Disturbing photos show national parks and monuments overflowing with garbage as the US government shutdown continues

Win McNamee/Getty Images America’s national parks are overflowing with garbage and human waste as the US government shutdown prevents federal employees from cleaning toilets and picking up trash. While it’s common for national parks to close during a shutdown, the Trump administration has opted to leave them open to visitors.  Many parks have been forced […]

Watch garbage truck absolutely trash a Brooklyn block

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ISIS made millions from taxes that it then used to run garbage collections and even a DMV

Militant website / AP Documents found by The New York Times reveal extensive civil systems implemented by the Islamic State. At the peak of their power, the militant group used taxes to fund garbage collectors and a motor vehicle authority.  The group collected hundreds of millions of dollars from its taxes from agricultural goods, which […]

US demands China reconsider ‘catastrophic’ ban on importing foreign garbage & recyclables

Amid fears of a potentially devastating trade war between the US and China, Washington has urged Beijing not to implement the ban on US garbage and recyclable materials that Asia’s giant threatened to impose last July. In an effort to battle the “illegal foreign garbage” influx into China, last July China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection […]

Cool Stuff: Gallery 1988’s Super Secret Fun Club Show Does Cinematic Garbage Pail Kids & More

Gallery 1988 always has outstanding pop culture artwork up their sleeve, and their latest exhibition has some of the most unique pieces we’ve seen in a long time. Super Secret Fun Club is the latest artist to bring a new show to Gallery 1988, and with it comes a special focus on “Wax Packs and […]

This Week In Trailers: Resurface, The Florida Project, 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story, Polina, The Work

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week […]

There’s enough unrecycled plastic to bury Manhattan under 2 miles of garbage

Reuters The plastic industry has produced enough garbage in its 67-year existence to bury Manhattan under two miles of the nonbiodegradable trash, according to a study released Wednesday. Unlike other materials, plastic is unable to break down. As a result, three-quarters of all plastic is not recycled, but sent to landfills, Science Advances concluded. As […]