Earth911 Quiz #47: Battery Recycling Challenge

January 31, 2019 by  
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Americans buy about 3 billion batteries each year, half of … The post Earth911 Quiz #47: Battery Recycling Challenge appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Coal is not competitive with cheaper alternatives, and the industry’s true costs are even higher

November 8, 2018 by  
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Power plant emissions kill tens of thousands of Americans each year, scientists estimate.

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5 Stores Who Kicked Plastic Bags To The Curb

August 15, 2016 by  
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Did you know that studies have shown that about 12 million metric tons of plastic debris, including plastic bags, has accumulated in our oceans around the world? Due to this pollution, more than 100,000 marine animals die each year due to plastic…

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4 convincing reasons to minimize food loss now

June 22, 2016 by  
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One in nine people don’t get enough to eat, while wasted food costs $940 billion each year.

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How Patagonia Is Recycling Bottles Into Jackets

March 4, 2016 by  
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Did you know that Americans use 50 billion plastic water bottles each year, with a recycling rate of only 23%? From an environmental standpoint, it brings up numerous concerns. Kicking our bottled water habit can conserve resources, but what are we…

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7 Steps Towards A Zero Waste Lifestyle

March 1, 2016 by  
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The average person generates 4.4 pounds of waste each day. Of that waste, a mere 1.5 pounds is recycled or composted. Nationally, that means that 167 million pounds of waste is disposed of each year. There is a tremendous opportunity here to…

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Restaurants Begin Offering Healthy Serving Of Food Waste

September 29, 2015 by  
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Did you know that 40% of the food in the United State is thrown away each year? Or that 1 in 6 Americans are experiencing food insecurity right now? If we could reduce food waste by 15%, that would be enough food to feed more than 25 million…

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20 Creative Ways To Reuse Plastic Milk Jugs

September 9, 2015 by  
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Millions of plastic milk jugs are thrown away each year. Most plastic milk containers are made from high-density polyethylene, also known as HDPE or No. 2 plastic. This means that milk jugs are recyclable, and most curbside recycling programs…

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11 Ways To Upcycle A T-Shirt

September 3, 2015 by  
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How many t-shirts are in your drawers? It’s estimated that over 2 billion t-shirts are sold each year (2012, Repair the World). T-shirts are a staple in our families wardrobe, but what happens to t-shirts when they don’t get worn any longer? You…

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Clothing Recycling Is Fashionable

August 4, 2015 by  
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Looking for a chance to change the world through fashion? Only 15 percent of clothes, shoes and accessories are recycled each year, the remaining 85 percent, 10.5 million tons, ends up in landfills. Reformation and Community Recycling are inspiring…

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