The telecommunications company boasts that its customers broke a world record for recycling cell phones in a one-week period. But is that a true measure of sustainable progress?
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Before you put those cardboard boxes out on the curb for recycling, check out how these die-hard Star Wars fans gave their cardboard a whole new life. The Karpiuks spent four months crafting this miniature Millennium Falcon , complete with a cockpit for a toddler Han Solo. Click ahead to see how they did it and get inspired to start creating your own cardboard box art! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cardboard box millenium falcon , cardboard box recycling , diy millenium falcon , diy millenium falcon for toddler , diy star wars toys , millenium falcon for toddler , Millenium Falcon replica , toddler star wars toys
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Toddler-Sized Millenium Falcon Built From Cardboard Box By Star Wars Fans
The bloc's Parliament has voted to collect 45 percent of all electronics for recycling by 2016, but an advocacy group warns that a decision to promote recycling over refurbishment ignores environmental benefits.
The company that started out by creating rewards for recycling is seeking to become a Internet marketing platform that will reward people for how they shop, do laundry and even commute.
IF11: Recyclebank is Not Just Trash to Cash
September 26, 2011 by
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(I’m still “enjoying” the flu so apologies if I’m even less regular at posting/replying to email than usual and/or more vague/rambling when I do write.) Estelle has sent us an email about x-rays: I have got a pile of x-rays harking back to my childhood. They are those large ones, white on black, which probably contain silver. Nowadays, they just give you them on CDs. What can I do with these x-rays? I want to ditch them. Because of the silver, there are a lot of places that collect old x-rays for recycling – but many are only geared up for large quantities of the stuff (and certainly only start paying for them for very large quantities) from hospitals and the like because the amount of silver in each film is negligible. Does anyone know of any companies/organisations that collect small quantities for recycling? Ideally with local collection points or by post. Aside from that, I’d imagine it would be relatively easy to pass them on for someone to reuse for artistic or craft purposes. (You may want to remove any personal identification marks first.) There are quite a few for sale on eBay (in the Collectables/Scientific section mostly) but if you didn’t want to get into that, you could give them away locally on Freecycle or Gumtree/Craig’s List. Anyone got any specific suggestions for things to make/do with them?
How can I reuse or recycle old x-rays?
February 11, 2011 by
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We’ve already covered old duvets before really but we’ve had an email from Gill: I have 6-8 used but still serviceable quilts and pillows and no-one seems to want them.
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How can I reuse or recycle (quilts and) pillows?
California again leads the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s annual list of the states that do the most to advance energy efficiency, but Massachusetts is closing in on the Golden State and its four-year claim to the top spot.
California Tops ACEEE State Rankings for a Fourth Year
Starbucks is using New York City as a testing ground for recycling its ubiquitous coffee cups. If successful, it could mean the 3 billion cups it uses each year go to the recycling bin instead of landfill.
Stonyfield Farm is switching its yogurt multi-packs to corn-based bioplastic and will fund the growth of enough non-GMO corn to equal the amount used in its new packaging.
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Stonyfield Adds Corn-Based Yogurt Cups
Screenshot via Tekserve Tekserve has been making big dents in the amount of electronics collected for recycling in New York City. The company partners up wiht the Lower East Side Ecology Center (LESEC) and offers free-of-charge recycling drives for the generral public. Since starting it up in 2007, the collections have grown exponentially, showing the interest residents have in ensuring their gadgets are properly recycled.
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Tekserve Hopes to Break e-Waste Recycling Records at Upcoming Collection Event