Smaller, Lighter Plastic Shrinks Packaging Footprint

June 26, 2012 by  
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Written by Lee Spivak, Sustainability Services, Waste Management Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend the Sustainable Brands 2012 Conference in San Diego. This conference brings together companies working toward a variety of…

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Throwback Beer Cans are Recycle-Ready

May 31, 2012 by  
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Written by Michael d’Estries, Mother Nature Network Nestled in the overgrown back corner of my farm is a small reminder of the past: a personal landfill started by a long-gone previous owner. Such “dumps” are not uncommon. Well…

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Throwback Beer Cans are Recycle-Ready

EcoBorder Turns Old Tires into Landscape Edging

May 17, 2012 by  
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If you toss out an old tire and let it sit in a landfill, in 100 years, it will still look like a tire. No biological organisms are known to be able to break down the durable nature of vulcanized rubber, which is a great thing when the tires are on…

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Denver Curbside Recycling Now Accepts Cartons

May 4, 2012 by  
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Denver residents can now place cartons in their curbside recycling containers. As part of an Earth Day initiative, Denver mayor Michael B. Hancock announced the recycling addition to the Denver Public Works recycling program late last month. While…

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Check out IKEA’s Recyclable Cardboard Camera

May 2, 2012 by  
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Written by John Platt, Mother Nature Network The next time you buy some furniture at IKEA, the retailer hopes you will go home and snap some photos of your self-assembled coffee table or bedroom set with IKEA’s first digital camera. The…

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E-Recycling Peaks During Earth Week

April 17, 2012 by  
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Around the holidays, food banks are overflowing with donations. Generosity peaks, and the needy eat well for that part of the year. But what about the rest of the year? Earth Day is like the holidays. We’re reminded to recycle and care about the…

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Healthcare Industry Meets to Reduce Waste

April 14, 2012 by  
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On April 3, 11 of the world’s leading healthcare systems convened in Washington D.C. to discuss medical waste – a problem that produces four billion pounds of waste each year. As an industry, medicine trails just behind food in total waste…

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Eggshells Reborn as Plastics

April 9, 2012 by  
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Written by Russell McLendon, Mother Nature Network Easter is about rebirth and renewal, yet that spirit doesn’t extend to all parts of the holiday. Countless Easter eggs, for example, are produced, used and then discarded every year, whether…

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Reduce and Reuse This St. Patrick’s Day

March 15, 2012 by  
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Gearing up for some St. Paddy’s Day revelry this Saturday? Why not do it in true “green” fashion? Earth911 rounded up five easy ways to reduce, reuse and recycle your way to an eco-friendly St. Patrick’s Day. 1. Swap, borrow…

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Streets Made From Toilets: Gross or Green?

March 5, 2012 by  
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Cities are testing out some pretty crazy materials for road construction in an attempt to go green – porous asphalt, recycled roofing shingles and even plastic bottles. Here’s one more to add to the list: The city of Bellingham, Wash….

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