Conservation and Recycling

The country is rolling out a major new trash policy. Residents already hate it.
In Germany, strict recycling laws are widely praised. But success masks a dark truth.
The U.S. creates three times the global average of waste despite representing just 4% of the world's population.
There's a new plan afoot to stop tons of plastics from ending up in landfills.
It's not all about the packaging, but it's a very good start.
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Most Americans have no idea how to recycle, a new study finds.
As the world struggles to cope with its garbage, places like this suffer the most.
In Bocas del Toro, Panama, visitors to a castle made out of plastic waste are asked to atone for their sins against the planet.
This new reality risks an increase of plumes of toxic pollution that threaten many black and Latino communities.
We know we should stop using plastic poop bags. But we just can't. Here's why.
Movements to eliminate single-use plastics are sweeping the globe.
"The planet cannot maintain the status quo."
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Thanksgiving prep goes beyond recipe research and house cleaning.
If the much-hyped system is a success, the tricky question is how to deal with all the plastic waste it will bring back.
As e-waste inundates the globe, companies are scrambling to keep it out of landfills.
Compostable products still end up in landfills, where they do not break down any faster than regular plastic.