Eco-friendly Practices

People, power costs keep indoor farming down to Earth

May 10, 2018

For all the high-tech promise of indoor farms _ special grow lights, hyper-efficient water use, and production close to the point of sale _ they suffer from some old-world challenges: costs

Fire sends thick smoke over Mexico's Juarez and into US

May 2, 2018

A fire at a recycling plant on the outskirts of Mexico's Ciudad Juarez is sending thick black smoke over the border city and into El Paso, Texas

5 indicted in alleged $80 million California recycling fraud

Apr 19, 2018

California has charged five people with defrauding the state's recycling program out of $80 million _ the largest alleged fraud scheme in the program's history

UK chain Costa pledges new recycling targets for coffee cups

Apr 18, 2018

A UK coffee house chain has pledged to recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020, tapping into public anxiety over the increasing levels of waste in the world's oceans

Toy manufacturer Hasbro announces pilot recycling program

Apr 18, 2018

Rhode Island-based toy manufacturer Hasbro announces pilot toy recycling program

More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label

Apr 10, 2018

Some traditional organic farmers rebel with plans for new organic label

Could you do it? Trips that ban cellphones, even for photos

Apr 10, 2018

Could you do it? No cellphones allowed on these tours, not even for taking photos

Under the sea: Fighting Greece's plastic trash problem

Apr 5, 2018

Greece has the EU's longest coastline, poor waste management and an addiction for single-use plastic that littering the country's seabed _ prompting volunteer divers to work as underwater garbage collectors

Israeli firm says it can turn garbage into bio-based plastic

Mar 22, 2018

Israeli start-up UBQ says its innovative method of converting garbage into plastics, five years in the making, will revolutionize waste management and help make landfills obsolete

Starbucks commits $10M for greener coffee cup

Mar 21, 2018

Starbucks is making a $10 million commitment to develop a greener coffee cup that is fully recyclable and compostable

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