landfills

taking out the trash

Hong Kong Has Nearly Run Out of Space for Its Garbage

What happens then?
Justin Heifetz​​
7.18.17
Asking for a friend

How Bad is it to Eat Expired Food if it Still Smells Okay?

That expiration date isn't the boss of you.
Kristen Dold
3.8.17
WTF

These $22 Individually Wrapped Strawberries Are a New Low in Wasteful Packaging

The single berries come nestled inside a Styrofoam sock on top of a pile of faux hay inside of a plastic-covered paper box—a practice that is not only inefficient and wasteful, but gaudy and, frankly, stupid.
Nick Rose
2.8.17
wine

Why a New York Winemaker Created a Garbage-Themed Rosé

Yup. "No Trash! De Blasio Blush" is the acerbically titled rosé that Eagle Crest Vineyards is rolling out as part of their protest against the proposed $3.3 billion, 20-year contract to send trainloads of New York City’s finest garbage to Seneca...
Alex Swerdloff
11.3.15
food waste

Why 30 World Leaders Ate a Lunch Made Out of Trash This Weekend

At yesterday's UN summit in New York City, the food-waste-themed menu included dishes such as "Landfill Salad" and a burger made of vegetable scraps. Here's why.
Hilary Pollack
9.28.15
Stuff

Dying Is Pretty Bad for the Environment

New evidence shows that cremation may be worse for us than we thought. Which doesn't leave a whole lot of options if you're aiming for a green death.
Wendy Syfret
1.15.15
Science

Scientists Are Trying to Package Your Potato Chips in Shrimp Carcasses

A new, sustainably-produced type of food packaging makes use of a surprising ingredient.
Lauren Rothman
1.13.15
Halloween

Britain Is Joyously Ruining Halloween

Martha Stewart just spit out her pumpkin spice latte, because although Brits are joyously carving Jack-o'-lanterns, most would rather dump the innards in the trash than eat the delicious pumpkin scraps. Luckily, one Briton is on a mission to saving...
Lauren Rothman
10.29.14
earth

The Green Chemistry Poised to Turn Landfill Gas Into Real Energy

A peculiar mineral might be the solution for catalysts turning landfill gas to hydrogen.
Michael Byrne
8.12.14
robots

Raptor Drones Will Save Birds from Themselves

A Dutch company is making "robobirds" that scare birds away from airports, landfills, and other avian death traps.
Becky Ferreira
8.7.14
News

A 'Dumpcano' in the Canadian Arctic Has Been Burning for Eight Weeks

It’s one of the worst examples of landfill operations in the Americas right now. The city of Iqaluit has been struggling to extinguish a fire in its local dump. The city has finally come up with a $2.2 million plan to extinguish it.
Peter Worden
7.25.14
Gaming

The Great Atari 'ET' Landfill Dig: Here's What They Found

We caught up with the filmmakers seeking to prove gaming legend about what exactly they uncovered.
Victoria Turk
4.29.14
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