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Inside the high-powered process that could recycle rare earth metals
It takes some tricky chemistry to mine industrial waste and old electronics for critical rare earths.
This new recycling system could keep COVID PPE out of landfills
A potential win for the planet as the pandemic rages on.
What to do with your old cloth masks
As experts tell us to upgrade our cloth masks, what do we do with all our extras?
The most eco-friendly wrapping paper is none at all
Cutesy, shiny paper goes where most everything glittery goes: the landfill.
DARPA’s solution to the military’s plastic trash problem? Eat it.
Turning an empty water bottle into new material, like protein powder or gun lubricant, could help create a useful purpose for trash.
Humans created an extra 8 million tons of plastic waste during the pandemic
Medical waste, PPE, and online shopping are driving a surge in ocean pollution.
Halloween treats can be a trick for the environment—but there are sustainable swaps
Looking for easy-to-recycle candy packaging, or even getting creative in your own kitchen, can make trick-or-treating a bit more eco-friendly.
Make natural fabric dye with vegetable scraps
Your next knockout outfit might come from your last killer dinner.
What do the numbers on plastic mean? And 3 other trashy questions, answered.
Master the art of the blue bin.
How to keep food, plastic, and fabric out of the landfill
Tackle life on the principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle.