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How to actually recycle
Well-intentioned “aspirational recycling” is actually making to harder to recover materials.
Contact lenses don’t belong in your toilet
Flushing those little lenses adds up to a big pollution problem.
You throw out 44 pounds of electronic waste a year. Here’s how to keep it out of the dump.
Recycle old tech at e-waste centers.
In photos: A car’s journey from trash heap to brand-new engine
Watch junkyard cars get new life as engine blocks. Photography by Stephen Mallon.
Even the clothes you donate probably end up in a landfill
Well-intentioned recyclers can't keep up with our fast fashion habit.
You could be eating a side of e-waste with your takeout
For once, recycling isn't the best idea.
Last week in tech: A robot ate my iPhone
Apple's new recycling bot, Nike's new 3D-printed shoe, and Chrome finally shuts up auto-play videos.
Eleven easy ways you can help save the planet this Earth Day
Little changes can make a big difference
Exclusive first look: Daisy is Apple’s new robot that eats iPhones and spits out recyclable parts
A two-minute journey through this machine renders a smartphone into recyclable materials.
Humans have created 9.1 billion tons of plastic. Here’s how you can help stop the madness.
A new study shows just how much plastic junk we've made, and the numbers are grim.