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garbage is beautiful

Making the Most of Recycling for the World [Infographic]

Let’s all make a New Year’s resolution right now. Let’s all check around at our local government, at our local big box stores, and with our waste management companies to find out just how much...
Garbage Ocean Pollution

How Your Trash Ends up in the Ocean [Infographic]

We've written extensively about the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch. But have you ever wondered how exactly your trash, maybe hundreds of miles inland, makes it out into the ocean? Check out this infographic and watch...
the Modern Landfill

How a Modern Landfill Works – Infographic

It's easy not to think twice about your garbage. You set it on the curb and forget about it. But what happens after you trash is picked up? What happens when it hits the landfill? And...
The Secret Life of Garbage

What You Need to Know About All That Garbage You Throw Out

It's a routine chore every week. Sort the recyling and take out the trash. Then, sometime in the morning or while you're at work, the trashman comes to haul it away. But what happens after...
Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch

Everything You Need to Know About the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch

There is currently an estimated 3.5 million tons of trash floating around the Pacific Ocean, in what's called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It's believed the patch spans roughly twice the size of the continental...
Food Waste Landfill

You probably didn’t know how bad food waste is for the environment

Almost one-third of all food produced in the U.S. in 2010 was ultimately thrown out. That kind of waste represents a serious problem for both the environment and your family's pocketbooks. Food waste, in fact, is the leading...
Garbagemen

Where Does Your Trash Go After The Garbageman Stops By?

For most of us, trash is something we throw into a bin, never to be seen again. We never stop to think twice about what happens to that empty candy wrapper, that dirty paper...
A photo of the cover of Garbology

Ruth Terry reviews ‘Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash’

A recent poll shows that the average American spends upwards of $84 per day, but what exactly are they buying? Journalist Edward Humes helps answer that question in “Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with...
Out to Sea

G-“art”-bage Patch Kids

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch—that vast swirling vortex of gum wrappers and milk jugs that threatens the food chain and looms above, beside, below and inside us now to an extent we don’t even really...
Big Belly Solar Powered Trash Can

Solar Powered Trash Cans: the best way to reduce carbon footprint

Environmental strategists have been talking about green cities for years.  The hope of the future in terms of reducing the carbon footprint and negative ecological impact of the industrialized world lies in our ability...

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