waste management

Susan Bence

There’s more to being a dog owner than loving and caring for it. Owners also have to deal with their dog’s droppings.

The village of Shorewood, just north of Milwaukee, is launching a campaign aimed at keeping dog poop out of local waterways — a daunting environmental challenge, according to an environmental consultant.

Grace Heffernan

According the the EPA, American's generate roughly 254 million tons of trash a year, approximately 35 percent of which is recycled or composted. Meanwhile, Sweden boasts that more than 99 percent of all household waste there is recycled.

Swedish native Veronica  Lundback arrived in Milwaukee in 2001 to attend graduate school at UWM. Back at home, conservation was a way of life.