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To shore up packaging recycling, Maine is making businesses foot the bill
The policy is common outside of the US—and moves the responsibility of waste from taxpayers back to producers.
The truth about reusable kitchen essentials
Bamboo drinking straws, beeswax wrap, and silicone bags aren't as sustainable as we think.
Microbes found in cow stomachs could help solve our plastic problem
The US has a plastic problem—and waste from the meat industry could actually help.
What actually happens to the clothes you donate depends on where you live
It depends on where you live, but many thrift stores and other donation programs can divert even the most tattered items from the landfill.
Where does your paper come from? The good and the bad news.
A huge chunk of paper products get recycled—but the industry isn't perfect.
Host a sustainable affair with these environmentally-friendly tips
Reduce, reuse, recycle, and rejoice.
Old fish bones could make the eco-friendly plastic we’ve been waiting for
We have a ocean-destroying plastic problem, but fishery waste could help.
Modern paper use is wildly unsustainable. Here’s what you can do about it.
Luckily, even as consumers, there's a lot we can do.
Will we ever be able to recycle all our plastic?
It might be better to focus on limiting how much we use.
Thrift shopping is an environmental and ethical trap
There’s a smarter way to do it.