Another example of how hard it can be to recycle polymers.
Single-stream recycling is convenient for consumers, but difficult for recycling companies. It requires a long and complicated process to make trash valuable.
We tour a materials recovery facility in California, where the stuff consumers toss into recycling bins is sorted.
Diverting textiles from landfills is more difficult and more expensive than doing so for paper and glass. A group of formerly incarcerated workers is paving the way.
A new device will allow the same sheet of paper to be erased and reprinted 10 times, cutting waste and carbon emissions.
We visit an 80,000-square-foot facility in La Vergne, Tennessee, where the cartridges are taken apart and readied for their next life.
Businesses are reviving an old model to reduce single-use plastic in an effort to curb plastic pollution and fight climate change.
The company takes used and discarded symbols of the pandemic and turns them into items such as coat hangers and classroom rulers.
Municipalities around the country have had to delay or reschedule trash pickup days.