Not all colored glass can be recycled

August 23rd, 2013 - California - Are beer drinkers more environmentally conscious than wine drinkers? Not to whine about wine, but the recycling rate for wine bottles is 34 percent nationwide versus 41 percent for beer and soda bottles, according to the Glass Packaging Institute. he biggest reason for this difference is that many states, including California, exclude wine bottles from “bottle bills.”  Read More
S.D. Overrun With Recycling

August 5th, 2013 - California - Blue bins are overflowing in San Diego neighborhoods because the city’s pickup schedules for recyclables can’t keep pace with the growing volume.  Read More
Trash cash

August 10th, 2013 - BOSTON - WHEN IT comes to saving the planet, people generally want to do the right thing. But sometimes they need a nudge.  Read More
Eye on the Environment

July 25th, 2013 - Some recycling advocates hate the word “waste.” They might tolerate the word if its use is limited to the verb form, meaning “to use, consume, or expend thoughtlessly …”  Read More
Are big blue bins bad for recycling?

July 14th, 2013 - MASS - ON A BRILLIANT DAY in June, I stood on a catwalk inside a dark, cavernous building, looking down at a mountain of garbage.  Read More