More stories about Landfills

  • Metal Roofing: An Unlikely Way to Reduce Waste and Save Energy

    As consumers learn more about sustainable living, many homeowners and homebuyers are prioritizing green features in their home purchases and renovations.

  • Product: Ceramica Panaria Aisthesis

    Aisthesis is the first collection of Cermica Panaria’s ZERO.3 laminated porcelain stoneware, and is an Ecolabel—certified collection that features eight neutral colors in 3mm-thick slabs of seven shapes.

  • Progress on Denver 2020 Goals and Beyond

    The city has reached a 10% per capita reduction in greenhouse gas emissions but continues to build partnerships and educate to achieve higher sustainability goals.

  • Food for Thought

    A 2011 LCA shows that food scraps processed through a disposer and sent to a wastewater treatment plant with anaerobic digestion and cogeneration can result in a reduction of global warming potential.

  • Mosaico+ Area25

    Area25 from Mosaico+ is a tile collection made by grinding and compressing waste glass and recycling glass-based products.

  • Part 12: Homeowners Go Green for the Long Haul

    KellyGreen homeowners are committed to building a sustainable home, but not chasing LEED points.

  • Product Review: Carpet

    Evaluating carpet for green-built homes requires looking beyond the surface--to the fibers, backings, treatments, adhesives, and padding.

  • Product Review: Gypsum

    With a focus on durability and growing attention toward recycled materials--plus a new industry certification program--wallboard offers a number of opportunities to make greener selections.

  • Recycled-Content Concrete Mix From Quickcrete

    Quikrete. Green Concrete Mix comprises 50% recycled material, including recycled aggregates, fly ash, and/or slag cements, diverting 0.25 cubic feet of waste from landfills per 60-pound bag of material, according to the firm. The material achieves a compressive strength of 3,500 psi in 28 days...

  • California Adopts Nation's First Green Building Code

    Residential requirements, which go into effect in 2011, include water-conserving fixtures, smart irrigation controllers, and jobsite waste reduction.