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    What to Do With Your Compost (Even if You Don’t Have a Garden)

    What to Do With Your Compost (Even if You Don’t Have a Garden)

    When food scraps are thrown into a landfill, they decompose anaerobically and create methane: a climate-warming greenhouse gas. When food scraps are composted, however, not only are they kept out of landfills, but they turn into nutrient-rich organic matter that can fertilize next season’s plants. You can compost anywhere — even in an apartment or […]

    EPA Launches Recycling Initiative With $100+ Million in Grants

    EPA Launches Recycling Initiative With $100+ Million in Grants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced grants of more than $100 million to expand the country’s recycling and waste management infrastructure. It is the largest investment in recycling by the EPA in three decades. Funding for the grants will come from President Joe Biden’s Investing in America agenda. Under the new funding opportunity, […]

    Is It Really Expired? The Truth About Food ‘Expiration’ Dates

    Is It Really Expired? The Truth About Food ‘Expiration’ Dates

    Forgot about that container of yogurt in the back of the fridge? A bag of granola lost in the pantry? A glance at the expiration date might tell you that it’s time to toss it, but in fact, “expired” food might still be perfectly safe and enjoyable to eat.  Heeding expiration dates often causes us […]

    Columbia Researchers 3D-Printed This Vegan Cheesecake

    Columbia Researchers 3D-Printed This Vegan Cheesecake

    Could the future of cooking be 3D-printing? That’s what researchers at Columbia University set out to investigate in a study that involved 3D-printing a seven-ingredient, seven-layer vegan cheesecake. The study is meant to examine the pros and cons of preparing food with 3D-printing technology.

    Top Apps to Help You Live More Sustainably

    Top Apps to Help You Live More Sustainably

    From finding nearby water bottle refill stations, to calculating your carbon footprint, to connecting with surplus food headed for the landfill, these apps help you live more sustainably.  Tap Have you ever spent the better part of an outing wandering around, looking for somewhere to fill up your reusable water bottle? Or spent money on […]