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June 2, 2016



Which Ware? Choosing The Best Disposable Utensils

Choosing the best reusable tableware for your summer cookouts comes down to two factors: production and environmental impact.

March 9, 2016


orange, potato and apple

Misfit Fruits And Veggies Coming To Whole Foods

Whole Foods and Giant Eagle say they're ready to pilot sales of wonky produce that fails to meet retail beauty standards.

January 22, 2016


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Compost In Winter, Pasta Times Two, It Takes Energy To Cook

The compost at Bread & Roses is so active it's melting snow. Daniel Orr makes pasta spectacular. And, it takes energy to make those bags of pre-chopped veggies.

December 30, 2015


bio methane gas pipe

Making Energy From Waste: The Other Natural Gas

One expert says current technologies could transform organic waste into enough natural gas to replace half the diesel fuel used in the US transportation sector.

September 17, 2015


lots of apples

It’s Time To Get Serious About Reducing Food Waste, Feds Say

The government's first ever national target to reduce food waste will encourage farmers to donate more of their imperfect produce to the hungry.

September 29, 2014



Food Waste Weighing Down U.S. Food System

Food is the largest single source of waste in the U.S. More food ends up in landfills than plastic, more than paper.

June 24, 2014



Composting For Education And The Environment

Looking for a way to cut waste — and cut costs — schools are turning to composting cafeteria leftovers.

August 30, 2012

Waste Not Want Not 


5 Ways To Lessen Your Food Waste

According to a new report, Americans waste a lot of food. According to foodies on Twitter, reducing food waste can actually be pretty simple.

May 2, 2012

Landfill Rejects 

Nine steel coffee cans hanging spaced out on a green wall.  Each is full of soil and growing herbs or small plants.

Grow It In Garbage! Repurposing Waste To Build Your Garden

We love these six ideas for recycling through gardening.

April 19, 2011

DIY Compost 

Chicken Wire Compost Bin With Food Waste

DIY Chicken Wire Compost Bin

I constructed this easy chicken wire compost bin. Now I only generate one bag of trash a week.

April 1, 2011

Sustainable Agriculture 

sharlene fish

Composting, Permaculture, Sustainable Home Gardening Methods

Composting, hydroponics, aquaponics, permaculture - you wanted more about sustainable agriculture, and we've got it for you on this special episode!

December 20, 2010

Community Kitchens 

black and white photo of serving line

Hungry For The Holidays: Fighting Food Insecurity

Next to Thanksgiving, Christmas is the busiest time of year for the folks at the Community Kitchen of Monroe County and the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

November 15, 2010

Reduce - Reuse - Recycle 

Soda Can and Glass Bottle

The 5 Most Important Items Everyone Should Recycle

On America Recycles Day, Earth Eats says recycle that soda can and water bottle! Those two products top the list of the 5 most important items to recycle.

October 7, 2010

Food Packaging 


Consumers Dump SunChip’s Compostable Bag

SunChip's compostable bag has consumers covering their ears and hiding their pocketbooks. A bump in the road for a company trying to do the right thing?

April 13, 2010


bucket compost

Compostable Chip Bags: Marketing Ploy Or Environmental Good Deed

New compostable packaging by snack companies breaks down in 14 weeks in a compost pile, but what happens when it winds up in a landfill?

December 16, 2009

Green Entertaining 

holiday placesettings on a dinner table

Tips For Greening Your Holiday Parties And Celebrations

As you start planning your holiday parties, Earth Eats thought it might be helpful to round up some tips to help keep your parties green this year.

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