The candidates competing to emerge from today's mayoral primary confront a host of challenges that threaten the quality of life in the Big Apple. Five experts identify the issues they believe are key to improving the city's livability.
Sep 10, 2013 The New York Times
Is waste disposal a local or regional issue? A new CA law written by a S.F. lawmaker nullifies a voter-approved Solano County measure that limits the amount of outside garbage their landfill can accept. It is being challenged by environmental groups.
Oct 20, 2012 The Wall Street Journal - San Francisco Bay Area
Without the wealth for recycling, Indian cities like Bangalore rely on informal traders to collect and sell recyclable materials. Could this tech hub provide a model of trash disposal for cities in the developing and developed world alike?
Oct 17, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Nate Berg looks at one of the overlooked challenges emerging from the world's rapid urbanization - the rise in municipal solid waste. A new report documents the problem.
Jun 15, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
As city officials introduce plans to overhaul waste disposal in the capital of Mexico, a deeply rooted constituency fights back.
Feb 22, 2012 New York Times
Katherine Fung pens a feature in <em>The Architect's Newspaper</em> on the recent wave of projects seeking to improve the way our waste management infrastructure looks and works.
Feb 13, 2012 The Architect's Newspaper
Four billion pounds of old carpet get dumped every year in the United States, and five pounds of oil goes into producing a single pound of nylon. New recycling methods could save all that oil by producing new nylon from old with little energy cost.
Jan 4, 2011 greentechmedia
M.I.T.'s Senseable City Laboratory launched a project to track the journey of garbage and recyclables, using small electronic sensors, in Seattle and New York City, in part to highlight the high cost of waste to the environment and cities.
Sep 18, 2009 The New York Times
In Corpus Christi, Texas, officials have entered a public-private partnership to give people more reasons to recycle.
Aug 13, 2009 Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Planetizen's Nate Berg reports on the latest trend in waste management: 'living machines' that treat human sewage in-house using plants.
Jun 5, 2009 Wired