Category Archives: Recycling

What’s In Your Trash? (Infographic)

We generate a lot of trash. In 2010, Americans generated more than 250 tons of garbage. That’s a lot! Did you know that the cleaning services industry brings in more than $50 billion a year? This includes anything from janitorial … Continue reading

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Electronic waste finds big life with popularity of Apple

This guest post is contributed by Lillian Swift. While new technology reduces paper waste significantly, there is great concern over e-waste. For the uninitiated, e-waste refers to discarded computers, cell phones, and other electronic or computing devices. End-of-life electronic waste … Continue reading

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6 Of Our Favorite Valentine’s Day Articles

Happy Valentine’s Day to those who celebrate it! In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are some links for you! 5 Tips for a Green Valentine’s Day Singing Cards Bad for Environment Three Hershey Plants Achieve “Zero-Waste-to-Landfill” Status 4 Ways to … Continue reading

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Three Hershey Plants Achieve “Zero-Waste-to-Landfill” Status

Last week, the Hershey Company announced that three of its manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania have achieved “Zero-Waste-to-Landfill” status as a result of Hershey’s efforts to enhance sustainability. Two of these facilities were located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and the third in … Continue reading

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Singing Cards Bad for Environment

Is it just me, or are electronic greeting cards taking over the card aisle at the store? The singing or the lights are cute for half a second, but after that, they are just plain annoying. Not only are these … Continue reading

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Anaheim Named Most Sustainable City in Orange County

Anaheim has been named the top “Eco City” in Orange County, according to the Orange County Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. The top three cities were Anaheim, Huntington Beach, and Irvine. Other cities that made the top ten … Continue reading

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E-Waste Upcycled Into Table and Chairs

People have turned e-waste into fish tanks, shoes, sculptures… but how about something a bit more practical? Chilean designer Rodrigo Alonso designed some interesting table and chair sets made from pieces of old electronics. According to C-Net News, the stools … Continue reading

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10 Items You Can Buy Reusable

Reusable shopping bags and water bottles are standard—but how much thought have you given to other reusable items? This list from Earth911 gives 10 single-use household items and a reusable alternative. Produce and bulk food bags: You might have remembered … Continue reading

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Japan Recycles 77 Percent of Plastics

In 2010, Japan recycled 77 percent of its plastic waste, making it one of the top plastic recyclers in the world. This is an improvement over 2006 when Japan recycled 73 percent of its plastic. And it’s almost double of … Continue reading

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Do You Clean Your Reusable Bags?

Do you use reusable bags? Now here’s the real question: How often do you wash your reusable bags? Umm… never? Did you know that 64 percent of tested reusable bags were contaminated with bacteria, and 40 percent of tested bags … Continue reading

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