More and more, America's recyclable plastic is being burned, not recycled
March 12, 2019, 8:20 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Incineration plants go into overdrive following Chinese crackdown on foreign waste.
Why you shouldn't separate the cap from a plastic bottle to recycle it
March 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m. by Christian Cotroneo
People tend to recycle more when they're asked to do less.
Why it's so hard to fix stuff that needs repairing
January 17, 2019, 12:31 p.m. by Starre Vartan
Some companies make DIY repair difficult, but new laws in the U.S. and Europe may make fixing things easier.
What to do with your used Christmas tree? Paint the house with it
December 29, 2018, 10:04 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Pine needles can be broken down and transformed into paint.
The clothes you donate don't always end up on people's backs
September 8, 2018, 10:14 a.m. by Cory Rosenberg
A large portion of the clothing you donate ends up in the landfill. Here's why — and what you can do about it.
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.
Floating park built from recycled plastic waste debuts in the Netherlands
July 17, 2018, 8:19 a.m. by Matt Hickman
A river pollution clean-up project yields spectacular results in Rotterdam.
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.