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Recycling in the U.S. Is Failing, But These 7 Cities Are Doing Things Right

Recycling in the U.S. Is Failing, But These 7 Cities Are Doing Things Right

The recycling industry in America is broken. With unsellable scrap materials and already-burgeoning landfills, many consider the entire industry confusing and complex, at best, and a lost cause, at worst. Nevertheless, some local governments are trying to address program shortfalls with various policies. Over the last 20 years, as more and more scrap materials were […]

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    Composting Could Become Mandatory in New York

    Composting Could Become Mandatory in New York

    New methods to reuse “fast fashion” clothes, recycling of construction materials, and adoption of electric school buses could all become possible in New York City under far-reaching new climate legislation introduced Thursday by City Council Speaker Corey Johnson. The proposals include measures to encourage New Yorkers to use the city’s composting program to cut down […]

    The Fight Against Food Waste Starts at Home

    The Fight Against Food Waste Starts at Home

    By Tim Lydon When we gather around the table with friends and family this holiday season, many of us will look down at platefuls of climate change. It won’t be our intention, of course, but one aftermath of our holiday cheer is food waste, which is increasingly cited as one of the world’s biggest sources […]

    Solution: How to Build a Three-Bin Compost System

    Solution: How to Build a Three-Bin Compost System

    By Anita B. Stone Compost—there never seems to be enough. And if you keep adding material to a single heap, the stuff is never really finished. The solution? A three-bin compost system. A three-bin compost system allows you to have different piles of compost in various stages of doneness. You start the pile on one […]