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Can Berkeley Tackle its Plastics Problem?new

The city is taking its first steps toward recycling mixed plastics.
East Bay Express  |  Nate Seltenrich  |  04-13-2012  |  Environment

A Colorado Town Wants Fewer Trash Trucks and More Recyclingnew

For two years, Teri Christman has been battling the garbage trucks that roar through her town. She's fighting to change city law so that only one trash company can operate in Manitou, and she wants that company to also provide single-stream recycling to every home.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  J. Adrian Stanley  |  03-11-2010  |  Environment

Lawmakers Look to Shake Up the Recycling World, With Tons of Tires Nearbynew

"Our goal is to break even," Chris Houtchens says, describing the financial tightrope he walks each day so that the company he runs with his father, American Tire Exchange, can turn a profit selling usable tires in the states or in Mexico.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Anthony Lane  |  02-09-2010  |  Environment

A Dumpster Diver Loses His Right to Rummage at Vanderbilt Universitynew

Vanderbilt officials say their concern isn't theft—it's lawsuits. Dumpster diving isn't a big problem for the university -- they've never arrested anyone for Dumpster diving, and they continue to issue warnings of trespass charges for repeat offenders.
Nashville Scene  |  Tracy Moore  |  06-12-2009  |  Culture

The Zero Life: Two Weeks, a Zero-Waste Kit, and No Trashnew

From the moment you wake up and brush your teeth, wash your hair, and shave your face with products packaged in non-recyclable containers, you're contributing to the waste stream. Trying to live without generating trash is next to impossible. But we decided it was worth a shot.
Charleston City Paper  |  Stratton Lawrence  |  09-25-2008  |  Culture

In Lincolnville, the Stink of Environmental Racism Grows Strongernew

Why does the Nova Scotian government keep putting dumps in rural black communities like Lincolnville? Because the dump in Sunnyville, a similar community, burned up in a methane fire.
The Coast, Halifax's Weekly  |  Chris Benjamin  |  08-08-2008  |  Environment

Will Detroit Keep Incinerating Trash, or Seek a Greener Future?new

Confronted with that same dilemma more than two decades ago, the city responded by constructing the largest municipal waste incinerator in America. We went for the big burn -- and have been paying for it in a big way ever since.
Metro Times  |  Curt Guyette  |  04-08-2008  |  Environment

Trash Talkin'new

Shelby County generates 2.5 million tons of solid waste a year -- we join some of it for a journey through the dirty South.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Preston Lauterbach  |  10-06-2006  |  Environment

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