Overblown fears that the coronavirus could be transmitted through surfaces have created a stigma around handling nonhazardous trash, experts say. Some recyclable waste has been junked or burned.
Climate changes is a global problem that we must address in our own lives.
Vehicle makers shy away from traditional materials that are hard to recycle, like leather and plastics, and look to repurpose alternatives that still convey quality.
The well-known three-arrows symbol doesn’t necessarily mean that a product is actually recyclable. A new bill would limit the products allowed to feature the mark.
As we confront climate change, focusing on a single metric, like greenhouse gas emissions, could leave other harmful practices unaddressed.
You can get cotton bags pretty much everywhere. How did an environmental solution become part of the problem?
Water recycling in office buildings is seen as a promising sustainability effort, as well as a smart hedge against rising costs and future shortages.
The law aims to take the cost burden of recycling away from taxpayers. One environmental advocate said the change could be “transformative.”
Amazon’s experimental approach to product design can hurt your wallet and the environment. Why does it need our help to figure out what it’s doing?
A new report shows that a surprisingly small number of big companies and banks are behind the manufacturing and financing of much of the world’s single-use plastic.
From recycling to carbon emissions, we asked 10 people from around the world what they thought of America’s approach to the environment. It didn’t go well.
A movement is underway to slow the obsolescence of our electronic gear.
Boryana Straubel, founder of Generation Collection, calls recycled gold a way to clean up electronic waste — and a canny investment.
The world’s biggest online retailer must become a leader in reducing single-use packaging.
Data shows that American exporters continue to ship plastic waste overseas, often to poorer countries, even though most of the world has agreed to not accept it.
The fight to survive lies at the heart of Kyohei Sakaguchi’s world, whether he is writing self-help books, painting, creating a suicide help line, or designing recycled housing.
In short: Very green. But plug-in cars still have environmental effects. Here’s a guide to the main issues and how they might be addressed.
As programs shutter and plastic use rises in the pandemic, a New York bill to get manufacturers to pick up the recycling tab could offer a solution.
Designers and tech start-ups are working to improve sustainability and interrupt the path to the landfill.
With some artful folding and a few snips of the scissors, a newspaper can become fanciful gift-toppers (and they’re recyclable).
Old patchwork blankets are getting new life as garments. But some preservationists cringe at ripping up heirlooms for fickle fashion.
Where do CDs go to die?
The United States is using more plastic than ever, and waste exported for recycling is often mishandled, according to a new study.
Over the decades, a mass of flotsam from a freighter accident has inspired scientific discovery, urban legend and, now, an art exhibition commemorating the Great Sneaker Spill of 1990.
Disposability is no longer chic. A new magazine joins a host of big brands in exploring the joys of upcycling.
A new cocktail of enzymes that degrades plastic faster is a step to fully recycling soda bottles and other waste, British and American researchers said this week.
A raid at a warehouse led to the arrest of a woman who said she had been paid by the pound to recycle the prophylactics.
Pineapple “leather,” flax seed instead of plastic: Tarform, based in Brooklyn, aims to set a standard with its retro-futuristic cafe racer.
“Children around the world are being poisoned by lead on a massive and previously unrecognized scale,” according to the study, a collaboration of UNICEF and Pure Earth, an advocacy group.
Maque choux is sweet, hot, juicy, milky, buttery perfection.
New Yorkers seem to be drinking more at home. But they’re also being productive, decluttering and gardening during the pandemic.
My relationship with trash changed for the better from the first banana peel I kept out of it.
First came the Buddhist monks. Then the feng shui consultant. In the summer, a battered New England mill town greeted the new owner of its factory — one of the richest tycoons in China.