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DC’s Recycling Woes: What’s Next?

DC’s Zero Waste Initiative is a big zero. The District’s goal of 80% waste diversion remains largely aspirational, Capital Community News’s Spotlight Investigation has...

Trashed: The Challenges of Apartment Recycling

Under her Zero Waste Initiative, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) has publicly committed to diverting 80 percent of the District’s waste from incinerators and landfills...

Are Curbside Recyclables Actually Recycled?

Before dawn, the concrete tipping floor at Fort Totten Transfer Station in Northeast DC is quiet, and mostly cleared. It is basically an empty...

Recycling: From Blue Bins to Uncertainty

“There is no such thing as ‘away.’ So, when we throw anything away, it must go somewhere.” ― Annie Leonard, Executive Director Greenpeace USA  Melinda, a...