Recycling

These Companies Turn Trash into Cash While Saving Cities a Ton of Money in the Process

Technology-enabled garbage cans are collecting a lot of attention<p>In most cities trash collection and recycling seems like an automatic, and perhaps invisible process. In fact many of us take it for granted. So it's easy to miss the fact that it is a laborious effort that wastes valuable city …

Grace Hopper

Flare explodes in waste worker’s hands after being left in recycling bin

<b>This is why you should never, ever, get rid of a flare by leaving it in a recycling bin.</b><p>Shocking footage shows the terrifying moment a flare suddenly …

7 Essential Oils for Your Home and Family - Your Natural Home

Are you trying to stay away from harsh chemical products as you move towards living a more natural and Earth-friendly life?<p>Essential oils are …

Herbs

The simple way we might turn food waste into green energy

Why let food waste rot in landfills when it could be used to make biofuel?<p>Americans waste a lot of food — about 133 billion pounds a year, or roughly one-third of all the food produced in the U.S. In addition to wasting money and squandering a precious resource, all that waste creates an enormous …

Science

Meet the 9-Year-Old Who Is on a Mission to End the World’s Plastic Problem!

Lilly Platt is just nine years old, but she thinks big. Her goal is to save the world from the all the plastic trash we have created, and to reach …

Don't trash Iowa's bottle bill. Expand it.

CLOSE<p>Iowa grocers want to quit handling returns of cans and bottles, but the 1978 law establishing beverage container redemptions has been popular …

Des Moines

In food waste fight, Brits turn bread into beer

At a brewery nestled in rolling farmland in northern England, the process of making beer begins with dropping dozens of unwanted loaf ends, thrown …

Superbacteria Could Soon Be Eating China's Industrial Waste

In a laboratory in Hong Kong, researchers at a textile company are looking for a special ingredient to improve the company’s production process: …

Business

Ask Renee: Polystyrene problems

<b>We usually bring our own containers for carry-out from restaurants.</b><p><b>But tonight we needed to ask for a pizza box for just a few pieces. They brought a</b> …

Indianapolis

Here are decorating tips to help you save money and energy this holiday season

It gets a lot brighter around this time of year, as homes become shining beacons of multi-colored lights, musical shows and winter wonderland …

Calvin Coolidge

Global e-waste increased by 8 percent since 2014

In Need of E-recycling<p>The world is making progress on addressing the environmental problems that are plastic waste and plastic pollution, but there’s …

Holiday Tipping Guide 2017: How to tip, who to tip, and how much to give — without a calculator

Starting to see the end of the rainbow for your holiday gift list of family, friends and in-laws? It’s time to think about giving a little something …

Personal Finance

Create Less Trash with Zoetica’s Reusable Products

I’m the kind of person who experiences emotional distress when I forget to bring my travel mug to a coffee house. The sight of steaming, …

Biodegradation

5 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

The needles may be falling off, and there may be a stray strand of tinsel here and there, but that Christmas tree isn't done working for you yet. …

Gardening

When it's time for Christmas cleaning, think twice about throwing away old trees, lights, baubles

Is your Christmas tree looking old and tired? Have your favourite festive lights seen better days?<p>If you're planning to throw away your old …

Christmas

These women in the Philippines scour a dump site for trash to turn into 'something beautiful'

To grow, blossom or bloom — this is what the Filipino word, lumago, means in the Philippines’ national language. But for the women of Lumago Designs, the word has symbolic meaning, as well.<p>“We wanted the name, ‘lumago,’ because it signified the improvement of our skills and the blossoming of our …

DEEP reminds CT residents to recycle their unwanted electronics

State officials have a suggestion on what Connecticut residents can do with their unwanted electronics.

Crime

Worker killed after becoming trapped in recycling plant machinery is named

A man killed when he became trapped in a machine at a recycling plant has been named as Norman Butler.<p>The 60-year-old was found by a colleague in a …

News (Wales)

UK firm seeks to reduce ocean plastic waste with new inflight skincare - Runway Girl

Few who watched the recent <b>BBC Blue Planet II episode</b> depicting the plight of a mother pilot whale mourning her dead calf, which had likely been …

Blue Planet II

Nearly 50 East Harlem Locations Graced With New Trash Cans

The trash cans will remove a food source for pests along East 116th Street, Third Avenue, and East 125th Street.<p>EAST HARLEM, NY — The city department …

New York City

City joins waste management initiative

The State capital is among 20 municipalities and cities from 13 States in the country to join the urban solid waste management initiative launched in …

India

Mobile for a Meal recycling program tackling issues of waste and hunger

A nationwide initiative encouraging people to recycle their old mobile phones is hoping to tackle the issues of waste and hunger at the same …

Mobile

Which? reveals the best vs worst AA disposable batteries

<b>Our tough battery tests have discovered that the best AA batteries last more than two and a half hours longer than the worst in your most</b> …

Batteries

Five shocking facts about the scale of plastic pollution that's choking our seas

Following the final episode of Blue Planet II, which showed the devastating impact of humans on the world’s seas, the spotlight has been placed on the scale of destruction caused by excessive use of plastics.<p>Plastics now dominate modern human life, with many throwaway or single-use products such as …

Blue Planet II

China Bans 'Foreign Waste,' causing recycling turmoil in America

When you drop those bottles and plastic containers off to be recycled, do you know where they go? The United States exports around one third of its …

China

This Natural Liquid Silk Is Starting To Replace Oil-Based Plastic

There’s a lot of retro-chemicals in products we put on or in our bodies. This company wants to replace it with a new form of silk.<p>Microbeads, the tiny plastic beads used in some facial scrubs and toothpaste that rinse down drains and pollute oceans and lakes, are now banned in “rinse-off” products …

Skin Care

Toronto targeting recycling contamination with bin inspections

The City of Toronto says it’s lifting the lids on residents’ recycling bins in order to help curb a pricey problem.<p>Roughly 26 per cent of what gets …

United Nations ocean plastics pledge: 7 things they want you to know

"There is no excuse for not acting"<p>The conservation issue of ocean plastic is top priority for many of us at the moment, with fascinating programmes …

Blue Planet II

Marine life can tear a single plastic bag into 1.75 million tiny pieces

Considering we pump millions of tons of plastic into the oceans every year, there is a hell of a lot we don't know about its whereabouts and its …

Science

Six simple ways to cut back on plastic

<b>Blue Planet 2 has got many people questioning whether they need so much plastic in their life.</b><p>Throughout the series, viewers have been shocked by the impact plastic pollution is having on our oceans and wildlife.<p>But it can be difficult to know how to make a difference.<p>Greenpeace say the equivalent …

Biodegradation