“This is what happens to the e-waste you drop off for recycling”

“Your Earth Day plans might call for some outdoor adventure, but don’t go leaving your technology at home. Some of the eco-friendly events taking place across Canada might actually call for electronics — especially the broken stuff. Toronto’s… Read More

“Compost Bins That Actually Look Great on Your Countertop”

“Fact or myth: Collecting food waste for composting means keeping a big, ugly, stinky bin on your kitchen countertop? Myth! In fact, making your kitchen more eco-friendly (without sacrificing style) is easier than you think. All you need… Read More

“Find Out How Your Curbside Recycling Program Is Changing”

“If you hadn’t heard already, your curbside recycling program is likely in trouble—and there isn’t much of a solution. Across the U.S., local recycling facilities are encountering a number of issues created by China’s ban on the import… Read More

“Is burning plastic waste a good idea?”

“WHAT IS TO be done with the swelling flood of plastic waste, if we don’t want to see it snagged in tree branches, floating in ocean gyres, or clogging the stomachs of seabirds and whales? Plastic production is… Read More

“These straws work like plastic, but they’re “hyper-compostable””

“As global concern over plastic pollution rises, corporate giants such as Coca-Cola and Unilever are pumping cash into a recycling initiative in Kenya they hope will provide a model for other developing countries. However, the voluntary scheme lacks… Read More

“Awash with plastic bottles and lacking a law, Kenya struggles to recycle”

“As global concern over plastic pollution rises, corporate giants such as Coca-Cola and Unilever are pumping cash into a recycling initiative in Kenya they hope will provide a model for other developing countries. However, the voluntary scheme lacks… Read More

“Behind the Hype of Apple’s Plan to End Mining”

“There are 118 elements on the periodic table. An iPhone contains about 75 of them. We don’t have an exact number because Apple wouldn’t provide one, which is going to be a theme of this story. And while… Read More

“Walmart aims to use all recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging for private label items by 2025”

“Walmart Inc. WMT, +0.15% has announced a new commitment to reduce plastic waste that focuses on its private-label goods. The commitment includes a pledge to achieve 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable private-label packaging by 2025. The company is… Read More

“Sheridan launches new program to recycle your old linens into new products”

“KonMari fever had everyone talking this year, and whether you love Marie Kondo’s methods ordisagree, the 2019 decluttering zeitgeist has brought some important issues to the fore. One such issue emerged more important than all others: how quick… Read More

“In a world drowning in trash, these cities have slashed waste by 80 percent”

“Little Kamikatsu was facing a big problem. The rural Japanese town of 1,500 residents didn’t know what it was going to do with its trash. Residents had always burned it, first in front of their homes or on… Read More