This infographic shows the real cost of wasted food around the world

While so much of the world remains in the clutches of poverty, it seems silly than that a select few countries could produce not only enough food to eat, but to throw in the garbage at the end of the…

French photographer captures what our lives would look like if we weren’t able to dispose of the trash we produce (photos)

BY: BROOKLYN PINHEIRO After its one-time use a disposable water bottle may sit in your recycling bin for a week until it’s swept away never to be thought of by you again. So much trash passes through our hands we’re…

This artist is making bronze statues of garbage to blindside the ivory towers of art

BY: CONNOR BRIAN I’m contemplating the empty pizza box that sits upon my desk. First I see dinner. Then I see a disposable by-product of an unsustainable consumerist culture. Then I see art. The artwork of Zeke Moores has raised…

A Brazilian street artist is turning trash carts into art to send a powerful message

BY: TREVOR HEWITT While Xzibit pimps trashy cars, artist Thiago Mundano pimps trash carts. Brazil generates more than 200,000 tons of trash a day, with approximately one million trash collectors – known as catadores – responsible for 90 per cent…

These aren’t photos of traditional Chinese landscapes; they are mountains of man-made garbage

BY: ELI ROSS All too easily your eyes can mislead your mind. Nostalgic imagery is deceiving. As your eyes scan across the foggy mountain peaks and calm rivers that wind through green pastures you probably mistook these photographs for a…

When the world’s largest landfill closed, a city of garbage pickers collapsed

BY: SINEAD MULHERN Sifting through the rot you never know what you might find. When garbage is your specialty, the smell becomes normal, you eat among it sharing space with the vultures and watch for sharp discards jutting out from…

Welcome To Trashland: José Ferreira Captures Two Women Eating a Decomposing Dog

BY: JOSÉ FERREIRA Just a few metres from the airport in Maputo, Mozambique’s capital city, is the Huléne dump. Here, several hundred people frantically search through mounds of garbage for forgotten treasures, for something of utility, or for something they…