From Meet The Freegans to DIVE! The Movie, we've posted plenty of material about dumpster diving and the art of living off trash. Yet almost inevitably, when we do, the response from some readers is utter disgust.
Whether it's humanure composting in urban Oakland, or safer sanitation with humanure in Haiti, there are many advocates of humanure systems and other forms of composting toilets around the world. Yet every time the topic
Yesterday I posted a video on how to build a DIY grub composter, and I have written before about a commercially available grub composter that turns waste into animal feed in hours. But little did I know that there is a whole
It made it into this infographic on which composting method is best for you, but it's fair to say that grub composting—or the practice of disposing of organic waste by feeding it to black soldier fly larvae—is
From worm composting to building a DIY compost tumbler, TreeHugger is not short on information on different methods of composting. But how does each method stack up against the other? That was the question that inspired a
What to do about hunger is a complicated business. While some people are arguing that food banks are part of the problem, others are calling on supermarkets to waste nothing and donate what they can't sell. Some
Image credit: Friends of the Earth UKWaste-to-energy incineration plants are often a controversial topic. While fancy incinerator-turned-ski-hill projects are a hit in the design-minded blogosphere, others worry about both air quality concerns and the
Put simply, it's just really dumb that we're sending streams of waste to the landfill in 2011. Smart companies -- and some smart governments -- have figured out that it's much better to reuse that stuff, or
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DIVE!, the documentary about living off America's trash has been making the rounds of the film festivals for some time now. It's even sparked a huge campaign to get Trader Joe's to stop wasting food. Now the show is coming to a
It's gotten harder and harder over the years to avoid excess packaging when shopping for everyday items, but plans are in the works for a store in Austin (also the home of Whole Foods) that will specialize in local and organic
Good news today as another sustainable design concept becomes reality. Upcycling company Worn Again have equipped 250 Eurostar train managers with some rather smart bags made from old staff uniforms. It's been a long journey