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What is pay-as-you-throw? A waste expert explains

Lily Baum Pollans, Hunter College Pay-as-you-throw is a policy that charges people for the amount of trash they toss out. It’s also sometimes called variable-rate...

Packaging generates a lot of waste – now Maine and Oregon...

Jessica Heiges, University of California, Berkeley and Kate O'Neill, University of California, Berkeley Most consumers don’t pay much attention...

How to turn plastic waste in your recycle bin into profit

Joshua M. Pearce, Michigan Technological University People will recycle if they can make money doing so. In places where cash is offered for cans and...

Secondhand clothing sales are booming – and may help solve the...

Hyejune Park, Oklahoma State University and Cosette Marie Joyner Armstrong, Oklahoma State University A massive force is reshaping the fashion industry: secondhand clothing. According to...

Millions of burnt trees and rusted cars: Post-disaster cleanup is expensive,...

Sybil Derrible, University of Illinois at Chicago; Juyeong Choi, Florida State University, and Nazli Yesiller, California Polytechnic State University The most destructive and costliest wildfire...

How to boost recycling: Reward consumers with discounts, deals and social...

Magali (Maggie) Delmas, University of California, Los Angeles You finish that last sip of morning coffee and stare at the empty paper cup in your...

How to boost recycling: Reward consumers with discounts, deals and social...

Magali (Maggie) Delmas, University of California, Los Angeles You finish that last sip of morning coffee and stare at the empty paper cup in your...

Trump should wage a war on waste instead of battling the...

Clyde Eiríkur Hull, Rochester Institute of Technology President Donald Trump is fighting the wrong fight in his ongoing trade war with the rest of the...

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A long fuse: ‘The Population Bomb’ is still ticking 50 years...

Derek Hoff, University of Utah “The battle to feed all of humanity is over,” Stanford biologist and ecologist Paul Erhlich declared on the first page...