Indian roads will have some plastic waste in them, as the country’s Supreme Court has ordered such recycling of this waste stream.
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The first Green Festival in Portland, Oregon will handle wastes by using tried & true methods, plus inspiration from its very sustainable host city.
You probably wouldn’t guess there are big profits to be made in the food waste industry. But entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds are making a livelihood using food scraps to make everything from compost, biodiesel to flavored powders. Now three new hopefuls want to get in on the action by joining the movement to reduce […]
Non-profit Ohorizons celebrates World Toilet Day by talking to New Yorkers about the water they drink, and the water they flush.
I’ve been writing about clean cookstoves for years: these simple pieces of technology are wonders of sustainability. They address dangers to human health posed by open-fire cooking; they also free up lots of time for women in the developing world. And, they contribute to waste prevention by allowing for much more efficient use of wood […]
Does providing financial incentives for food donations of excess stock reward the right behavior? A Canadian professor doesn’t think so.
The founders of Regrained saw opportunity in spent beer grains, and are now raising funds to take their small business to the next level.
A new study from United Nations University explores the economic value of human poop, and the wealth potential of making use of it in the developing world.
Halifax, Nova Scotia has seen impressive increases in its recycling rates by requiring residents to put trash for pick-up in clear plastic bags.
A growing number of people think recycling — rather than “throwing away” — is a sound idea that leads us to more sustainable practices. To support this, more municipal governments and waste management companies make the recycling process easier by offering”single-source” collection services. This makes it far easier for recyclers to collect and deposit recyclable materials. This […]
Brooklyn chef Pzemek Adolf added a 20-seat zero-waste restaurant to his catering company Saucy by Nature to make good use of unused food.
Gainesville, Florida’s The Repurpose Project takes materials that other thrift stores won’t in order to keep them out of landfills.
The wastes that have recycling potential go well beyond what you can throw in your blue bin, and aren’t limited to consumer products and packaging.