“The Indian men who make money selling trash”

“The 34-year-old, who prefers to go by his first name only, is standing in the middle of a scrapyard that he and his brother own in Gurgaon, a dusty suburb of glass and concrete near Delhi. On his… Read More

“How mountains of U.S. plastic waste ended up in Malaysia, broken down by workers for $10 a day”

“In a derelict warehouse complex plastered with “For Rent” signs an hour from the Malaysian capital, four women squatted on upturned buckets. Their fingernails were cracked and nubby, their headscarves dampened with sweat. Wielding hair dryers, they heated… Read More

“Hong Kong’s cutting-edge treatment plants aren’t enough: reduced waste should be on all of our Christmas lists”

“Christmas has become a season of material excess and waste. Malls are outdoing each other with imported Christmas trees and seasonal decorations, most of which will end up in landfills, along with an enormous amount of packaging that… Read More

“Manufacturers to pay full recycling costs in bid to stop waste”

“Manufacturers will pick up the burden of paying for recycling under new government plans which hope to cut down on waste going to landfill. Currently councils pay 90% of the bill for recycling, but if a new strategy… Read More

“My Journey to Create the Future of Plastic Recycling”

“Plastic pollution is a global crisis that results in wildlife entrapment, water and food contamination, and human health problems. Globally, only 9% of plastics produced are recycled; the rest is incinerated, landfilled, or exported to developing nations where… Read More

“Plastic waste elimination pledge by 2025 attracts more big firms”

“All promised that 100% of their plastic packaging would be reused, recycled or composted within seven years. The aim is to combat plastic waste pollution, which is harming the seas. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which is behind the… Read More

“Beyond Plastic Bans: Creating Products To Replace It”

“Packaging designer Ryan Gaither believes in the power of cardboard. At the Swedish-owned BillerudKorsnäs design lab in Portland, Oregon, he’s laid down a massive sheet of it, as big as a king-size bed. He flips the switch on… Read More

“How to keep recycling from turning into ‘wishcycling'”

“When people toss paper, glass or plastic in the correct recycling bin, they’re confident in doing their part to save the planet. However, experts say the problem is a lot of the wrong materials are ending up in… Read More

“The same foods can have wildly different environmental footprints”

“When you’re choosing between brands of food at the store, you may consider taste, packaging, and price. But products differ in other ways, too. Poore: “There are 570 million farms around the world all producing different products on… Read More

“Floating Trash Collector Set to Tackle Pacific Garbage Patch”

“The campaign to rid the world’s oceans of plastic trash marks a turning point on Saturday as a giant, floating trash-collector steams out of San Francisco on a mission to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Over… Read More