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An MIT researcher says we should trash all our recyclable plastic, and he’s probably right

MIT researcher Andrew McAfee says we shouldn't be wasting time recycling plastic and instead focus on better regulation and nuclear power.

ThredUP rewards you for cleaning out your closet and gives back to those in need — here’s why I recommend it

ThredUP has two programs that make donating and upcycling as easy as possible. Order a bag online, fill it up, and schedule a USPS pickup.
Nike laid out its sustainability plans.

Nike unveiled a big new sustainability initiative as millions around the world prepared to strike for action on climate change

Nike unveiled its comprehensive "Move to Zero" sustainability plan at its New York City headquarters on Thursday to fight climate change.
The hurricane-proof home was made with more than 600,000 plastic bottles.

A house made of plastic soda bottles can withstand winds twice as strong as a Category 5 hurricane. Take a look inside.

Hurricanes are becoming stronger and more devastating, generating a need for technologies to keep homes safe during storms.

10 companies that reward you for getting rid of stuff you don’t need anymore

Get rid of the clothes and electronics you no longer need, and get store credit at the stores you love.
The silver, gold, and bronze medals for Tokyo 2020.

Japan recycled nearly 80,000 tons of cell phones and other electronics to make the medals for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

There was enough recycled metal from old gadgets, including 32 kilograms of gold, to make approximately 5,000 medals for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Oil giants are pivoting to plastic, which could backfire amid a growing crackdown

Oil producers such as Saudi Aramco are betting on plastics and chemicals during a backlash against plastic waste.
Landfill pollution

China is refusing to take ‘foreign garbage’ from the US, so these 6 cities are burning or throwing away your recycling

Dozens of US cities, including a few major ones like Chicago and Philadelphia, are treating recyclable goods as trash.
A woman works in a plastic bottle recycling factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in October 2018.

The West has been dumping tens of millions of tons of trash in Southeast Asian countries for more than 25 years — now they want to send it back

Rich Western nations have been dumping plastic waste in developing Southeast Asia for decades, because countries there have more lax regulations.