Recycling

How to Tell If Plastic is BPA-Free

New plastics are usually clearly labeled “BPA-Free” if they are, but what about all of those plastic food and drink containers that you already have …

Personal Finance

The One Thing You Should Be Doing with Your Ziploc Bags

Ziploc bags are a modern miracle. It's hard to imagine life without them (or the fact that when they were first introduced to the market, people …

Natural Resources Defense Council

Norwegian supermarket selling expired food to help stop waste

No foul play here, the food is all clearly labeled as past its prime.<p>A supermarket in Norway isn’t letting old food go to waste.<p>At the Best Før …

Now Is the Time

Low-Waste Cocktails Are the Next Big Thing

Bartenders are getting creative with their trash<p>They may not be advertising it to patrons — there’s nothing like the word “sustainable” to kill a buzz — but, the cocktail world is paying attention to its impact on the environment. As the conversation around food waste reaches a fever pitch, thanks …

National parks banned bottled water to ease pollution. Trump just sided with the lobby that fought it.

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has quietly ended a six-year-old ban on selling bottled water at some national parks, which aimed to ease …

National Parks

Could This Be Australia’s First Recyclable Takeaway Coffee Cup?

When it comes to tackling waste, Australia has plenty of room for improvement. And takeaway coffee cups seem like a particularly good place to start. …

Coffee

Anti-Waste Cocktail Pop-Up Heads to Detroit on August 23

Trash Tiki is taking over The Skip<p>Traveling anti-waste cocktail pop-up, <b>Trash Tiki</b>, is taking over <b>The Skip</b> in downtown Detroit on August 23. London-based bartenders <b>Iain Griffiths</b> and <b>Kelsey Ramage</b> are behind the touring project that aims to introduce bartenders and consumers to new ways of thinking …

Detroit

Residents say they are being plagued my mice and flies because bins aren't being emptied

The bin store at a block of flats in Bathgate is overflowing with waste - including used nappies<p>Fed up residents at a Bathgate block of flats say …

Jump in SF garbage bills shocks multiunit building owners, residents

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Chris Faust gasped when he opened the July garbage bill for his duplex in Noe Valley, thinking perhaps there had been a …

Housing

Amazon’s Alexa Can Help You Stop Wasting Food | Food & Wine

“Alexa, are my avocados still good?”<p>A new program from the Ad Council and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has teamed up with Amazon’s …

Amazon

DENR thumbs down QC gov’t bid to reopen Payatas

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) thumbed down the request of the Quezon City government to reopen the Payatas sanitary …

Philippines

How Norway is selling out-of-date food to help tackle waste

Supermarkets selling out-of-date produce and apps that identify food at risk of being binned are part of an ambitious plan to slash the nation’s food waste<p>“They might not taste quite the same,” says Naeeh Ahmed, 37, holding up for inspection a pack of Old El Paso soft tacos. The tower of boxes in …

Environment

Plastic-Eating Worms Could Inspire Waste-Degrading Tools

Humans produce more than 300 million metric tons of plastic every year. Almost half of that winds up in landfills, and up to 12 million metric tons …

Biology

Yokohama government trash-helper app gives poignant philosophical advice to depressed citizens

Sometimes help can come from where you least expect it… like, REALLY least expect it.<p><b>Throwing away trash in Japan</b> can be a complicated nightmare. …

Day Around The Bay: Garbage And Recycling Fees Shoot Up For Small Buildings

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Study: Probiotics Can Help Trees Clean Up Toxic Waste

Humans like their yogurt and new research indicates the trees that clean up toxic waste stand to benefit from probiotics too.<p>Poplar trees clean …

Oregon

National Park Service scraps 2011 policy banning sale of disposable water bottles | GrindTV.com

According to a press release sent out by the National Park Service (NPS) on Wednesday, the NPS is scrapping a 2011 policy referred to as the “Water …

National Parks

These chefs have a message for you: quit throwing out perfectly good food

INSIDE THE KITCHEN OF COPPA, chef Jamie Bissonnette’s trendy South End enoteca, sous-chefs pause during food prep to pull out cellphones or scraps of …

Restaurants

These futuristic underground tubes could help solve NYC’s trash problem

As you walk through the quiet community of Roosevelt Island, it may take a moment or two to realize why the neighborhood seems so different from the …

New York City

Queensland government considers landfill moratorium

The Palaszczuk government is considering a moratorium on new landfills in south-east Queensland, Environment Minister Steven Miles has confirmed.

Environment

Britain's lust for burning trash sends recycling goals up in smoke

The UK is building so many rubbish-burning facilities that it may be impossible for the country to meet its recycling targets. It's a problem across …

Government (UK)

NZ's first PET plastic processing plant opens

Matthew Tso/STUFF<p>Flight Plastics can now convert used plastic bottles into recyclable food packaging.<p>An old biscuit factory has become home to the …

New Zealand News

Govt extends anti-dumping duty on Chinese chemical import

<b>New Delhi:</b> The government has extended by five years the anti-dumping duty imposed on import of chemical compound PTFE, used as a non-stick coating …

China

For a true war on waste, the fashion industry must spend more on research

The rise of fast fashion in Australia means 6000 kg of clothing is dumped in landfill every 10 minutes. The ABC’s War On Waste visualised this …

H&M

Discarded plastic and the impact of recycling

<b>Dear Tom,</b> <b><br>I have heard that discarded plastic products are getting to be a major problem worldwide. Isn’t recycling taking care of the situation?</b> <i><br>—</i> …

Greens push for Senate inquiry into allegations of cross-border waste dumping

ABC’s Four Corners report alleging illegal dumping in Queensland needs scrutiny, Peter Whish-Wilson says<p>The Australian Greens will push for a Senate inquiry into illegal waste dumping following damaging revelations on the ABC’s Four Corners program last week.<p>Greens senator Peter Whish-Wilson says …

Environment

The 10 Biggest Myths About Recycling

Recycling has become a common practice in the United States. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, as of 2012 Americans were recycling …

EPA

Plastic Whale outlines single-use plastics problem polluting oceans

Two thirds of people would be willing to see charges similar to the 5p plastic bag levy applied to other single-use plastics such as bottles, cups …

Oceans

Too Little, Too Late: Hong Kong’s Glacial Progress on Mounting Food Waste Problem

A new waste charging scheme coming into force in Hong Kong in 2019 is decades overdue and remains incomplete, environmentalists say.<p>In a city with major land scarcity issues and some of the world’s highest property prices, food waste – seen largely as an avoidable problem – amounts for about 40 …

Hong Kong

First recyclable coffee cup ready to be trialled | Food & Beverage

With Australians consuming 50,000 takeaway coffees every 30 minutes, Australia’s first recyclable coffee cup will be introduced this month as part of …

Coffee