We're already at week 3 of the Great Green Challenge and this week's theme is to reduce waste.
It's week 2 of KARE 11's Great Green Challenge and Laura Betker goes dumpster diving. This week's challenge theme is to "Look in the Bin."
KARE is on 11 week journey called the Great Green Challenge. Each week we tackle a different aspect of going green, like recycling, reducing waste and buying green products.
If your business is dedicated to thinking green and recycling more at work then take the Rethink Recycling Pledge.
After surging in the 1980s, Minnesota's recycling rate has stagnated for most of the last two decades. But green advocates think they have something to boost it: food scraps.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is giving a shout-out to three Minnesota venues for reducing their food waste.
At Saint Cloud Hospital, no food goes to waste. What starts as leftover macaroni, banana peels and brown lettuce leaves, eventually ends up as compost.
In a fast-paced, high-tech and sometimes high-temperature trip, KARE 11 cameras show how used items are recycled into new ones.