What It’s Like to Live with Zero Waste
How hard can it be to sustain a zero-waste lifestyle? Host Simone Sullivan visited Stevie Van Horn, a woman who manages to keep down years of her landfill waste inside a mason jar.
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The End of Waste in San Francisco
San Francisco has one of the most progressive waste management programs in the US. But for the city, trash is just the beginning.
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An uninhabited island is covered in plastic trash
Conservation scientists says the shores of Henderson Island in the South Pacific have the highest density of plastic debris ever recorded.
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Direct Effect: What Does Away Mean?
NYC has the largest sanitation department in the world, generating almost 10,000 tons of waste per day. 26 years after this PSA first aired the issue persists.
Toxic Waste in the US: Coal Ash
An estimated 113 million tons of coal ash are produced annually in the US, and stored in almost every state—some of it literally in people's backyards.
The Mafia is Trashing Italy
In the city of Naples and the surrounding countryside of Campania, Italy, the Mafia has controlled the waste-management industry for decades.