What are the ingredients for the perfect public trash bin?
August 13, 2018, 9:32 a.m. by Matt Hickman
The New York City Department of Sanitation launches the BetterBin design competition to find out.
Why the world should look to Norway when it comes to plastic bottle recycling
July 19, 2018, 10:18 a.m. by Matt Hickman
The deposit-based Norwegian approach to bottle recycling is an attractive, effective one.
Now that China doesn't want it, our plastic is piling up
July 12, 2018, 8:15 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Waste-exporting countries are being forced to get creative — and that includes the U.S.
U.K. grocery store removes 'best before' dates on produce
May 22, 2018, 11:55 a.m. by Robin Shreeves
Tesco wants to put an end to food waste.
How a poop-filled train from NYC wound up in rural Alabama
April 25, 2018, 2:24 p.m. by Matt Hickman
While easy to focus on the gross-out factor, the tale of a stranded train filled with sewage sludge shines a light on the complicated afterlife of our waste.
China has stopped accepting recycling from other nations — and that's a problem
April 20, 2018, 3:18 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The ban has sent the flow of recyclables into a tailspin.
Invention could make produce last longer — and really put a dent in food waste
April 11, 2018, 3:13 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
But what is lost when picked produce doesn't ripen for weeks or months?
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The Inuit have a simple way of teaching their children how to control anger
8 good things that happen when you get older
9 eerily beautiful songs of night birds
How to get a bat out of your house