It’s the state’s Advanced Industries program, which has provided $128 million in grants to early-stage companies in the past decade. So, what do taxpayers get out of it?
Microplastic shards plague every Colorado river. Here’s where — and how — they get there.
New study samples 16 waterways and finds shredded plastic in every one. Is help on the way?
The government will pay you $30 an hour to sort through Telluride’s trash in the name of social science
Picking through what’s left behind by high-season tourists will help towns in San Miguel County figure out how to change what people toss and why
How to make the right ethical decisions when recycling and reusing as Colorado pushes for clean energy
We asked recycling and reuse experts to take on a reader’s dilemma about retiring perfectly good fossil fuel-powered machinery.
Opinion: New state bag law will benefit the environment and our health
Plastic shopping bags defy easy recycling and break down into microparticles that end up in our bodies.
Will Denver pick up and compost my Christmas tree? Not anymore.
You can’t just toss your tree in a Denver alley to be composted anymore. Haul it yourself, or it goes to the dump.
How will Colorado’s new bag fee impact your life? Just look to the cities that already have bag charges.
As the state follows many local communities with a 10-cent plastic fee on Jan. 1, and a ban in 2024, conservationists count up the benefits.
Opinion: Instead of banning plastic bags, let’s invest in making plastic bags biodegradable
Paper bags have higher environmental costs than plastic.
Denver recycling already struggling before major strain of expansion, audit says
City Auditor cites major staffing gaps, aging truck fleet and other problems he says threaten rollout of pay-as-you-throw waste plan.
Colorado prepares to “mine” key materials from the recycling bin ahead of new law taking effect in 2026
New laws are set to move the needle on the state’s “abysmal” recycling rate of only 16%, advocates and industry leaders say