While the oceans fill up with plastic waste, a horrifying crisis unfolds on land.
America is in the midst of what one official calls an "unprecedented" recycling crisis.
Compostable products still end up in landfills, where they do not break down any faster than regular plastic.
Ready, set, compost.
We have the power to change the system. It might seem like individuals cannot change something so big, but so many significant events in history have been started by the small actions of people.
But the state attorney general isn't having it: "The people of Missouri can’t afford to wait any longer."
New estimate is more than double the EPA's.
Since 2010, a landfill fire has been moving toward 8,700 tons of unlined illegally dumped radioactive waste in Bridgeton, Missouri. The site is in the middle of working-class neighborhoods, right next to the Saint Louis airport, and near a hospital, schools and a great number of businesses.
Anyone interested in the health of New York City (and the planet) should watch Trashed, a fantastic documentary directed by Candida Brady and produced, presented and narrated by Jeremy Irons.
For those who follow Black colleges and the happenings at these institutions, you are probably familiar with Paul Quinn College