African agriculture is fundamental to supporting rural livelihoods and bolstering economic growth, and can benefit from technology and advances in other development sectors. One solution to help Africa's agriculture can come ...
No one would envy a life of scavenging in Kenya's biggest landfill, but Daniel Kiarie says he would never leave it.
A simple online game can teach people to more accurately sort waste—with lasting results, a new UBC study has found.
America's recycling industry is in the dumps.
China's decision earlier this year to implement a ban on the import of 24 categories of recyclable materials, including many common plastics used in consumer goods, has shocked recycling systems around the world.
Food waste in South Africa is lower than that in Europe but greater than in the rest of sub-Saharan Africa. Households in South Africa dispose of less food into the municipal bin than European households do, but more than ...
Online exchanges, such as Craigslist, may not just help consumers declutter and earn a few extra bucks—a Penn State researcher suggests that using those exchanges may help inspire behavior that is good for the environment.
Hawks, vultures and storks circle overhead as Christopher Sveen points at the heap of refuse rotting in the desert heat. "This is the mine of the future," he beams.
U.S. cities have been burning municipal solid waste since the 1880s. For the first century, it was a way to get rid of trash. Today advocates have rebranded it as an environmentally friendly energy source.
For years China was the world's top destination for recyclable trash, but a ban on certain imports has left nations scrambling to find new dumping grounds for growing piles of garbage.