Managing Municipal Waste

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What is Your Recycling Reality?

Did you know that your recycling behavior is dependent on local attitudes where you live? A recent survey by the Pew Research Center examin…

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NPR Shines Light on Clothing Waste

Over 12 million tons of unwanted textiles are dumped in U.S. landfills every year, and most people are unaware of the damage this is causing…

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What Can You Recycle in the Big Blue Bin?

Ah, the convenience of curbside recycling. You toss in bottles, cans, paper, plastic, and whatnot into one big bin and, voila, recycling happens!  Oh if it were only that easy...

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Cities' Turn to Take Climate Action

The landmark climate agreement in Paris means that, finally, countries will be taking aggressive steps to combat climate change. Does this mea…

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Planet Aid Applauds New York Bin Law

The New York State Assembly passed a bill regulating placement, maintenance, and labeling of clothing collection bins in the state.  …

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U.S. Trash Volumes Shockingly High

A new study indicates that the amount of waste being dumped in America’s landfills is more than double (yes double!) what had been previ…

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Why Landfills Really Suck

Landfills stink, leak ooze, hurt animals and people, and swallow up large swaths of landscape. And when you consider that they are the third largest contributor to global warming, it's no stretch to say