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Mid-Atlantic Cities Start Styrofoam Recycling

Credit: 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,..

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Canada Switches to Plastic Currancy

Coins are heavy, paper bills tear, and checkbooks are obsolete. Enter: Paper Money Believe it or not, it’s already used in 30 or so countries. It’s durable, recyclable, and difficult..

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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..

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5 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Halloween

It’s almost Halloween and we all know what that means—costumes, candy, and pumpkins galore. So how can you have a fun, eco-friendly Halloween? Make your Halloween costume out of items..

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5 Recycling Facts

Earth911 posted some “scary” recycling facts just in time for Halloween. Here are a few of the scariest ones: Each..

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Plastic Bag Bans Around the World (Infographic)

Did you know that the U.S. uses an average of 380 billion plastic bags a year, while the rest of..

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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...

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Plastic Bags on Their Way Out in Laguna Beach

Yet another city wants to ban the plastic bag? We’re not complaining. Laguna Beach is the latest city to jump on the bandwagon to ban the single-use plastic bags distributed..

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Paper and Plastic Ban Proposed in L.A.

Photo Credit: Treehugger Paper or plastic? Shoppers in Los Angeles may soon have neither option. On Tuesday, an L.A. councilman proposed a ban on all single use paper and plastic..

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Minneapolis Law Requires Mandatory Business Recycling

Recycling in Minneapolis has expanded to include all businesses, workplaces, and places of worship. The new ordinance requires: Regular recycling collection (at least twice a month) for all recyclable materials..

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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..

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How Will Walmart Reduce Packaging?

It came with approximately 5 million metal twist ties holding the doll in the perfect position—in addition to the layers of clamsheWhen I was young, I always received at least..

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