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Talkin' trash: Are we literally throwing away energy?

In Germany only about 1 percent of all municipal waste goes into landfills. This compares with about 68 percent in the United States. The U.S. could recycle more and turn much more of the residual waste into energy.

Leading San Francisco's Quest To Recycle All Trash by 2020

San Francisco, the first urban area in the nation to mandate recycling and composting and begin outlawing items like Styrofoam food containers, aims to completely eliminate the trash it sends to landfills by 2020.

The Aztecs of Mexico: A Zero Waste Society

While technological innovation is often seen as the answer to modern waste problems, what can we learn from the historical methods used by great ancient societies such as the Aztecs of Mexico?

The Age of Diminishing Returns

A Q&A with Ugo Bardi, author of Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth is Plundering the Planet

Zero Waste: Closer than You Think

The Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Community at a Time by Paul Connett (Chelsea Green 2013) is about 100% waste recovery and reuse, the new gold standard in recycling.

Embodying the DIY Spirit in Our Creative Projects - Part 1: Eco-Friendly Ethos

When you hear the words “do it yourself,” what comes to mind?

A Scarcity of Rare Metals Is Hindering Green Technologies

A shortage of "rare earth" metals, used in everything from electric car batteries to solar panels to wind turbines, is hampering the growth of renewable energy technologies.

How Whales Become Hazardous Waste

The main theme of a new documentary, Trashed: No Place for Waste...is the major health danger posed by the 7 billion tons of garbage we discard every year.

Recycling’s ‘Final Frontier’: The Composting of Food Waste

A move by New York City to begin collecting food scraps and other organic waste is just the latest example of expanding efforts by municipalities worldwide to recycle large quantities of unused food and slash the amount of material sent to landfill

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