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Why Food You've Salvaged Should Be a Growing Part of Your Diet

Published: 
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:48pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

The woman on the phone gave me directions to a house in a residential neighborhood. 

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The Economic and Environmental Costs of Wasted Food

Published: 
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 4:34pm
Category: 
Waste

Chinese diners are posting pictures of empty plates online, urging friends not to order more than they can eat. South Korea is charging for garbage removal by weight in hopes of persuading families to discard less food. 

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Recycling Helps, but It’s Not All You Can Do for the Environment

Published: 
Fri, 10/19/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Waste

LIKE most households, we recycle pretty religiously. It’s easy, though, because our town in suburban New York allows us to throw pretty much everything into one bin, and it gets picked up at the curb.

Recycling has become so automatic that if we’re out and there’s no place to recycle that soda can or bottle, it feels slightly illicit to just drop it in the trash. It’s like littering. You just don’t do it.

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A Plan to Go Halfway Around the World, Fueled by Plastic Trash

Published: 
Mon, 10/15/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

HONG KONG — Sometime in the next few months, a single-engine Cessna will fly from Sydney to London. Converted to be able to carry extra amounts of fuel, the small plane will take 10 days for its journey, making 10 or so stops along the way.

What will make this journey special is not the route or the identity of the pilot — a 41-year-old British insurance industry executive who lives in Australia — but the fuel that the aircraft will be using: diesel processed from discarded plastic trash.