Energizer unveils new AA batteries made from old AA batteries
February 4, 2015, 8 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Incorporating 4 percent post-consumer recycled batteries, the EcoAdvanced line really keeps on going and going ...
In Nevada, Christmas tree recycling goes to the goats
December 29, 2014, 7:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
You can mulch, or you can let the critters handle it.
Curbside e-waste disposal will soon be fine-carrying no-no in NYC
December 15, 2014, 8:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
New Yorkers can no longer discard old, unwanted, busted and otherwise chuck-able electronics alongside the regular trash starting in 2015.
New 6-year study reveals the secret life of ocean plastic
December 11, 2014, 11:10 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Earth's oceans now contain 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic trash, according to the most thorough survey of its kind.
New York's curbside composting program hits bump in the road to landfill diversion
December 8, 2014, 8:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Well, this stinks: The Delaware facility where New York City sends its compostable waste for processing has closed. So where's it being sent now?
Seattle residents with too many table scraps in their trash can now be fined
September 23, 2014, 5:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Waste separation slackers in this 3-bin town will receive friendly notices — and eventually small fines — when caught mixing compostables with trash.
Houston has the artsiest recycling trucks that you ever did see
September 18, 2014, 5:20 p.m. by Matt Hickman
No need to be alarmed if you spot what appears to be a massive wooden toy truck rolling down the street — it's just here to collect your recyclables.
Nifty recyclable tent helps hard-partying festivalgoers generate less waste
September 8, 2014, 7 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Alfresco music festivals create huge amounts of landfill-bound waste — trashed tents included. The single-use One Nights Tent offers a fully recyclable alternative.
Beijing straphangers can pay for subway fare by recycling plastic bottles
August 27, 2014, 4:10 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The Chinese megapolis expands its incentive-based recycling initiative in which reverse vending machines dole out subway credits in exchange for recyclable plastic containers.