All of San Juan’s garbage and recycling is processed off of the island. The same goes for garbage on Orcas and Lopez islands — it’s loaded on a train, which heads to Klickitat County. Trash from San Juan goes to Cowlitz. It’s the reason San Juan County has the most expensive landfill trash program in the state. But recycling is a little more complicated.
For decades, the lemon-lime drink has come in green bottles — but green plastic isn't as easily recycled as clear plastic, the company says. Fresca, Seagram's and Mello Yello will all follow suit.
The first step in cutting back on plastic is understanding what you're using, and how much of it. Do an audit of the plastics in your home to get a sense of how much plastic you use.
You can help keep garbage and recycling workers jolly by following these simple tips.
More than 8 billion of the packets wind up in landfills each year. Now, the fast food chain wants customers to send them in so they can be recycled into other products.
Made of circuit boards and smartphones, a giant sculpture of the leaders of the world's wealthiest nations is greeting them at a summit in England. The creators want to raise awareness about e-waste.
An NPR and PBS Frontline investigation reveals how the oil and gas industry used the promise of recycling to sell more plastic, even when they knew it would never work on a large scale.
No more plastic bags in the household recycling bin. Starting January first, plastic bags and wrap will no longer be accepted in curbside recycling in Seattle and the rest of King County.
Kim Malcolm talks with investigative reporter Robert McClure about the Ardagh Group's glass recycling plant in south Seattle.