Longview Plans To Ship Recyclables To Asia

AP |Dec. 15, 2014 8:24 a.m.

The city of Longview, Washington, plans to sell and ship its recycled bottles, cardboard and other materials to Asia.

Can The Urban Growth Boundary Accommodate Next Twenty Years Of Growth?

OPB |Dec. 04, 2014 3:50 p.m.

A new report out today suggests the Portland area's controversial growth boundary may already be big enough to accommodate development over the next twenty years.  

GRAPHIC: Measuring Food Waste And Its Impact

OPB |Nov. 18, 2014 10:59 a.m.

Click through the interactive graphic to see where we're wasting food and how much greenhouse gas is released in the process.

Curbside Composting 101: Try This At Home

KCTS 9 |Nov. 17, 2014 1 a.m.

You could say Lauren Ziemski is a bit of a composting guru. She’s been using Seattle’s curbside composting program since it started nearly a decade ago.  

Grinding Up Grocery Waste

OPB |Nov. 15, 2014 4:29 p.m.

How a Washington company is turning supermarket food scraps into fertilizer.

Sorting Out A ‘Fast Food’ Waste Problem

EarthFix |Nov. 15, 2014 3:53 p.m.

Taco Time Northwest, a Mexican-style fast food restaurant chain in Western Washington, found a simple solution to complicating garbage sorting -- they switched to all-compostable packaging.

GRAPHIC: Breaking Down Food Waste

KCTS 9 |Nov. 15, 2014 3:46 p.m.

A graphic look at all the food we waste and what that means for the planet.

Food Waste Racers

EarthFix |Nov. 15, 2014 3:08 p.m.

Ethanol Made From Food Waste Takes Off

The High Price Of Wasted Food

KCTS 9 |Nov. 15, 2014 2:21 p.m.

Americans throw out enough food in one day to feed the entire Seattle metro area for two weeks. As the environmental costs of that waste add up, the city takes a new approach to keep food out of the landfill.

Curbside Composting: No One Said It Would Be Easy

OPB |Nov. 14, 2014 5:15 p.m.

Since Seattle and Portland began offering curbside composting, the cities have faced challenges from foul odors, lack of participation and plastic contamination.

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