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California Law Requires Recycled Content Packing Peanuts

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Styrofoam is bad, don’t use it. Not only does Styrofoam, a brand of polystyrene, sit in landfills indefinitely, but it is also notoriously difficult to recycle. It takes a process called … Continue reading

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Disposable Coffee Cup Eliminates Plastic Lid

Whether your coffee cup is made from paper or Styrofoam, the lid is probably plastic. And we all know how bad plastic can be for the environment… A company called Compleat seeks to change this with a lidless disposable coffee … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Cities Start Styrofoam Recycling

Though a partnership with Dart Container Corporation, several of the most densely populated areas in the Mid-Atlantic region are adding polystyrene recycling to their waste management programs. Polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, is notorious for being difficult to recycle. But … Continue reading

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History of Recycling (Infographic)

Today (November 15) is America Recycles Day, an annual event launched in 1997 by Keep America Beautiful. It is currently the only nationally-recognized day devoted to recycling in the United States. In honor of the day, here is an infographic … Continue reading

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8 Items You Shouldn’t Recycle

It’s tempting to throw anything that has a chance of being recycled into the recycling bin. But don’t do this: Tossing some items in may cause more harm than good. Don’t throw these items in the recycling bin unless you … Continue reading

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California Puts Hold on Styrofoam Takeout Ban

In June, we asked: “Will California ban Styrofoam to-go containers?” Well it still hasn’t been decided. The law bill has been placed on hold and won’t be voted on this year. State Senator Alan Lowenthal placed the proposed law, SB … Continue reading

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7 Ways to “Green” Your Morning Coffee

We all have an environmental compromise or two. I start almost every day with a cup of coffee—even though I know there are greener options out there. And I’m not alone; according to Treehugger, coffee is the world’s most traded … Continue reading

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Recycling Tip: Can You Recycle Styrofoam?

If Styrofoam cups could be recycled, would disposable products be less of an environmental problem? Many people spot the 6 in the triangle on the bottom of a Styrofoam cup and assume it can be recycled—but it’s not quite that … Continue reading

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