Bathroom Products: Recycle This, Not That

January 18, 2017 by  
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While nearly 70 percent of Americans say they consistently recycle, only about 20 percent report consistently recycling in the bathroom. A big reason for that is simply not being sure just what can and can’t go in the recycling bin. Knowledge is…

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How to Convince Non-Recyclers to Ditch the Trash Bag

January 16, 2017 by  
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Taking steps toward a more environmentally friendly lifestyle can often be just as frustrating as it is exciting. Exciting, of course, because it’s empowering to challenge yourself to reduce waste, conserve energy and consciously create a…

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5 Ways to make socially responsible clothing choices

January 15, 2017 by  
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According to the Waste & Resources Action Programme , the average U.K. household owns approximately £4,000 worth of clothes but only uses about 70% of their wardrobe. A third of that clothing often ends up in the landfill, even if it was worn just once . Our sister site Ecouterre put together five ways you can make this year a better one with socially responsible clothing choices. From mending clothes to fighting fast fashion, click through to see them all.

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14 Smart Ways to Repurpose Food Packaging

January 13, 2017 by  
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Just a second — before tossing an empty Froot Loops box, butter tub or soda bottle into the recycling bin, determine if it offers redeemable qualities. Pantry staples and take-out orders yield lots of disposables, but some are deliciously versatile…

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3 Big Reasons “Wish-cycling” Is Always a Bad Idea

January 11, 2017 by  
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We’ve all been there. You’re standing in front of the recycling bin with something in your hand — perhaps a beverage cap, crinkly cellophane wrapping, the tinfoil lid from a sour cream container or a pizza box. You’re not entirely…

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7-year-old California boy saves 10K for college with his own recycling company

January 10, 2017 by  
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A 7-year-old boy from California has demonstrated it’s never too early to start recycling . When he was three, Ryan Hickman ventured to a local recycling center in Orange County with his father. The experience moved him to such an extent he declared his intentions to start collecting recyclables from his neighbors the following day. Thus started Ryan’s Recycling Company , through which Ryan has recycled around 200,000 bottles and cans, saving thousands of dollars in the process. Ryan asked his parents if he could give their neighbors empty plastic bags to fill with cans and bottles. The neighbors were happy to cooperate with him – as were friends, his parents’ co-workers, and family members. Roughly four years later, Ryan has recycled 49,000 pounds of trash from customers throughout Orange County. His website reports he spends “part of every week” sorting through and cleaning the plastic or glass bottles and aluminum cans he then totes to the recycling center with the help of his family. Ryan has saved around $10,000 for college (although his website warns he might actually tell you he’s saving up for his own garbage truck), and $1,624 for charity. Related: How two amazing teenage girls convinced Bali to ban plastic bags Ryan told The Capistrano Dispatch people should recycle to make a few extra dollars and “because it helps the world” as birds might eat discarded trash and “get sick or die.” Ryan’s efforts ensure all that trash stays out of the landfill and the oceans , and he’s become a Youth Ambassador for the Pacific Marine Mammal Center . He also offers t-shirts for $13, and all proceeds go to the center. Ryan’s mother Andrea told The Capistrano Dispatch, “He’s very passionate about it, and he likes to get everybody else passionate about it as well. I think he’s rubbed off on all of us now. You find yourself walking past a can on the ground and needing to pick it up instead of walking away and leaving it there.” If you live in Orange County, you can pitch in too. Schedule a pickup or learn more about recycling on Ryan’s website . + Ryan’s Recycling Company Via One Green Planet and The Capistrano Dispatch Images via Ryan’s Recycling Company

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Obama: The United States’ clean energy transition is ‘irreversible’

January 10, 2017 by  
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President Barack Obama just published an opinion piece in the journal Science , writing that the “trend toward clean energy is irreversible” – in other words, the transition to a low-carbon economy is Donald Trump -proof. The President-elect is skeptical of both climate change and clean energy and has nominated cabinet officials with similar views. However, Obama gives four reasons why he believes that renewables will continue to increase regardless of who sits in the Oval Office: the decoupling of emissions and economic growth, the private sector’s embrace of emissions reductions, the market moving toward cleaner electricity, and global momentum for climate action. “Despite the policy uncertainty that we face, I remain convinced that no country is better suited to confront the climate challenge and reap the economic benefits of a low-carbon future than the United States and that continued participation in the Paris process will yield great benefit for the American people, as well as the international community,” Obama writes. “Prudent U.S. policy over the next several decades would prioritize, among other actions, decarbonizing the U.S. energy system, storing carbon and reducing emissions within U.S. lands, and reducing non-CO2 emissions.” Related: Elon Musk says Trump administration may be “positive on renewables” When Trump is sworn into office on Jan. 20 he will inherit a booming domestic clean energy sector . Renewables accounted for a majority (50.5 percent) of new US electrical generation put into service in the first 11 months of 2016, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) monthly Energy Infrastructure Update. Solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, biomass and other renewables beat out natural gas, nuclear power, coal and oil combined with 9,655 megawatts of newly installed capacity. Trump will also be in the driver’s seat in the global clean energy race and the competition is fierce as China makes massive investments in renewables that are starting to pay off. China increased its foreign investment in clean energy by 60 percent to reach a record $32 billion, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. If Trump spurns investments in clean energy, China and the rest of the world could be looking at the US in the rear view mirror as they race toward a future powered by renewables. + Science Policy Forum: The irreversible momentum of clean energy Via Grist Images via Wikimedia 1 , 2

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2016: The Recycling Industry Year in Review

December 21, 2016 by  
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Just how is the recycling industry doing? The best place to go for that information is to the source itself: the people actually doing the recycling. During a recent U.S. Senate briefing, the president of the Institute of Scrap Recycling…

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Why Is Denver So Bad at Recycling?

December 16, 2016 by  
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Denver is one of those cities that seems like it would be a dream for any eco-friendly person to live in. It’s full of like-minded people all working together to keep the environment clean and healthy … right? According to a recent study,…

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How Games Can Make Sustainability Fun

November 22, 2016 by  
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Even though most humans are innately driven to protect the planet, they’re likely to dig in their heels and refuse when outside forces attempt to bully them into action. That’s why the long-established method of shaming people into changing their…

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