What’s in Your Trash?

Have you ever wondered what is in your trash or how much you are really throwing away?  According to the EPA, Americans generated in 2011 about 250 million tons of trash and recycled and composted almost 87 million tons of …

Artist Creates Mosaic Portraits of Celebrities from Their Trash

Mecier uses everything from beans and licorice to the stuff found in people’s junk drawers and says he is perhaps most famous for the portrait he recently made of Honey Boo Boo.

Artist Creates Mural of U.S. from SXSW Trash

Jason Mecier is a mixed media artist who specializes in making mosaic portraits out of unusual materials.

New Garbage Bag Designed for Curbside Scavengers

The “Goedzak” is an appealing, see-through garbage bag designed specifically for easy scavenging and salvaging.

NASA Turns Space Trash into Potential Radiation Shields

The discs, made of plastic water bottles, clothing scraps, duct tape and foil drink pouches, could be used for deep-space missions.

Starbucks Hopes $1 Reusable Tumbler Will Cut Cup Waste

Customers that use the cup get a 10 cent discount on each drink.

In New Documentary, ‘Recycled Orchestra’ Makes Instruments from Trash

In “Landfill Harmonic,” children play instruments made from oil cans, scrap metal and other refuse.

Puma Set to Launch Line of Recyclable and Biodegradable Sportswear

The InCycle line officially will launch for the spring/summer 2013 season and include sports shoes and track jackets.

Design a Recycling Bin, Win a Pass to Coachella 2013

The crowd at Indio, Calif.’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is getting bigger with every new year. But with more people comes more trash.

Whole Foods Introduces Paper and Wood Gift Cards

While gift cards can be recycled, ensuring that every single gift card issued is recycled is nearly impossible. That’s why Whole Foods recently decided to do away with plastic gift cards all together – even their variety of 100 percent…