As consumers call for more sustainable products, companies are experimenting with ways to meet the growing demand for recycled clothing while maintaining their bottom lines.
By Gretchen Frazee
The U.S. leads the world in e-waste, and while electronic recycling is increasingly popular, what happens after consumers drop off their computers, phones and other products is less clear. A watchdog group has found a lot of tossed junk, with…
By PBS NewsHour
Scientists in Japan have discovered bacteria that feed on plastic and may change the future of recycling.
By Nsikan Akpan
These scientists are making glass from what you throw in the garbage. They hope that our waste will be the cutting edge of mining.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
San Francisco is trying to become the first city with zero waste. By requiring residents and businesses to separate compostable items such as food scraps, as well as recyclable items, NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports that the city has already…
By Tom LeGro
In his backyard in Denver, Ray Tomasso calls paper making 17th-century-style recycling. His workshop is filled with boxes of old cotton rags, blue jeans, rag board and scraps of paper -- the perfect material for his art.
When the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art recently deaccessioned a trove of costumes from its collection, a textile artist stumbled upon an auction catalog. His new project was born when he scooped up more than 50 deaccessioned costumes.
Paul Solman revisits the port of Long Beach, Calif., just a year after first reporting there, and finds fields of unsold Mercedes and tracts of Toyotas. Read the transcript here. ]>…
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