5 Fun Ways to Recycle Your Jeans

February 6, 2017 by  
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Clothing is probably one of the easiest things to avoid putting in the trash, yet Americans throw away 13 million tons of textiles every year, which is about 85 percent of our clothes. There’s no need for this. Next time you’re staring…

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Adidas Teams with Nonprofit to Turn Plastic Pollution into Shoes

January 27, 2017 by  
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The world’s oceans are in big trouble. Each year, 8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean, and it’s not just harming precious marine life — it’s hurting us as well. Plastic debris in the water absorbs dangerous pollutants, and as it breaks…

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Elle turns E-waste into unique and eye-catching jewelry

March 17, 2016 by  
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Each year, the world generates nearly 50 million tons of electronic waste and a large portion of these materials are considered garbage when in fact they are not. Nowadays, electronic devices are quickly discarded for a better, nicer, or newer ones, and not because their useful lives are over. This project transforms electronic waste into stunning, unique, and colorful handcrafted jewelry, while exemplifying an environmentally-aware fashion statement. Read the rest of Elle turns E-waste into unique and eye-catching jewelry

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Best E-Waste Recycling Solutions? Where To Look

February 26, 2016 by  
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If you are like many Americans, you probably aren’t quite sure what to do with that junk drawer full of old electronic goods (e-waste) that you don’t use anymore.  This is a common problem. Out of the 3.4 million tons that the EPA estimated we…

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Waste Reduction, Recycle Rates And Yard Trimmings

February 26, 2016 by  
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The words “highlights” and “waste reduction” seem like an odd combination. After all, waste – that stuff you throw away in trash cans instead of recycle bins or compost heaps – is easy to ignore. “Out of sight, out of mind” –  right? How could…

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How To Root Out Food Waste At (And Away From) Home

February 4, 2016 by  
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We cover food waste often – and justifiably so.  The Washington Post covered food waste in 2014 and had this to say about it, “In 2012, the most recent year for which estimates are available, Americans threw out roughly 35 million tons of food,…

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Citywide Commercial Composting: Then and Now

August 2, 2013 by  
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Access to citywide commercial composting is still largely limited in the United States, but we’ve come a long way in recent years. Composting now recovers more than 20 million tons of waste annually, according to the most recent EPA data …

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BirkSun Solar Backpacks Make Power Portable

August 2, 2013 by  
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BirkSun, a new company based in San Francisco, makes solar-powered bags and backpacks that make it possible to charge your small electronics while on-the-go. Earth911 staff writer Katie Sukalich recently had the opportunity to test out…

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Is Waste-Free Packaging on the Horizon?

May 23, 2013 by  
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Each year, we throw away over 70 million tons of packaging waste, which takes up a significant chunk of landfill space. Package designer Aaron Mickelson decided to tackle this problem for his masters thesis project at the Pratt Institute and …

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Garden with Garbage: 10 Foods You Can Grow from Scraps

April 25, 2013 by  
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In 2010, more than 34 million tons of food waste were generated, and only three percent of that waste was diverted from landfills for composting, according to the EPA.  The fact that some of that food waste becomes useful compost …

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