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The Perils of Peanut Butter

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 13:24
How clean does a jar for your sandwich spread need to be for recycling efforts?

Don’t Follow Kenya’s Example on Plastic Bags

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 13:24
The Plastics Industry Association takes issue with an editorial.

Diverting Food Waste

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 13:24
The Solid Waste Association of North America says New Yorkers should be willing to spend a little to ensure that their waste is managed safely.

Digging the Graveyard of Oil’s Past

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 13:24
As the energy industry evolves, production platforms in the North Sea, once a crucial source of crude oil, are being dismantled and sold for scrap.

What if Your Environmentally Correct Shoes Were Also Cute?

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 13:24
Recycled plastic water bottles are transformed into Rothy’s ballet flats in just six minutes.

How New York Is Turning Food Waste Into Compost and Gas

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 13:24
City officials hope to divert organic refuse from landfills. Where will it all go?

Review: In ‘Canners,’ One Man’s Trash Is Another’s Nickel Treasure

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 13:24
A documentary follows bottle and can collectors in New York as they toil to fill their carts for $30 or $40 a day.

Repair Cafes

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 13:24
Do you own anything that’s broken that you wish you could fix? What’s the likelihood you’ll get it fixed instead of just throwing it away?

Germany Gleefully Leads List of World’s Top Recyclers

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 13:24
According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germans sort 65 percent of their waste into an array of color-coded bins.

Sorting Castoffs and Finding Renewal

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:00
After a rough decade and trouble finding work, a Marine Corps veteran and machinist, Steve Bavier, landed a job with a junk removal company that hires mostly vets.