Bantar Gebang is one of the world’s largest landfills. Located outside of Jakarta, Indonesia the pile stands more than 15 stories high and 200 football fields in size. It accepts up to 7,000 tons of garbage every day from Jakarta and provides livelihood to thousands of poor families located around […]
The 6,600 passengers onboard the world’s largest cruise ship produce a lot of trash. In an industry that’s been long scrutinised for poor waste practices, cruise lines are now building ships that can handle waste from within. Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas is supposedly a zero-landfill ship, meaning everything […]
Research from Rabobank has found Australians have spent $10.1 billion on food that ended up in the bin, an increase from $8.9 billion in 2018. The main reasons for food wastage include not knowing what do to with leftovers and buying too much food. Rabobank also found people who use […]
A number of US cities have resorted to burning or trashing recyclable items as a way to save money. Prior to 2018, much of the country’s recyclable waste was shipped to China, where it was sorted and converted into new uses. After China banned the import of foreign garbage, recycling […]
Lauren Singer is embracing the zero-waste lifestyle.