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2010-06-14 06:25:00

According to four French explorers just back from eight months at sea, the North Atlantic Ocean is looking more like a rubbish bin, with plastic and polystyrene flotsam spreading far and wide.

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2010-03-06 10:10:00

A pro-privacy group in the United Kingdom is warning citizens that the government has placed microchips in trash receptacles to monitor how much trash people throw away, claiming it's an attempt to fine those who toss too much.

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2010-01-01 12:25:00

Washington DC residents will now be forced to pay a five-cent levy on each plastic bag issued at the checkout line.

2009-12-14 06:32:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- According to experts, most of us will generate 25 percent more waste during the holidays compared with the rest of the year -- resulting in an extra 5 million tons of garbage.

2009-11-13 12:18:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- November 15 is America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products.

2009-09-16 15:30:57

An English postmistress admitted Wednesday that she cooked the books to hide an accident -- throwing thousands of pounds in cash in the trash. Marissa Finn, 38, in an appearance in Durham Crown Court pleaded guilty to false accounting, The Daily Mail reported.

2009-08-28 15:15:06

A California city has approved an ordinance imposing $100 fines on those caught taking recyclables from curbside bins. Officials in Redwood City said the ordinance is a response to numerous resident complaints in recent years about people taking the recyclables from their bins to turn in for cash, the Redwood City Daily News reported Friday. Stealing recyclable materials is a misdemeanor under California state law, but the crime is rarely enforced by local prosecutors due to its minor nature.

2009-08-20 15:52:24

A man in the Welsh county of Flintshire says county workers refused to pick up his garden waste bin since it contained some bruised apples. John Mason of the town Connah's Quay said he was surprised to find his trash bin had not been emptied because Flintshire Council workers claimed the bin was facing contamination because of the apples, The Daily Mail said Thursday. I scratched my head and wondered what on earth the contamination could be at first.

2009-07-25 14:11:01

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2009-07-15 10:00:00

A new project will track thousands of pieces of household garbage using sophisticated mobile tags in an effort to draw attention to and reduce the amount of waste people produce.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.