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Shanghai chips away at its mountain of trash

Oct 25, 2019
After nearly four months of a mandatory waste-sorting plan, the city declares better than expected results.
Shanghai has made it mandatory for residents and businesses to sort their waste.
Jennifer Pak/Marketplace

How to put those Amazon boxes to good use after Christmas

Dec 23, 2016
Amazon and other retailers have teamed up with Goodwill for a donation program
Packages are stored at the Amazon electronic commerce company's logistics center in San Fernando de Henares, near Madrid, on the eve of 'Black Friday', on November 24, 2016.
GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images

Something new from something blue

Jan 2, 2015
Turning your dad's jeans into profit.

MIDDAY UPDATE: Frightful weather on the East Coast and post-holiday recycling

Dec 27, 2010
The northeast corridor suffers a post-holiday blizzard, and travelers face canceled flights, trains and roads too dangerous to drive. The cold...

Gap's design blunder and what to do with all those leftover vuvuzelas

Oct 12, 2010
Out with the new, in with the old. Gap does about face on logo redesign. These final notes today. Gap has dumped it's new logo. In other news, d...

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