Managing Municipal Waste

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Recyclables Getting Burned

Materials being collected by U.S. cities for recycling are not being recycled but are being incinerated or landfilled. A ban on imports is creating the problem. 

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Nowhere to Run from Climate Change

The Earth has reached a crossroads. According to numerous studies, reports, documentaries, and books, the planet is teetering on the edge of…

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Growing Trash Volumes Afflict the Nation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency just released its latest data on how much stuff Americans are throwing away and how much is being reused...

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A Senseless Waste of Resources

Mountains of new clothing are going up in flames. Newsweek reported last week that clothing manufacturer Burberry has been incinerating its …

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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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Clothing Industry in the Crosshairs

A new report published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation makes the startling claim that a garbage truck full of textiles is being trashed every

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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 survey by the Pew Research Center examined recy…

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The Cost of Wasted Food

The global economy is producing more food now than it ever has in the past. However, across the world, we are also wasting more food than we e…