Hasbro Launches Toy Recycling ProgramToy maker Hasbro is partnering with recycling company Terracycle to offer parents a way to turn donated toys into materials used to make playgrounds, park benches, flower pots, and more.
Plastic Pollution Solution? New Enzyme Breaks Down Key Type Of PlasticThe research could offer a new way to recycle millions of tons of plastic.
Scientists Looking To Turn Astronaut Poop Into Space FoodResearchers at Penn State University say their waste treatment process could solve many issues tied to preserving and growing food in space.
Plan Would Charge NYC Residents To Have Garbage Picked Up To Encourage RecyclingSome say a proposed new plan is about garbage is a bunch of garbage itself, while others think it might be an environmental turning point.
Students Wrap 3,000 Plastic Bags Around School To Raise Environmental AwarenessStudents at a high school in Brooklyn took their crusade against plastic bags to the streets this morning.
Low Oil Prices, Improper Disposals At Recycling Centers Could Hit Taxpayers HardAre your recycling efforts going to waste? Companies that collect recycling also do so to collect money, something made difficult by low oil prices.
Changes In Recycling Pickup Leaves Mountains Of Trash Bags On UWS StreetsPiles of trash have been blocking sidewalks in the Manhattan neighborhood, as Upper West Side residents wait for a much-needed pickup.
Mayor De Blasio Unveils Aggressive Plan To Reduce New York City Waste 90 Percent By 2030The plan includes an overhaul of the city's recycling program, incentives to reduce waste and tacit support for the City Council's plan to dramatically reduce the use of plastic shopping bags.
UWS Recycling Bins Not Working Out Exactly As PlannedAdding recycling barrels to Upper West Side street corners seemed like a good idea, but it hasn't worked out exactly as planned.
Stories From Main Street: Activist Mom Gets Westchester Schools On Board With RecyclingAnna Giordano started We Future Cycle, which is now in eight school districts.
Experts Suggest Alternatives To Throwing Away Your Old Christmas TreeChristmas trees served us well during the holidays, but in the New Year, they are invariably tossed to the curb and left to be picked up as trash.
Christmas Tree Recycling Program Begins Monday In NYCThe Department of Sanitation will collect trees and turn them into compost starting Monday. The program will run through Friday, Jan. 16.