of Transportation to discourage littering.

How To 'Green' Your Business

Brett Caine | Posted 06.22.2011 | Business
Brett Caine

Sustainability is essential to helping today's companies achieve many of their major business priorities, including attracting and retaining great talent and reducing capital expenses.

Green News Report: April 5, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.05.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Breaking:...

Daley Scrambling To Privatize Recycling Before His Term Is Up

Posted 06.01.2011 | Chicago

One of the broad themes of the Daley administration has been a belief in private industry to handle typically government-run services. Selling control...

Green News Report: March 31, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama's '...

Ask Customers to Use Less of Your Product: The Big Heresy

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Xerox and Waste Management are doing something mostly unheard of: they're working with customers to use less of their traditional product or service. That's a big shift in business as usual.

POOP Founder on World Toilet Day

Deanna Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deanna Neil

While poop can be funny, ecologically sound waste management and basic sanitation are no joke.

A Rapture of Humus

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Day after the election and, wow, there it was, a story in my local paper that cried out that the world was changing in a sensible direction. I simply ...

Spill Waste Buried in Local Landfills But Not in Mississippi

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

New Orleans residents may be unaware that gulf spill waste is being stashed less than ten miles away in Avondale.