opinion

Waste Management Tests New Efficient Trucks

The following is an op-ed piece by Wes Muir, director of communications for Waste Management. It does not describe the views or opinions of Earth911. For better or for worse, garbage can be heavy, wet and bulky. This has presented a challenge for…

Holiday Help: Last-Minute Green Tips

The following is an op-ed piece by Wes Muir, director of communications for Waste Management. It does not describe the views or opinions of Earth911. Now that Hanukkah is underway and Christmas is around the corner, people of all ages are giving…

4 Alternative Thanksgiving Celebrations

Written by Starre Vartan, MNN As I was explaining to some foreign visitors the other day, the best part about Thanksgiving is that it’s all-inclusive, and pretty much everyone can (and does) celebrate it. To take part in Thanksgiving, you…

6 Tips For Green Renovation

The following is an op-ed piece by Jim Halter, vice president of construction solutions for Waste Management. It does not describe the views or opinions of Earth911. For architects, builders and suppliers, Greenbuild is like Thanksgiving, Earth Day…

Sorting For a Speedy Recovery From Irene

The following is an op-ed piece by Wes Muir, director of communications for Waste Management. It does not describe the views or opinions of Earth911. Hurricane season hits the Atlantic and Gulf coasts every year from June to November. For these six…

3 Reasons We Need the New E-Cycling Standards

The following is an op-ed piece by Wes Muir, director of communications for Waste Management. It does not describe the views or opinions of Earth911. When most of us recycle, we think about how we are helping to protect the health of our…

Op-Ed: Using Hard-to-Recycle Plastics For Fuel

The following is an op-ed piece by Wes Muir, director of communications for Waste Management. It does not describe the views or opinions of Earth911. The close of the 20th century gave birth to a wave of energy focused on what’s become the…

Single-Stream Recycling Up in U.S.

The following is an op-ed piece by Wes Muir, director of communications for Waste Management. It does not describe the views or opinions of Earth911. As the world continues to push forward in efforts to secure a sustainable future, it’s often…

Happy Earth Day From Our Editor

It’s 5 a.m. and I’m sitting in an airport, but I’m happy. As I wait to board a plane to celebrate Earth Day in the Big Apple, I have a few moments to reflect back to last Earth Day and all the progress we have made. Since last Earth Day, the…

Op-Ed: Should We Be Cheering on the Big Companies?

The following is an op-ed piece by Earth911 Staff Writer Alison Lara and does not necessarily describe the views or opinions of Earth911. For a recent story on sustainable seafood restaurants I spoke at length with an ocean conservationist who had…