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Americans Throw Twice As Much Trash In Landfills As Previously Thought

Posted September 22, 2015 by Josh L Davis Americans are plugging up landfills with twice as much garbage as previously believed, a new study has found. Looking at actual measurements taken from all landfill sites, rather than the estimations calculated by the Environmental [...] More »

There’s an Island Made of Toxic Trash Rising Out of the Sea in the Maldives

Posted 24 October 2014 11:32 GMT by Rezwan Each year, approximately one million tourists visit the island nation Maldives for its sunny warm weather and stunning natural beauty. But there’s an ugly consequence of all those visitors, along with the Maldives’ own 395,000 [...] More »

China To Spend Trillions On ‘Green Tech’

– Kenneth Rapoza 8/11/2015 @ 9:32AM The Chinese government will spend upwards up $2.5 trillion over the next 15 years on clean energy projects designed to provide a lift-off to its most promising alternative energy firms. Rae Kwon Chung, principal advisor on climate [...] More »

There’s a Horrifying Amount of Plastic in the Ocean. This Chart Shows Who’s to Blame.

The US isn’t as bad as you’d think… —Tim McDonnell, Mother Jones, Fri. February 13, 2015 1:46 PM PDT   Marine scientists have long known that plastic pollution in the ocean is a huge problem. The most visible sign of it is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an [...] More »

The Oceans’ Plastic Pollution Problem Is Far Worse Than We Thought, and Here’s Why

TakePart.com | By Hannah Hoag | Posted December 10, 2014 More than 5 trillion pieces of plastic are afloat in the world’s oceans, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One. Ranging in size from a grain of salt to larger than a plastic water bottle, [...] More »

Dividing and Conquering the Trash

By DAVID ZAX ~ OCT. 25, 2014 Nate Morris pulled his rental Toyota Prius into a parking spot outside Bavarian Waste Services, a waste management company in rural Walton, Ky. Stepping out of the car, he inhaled the putrid odor wafting down from Bavarian’s landfill. “Smell [...] More »

Alison Teal Visits The Maldives’ Trash Island And Reveals The Plastic Problem That Isn’t Shown On TV

The Huffington Post  | By Carla Herreria  |  Posted: 10/04/2014 5:59 pm EDT  Last year, Alison Teal arrived on an uninhabited Maldivian island completely naked and ready to do 21 days without food or water for Discovery Channel’s reality show, “Naked and [...] More »

Mesmerizing Photos of People Lying in a Week’s Worth of Their Trash

  By Jordan G. Teicher ~ Slate.com July 8 2014 11:00 AM     The United States has a trash problem. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American produces more than 4 pounds of garbage per day. That’s more than double the amount [...] More »