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The giant steel eggs at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

I toured New York City’s largest wastewater-treatment plant, which collects poop from 1 million people. It was stunning.

The plant accepts 250 million gallons of wastewater a day from toilets, sinks, and storm drains. It's also an architectural marvel.
S'well bottles are beloved for their sleek design, their ability to keep drinks hot or cold, and their condensation-free exterior.

9 cheap solutions for people who want to waste less and wean themselves off single-use items

The world is facing an extreme trash crisis. Having a "zero waste starter kit" on hand makes it easier to say no to single-use items and reduce waste.

Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay is converting its waste into useful energy and soil conditioner

This method could eliminate the need to sort plastics from general and food waste.

Oil giants are pivoting to plastic, which could backfire amid a growing crackdown

Oil producers such as Saudi Aramco are betting on plastics and chemicals during a backlash against plastic waste.
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.
After three years, biodegradable bags could still hold shopping.

Bags labeled as ‘biodegradable’ can actually survive for 3 years after being thrown out

A new study from the University of Plymouth found that after three years, the bags were intact enough to still comfortably hold shopping.

11 smarter buys that can help curb your plastic bottle use — from a $32 reusable water bottle to a $210 filtration system

Plastic-bottled water is a tough habit to kick, but there are solutions. Filtration, purification, Ionizers, and glass are among them, and we're here to help.
A viral Facebook post and hashtag called #trashtag are inspiring people to start cleaning up.

A new viral challenge for ‘bored teens’ is inspiring people to clean up trash in parks and beaches

People are sharing photos of littered areas before and after cleaning them up as part of the viral #trashtag challenge.
These Redditors felt as if they wasted their money.

13 things people say were a huge waste of money

Everyone has their money regrets. We rounded up some of the things that people say they dropped lots of cash on but lived to regret.

This Michelin Star restaurant recycles every scrap of food waste — here’s how

With the help of Indie Ecology, Pied à Terre recycles all its food waste. The company works with 80 restaurants across London to use food waste as compost.