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Garbage collection slows in many cities as COVID-19 hampers staffing
Municipalities around the country have had to delay or reschedule trash pickup days.
As world leaders tackle emissions at COP26, Glasgow battles rats
As Scotland’s most populous city prepares to host the latest U.N. Climate Change summit, some local politicians fret about the global spotlight falling on their city’s alleged lack of cleanliness.
More working from home means we're generating more residential trash
Meanwhile, closed offices, stores and stadiums have been producing a lot less commercial garbage.
In New York City, getting rid of joyless junk can be complicated and costly
It's the urban underbelly of the Marie Kondo effect.
United Kingdom council hires its own "garbage queen"
Brighton is getting creative with its waste disposal methods.
China is drowning in a sea of cardboard — so is the U.S.
Online shopping comes with a lot of packaging, and that packaging is becoming a problem.
China wants nothing to do with America's trash
It will no longer import recycled scrap from the U.S. So what do we do with it?
2015: A Trash Odyssey
Quartz and Marketplace find out littering exists in space, too.
How an $8,000 garbage bin actually saves taxpayers money
It turns out the government can do more with Big Data than just spy -- they can use it to save money, too.