Waste not want not.
Hull City Council claims poor recycling habits are costing it £50,000 a month, so now they're taking action by removing resident's bins.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hits the street with cleaners to promote Swachh Bharat.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to bring 1.5 million toilets to the 600 million Indians without access by 2019. If he fails that could prove dangerous in an election year.
Despite a series of EU laws on waste management, some countries are still a bit rubbish.
Australians are some of the worst wasters in the developed world.
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Australia still rests too heavily on its luck, and not enough on its brains.
It would be a waste, and environmental hazard, to see them thrown in the bin.
There are precious, and toxic, minerals in our old mobile phones. Far better to recycle them than dump them in the trash.
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Even leaving glass bottles out for collection carries a social stigma.
Microplastics sample collected in a plankton net trawl in the North Pacific subtropical gyre from the SSV Robert C Seamans.
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New method tallies microplastics in southern oceans, yielding a total that's 37 times higher than previous estimates.
Plastics are vital. Making them from anything other than oil is good; using waste products is even better.
Christmas can be a drag for the planet, let’s lighten the load.
Many of us are concerned about just want to get through it. But the consumer madness of late December is the perfect time to ponder the consequences of our habits and excesses.
Children in Ethiopia wash their hands outside a school latrine.
More than two billion people lack access to decent sanitation. Innovative sanitation technologies can bring toilets into the 21st century with benefits for the developing and developed world.
What a waste.
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The 'linear economy' that drove 20th-century leaps in wealth is no longer sustainable, and our standard of living will not survive without a dramatic redesign.
A dumpster is fair game for scavenging.
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Dumpster diving: a way to recycle and reduce food waste.
There’s only one of them.
How can we live within the means of our planet? Almost all environmental literature grossly underestimates what is needed for our civilisation to become sustainable.
Using fruit waste in a sustainable manner can have economic benefits for industries.
Using waste from fruit has many benefits to industries.
Hefty problem: a local council was left with a huge clean-up bill after a dead whale washed up in Perth last year.
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Dead whales can cost beachside ratepayers a lot to clean up. The alternative is to tow them away before they wash up - but the legal question of who does the job is far more complex than it sounds.
In most states, the issue of container deposit legislation has festered for decades.
Four decades after South Australia's container deposit scheme began, New South Wales has finally overcome industry resistance and launched its own. Could the rest of the country now follow suit?
Plastic waste washed up on a beach in Haiti.
You might have heard the oceans are full of plastic, but how full exactly? Around 8 million metric tonnes go into the oceans each year, according to the first rigorous global estimate published in Science…
The Western Treatment Plant in Werribee, Victoria, largely powers itself using biogas – a by-product of sewage treatment.
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Could what we flush down the toilet be used to power our homes? Thanks to biogas technology, Australia’s relationship with organic waste – human and animal excreta, plant scraps and food-processing waste…
What to do with all that rubbish?
Protests against a proposed waste incinerator power plant involving thousands of residents took place in southern China over two weekends in mid-September. The demonstrations, in Boluo county, Guangdong…
This calls for a Private Finance Initiative.
More than £200m has been spent on failed waste management projects, according to a scathing report by a cross-party group of MPs. The Public Accounts Committee blamed “lax” and “poorly drafted” public-private…