Recycling

Council bins are quietly being fitted with tracking technology revealing all your dirty secrets

YOUR rubbish could be spying on you. As well as guarding your grime it might be disclosing your dirty habits. Your wheelie could be revealing …

Food Waste, No More—Scientists Have Figured Out A New Use For Orange Peels

Citrus peels, especially from oranges, are among the most common items in the world of food waste. Orange juice, orange concentrate, orange …

Food Waste

Sustainability and circular economy - Wachstum - European Commission

Areas of action<p>Circular economy<p>The Commission is undertaking a range of actions to support the move to a more circular economy. These cover the cycle …

Circular Economy

The eco guide to keeping your recycling muscles fit

It’s desperately important that we redouble our efforts to combat pollution and waste<p>Recycling is a bit like fitness. The moment you stop putting in the effort, you lose your muscle.<p>This was on my mind as I watched microwavable black plastic containers whizzing up a conveyer belt at a recycling …

Fashion (India)

Our Plastics Glut Is An Environmental Nightmare -- And An $80 Billion Opportunity

It’s no secret that plastic waste poses a huge threat to our environment, from overflowing landfills to the ever-growing ocean gyres. Designed to last, plastic can take thousands of years to break down. In the meantime, it’s damaging fragile ecosystems and affecting the food chain from the ocean …

Plastic

Scientists Say We Can Fix the E-Waste Problem by Pulverising Electronics Into Nanodust

Particle theory.<p>Scientists have come up with a new solution for the mounting piles of e-waste that are rapidly building up on the planet, which are …

Science

8 Simple Ways to Begin Sustainable Living

Nowadays, consumerism leads to a lot of waste. Products you use every day can be hard to clean or don’t last. These 8 sustainable living ideas will …

Plastic

How and Why Your Business Should Recycle Computers

If your small business has any old computers lying around, you might be at a loss about how to dispose of them properly. Recycling tech isn’t always …

Small Business

8 Things They Don't Tell You About Going Zero Waste

After your aha moment you are very motivated to do a trash audit and work toward reducing the amount of trash you create. Like all things it's shiny …

Plastic bantastic: Kenya tries to ban plastic bags—again

Plastic bantasticKenya tries to ban plastic bags—again<p>Will the ban make Kenya cleaner, or start a black market for bags?<p>print-edition iconFrom the …

Kenya

Tunisia bans disposable plastic shopping bags

<b>In an effort to reduce plastic waste, shoppers will no longer be able to get single-use bags at supermarkets.</b><p>If you happen to be shopping for …

Environment

NYC Expands Composting Program To More Neighborhoods In Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens

NYC's Department of Sanitation is moving its curbside composting program into dozens more neighborhoods, like Williamsburg and Long Island City, in …

New York City

This startup is turning waste plastic into the very roads we use every day

Plastic is a problem. It’s a problem that Scottish startup MacRebur is taking on one mile at a time.<p>MacRebur is aiming to challenge three major world issues: Repurposing millions of tonnes of waste plastic, saving millions in the cost of road repairs and strengthening our existing roads. The idea …

Plastic

Coal ash: 'Why in the world would we be importing it?'

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America's utilities are struggling to dispose of.<p>Critics call it a missed opportunity. …

Environment

Circular cities are doing it for themselves

Brexit has put a significant scare up the waste and resources industry as stakeholders wait to see what environmental regulations will survive the …

Cities

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0:11 I'm a garbage man. And you might find it interesting that I became a garbage man, because I absolutely hate waste. I hope, within the next 10 …

Starbucks stockholders greeted by cup ‘monster’ in recycling protest

A Bellingham-based environmental group built a monster and other creations with dirty Starbucks cups outside the coffee company’s annual shareholders …

Starbucks

These Awesome Breakthroughs in the Fight Against Plastic Pollution Will Give You Hope!

There is no doubt that we have reached crisis point with our plastic obsession. This material is seemingly ubiquitous in everyday society, used to …

Plastic

Oakland suit says error in recycling pact could spike tenant fees

A “mere draftsman’s error” in a contract between Oakland and the company that collects the recycling of its residents could cost apartment dwellers there tens of millions of dollars over the course of the 10-year agreement, the city alleges in a lawsuit.<p>One missing line in the contract with …

Oakland

Carbon fibre: the wonder material with a dirty secret

Researchers are scrambling for ways to get the strong, light material out of landfill and make it ready for recycling and reuse<p>Carbon fibre is increasingly celebrated as a wonder material for the clean economy. Its unique combination of high strength and low weight has helped drive the wind power …

Construction

Anthill 11: waste not, want not

In this episode of The Anthill, a podcast from The Conversation, we’re bringing you stories about how one person’s waste can be another person’s …

Circular Economy

The Brief, Confusing History of Foam Packaging

<i>A version of this post originally appeared on</i> Tedium<i>, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail.</i>In the age of instant …

Weird

Tampons and nappies being used to fuel British power stations

A British waste company is salvaging sanitary products in order to fuel power stations.<p>The PHS group said it will pick out items like nappies, …

UK News

Impact of E-waste Recycling on Water

The primary danger with e-waste is derived from the toxic components used to make the electronics.

Sustainability

Recycling robots: AI could reverse the UK's decline

Robotic waste sorting is gaining ground as an idea, but experts say the economics don’t yet stack up for household waste<p>A team of robots scans objects on a recycling line, sorting wood from concrete at a rate of 4,000 pieces an hour.<p>The footage is part of a promotional video for Helsinki-based firm …

Robots

What becomes of discarded TVs, computers and mobile phones?

Millions of televisions, computers and mobile phones are discarded in Australia each year.<p>So what happens to all that electronic waste?<p>To prevent it …

Televisions

City appealing decision to allow Quebec waste to be dumped at Carp facility

Waste Management says it will 'review its decision' after meeting with the city's lawyers<p>The City of Ottawa is seeking leave to appeal a recent …

Waste Management

Deluge of boxes from online shopping

Nationwide, the United States Postal Service’s package deliveries are up 65 percent since 2009

Detroit

How An Alcohol Brand Is Utilizing Food Waste In Inventive Ways

Waste is the recent <i>cause célèbre</i> in the food world, and for good reason. The USDA estimates that 30-40% of the US food supply is wasted — roughly $110 billion dollars down the drain. Even more potent than the issue of money: All indicators are that we already produce enough food to feed the planet,</i> …

Food Waste

Trains, Trash And Tabloids: What Do You Do With Your Newspaper When You Are Done Reading?

As I sit, or more likely stand perpendicular and cramped, on my commute to and from work I tend to scan through the pages of the Metro or the Evening Standard nonchalantly. When I arrive at my destination, I have two primary options; put the paper in the bin, or leave it on my seat.<p>More often than …

London Underground