trash

Christopher Pham et al.

The Ocean Floor Is Littered with Humanity's Garbage

Researchers say they were "shocked" to find so much plastic, glass, and fishing equipment all over the seafloor.

ADF&G

Plastic Packing Bands Are Strangling Seals and Sea Lions

A common packing strap is responsible for more than half of Alaska's Stellar sea-lion entanglements.

Shutterstock

A Necessary War on Garbage Trucks

Inside New York City's plan to reduce the annual miles driven by its sanitation department.

Reuters

Let Me Recycle That For You. Please.

In Buenos Aires, thousands of informal workers are ready to take on the task of improving the city's trash woes, if only the government would let them.

Shutterstock

How Cities Can Lead the Fight Against Trash

Ideas for helping cities better manage their enormous waste streams.

Leonid Tsvetkov

Can You Spot the Trash Hidden Among These Roman Ruins?

Leonid Tsvetkov's strange, fascinating art project.

Deutsche + Guggenheim

The Inescapable Patterns of Garbage

Artist Gabriel Orozco has applied a fresh logic to trash-as-art.

Mark Bergen

The Developing World's Most Innovative City for Trash Management Is ... Bangalore?

The Indian city is setting itself up as a model for how struggling cities can better handle waste disposal.

Map of the Day: New York's Geography of Complaining

Garbage is an issue.

Flickr/Paul Lowry

Throwing It All Away: NYC Subway Trashes More Trash Cans

Transit officials say a pilot program has helped reduce garbage inside stations, but results elsewhere have been mixed.

Classic Copenhagen

Public Trash Cans That Aren't Overflowing with Empty Coffee Cups

A designer in Copenhagen comes up with a solution to her city's trash problem.

Can Subways Ever Really Be Rat-Free?

In New York, legislators debate whether a bill banning food will cut down on the city's vermin.

Nishant Jethi

Using Kaleidoscopic Mirrors to Fight India's Littering Problem

The Cleanoscope, a public trashcan in Mumbai that looks like a kaleidoscope, is meant to make throwing away trash fun.

Flickr/johnnybelmont

A Simpler Solution to NYC's Subway Garbage Problem

MTA officials are testing out the theory that removing garbage bins from subway platforms will lead to less garbage in the system