waste

Coal ash = environmental win (when you recycle it)

Apr 28, 2014
The toxic discharge from coal plants beats Portland cement when used in concrete.
Posted In: coal, concrete, waste

Half of world's food is thrown out, wasted: Study

Jan 10, 2013
Up to half the world’s food is wasted -- that’s the conclusion of a study by Britain’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Posted In: Food for 9 Billion, food and drink, climate change, energy, waste

Spilled and spoiled: Exploring two worlds of food waste

Aug 27, 2012
An alarming amount of the food we produce is never eaten. It’s a huge waste of land, water, labor, fuel and other resources. How to limit the losses? That depends on where we live.
Posted In: Senegal, milk, Food, waste

Spilled and spoiled: In the U.S., consumers are the food wasters

Aug 27, 2012
Where food is cheap and plentiful, consumers are the biggest wasters -- whether at home, in restaurants or at school. But how much of this waste is preventable?
Posted In: Food, waste, milk

Where to put all our nuclear waste?

Jul 17, 2012
The United States isn't the only country looking for a place to store nuclear waste safely for all eternity. But the U.S. may be closer to a solution.
Posted In: nuclear energy, waste

Industrial waste wells could be leaking underground

Jun 21, 2012
If these wells are leaking, they could contaminate water supplies and disrupt the most important way we dispose of liquid waste.
Posted In: waste, toxic, waste well

One animal's waste is another man's treasure

Jun 8, 2012
Here in the United Kingdom, retail giants like Wal-Mart and grocery store chain Tesco are food waste into green energy.
Posted In: alternative energy, waste

I live in an apartment. Can I still compost?

Aug 12, 2010
Easy Answer: Yup. Especially if you're willing to make nice with worms....
Posted In: compost, recycle, waste, worms

What's the history of sewage treatment? How do biosolids fit in?

Aug 2, 2010
The circle of life. Milorganite pellets (photo above) are made from recycled waste, aka biosolids, and used to help fertilize crops and improve l...
Posted In: biosolids, sewage, treatment, waste, wastewater