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The recycling dilemma: Good plastic, bad plastic?

The best plastic is the kind that is never generated in the first place, the second best is recycled.

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Jakarta’s trash mountain: 'When people are desperate for jobs, they come here'

The scavengers who make a living picking plastic, metal and even bones from a huge landfill face additional misery as the global economic slowdown closes the recycling centers they count on.
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It’s Not That Simple: The Housatonic River cleanup, Part 2

For decades GE legally dumped polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) into the river.

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New Russian governors oppose controversial Shiyes landfill in their backyard

Opposition to the landfill as a destination for Moscow’s trash grew into a mass movement nationwide over the past two years.
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Coca-Cola and Pepsi face lawsuit over disposable plastic

A landmark suit filed in California is putting some of the biggest producers of plastic on trial.
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More than 1,200 British coastal landfill sites are at risk from erosion

More than 1,200 British coastal landfill sites are at risk from erosion - with some already spilling waste onto beaches and into the sea.

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What lies beneath: The nature park covering up a dirty secret

Once one of western Europe's biggest landfill sites, Thurrock Thameside Nature Park is now a thriving haven for wildlife.

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Portage residents have questions after PFAS contamination discovered

Portage, county and state officials answered questions about the test results from 22 private wells.
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New Jersey: Senate takes pass on bill keeping food waste out of landfills, incinerators

It looks as if it will take the state much longer to get a better grip on its food-waste problem than lawmakers and others had hoped.

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EPA unveils new Housatonic cleanup plan for Berkshire County

Reaction is mixed today after the U.S. EPA announced an agreement to carry out a new cleanup of the polluted Housatonic River.

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Recycling revolution: How one Seattle company is saving 170,000 pounds of waste from landfills

Seattle is known for its innovative startups and environmentally friendly practices, and a growing subscription service is combining the two.
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People still want plastic bottles, says Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola will not ditch single-use plastic bottles because consumers still want them, the firm's head of sustainability has told the BBC.

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Fast furniture is an environmental fiasco

Furniture waste has grown appallingly in recent decades. So have shipping emissions.
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Cyber Monday and Black Friday flood the struggling recycling system with cardboard

After China’s recycling ban, more cardboard could end up in landfills.
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