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UW-Madison Office Of Sustainabil

Every year, UW-Madison loses an average of $200,000 from improperly disposed recyclables. Sorting through select piles of trash reveals ways to improve the system. more

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Karl Iglesias in "Trash"

Dan Myers

“Trash,” the new show from Theatre LILA, presents a bleak vision. Yet it is filled with dark humor and hope. more

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Allison Geyer talks with Dylan Brogan about her report on outdated technology, and UW Tech-Partners, which tries to fill in the gaps by resurrecting old media to save its content in modern formats. more

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Here's what we tossed away in 2014 in Madison and Dane County, into landfill, into the compost heap, and into the recycling center. more

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You throw your carbon savings out the window the moment you have a kid. more

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There’s the glam side of Earth Day, where people plant trees, count birds and listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson speak on climate change. Then there’s the more unseemly side of saving the earth: garbage. more

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Candice Wagener

Reducing the carbon footprint of having a kid, one diaper at a time, thanks to Madison’s Nicki’s Diapers more

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Lauren Justice

Buying from the bulk bins eliminates packaging, increases return to farmers and encourages healthier eating. more

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Q&A with Madison fashion upcycler Mo O’Grady of Mojowear more

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Paulius Musteikis

From the White Trash Burrito to menudo, Madison has fun with its tastiest, trashiest dishes. more

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Lauren Justice

USAgain, which describes itself as “a green for-profit company,” concentrates on collecting and reselling textiles to keep them out of landfills. more

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Carolyn Fath

From the renovations at the Duck Pond to reusing baseballs, the Madison Mallards are committed to a greener game. more

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Every year for the past three years, Madison has delayed plans to build a biodigester, which could compost the city’s food waste. Will it ever get built? more

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Are composting toilets copacetic? Madison says no; Monona, sometimes. more

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Nathan J. Comp

New Dane County recycling sorting center will have multiple benefits. more

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Lauren Justice

Recycling coordinator George Dreckmann offers a peek at the pluses and minuses of the job. more

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Eric Tadsen

Alter Metal Recycling on Madison’s east side is a panoply of nightmarish equipment that shreds, smashes and compresses our metal waste so it can later be turned into something new. more

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What happens when technology becomes garbage? UW-Madison has resources for saving information. more

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For years, Dane County and Madison partnered to provide Madison with cheap composting. But the two governments have had a falling out over the program, leaving gardeners in the lurch. more

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You could consider Robert Pierce a regular at Madison's Ale Asylum. However, he's not there for the same reason as those enjoying a pint or two at the bar. more

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