Category Archives: Recycling

10 Ways Walmart is Making a Difference

Last week, Walmart released its 2012 Global Responsibility Report. The 2012 report covers sustainability issues for the retail chain during the fiscal year 2011, i.e., February 1, 2011 through January 30, 2012. According to Walmart, here are the top 10 … Continue reading

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Recycling Tip: Plastic Bottle Caps

We all know that plastic bottles are bad for the environment, but if you do use them, you recycle them. Right? But what about the plastic bottle caps? Most plastic bottles are made from PET #1 plastic, but the caps … Continue reading

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Recycling at the Olympic Track & Field Trials

The Olympic Track and Field trials in Eugene, Oregon drew in a large amount of foot traffic, with over 25,000 people a day spending most of their time eating, drinking, and looking through programs or shopping at the historic Hayward … Continue reading

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Furniture Line Made From Recycled Cardboard

If you had a dorm or off-campus apartment in college like I did, you probably know how inconvenient it is to buy furniture. After all, you’re often living in these places for less than a year before packing up again … Continue reading

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Is Hawaii’s Plastic Bag Ban Effective?

Although there have been a number of city-level bans on plastic bags in the United States, Hawaii is the first state to pass a statewide law regarding the issue. Well, sort of… Effective July 1, 2015, a ban will take … Continue reading

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The Zero Waste Family

According to the EPA, the average American throws away roughly 1,000 pounds of garbage a year. A family of four in California is attempting to reduce this number by living a virtually waste-free life. They have created only a handful … Continue reading

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Benefits of Choosing Greener Electronics (Infographic)

Newer electronics are designed to be less toxic, longer-lasting, more energy efficient, and easier to recycle. This has contributed to major reductions in environmental impact. A green electronics rating system called EPEAT recently released and shared this infographic with us. … Continue reading

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Partner Spotlight: Mission Viejo Library

The Mission Viejo Library is now a cell phone recycling collection site. The collection bin, sponsored by All Green Electronics Recycling, is located in the lobby of the Mission Viejo Library, located at 100 Civic Center in the city of … Continue reading

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Recycling Tip: Can You Recycle Address Labels?

One of our readers recently asked us an excellent recycling question: Can I recycle paper that is sticky on the back, like address labels, sticky notes.  If so, can I shred the address labels along with other mail and papers … Continue reading

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Hawaii Proposes Plastic Bag Fee

If House Bill 2260 passes in Hawaii, the state would become the first one to charge for disposable and plastic bags. The measure would attempt to discourage shoppers from using disposable bags by charging a 5 cent fee for both … Continue reading

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