As oil prices sink, it becomes cheaper to make new plastic and other materials than it is to recycle them from garbage, hitting the recycling industry hard.
By DIANE CARDWELL
Progressive Field’s concessions adopt a system that converts food waste to energy.
By CHRISTOPHER F. SCHUETZE
An interview with Pramod Chaudhari, the founder of Praj Industries, which speciales in bioethanol, waste-water and biochemical technologies.
By DAVID ZAX
Rubicon Global, a waste consultant, finds a lucrative niche in helping its business clients cut their hauling costs, and to recycle whatever they can.
By KEN BELSON
Tombstone, Ariz., has had a tough time keeping up with the trash created by the streams of tourists who come to see its shootouts, saloons and graveyards.
By MICHAEL KANELLOS
Agilyx, an Oregon-based start-up, says it has created a system that converts discarded plastic into crude oil.
By DYLAN WALSH
So food manufacturers are groping for strategies that will encourage donations to food banks and composting. (A substantial portion of food is thrown away while still fully edible because of cosmetic blemishes or overstocking.)
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
A study by the largest toxic waste dump in the West showed that its level of chemicals was too low to harm the health of a community where a high number of babies have been born with birth defects.