garbage

plastic planet

Earth Is Choking on 8.3 Billion Metric Tons of Plastic Waste

For the first time, scientists have calculated how much plastic we've produced, and its fate. It isn't pretty.
Bryson Masse
7.19.17
taking out the trash

Hong Kong Has Nearly Run Out of Space for Its Garbage

What happens then?
Justin Heifetz​​
7.18.17
let them eat trash

Garbage Contains All of the Nutrients Missing from Our Diet

A new study analyzes the nutrition value of food waste and it’s got everything our diet is lacking.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.23.17
Power VR

Kitty Litter, Ocean Burial, Shooting It at the Sun: The Worst Ways to Stash Nuclear Waste

Humanity has come up with some unbelievably bad storage solutions for radioactive waste over the years.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.4.17
Gravity IRL

Orbital Graveyards Filled With Spacecraft Corpses Threaten Future Missions

On Tuesday, the European Conference on Space Debris kicked off with sobering short about orbital junk.
Becky Ferreira
4.18.17
recycling

Chile’s ‘Uber of Recycling’ Is Sparking a Recycling Revolution

ReciclApp is filling a void in places where door-to-door recycling simply doesn’t exist.
Tomas Urbina
2.20.17
garbage

How Nanotechnology Will Keep Your Bananas and Mangoes From Rotting

Food waste costs Canada as much as $31 billion per year.
Bryson Masse
6.20.16
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Is Styrofoam Still a Thing?

Expanded polystyrene is truly a wonder material.
Becky Ferreira
3.11.16
seattle

Two Undersea Robots are Saving Marine Life From Lost and Abandoned Fishing Nets

Now if only they could get rid of all the ocean's plastic next.
Clinton Nguyen
9.15.15
Memes

The $100 Million Content Farm That's Killing the Internet

The dream of the highbrow internet is dead.
carles.buzz
7.10.15
Features

​The World’s Most Wasteful Megacity

Welcome to the most wasteful city in the world—a densely populated, steadily aging, consumerist utopia.
Brian Merchant
5.5.15
New York

To Manage New York City's Garbage, Suck It

For decades, solid waste collection in the city has been inefficient at best and corrupt at worst. Pneumatic tubes may be the way out.
Alexander McQuilkin
7.27.14