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Recycling flows through Waste Management's CID Recycling & Disposal operation on Chicago's far southeast side in this 2015 image. (Chris Bentley/Creative Commons)

SUNY College at Brockport
Recycling used to be thought of as the answer to our waste problems. But rising recycling issues mean the U.S. has to change its strategies toward waste, reports a new survey from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.
Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
Composting is one of the most attainable steps for people on the path to a more sustainable lifestyle, but many find the process intimidating. This inspiring podcast breaks down composting for you.

In January, Berkeley, Calif., passed a 25-cent tax on disposable cups. (Miriam Gordon)

George Washington University
Recycling is not the answer — not anymore. Here's how a circular economy can both reduce waste and lessen the climate crisis — and why we need to change our mindset now.
SUNY ESF
We eulogize Mother Earth as we draw attention to an ever-growing problem on our planet: littering.
The George Washington University
Where does all the food waste that we throw in the trash and discard really end up and how can we ensure that it will not go to waste?
SUNY Oswego
Every month, Oceans Campus, an internship program located in Mossel Bay South Africa, goes down to Mossel Bay's point and cleans.
What's in your trash?
What's in your trash?
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Cornell University
A close-up of what makes up our trash, and how we can create less of it.
George Washington University
The Trump administration recently rescinded a 2011 ban on the sale of disposable water bottles in National Parks, which data show worked to prevent waste.
Sustainability Culminating Experience Class
Do you ever wonder where all your waste goes? After you dispose of that Styrofoam cup, recycle that plastic bottle, or toss a plastic bag into the garbage, what happens next?
The University of Mississippi
I thought the trash cans at Ole Miss looked so dark and boring. So, I redesigned them to be more interesting to people so they would notice them, thus, reducing the trash on the road.

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