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06

May

50 ways to reuse your garbageFrom fruit peels and coffee grounds to pantyhose and pill bottles, here’s how to save money and treat your trash like treasure.

50 ways to reuse your garbage
From fruit peels and coffee grounds to pantyhose and pill bottles, here’s how to save money and treat your trash like treasure.

04

Apr

50 ways to reuse your garbageFrom fruit peels and coffee grounds to pantyhose and pill bottles, here’s how to save money and treat your trash like treasure.

50 ways to reuse your garbage
From fruit peels and coffee grounds to pantyhose and pill bottles, here’s how to save money and treat your trash like treasure.

19

Aug

11 ways to produce less garbageHere’s how you can give the landfills a little less to hold.

11 ways to produce less garbage
Here’s how you can give the landfills a little less to hold.

Sweden runs out of garbage, forced to import from NorwaySweden, a recycling-happy land where a quarter of a million homes are powered by the incineration of waste, is facing a unique dilemma: The nation has run out of much-needed fuel.

Sweden runs out of garbage, forced to import from Norway
Sweden, a recycling-happy land where a quarter of a million homes are powered by the incineration of waste, is facing a unique dilemma: The nation has run out of much-needed fuel.

29

Jul

When art is garbageThese examples of creative upcycling include cellos made from oil cans and artwork created with cigarette butts or plastic bottle caps — all the while spotlighting the world’s trash problem.

When art is garbage
These examples of creative upcycling include cellos made from oil cans and artwork created with cigarette butts or plastic bottle caps — all the while spotlighting the world’s trash problem.

24

Jun

Wasting away: Our garbage by the numbers
60,000: Number of plastic bags consumed in the U.S. every 5 seconds
240,000: Number of plastic bags consumed worldwide every 10 seconds
1 billion: Number of plastic bags Americans use every year
30,000 tons: Landfill waste created from plastic bags each year
Less than 1 percent: Amount of plastic bags that are recycled
$4,000: Cost of recycling 1 ton of plastic bags
$32: The amount that recycled product can be sold for
See more shocking garbage stats.

Wasting away: Our garbage by the numbers

  • 60,000: Number of plastic bags consumed in the U.S. every 5 seconds
  • 240,000: Number of plastic bags consumed worldwide every 10 seconds
  • 1 billion: Number of plastic bags Americans use every year
  • 30,000 tons: Landfill waste created from plastic bags each year
  • Less than 1 percent: Amount of plastic bags that are recycled
  • $4,000: Cost of recycling 1 ton of plastic bags
  • $32: The amount that recycled product can be sold for

See more shocking garbage stats.

31

Mar

Wasting away: Our garbage by the numbers
In today’s culture of mass consumption, the things we throw away often vanish from our minds, but all that trash has to go somewhere. Look at the numbers on garbage and you’ll see it’s more than just trashy — it’s appalling. Luckily, there’s plenty we can do about it.

Wasting away: Our garbage by the numbers

In today’s culture of mass consumption, the things we throw away often vanish from our minds, but all that trash has to go somewhere. Look at the numbers on garbage and you’ll see it’s more than just trashy — it’s appalling. Luckily, there’s plenty we can do about it.

11

Jan


 Sea trash spiraling out of control, study finds 



Earth now has five or six major ocean garbage patches, and new research suggests they’ll continue growing for ‘at least the next thousand years.’
Earth now has five or six major ocean garbage patches, and new research suggests they’ll continue growing for ‘at least the next thousand years.’

23

Dec


 Sweden runs out of garbage, forced to import from Norway 



Sweden, a recycling-happy land where a quarter of a million homes are powered by the incineration of waste, is facing a unique dilemma: The nation has run out of much-needed fuel.
Sweden, a recycling-happy land where a quarter of a million homes are powered by the incineration of waste, is facing a unique dilemma: The nation has run out of much-needed fuel.
From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, household waste increases by more than 25 percent, and this extra trash — mostly food, shopping bags, product packaging and wrapping paper — adds up to an additional 1 million tons of waste a week that’s sent to U.S. landfills, according to the EPA. Luckily, there are many steps you can take that will help you reduce your holiday trash — and even save some cash.How to create less waste during the holidays

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, household waste increases by more than 25 percent, and this extra trash — mostly food, shopping bags, product packaging and wrapping paper — adds up to an additional 1 million tons of waste a week that’s sent to U.S. landfills, according to the EPA. Luckily, there are many steps you can take that will help you reduce your holiday trash — and even save some cash.
How to create less waste during the holidays