From sandwich bags to paper towels, food prep and storage is rife with products destined for the landfill. Here's how one food writer cut back on waste without sacrificing modern conveniences.
Reduce reuse, recycle? Researchers are experimenting with a way to make edible "microbial goo" with help from human waste.
Five garden fresh watermelons divided by 71 schoolchildren equals watermelon smoothie samples for the whole class.
Proctor and Gamble Co. has announced plans to use plastic that washes up on beaches to make soap bottles to raise awareness of marine pollution.
Anaerobic digesters solve a few problems at once -- generate renewable energy, divert food waste from landfills and cut down on harmful emissions.
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.
New York City throws 1.2 million tons of food waste into landfills every year. Mayor Bloomberg hopes the city's new composting program will change that.
Feel wasteful when you throw away the heads, skins and bones after a tasty trout dinner? Maria Finn has strategies for using every part of the fish.
Why does the compost pile smell? How often do I turn it? How do I know it's garden-ready? This composting primer is handy for beginners and experts alike.
We love these six ideas for recycling through gardening.
Learn how to get a little free labor out of your flock. Here's a hint: Sometimes the best move forward is a giant step back.
A plan to reduce the waste in the Grand Canyon by banning plastic water bottles has been abruptly shelved.
Can you think of a better lifestyle than living at one with your environment from start to finish?
Three farmers use what they've got to water their garden, rebuild their soil, and transform a wilderness plot into a homestead.
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.
Last month the city of San Francisco implemented the nation's first mandatory composting program, helping to close the loop locally in the bay area.
Bloomington-based Pedal Power tries to save the earth one bike ride at a time. Chad Roeder is the brawn behind the brains of this operation.
In some communities, when the trash crew comes around each week they can pull up which houses are recycling properly - and which are not.