Our annual deposit of plastic in the ocean dwarfs previous estimates, according to a new study by UC Santa Barbara and the Ocean Conservancy.
EU project PlasCarb in exploring the possibility of deriving graphene and hydrogen from food waste using anaerobic digestion and a microwave plasma process.
Researchers at Indiana University believe that bacterium Z. mobilis could reduce the cost of producing cellulosic ethanol from agricultural waste.
A laboratory in Mexico has invented a process for bioethanol production that uses inedible food waste left over from commercial processing as a feed stock.
A new paper attempts to quantify the amount of plastic trash in the ocean, and offers ideas for cutting the wast that goes into these ecosystems.
A new study finds that ants & other insects are very efficient food waste disposal machines that don’t create the health risks of other scavenger animals.
Cigarette waste such as ashes and discarded filters can have important uses. Butts make excellent supercapitors, rust inhibitors and industrial pallets, while ashes can be turned into water filters.
A team of Mexican scientist has created a novel solution to disposable diaper waste: feed them to mushrooms, which break them down in months, not centuries.
Communities in Central Maine are considering composting as a method for dealing with invasive plant species milfoil, which crowds out other plants.
Bycatch not only depletes the health of ocean fisheries, but also costs U.S. commercial fishermen nearly $1 billion per year.
The Earth Policy Institute pulls together a collection of alarming climate change facts that illustrate the need to move away from fossil fuels.
This awesome, upcycled twist on the classic terrarium DIY is a miniature rainforest in a bottle!
Forests are an important barrier to the release of excessive greenhouse gases, and greater levels of global climate change.