Recycling

Shoreline covered with plastic soda bottles (Shutterstock)

Tide turns against plastic ocean pollution

From the deep sea to Arctic ice, oceans are under enormous stress from millions of tons of plastic trash, which can remain in the environment for centuries.
Cardboard recycling cutout on grass (Shutterstock)

A quest to make packaging Earth-friendly

Industrial engineer Paul Tasner creates biodegradable packaging that would offer the same quality as its plastic counterparts.
Performers dancing at 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony (© AP Images)

Rio goes gold, silver, bronze and green

Those watching the Opening Ceremony and viewing the Olympic Games see climate change as a major theme, from sustainable food to recycled medals.
Man taking photo of huge, white wind turbine blade (© AP Images)

Recycling old wind turbine blades could be the next business opportunity

Many in the renewable energy industry are looking to turn a potential landfill problem into a profitable recycling opportunity.
Rio 2016 Olympic gold medal on ribbon (© AP Images)

You’ll never guess what’s in these stunning Olympic medals [video]

Athletes from around the world will be vying for Olympic and Paralympic medals during this year's games in Rio. But these medals have some special details.
Malikca Cummings and workers taking apart machines to find recyclable material (Courtesy of Malikca Cummings)

Malikca Cummings: Profiting from a better environment

Malikca Cummings, founder of an e-waste recycling company in the Caribbean, will be attending the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in California.
Long mounds of trash in Beirut (© AP Images)

Lebanon takes out the trash

The streets of Beirut are finally getting cleared of the heaps of trash that have mounted ever since Lebanon’s largest landfill closed nearly a year ago.
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Our Ocean, One Future [video]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry knows that our ocean is threatened and how this affects people around the world. “We all have to take action,” he says.
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Could a steel mill yield clean fuel for cars?

A new way to make money and help the environment is the circular economy. This process involves reusing materials to prevent waste from reaching landfills.