Halifax, Nova Scotia has seen impressive increases in its recycling rates by requiring residents to put trash for pick-up in clear plastic bags.
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Rutgers University finds that the Garden State tosses over 4 million tons of biomass that it could recycle into energy, heat, and/or transportation fuel.
John Tierney raised a ruckus with a NYT op-ed arguing that the importance of recycling is overstated by well-meaning but underinformed consumers and politicians.
If plastic to fuel recycling can happen on-site, eliminating transportation needs, does that make this a greener process than traditional recycling?
Stanford researchers have discovered that the mealworm can subsist solely on a diet of polystyrene, producing wastes that are safe for crop fertilizer.
Seattle’s Impact Bioenergy has created the HORSE, a portable organic waste to energy plant, for on-site recycling of food waste into energy and fertilizer.
A popular Change.org petition asks Walmart and Whole Foods to start selling ugly fruit and vegetables to address food waste and food insecurity.
The most recent versions of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals include cutting global food waste in half by 2030. Can we do this?