Every year the US burns more than 34 million tons of garbage in incinerators. These plants are major pollution sources, and most are clustered in disadvantaged communities.
A year after China stopped accepting most scrap material exports, other Asian countries are following Beijing's lead, forcing wealthy nations to find domestic solutions for managing their wastes.
Reducing food waste by feeding hungry Canadians is a simplistic solution that is deeply problematic and morally distressing.
Great areas of rubbish -- known as 'garbage patches' -- are known to form in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, but not the southern Indian Ocean. Why is that?
Less than 10 percent of plastic waste has been recycled – a factoid recently crowned statistic of the year.
The internet makes it easier for discarded stuff to land in someone else's home instead of the dump.
Trump's plan to slap $200 billion more in tariffs on Chinese goods is premised on yesterday's waste-fueled economy. Tomorrow's economy is 'circular.'
Incineration of household waste has gotten a bad name, argues an economist, who sees today's recycling crisis as an opportunity to reconsider how the U.S. handles its waste.
Seagulls have no qualms about sifting through dumps for scraps. But this buffet comes at a cost, filling their stomachs with plastic, glass, metal and even building materials.
Massive noxious garbage dumps piling up around Moscow have sparked citizen protests. And those protests are turning into criticism of the political system, which could threaten the Putin regime.
Ipswich Council has stopped recycling and it's likely that others around Australia will follow suit.
Most Americans don't want incinerators in their neighborhoods, so waste management companies are burning trash in other facilities such as cement kilns. Is this a sustainable way to deal with garbage?
Canadians are a wasteful bunch, especially during the holidays. Redesign your holidays this year to cut back on garbage and food waste.