recycling

20 ways to live a more waste-free life

Small changes are meaningful when it comes to reducing your personal consumption.

Small changes are meaningful when it comes to reducing your personal consumption. In Madison, local stores and groups are encouraging people to live low-waste lives.

There's no time to waste

The Dane County Landfill is innovative, cutting-edge and running out of space.

As local experts work to strategize what comes next, are the rest of us doing all we can do to take personal responsibility for what we throw away?

Walmart's massive car seat recycling program begins

Walmart is partnering with TerraCycle -- a global waste management company that works with consumer product companies, retailers, cities and facilities to recycle "difficult-to-recycle" products and packaging -- to offer the nation's largest car seat recycling event, with nearly 4,000 Walmarts participating across the country.

Coke, Pepsi abandon plastics lobby

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, two major sellers of plastic bottles, have made sweeping sustainability commitments. Now they are stepping away from a plasti

Amazon's incredible, vanishing cardboard box

Happy Amazon Prime week, the discount-fest that will clutter front stoops and front desks with packages bearing that ubiquitous smiling arrow. It's a reminder that the incredible rise of e-commerce has come encased in a cardboard box, plus a lot of filler to protect items on the way there.