Latest recycling Stories
We need safer ways to recycle electric car and cellphone batteries
Inside the high-powered process that could recycle rare earth metals
This new recycling system could keep COVID PPE out of landfills
What to do with your old cloth masks
What’s the most eco-friendly way to dispose of your Christmas tree?
The most eco-friendly wrapping paper is none at all
DARPA’s solution to the military’s plastic trash problem? Eat it.
Humans created an extra 8 million tons of plastic waste during the pandemic
Halloween treats can be a trick for the environment—but there are sustainable swaps
The truth about reusable kitchen essentials
11 percent of food waste comes from our homes
Make natural fabric dye with vegetable scraps
What do the numbers on plastic mean? And 3 other trashy questions, answered.
How to keep food, plastic, and fabric out of the landfill
Your compostable cups and containers aren’t reversing the plastic problem
To shore up packaging recycling, Maine is making businesses foot the bill
Microbes found in cow stomachs could help solve our plastic problem
What actually happens to the clothes you donate depends on where you live
Can zero-waste stores be affordable for everyone?
How to recycle plastic at home
Modern paper use is wildly unsustainable. Here’s what you can do about it.
Where does your paper come from? The good and the bad news.
Scientists are making progress with better plastic-eating bacteria
How Austin, Texas, turns its sewage into soil
What kind of reusable bag is best for the planet?
Never waste bread again
Plastic bags are still bad for the environment, despite misleading reports
This reusable lunch kit is good for the earth and your food budget
Make cufflinks from upcycled materials and look like a boss
Banning mini shampoos from hotels won’t really reduce plastic or save the environment
Where to find cardboard boxes when you’re moving
Inside the global fight over a 2,500-ton heap of garbage
Save money and protect the environment by repurposing your old outdoor gear
How to recycle your phone no matter where you live
Eleven easy ways you can help save the planet this Earth Day
Most stuff that could be recycled isn’t
How to actually recycle
It’s not easy being green, but it doesn’t have to be expensive
A six-pack of “light” beer
Bulb Eats Own Light To Amp Up Efficiency
How 3-D Printing Will Turn Homes Into Mini Factories
Build a wireless audio streamer
Make an iPod video projector
PopSci 5-Minute Project video: floppy disk pen holder
PopSci 5-Minute Project video: CD dumbbell
New music from an old iPod
Fake Snow Made From Sewage Comes Out Yellow
Give an old TV a rerun
Feed Your 3D Printer Recycled Plastic
Mealworms Can Happily And Safely Eat Styrofoam
How to recycle shoes, crayons, toothbrushes, and other random stuff
Contact lenses don’t belong in your toilet
Wacky Inventions Real and Imaginary
Yellowstone Is Replacing Asphalt With Paths Made From Old Tires
Sea Chair Project Collects Ocean Plastic Garbage to Make Stylish Sitting Stools
PopSci DIY: a newspaper baler, updated from the archives
Products to reduce the amount of garbage in your life
You throw out 44 pounds of electronic waste a year. Here’s how to keep it out of the dump.
Metal-Munching Microbes Could Manufacture Machines On Mars
Space Station Astronauts Toast ISS Kitchen Upgrades With Their Own Urine
Plastic-Eating Underwater Drone Could Swallow the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
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