Food banks are increasingly saying no junk food donations. Some schools are sending healthier donations by salvaging uneaten foods in cafeterias.
The Omaha Biofuels Co-op collects from 25 restaurants around the city but also gathers about 1,000 gallons of fry oil from churches’ seasonal Lenten fish fries.
Schools in New York have launched a “zero waste” program that will reuse, recycle or compost all types of waste over the next five years.
Many schools are finding that giving kids a say in what they eat can cut down on what ends up in the trash.
Looking for a way to cut waste — and cut costs — schools are turning to composting cafeteria leftovers.
Kids are trashing the fruits and veggies served for school lunches. A study suggests paying them to eat the good stuff will increase consumption, reduce waste.
Stocks are the building blocks of cuisine. Use your leftover chicken bones and veggie scraps to make a tasty chicken stock for soups, stews and sauces.
A plan to reduce the waste in the Grand Canyon by banning plastic water bottles has been abruptly shelved.
Can you imagine the food inside a trash can on your plate? A Seattle graduate student is asking you to do just that.
It's a finite underground mineral deposit. Its availability influences food security. And the world is running out. Think it's oil? Actually, it's phosphorus.
Can you think of a better lifestyle than living at one with your environment from start to finish?
Add bananas and Nutella, strawberries and avocados, or use rice wrappers as a way to reinvent leftovers.
I constructed this easy chicken wire compost bin. Now I only generate one bag of trash a week.
Soda has been targeted by public health advocates as a leading contributor to the obesity epidemic. See the ways the industry is trying to change its image.
As hunger continues to rise in the United States, gleaners helps save crops for those in need.
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.
Scientists from Columbia University are experimenting with more practical ways to make Manhattan roofs green. Really green. As in covered in vegetation!
Researchers hope to measure the impacts of continuous doses of very low levels of drugs being constantly reintroduced into the environment and the food supply.
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?
Almost 27% of edible food produced in the U.S. goes to waste. Here are some steps you can take to reduce the amount of food you send to the landfill.