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7 Brilliant Uses for Leftover Produce Scraps

It's always such a shame to make a big veggie stir fry or smoothie, only to end up tossing a pound of nutritious skins and ends into the trash. Luckily, many of these "trash cuts," especially citrus, …

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5 Plants You Can Grow from Your Garbage!

Instead of throwing out the undesirable ends of freshly chopped organic veggies, why not put them to use! Americans throw away billions of dollars of food every year, so get the most for your money. M…

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Thanks To Humans, Ocean Floor Is Now a Garbage Dump

In the depths of European oceans, you'll find coral, sand—and old Heineken cans. Yup, human litter can be found even in the most far-reaching places on the planet, according to one of the biggest scie…

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11 Ways to Reduce Your Garbage

If you pay for garbage service, getting that monthly bill can sting, especially with prices rising across the US in response to rising costs for handling fees and programs intended to encourage peop…

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Seal Rescued After Getting Its Head Stuck in a G-String

Photo Credit: Our Far South By Stephen Messenger, TreeHugger For any plump sea-faring animal, the ocean is a scary and foreboding place full of sharp-toothed predators looking for a tasty meal --…

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Brazilian City Offers Vegetables in Exchange for Trash

By Stephen Messenger, TreeHugger In many urban centers throughout the world, vibrant waste recycling programs aren't just eco-minded niceties, they serve an essential role in keeping communities …

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Are You ‘Eco’ Enough to Eat Your Own Packaging?

By Tom Szaky, TreeHugger This is a guest post from Tom Szaky, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of TerraCycle, which provides free waste collection, and then turns that waste into sustainable …

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Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week

While conceivable that this great, week-long holiday could be overshadowed by other events such as Mother’s Day, International Compost Awareness Week is SO worth celebrating. This week focuses on buil…

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Redefining Waste

For the most part, I'm a live-and-let-live kind of girl but there is something going on in my community that really turns my stomach, and I'm writing today with the hope that it will keep me from chai…

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Rethinking Latin America’s Largest Landfill

Jardim Gramacho, located outside Rio, is Latin America's largest landfill. Its here that groundbreaking new techniques are turning all that trash into electricity. Science News by NewsLook v…

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