reducing waste

Pile of trash, discarded metal and furniture (© renemarie/Shutterstock)

This unwanted stuff could have a second life

The U.S. Materials Marketplace is a new way to speed up adoption of a circular economy — where less is wasted and the environment is spared..
View through circular opening of customer in vault of Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank (© AP Images)

These firms go round in circles. That’s a good thing.

The circular economy is a way to use and give back to the environment at the same time — and stop global warming.

Reduce, reuse, recycle. Repeat.

Reduce, reuse, recycle. The U.S. has been on a 50-year journey toward those goals, which are the focal point of World Environment Day, June 5.

Better eating — and less waste — through science

Biotechnology can improve crop traits to inhibit browning or bruising. That single change can make the food system more efficient and sustainable.

Tom Szaky: Staying one step ahead of the world’s trash

Tom Szaky dropped out of Princeton University to collect trash. He founded TerraCycle to keep garbage out of landfills and incinerators, where it releases...