California Bill Aims to Ban Plastic Straws

Restaurant workers could face fines of $1,000 or six months in jail if they offer plastic straws to customers.
Jelisa Castrodale

This Bar Wants You to Drink Garbage

"We've asked bartenders from other cocktail bars to bring their waste to us—not in a garbage bag, but in the form of a cocktail."
Alex Krancher

Restaurant Hangs "You Need A Boyfriend" Sign After Fight With Neighbor

A feud between two Washington, DC restaurants and an annoyed neighbor has escalated to new heights of immaturity thanks to the sign.
Jelisa Castrodale

Germany Is Enlisting Garbage Cops to Curb Its Massive Grilling Trash Problem

Last year, 165 tons of food trash piled up in Munich parks alone. This summer, German civic authorities are stepping up their game to stop littering during grilling season.
Wyatt Marshall

A Janitor Threw Away a Boozy Art Exhibit Thinking It Was Trash

Italy’s Museion Bozen-Bolzano—located in the northern province of Alto Adige—sadly informed its patrons via its Facebook page that a janitor under its employ accidentally “cleaned up” the entirety of a new art installation.
Alex Swerdloff
food waste

Why 30 World Leaders Ate a Lunch Made Out of Trash This Weekend

At yesterday's UN summit in New York City, the food-waste-themed menu included dishes such as "Landfill Salad" and a burger made of vegetable scraps. Here's why.
Hilary Pollack

Seattle Has Decided Not to Fine Its People for Their Pizza Crusts and Orange Peels

The plan to emblazon Seattle citizens’ trash cans with semi-literal Scarlet Letters and make them cough up moola for the sick crime of tossing out the barbecue-sauce soaked napkins from their all-weekend Rib-a-thons has apparently been postponed.
Munchies Staff

I Dumpster-Dived with a Bunch of Freegans

I hung out with a bunch of freegans, a group dedicated to saving anything that people wastefully throw away. We groped through the dirty trash bins of several reputable grocery stores and then cooked and ate our findings. Health-code violations be...
Ashley Hoffman