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As China Rejects Our Waste, What to Do?

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:29
Readers urge new technologies and product design, more focus on repairs and truly recyclable plastics.

6 Things You’re Recycling Wrong

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 03:00
Can you recycle coffee cups or greasy pizza boxes? If you’re tossing things in the recycling bin out of sheer hope, you might be an “aspirational recycler.”

Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 03:00
Plastics and papers from dozens of American cities and towns are being dumped in landfills after China stopped recycling most “foreign garbage.”

Shucking Oysters With an Eye on the Environment

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 15:28
The handle of a new oyster knife is made from recycled plastic from Haiti.