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Changes to bin collections during the festive season

OVER the festive season, bin collection days will change for two weeks with no collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.<p>Over the …

France named Europe's top country for food sustainability thanks to war on waste

A war on waste food in France, where supermarkets are banned from throwing away unsold food and restaurants must provide doggy bags when asked, has …

Trash is Vik Bansal's treasure: Cleaning up at Cleanaway Waste Management

It's only two years ago that Cleanaway Waste Management boss Vik Bansal could expect a grilling when he walked into an investor meeting.<p>The company …

Mobiliário urbano para imprimir

Projeto “Print your city” se mostra como uma resposta eficiente de solução urbana sustentável<p>As cidades do presente e do futuro precisam de soluções …

What Happens to the Tons of Discarded Clothing at the NYC Marathon?

This year runners dumped 86,000 pounds of sweatshirts, pants, caps, and sleeping bags at the race. Here’s where it all went.<p>Two weeks ago, Jack Mulvaney found himself in front of a rack of plain gray sweatpants for $6 each at a Target store. He had come there to buy ink for his printer, but …

On the road: these nomadic homes could set you free

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Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

This backyard biodigester will turn your food scraps into free cooking gas

We’ve seen our fair share of Kickstarter projects that seem at best frivolous, and at worst useless. And then, of course, there are the Kickstarter …

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Green Sheep Water’s Aluminum Bottles are a Game Changer

Some Bostonian named Jackson was the first person to look at water and a pile of empty bottles, and think “I’m going to give this a fancy name and …

This company wants to turn food waste into building materials — here’s how

What do peanuts, rice, bananas, potatoes, and mushrooms have in common? In addition to being delicious, they could be transformed into building …

Potato Plastics! Biodegradable Plastics from Potato Waste

<b>An Italian company specialized in the production of environmentally sustainable materials has created its Minverv PHAs. These are ‘green’ biopolymers</b> …

Sustainability

Report: Amazon looking at processed food tech that makes tasty meals with no need for refrigeration

Amazon is reportedly testing emerging food technology originally developed for the U.S. military that would allow it to sell complete prepared meals …

What If We Could Deal With Landfills By Turning Them Into Clean Energy?

Using the FastOx Pathfinder, cities could transform their noxious heaps of trash into a solution to their carbon footprint.<p>While the world may be running short on certain key resources, including fresh water and rare metals like iridium, one resource is as abundant as ever: trash. The World Bank …

The future of waste: five things to look for by 2025

From turning waste into energy to charging consumers for the food they throw in the bin, here’s how our attitudes to rubbish are set to change<p>The European Commission recently backtracked on an ambitious set of legislative promises on waste and recycling, including the phasing out of using landfill …

Sustainability

How one company is transforming trash into clean energy

Trash is a big problem. From massive landfills to the pollution swirling in the ocean, there’s a waste issue on our planet — and humans are to blame …

Questions Swirl Around 'Uber for Trash' Startup Rubicon Global

<i>This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here.</i><p>A few weeks ago, I wrote about a startup …

How will we deal with all of the world’s rubbish?

Despite our best environmental efforts, the world still overflows with more non-biodegradable trash than ever. We review four clever ideas for dealing with it all.<p><b>Animation by George Mason</b><p>Rubbish has been a problem for as long as modern civilisation has existed. Humans produce a lot of garbage, …

George Mason

Startup helps Ikea save 350,000 meals from the trash can

A startup is turning waste into wealth by helping companies like Ikea slash the amount of food they throw away.<p>The global hospitality industry trashes food worth $100 billion a year, estimates Winnow, which says its technology can save commercial kitchens big bucks and stop good food going to waste.<p>…

Faeces, food and glass emerge as moneymakers in Africa

Jason Drew was this year’s guest speaker. Those following the latest in African environmental trends might know him as the Cape Town fly farmer whose …

China to U.S.: Please stop sending us your junk

For decades, shipping containers have been loaded with American scrap and waste and dispatched to China for recycling.<p>It's a $5 billion annual business that is now in danger of sinking.<p>Beijing notified the World Trade Organization in July that it plans to ban the import of 24 varieties of solid …

China

Ghazipur landfill collapse: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal bans garbage dumping at site

<b>New Delhi:</b> Garbage dumping in Ghazipur has been banned with immediate effect and the landfill site is likely to be cleared within two years, …

Tecnologia coreana transforma lixo orgânico em adubo em apenas 180 minutos

Do lixo orgânico ao adubo em apenas três horas. A tecnologia que esta empresa coreana trouxe recentemente para o Brasil acelera em mais de 50 vezes o …

This shipping container hotel is so cool you'll forget its a shipping container

Although building with shipping containers isn’t as avant-garde as it used to be, there are still some stunning designs that make us weep with joy. …

Shipping Containers

Food Network

A lobster roll with a bacon & cheese taco shell. Yes, please. (via Thrillist)

See inside this tiny home made in an old shipping container

With only 320 square feet of living space, this Carolina Beach house isn’t like others on the street. Set back on a peaceful wooded lot just three blocks from the beach, the tiny home is stirring a lot of buzz. But, it’s not just the size everyone is talking about.<p>Two years ago, builders turned an …