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Lebanon copes with garbage crisis and sustainability

Jul 28, 2015
After a stinking week, disposal resumes in Beirut, but will the solution last?
Posted In: lebanon, Beirut, garbage, waste disposal, recycling

Reduce, reuse ... rethink?

Jul 6, 2015
Market forces are making recycling less profitable.
Posted In: recycling, big oil, landfill
Plastic bottles and cans took over glass bottles as the drink holder of choice for beverage distributors in the late '50s.

How the humble glass bottle lost its appeal

Apr 22, 2015
Plastic proved more convenient than glass. Now it's easier to recycle, too.
Posted In: recycling, glass, plastic, waste

Recycled bikes provide affordable transportation

Apr 16, 2015
Groups around the country are refurbishing used bikes to help low-income people.
Posted In: Transportation, bicycling, low-income, recycling

Making money off trash

Apr 3, 2015
Selling what others throw out
Posted In: recycling, homeless, trash
Johnny Sestini stands next to his house, which was burned by arsons and rebuilt.

Tiny houses give homeless a foothold

Mar 17, 2015
Greg Kloehn builds homes out of recycled materials and gives them to the homeless.
Posted In: homelessness, poverty, recycling
Around a third of unusable dollars are burned to generate electricity.

How money gets burned

Mar 13, 2015
Hundreds of tons of shredded money are burned each year to generate electricity.
Posted In: recycling, electricity, Federal Reserve, Money

Recycling? Don't overdo it.

Nov 15, 2013
Recycling is expensive but good -- up to a point.
Posted In: recycling

Why only a third of our trash is being recycled

Aug 5, 2013
More than 40 years after the “Crying Indian” campaign encouraged Americans to stop pollution, a new "Keep America Beautiful" hopes to boost recycling.
Posted In: recycling, trash

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