A bottle of Misadventure Vodka, which is made out of disregarded baked goods like cake and bread. The southern California distillery reduces food waste while also creating premium vodka.
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Henderson Island, in the South Pacific, is thousands of miles from any major industrial centers or human communities. But it's filled with trash — more than 37 million pieces of it, researchers say.
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Inside Beijing's Gao'antun incinerator plant, garbage piles past the 25-meter (82-ft.) mark inside an arena-sized garbage container where engineers operate giant claws to sift through it.
The Keystone Sanitary Landfill outside Scranton, Pa., is pushing to expand its permit for another 50 years. Local activists concerned about the environmental impact are pushing back.
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