What to Do with Things You Can’t Recycle

January 23, 2017 by  
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Recycling is an excellent way to conserve resources, reuse materials and decrease the amount of raw materials being mined, logged or produced from scratch. It’s one of the environmental movement’s most successful enterprises in terms of…

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5 Ways to Create a Waste-Free Grocery Shopping Trip

January 17, 2017 by  
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If you’d like to reduce the amount of waste coming out of your home, the easiest way to accomplish this is to limit the amount you bring in. Sound easy? It is! It just takes a little planning in advance. Since food waste — packaging,…

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13 Green Tips That Can Save You Over $5,000 A Year

August 8, 2016 by  
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Simple shifts to greener versions of the products you already buy can save you as much as $5,000 a year. Oh, and you’ll reduce the amount of energy you use and how much trash you throw away, too.  Here are 13 green tips I’ve made…

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MIT created a solar cell that breaks theoretical conversion limits

May 25, 2016 by  
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MIT researchers are heating up clean energy technology with a new solar cell capable of converting solar heat into usable light, which raises the overall solar-to-electricity conversion rate of the cell. The new device demonstrates, for the first time ever, a method that allows solar cells to use heat to break through a theoretically predicted limitation on the amount of sunlight which can be converted into electricity. Compared to traditional solar cells, MIT’s new invention could be the thing…

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Plastic, China and how to drive your brand into the circular economy

April 6, 2016 by  
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As our seafood gets overfished, and with a growing global population that consumes many more products and plastic, we are facing a growing waste challenge which may lead us to having an ocean that has more plastic than fish by 2050. Part of me believes this tragic result will come much earlier, due to the vast underestimation of the amount of illegal fishing that is going on in the world today and the lack of global capacity for recycling and waste management.

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More companies are tracking carbon emissions — is it helping?

April 6, 2016 by  
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Voluntary greenhouse gas accounting has become common in the private sector, but will the practice help make a dent in global climate change?

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Circulating Zero Waste? This Newspaper Facility Delivers.

March 16, 2016 by  
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We often think of the concept of zero waste as it relates to the individual – trimming one’s life until the amount of waste generated is absolutely inconsequential (a year’s worth of might fill a jar or a small shopping bag, for example). The goal…

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Video: Creating Green Jobs

February 18, 2016 by  
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You already know that recycling is important for the amount it saves from going to landfills — scrap recycling diverts 40 million metric tons of useful materials a year — but did you know that job creation is also a huge benefit? Scrap recycling…

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Concrete Use Reimagined

February 18, 2016 by  
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Concrete is hard, heavy, drab and best suited for building structures, right? Yes. And No. The dependable and sturdy building material is surprisingly a great medium for home decor, jewelry and furniture, too. It’s all a matter of how you use your…

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Vattenfall adding solar to UK wind farm for a “mega” hybrid renewable energy park

January 27, 2016 by  
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What’s better than using a form of renewable energy to produce electricity? Combining two forms, of course. Swedish energy company Vattenfall is moving forward with plans to add a solar farm to their existing wind power operations at one site in the United Kingdom. The hybrid renewable energy park is an experiment to maximize energy generation for the amount of land being used, all while trimming costs. Could hybrid solar and wind farms be the next big renewable energy trend? Read the rest of Vattenfall adding solar to UK wind farm for a “mega” hybrid renewable energy park

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