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When Little Girl’s Beloved Toy Disappears, Grocery Store Workers Sift Through Landfill Until They Find It

This 3-year-old was heartbroken over her missing friend – but thankfully, three determined grocery store workers were on the case.

IKEA is Testing Buyback Program to Keep Customers’ Furniture From Ending Up in Landfills

The take-back program isn't just a great way to save good furniture from ending up in landfills – it's also an ingenious business strategy.

Company Creates Win-Win by Repairing Good Clothing Destined For Landfills

Instead of perfectly good apparel ending up in landfills because of missing buttons, this company is salvaging the clothing for you.

New Guidelines Will Push Landfills to Convert Their Emissions into Electricity

American landfills account for about 20% of the carbon emissions in the country – that's why the EPA's finally taking steps to slash that number down.

Software Saves Prescription Drugs From Landfills, Sends to Needy Patients

A group of Stanford University graduates have created a nonprofit organization to save millions of jars of prescription medication from the trash–and get them...

National Parks Partner With Subaru to Get Landfill Trash to Zero

Three of America’s iconic landmarks are leading the way toward eliminating landfill waste from all national parks. As part of their centennial celebration, Yosemite, Grand...

Four Diverse Cities Working to Eliminate Landfill Garbage

How can we possibly move to a “Zero Waste” society when, worldwide, we are currently dumping hundreds of millions of tons into landfills every...

POWWOW Diverts 30 Million Pounds of Produce Annually From Landfill to Food Banks

About four billion dollars worth of produce is imported from Mexico every year at the border of Nogales, Arizona, for distribution around the U.S....

This Coffee Cup is Recycleable…Unlike 50 Billion Headed for Landfills

  Chances are if you bought your favorite coffee in a paper cup this morning, that cup cannot be recycled. 50 billion cups in the U.S....
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GM Achieves Zero Waste-to-Landfill in 109 Factories

It took four years of perseverance for the giant automaker but, now a 75-year old General Motors manufacturing plant has announced it is now...
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America’s Biggest Landfill To Become New York’s Largest Solar Project

What was once the largest landfill on the planet is being reinvented to provide solar energy to the citizens of New York City --...
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America’s Largest Brewery Goes Landfill Free

Among the more than 2,500 breweries in the United States, MillerCoors said it has accomplished something no other brewer can claim: a zero-waste factory....
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Landfill Site Becomes Nature Reserve

A huge landfill site in Essex, containing waste from six London boroughs, has been transformed into a 120-acre nature reserve. The Thurrock Thameside Nature...
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500 Colleges With ‘RecycleMania’ Divert 90 Million lbs From Landfills

Recycling rivalries added another level of “madness” to March this year, as 523 schools competed in the RecycleMania Tournament, harnessing the competitive spirit to...
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Houston’s Plan To Make Landfills Extinct

To increase the city’s dismal recycling rates, Houston’s government is trying something else: One Bin for All. It will collect all trash together in...
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“LandFillHarmonic” Orchestra Plays With Instruments Made of Trash

In Paraguay there is a town essentially built atop a landfill where adults pick through the latest heaps of trash for sellable goods and...
violin recycled from trash for Landfill Harmonic

“LandFill Harmonic” Orchestra Plays With Instruments Made of Trash

In Paraguay there is a town essentially built atop a landfill where adults pick through the latest heaps of trash for sellable goods and...
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Brazilian Slum Landfill Turned into Park by Volunteers

A former landfill in a Rio de Janeiro slum has been turned into a park thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers. "People came here...
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Once an Urban Landfill, Now a Rowing Paradise

Near the junction of the New Jersey Turnpike and Interstate 80, not far from the conga line of traffic grinding toward New York City,...
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New York City has Solar, Wind Power Plans for Landfill Site

A New York City site once known for the size of its garbage heaps will be home to alternative energy sources that could power...