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New York City Transportation Union Trash Train competition.

New York City’s subway union is offering $500 to whoever can take the most repulsive subway photo, and the submissions are impressively gross

The competition is designed to raise awareness about cleaning-staff shortages that have led to trash, blood, and feces littering subway floors.
Some items in your kitchen are a bit grosser than they seem.

10 things in your kitchen that you should immediately throw in the trash

From opened bottles of wine to your dish-washing sponge, here are some items in your kitchen that you might want to toss ASAP.

How to empty the trash on your iPhone in 4 different apps to free up storage space

You can empty trash on your iPhone in four different apps – Mail, Photos, Notes, and Files. Here's how to empty trash on an iPhone to free up storage.
A man collects plastic for recycling in a garbage dump in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in June 2017.

Sri Lanka is sending hundreds of tons of trash — apparently including rotten human remains — back to the UK, as Southeast Asia continues i...

Rich Western countries have been sending their rubbish to developing nations for decades, a practice which host countries are increasingly rejecting.
A rat climbs into box of food on a New York City subway platform, July 2017

Get ready for ratpocalypse 2019

Rat complaints typically peak in July and August. In New York City, they've nearly doubled this decade.
A container ship hired by Canada to pick up tons of trash arrives at a port in Manila, Philippines.

The Philippines is shipping 1,500 tons of trash back to Canada, the latest move in Southeast Asia’s rebellion against Western garbage

The shipment ends a years-long dispute. Canada agreed to take back the waste by May 30 after the Philippines recalled its ambassador to Ottawa.
Landfill pollution

China is refusing to take ‘foreign garbage’ from the US, so these 6 cities are burning or throwing away your recycling

Dozens of US cities, including a few major ones like Chicago and Philadelphia, are treating recyclable goods as trash.
Plastic waste piled outside an illegal recycling factory in Jenjarom, Malaysia.

Staggering photos show one small town covered in 19,000 tons of plastic waste

A small town in Malaysia is teeming with waste after China banned plastic imports from nations like the US, UK, and Australia.
A woman works in a plastic bottle recycling factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in October 2018.

The West has been dumping tens of millions of tons of trash in Southeast Asian countries for more than 25 years — now they want to send it back

Rich Western nations have been dumping plastic waste in developing Southeast Asia for decades, because countries there have more lax regulations.