The 14th Street Y finds success in providing convenient composting, accepting a wider-than-usual range of organic items that includes meat, bones, and shells.
In Bangalore, India, Nalini Shekar has organized lowly waste pickers wandering the streets into a cohesive group of waste-management professionals.
Becky Morrison founded Globetops to send donated laptops to worthwhile applicants throughout the world. The computers change lives – and reduce the E-waste in landfills.
The image of millions of wriggling worms might make some squeamish, but Washington state's department of corrections says using the critters has helped cut costs of food waste disposal in prisons.
A volunteer effort collects thousands of pounds of garbage – refrigerators, tires, shopping carts, toys, and countless plastic bottles – from San Juan, Puerto Rico, estuaries.
Almost eight years after Buenos Aires laid out mandatory trash reduction goals, the government is finally starting a recycling program.