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Philippines Recalls Its Ambassador to Canada in a Spat Over Trash

Recycling news from New York Times - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 21:21
The recall comes after Canada failed to take back tons of household rubbish sent to the Southeast Asian country that had been labeled as recyclable.

Electronic Marvels Turn into Dangerous Trash in East Africa

Recycling news from New York Times - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 03:00
Companies seek solutions to the unintended consequences of rising wealth that allows for more electronics — and the e-waste that inevitably comes next

Charging for Paper Bags

Recycling news from New York Times - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 09:20
The head of the American Forest & Paper Association sees a “regressive move.”

Marathons Litter the Streets With Trash. But That Isn’t the Biggest Problem.

Recycling news from New York Times - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 11:41
Seaweed capsules at the London Marathon were one recent effort to reduce waste. But a more pressing problem is something you can’t see: Your carbon footprint.

After Duterte’s Threats Over Tons of Old Trash, Canada Says It’s Working on It

Recycling news from New York Times - Fri, 04/26/2019 - 12:41
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines said he was ready to “declare war” with Canada over hundreds of tons of waste shipped to his country over five years ago.

Tackling the Plastic Problem, One City (or Country) at a Time

Recycling news from New York Times - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 03:00
For Earth Day, a look at what three traveler-friendly locations are doing to reduce their plastic waste.

How to Break Your Single-Use Plastics Habit

Recycling news from New York Times - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 14:00
Ditch your one-and-done straws, spoons, and containers with this kit of affordable, reusable stand-ins.

One Thing You Can Do: Keep Your Old Gadgets Out of the Trash

Recycling news from New York Times - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:27
Also this week: How it felt to climb a 28-story ladder in pursuit of news. Our reporter was, he said, “a mess.”

Plastic Bags, or Paper? Here’s What to Consider When You Hit the Grocery Store

Recycling news from New York Times - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 11:11
Plastic and paper both have downsides. Here are a few broad lessons to keep in mind.