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New Lives for Old Objects

In Montreuil, the Collecterie resource center is fighting waste by recycling trash—and generating jobs.

Recycling in the Anthropocene

Individualized recycling is a start but it is not doing nearly enough.

Sustainability for Whom?

Is eco-business leading us to ecological sustainability?

Socially Smart Sanitation

What if sanitation is not just about the kit? If sanitation solutions cannot be mass-produced at will, like a box of software, what, then, is the alternative?

Waste Not  

Hear about an online sharing system where no currency changes hands, and no new materials are used to make more stuff.

EcoBricks and Education

It began in Guatemala, and now a South African town is using recycling bottles as building material as part of an inspirational and regenerative campaign against rubbish

Putting Boundaries on Selling Stuff

My theory of change is that governments are essential to controlling corporate power and that government is strengthened by civic rather than consumer action.

Share N Save: Putting “avoid” ahead of reduce, reuse and recycle

To truly get to zero waste, you'd need to go beyond recycling into reduce and reuse. In South Australia, they’re experimenting with how to take this one step further by adding “avoid” to the top of the waste management hierarchy.

How Whales Become Hazardous Waste

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

The People's Design Lab – Taking the un-recyclable out of your bin

Even when you have done all you can to reduce, reuse and recycle items, there can be a frustrating amount of stuff still in your bin. The People’s Design Lab offers a new solution.