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Your Tales of Trash Hell

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 03:00
We asked you to document the piles of garbage bags and overflowing trash cans on New York’s streets. Here’s what you sent. Send us more.

One Thing You Can Do: Reduce Unwanted Mail

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 08:31
Also this week, the high cost of the world’s natural disasters

Less Trash, More Schools — One Plastic Brick at a Time

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 10:04
Plastic garbage collected by a women’s group is being recycled into bricks and used to build schools in West Africa.

Beverage Companies Embrace Recycling, Until It Costs Them

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 03:00
They have pledged to help fix U.S. recycling, but for decades the companies have fought against “bottle bills,” which result in more bottles and cans being recycled but are costly for the industry.