Although Houstonites may be good at a lot of things, recycling is not one of them. And knowing that residents may never come around, the city proposes a technologically advanced solution dubbed One Bin for All.
The reuse-minded folks at Metrofax have a few thoughts on how to get crafty this winter while keeping unwanted gadgets and gizmos out of landfills. VCR transformed into an automated cat feeder, anyone?
Founded to support New York City's community of maligned and largely destitute urban recyclers known as canners, Sure We Can operates the city's only homeless-friendly bottle and can redemption center.
In an effort to send zero waste to landfills by 2040, Austin expands its long-running curbside yard debris collection program by allowing nearly 8,000 households to add food scraps and other types of organic waste to the mix.
Eco-minded modular carpeting behemoth Interface and the Zoological Society of London expand Net-Works, a coastal cleanup/recycling initiative that benefits impoverished fishing communities in the Philippines.
Move over bake sales and car washes ... a do-goody alternative to municipal curbside pick-up, Christmas tree recycling has become a lucrative fundraising activity for nonprofit groups in Portland, Ore.