New research shows that the quantity of fragments embedded in the sea floor far exceeds the plastic floating on the ocean’s surface.
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.
After campers left trash in a national park, park employees tracked them down, mailed the garbage back and reported them to the authorities.
Faced with plunging profits and a climate crisis that threatens fossil fuels, the industry is demanding a trade deal that weakens Kenya’s rules on plastics and on imports of American trash.
The radical fix for a noxious landfill in Staten Island: Bury the trash, plant some grass and do nothing for 20 years.
African-Americans are 75 percent more likely than others to live near facilities that produce hazardous waste. Can a grass-roots environmental-justice movement make a difference?
They’re on beaches, in parking lots and on sidewalks. You probably won’t catch the coronavirus from a discarded mask, but the litter poses a risk to the environment.
A determined handful of men in New Orleans carry on the cause Dr. King died defending in Memphis.
Melati and Isabel Wijsen began campaigning to reduce plastic waste in Bali seven years ago. Now 19 and 17, they say the pandemic shows that stark measures to protect the planet are possible.
A new study found plentiful evidence of these tiny particles in dust in the nation’s most remote places.
My father and I worked for years at a factory that became a Superfund hazardous-waste site. We’re still feeling the repercussions.
New Yorkers seem to be drinking more at home. But they’re also being productive, decluttering and gardening during the pandemic.
“They’re simply turning on each other” after being deprived of food and waste generated by restaurants that have closed during the pandemic, an expert said.
There’s a lot you can do with the food scraps you usually throw away.
In Pakistan, descendants of lower-caste Hindus who converted to Christianity centuries ago still find themselves marginalized, relegated to dirty jobs and grim fates.
Ikebana’s most irreverent practitioner, the 80-year-old Kosen Ohtsubo, finds beauty in the banal.
The scavengers who make a living picking plastic, metal and even bones from a huge landfill face additional misery as the global economic slowdown closes the recycling centers they count on.
Three organizers from the first event in 1970 remind us that we still have a lot of work to do.
Unemployment has skyrocketed, but so has the size of the city’s volunteer pool and the number of people fostering animals. One month into the shutdown, the city is as complex as it ever was.
My relationship with trash changed for the better from the first banana peel I kept out of it.
Hundreds of boaters stuck in the Caribbean have converged on the U.S. Virgin Islands, but there are fears that their safe haven comes at a cost for residents.