Will China’s Ban on Importing Waste Affect Your Recyclables?

August 18, 2017 by  
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The recycling industry got some big news last month when the World Trade Organization announced that China is intending to stop importing 24 different types of solid waste by the end of the year, including commonly accepted curbside recyclables…

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Can Greenwashing Ever Be Good?

August 9, 2017 by  
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When companies market a product as eco-friendly that might not necessarily be as “green” as they say, that’s known as greenwashing. A great example of this is boxed water — whether it comes in a plastic bottle or a carton, it still isn’t…

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Can Wind Turbines Be Recycled?

August 7, 2017 by  
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At the end of 2016, there were 321,320 wind turbines spinning across the globe. As the wind energy industry matures, one trend is clear: Wind turbines are getting larger and taller, and have greater electricity generation capacity. There are now…

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The Laws on Plastic Bags: To Ban or Tax?

August 4, 2017 by  
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When it comes to single-use plastic bags, the disposal issue is becoming less about whether they are recycled and more about what some cities are doing to reduce their existence in the first place. If you live in a city near a body of water, it’s…

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How Car Battery Recycling Could Be Even Better

August 1, 2017 by  
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Which items in the waste stream are the most commonly recycled? Ten percent of plastic, 28 percent of glass, 49 percent of aluminum cans and 55 percent of paper is recycled. But the recycling award for the product with the highest recycling rate…

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Perk Up Your Workout with a Recycled Coffee Grounds Sports Bra

July 24, 2017 by  
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The earth is home to a colossal 5.5 billion tons of plastic waste infiltrating our land and seas, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances. If the image of a polluted plastic planet perturbs you, pay attention. The study…

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Is Starbucks Doing Enough to Recycle Its Cups?

July 18, 2017 by  
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As you’re rushing out the door in the morning, hardly awake, how do you perk up? Easy — grab a caffeinated pick-me-up from the nearest Starbucks. Nothing hits the spot quite like a hot latte on a sleepy workday morning. Alas, you forgot your…

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Germany: A Recycling Program That Actually Works

July 11, 2017 by  
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In 2009, President Obama was inaugurated, Facebook had 360 million users, and the iPhone was still a rather new invention. In 2017, President Trump was inaugurated, Facebook has hit 2 billion users, and we have a robot that disassembles old iPhones…

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3 Lessons I Learned Managing Earth911’s Recycling Database

June 22, 2017 by  
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The Earth911 recycling database consists of more than 130,000 listings, and I used to be in charge of it. These listings are made up of city and county locations, retailers with drop-off bins, and curbside and mail-in programs. It’s a huge,…

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Finding Ways to Be an Eco-Friendly Employee

May 31, 2017 by  
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  Given that many Americans spend a majority of the day at work, finding ways to be green in the office is an important part of reducing climate change and living an environmentally friendly lifestyle. Even if your workplace as a whole isn’t…

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