Under China’s New Rules, U.S. Recycling Suffers


Some cities are closing recycling plants. Others are ending curbside pickup. For recycling to be sustainable, consumers must learn to sort their trash better. Ever since cities began offering curbside recycling programs, skeptics have joked about how it all ends up going to the same place as the garbage. In Franklin, N.H., that’s actually true. … More Under China’s New Rules, U.S. Recycling Suffers

Families Living Inside Indonesia’s Largest Landfill


It’s one of those headlines you can’t ignore: “People Are Living Inside Landfills as the World Drowns in its Own Trash.” The Huffington Post recently published an in-depth report about Bantar Gebang, Indonesia’s largest landfill, and the villages that are crammed against its compressed trash mounds. As many as 3,000 families live within the footprint … More Families Living Inside Indonesia’s Largest Landfill

The No. 1 Lifelong Habit Of Warren Buffett: The 5-Hour Rule


I remember the first time I heard that Warren Buffett spends 80 percent of his time reading and thinking, and has done so for his entire career. I was even more surprised by how Buffett’s long-term business partner describes his weekly schedule: You look at his schedule sometimes and there’s a haircut. Tuesday, haircut day. That’s what … More The No. 1 Lifelong Habit Of Warren Buffett: The 5-Hour Rule

Natural Gas Is Still the King of Alternative Fuels


The alternative power choice that has made the deepest inroads into trucking and will remain a key player for years to come is natural gas. Whether in its more popular compressed (CNG) or liquefied (LNG) form, natural gas is proving to have staying power, even in the face of reasonably low and fairly steady diesel … More Natural Gas Is Still the King of Alternative Fuels

Recycling is Big Business, but is it Profitable?


The news doesn’t appear to be good for the recycling industry. The front page of the Business & Finance section of the May 14, 2018, issue of the Wall Street Journal carried the headline, “Recycling Firms Hit by Crushing Economics,” and wrote in a sub-headline, “plunging prices for scrap paper, plastics prompt cities to send some … More Recycling is Big Business, but is it Profitable?