Where Does My Trash Go?

March 23, 2017 by  
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How many times have you personally thought about the items you’ve thrown away throughout the day? How many produce nets or twist ties during your supermarket runs? How many plastic coverings and bags in a frozen meal? How many tossed…

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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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EPA Tips: Feed People, Not Landfills

January 11, 2013 by  
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The U.S. EPA estimates that around 35 million tons of food waste was generated in 2010, 97 percent of which was thrown away in landfills or incinerators.

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What to Do With Corn Husks and Cobs (Video)

October 11, 2011 by  
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Image credit: CHOW Summer may be over, and with it the best of the corn season. But I still had to post this thrifty recipe tip from CHOW . Having already shared their tips on what to do with leftover potato chips and what to do with wilted lettuce , we now learn that corn husks, cobs and even silks should not be thrown away if you really want to be thrifty in the kitchen…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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SolarShare Bonds Allow Citizens to Finance Local Solar

October 11, 2011 by  
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From solar gardens on someone else’s land to community-owned solar on a brewery roof , we’ve seen plenty of options for people wanting to support solar but not wanting, or not able, to put panels on their own building. John Farrell over at Renewable Energy World reports on SolarShare bonds in Canada

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Win Up to $10,000 for Reducing Coffee Cup Waste

March 19, 2010 by  
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Image credit: quinn.anya /Flickr Every year, betacup tells us , 58 billion disposable coffee cups are thrown away. That’s thrown away , not recycled. Clearly, this is a big problem

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8 Days To Earth Hour: 101 Things To Do

March 19, 2010 by  
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Two years ago I wrote about my worry about getting through an hour without consuming electricity; our local paper came up with a good list of sixty tongue slightly in cheek things to do. We excerpted a few from the Globe and Mail: 2.

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No More Downcycling? Breakthrough Organic Catalyst = More Effective PET Plastic Recycling

March 9, 2010 by  
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Photo: Monica M. Davey/Feature Photo Service for IBM 13 Billion PET Plastic Bottles are Thrown Away Each Year Certain things are harder to recycle than others. While it’s relatively easy to make a new aluminum can out of an old aluminum can, making a new plastic bottle out of an old one is a lot harder.

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Book Review: Story Of Stuff Goes Into Detail About The Problems with Possessions

March 9, 2010 by  
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Image via Amazon The viral video phenomenon The Story of Stuff has made a big impact on audiences worldwide. Since its release in 2007, it’s been viewed over 10 million times, showing we’re as fascinated by learning about our Stuff as we are with the items themselves.

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