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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..

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Anaheim Named Most Sustainable City in Orange County

Image Credit: istockphoto.com 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..

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E-Waste Upcycled Into Table and Chairs

Photo Credit: CNet Green Tech 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..

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10 “Smartest” Cities on the Planet

Image Credit: istockphoto.com So we’ve written about the 15 greenest U.S. states, the top 10 eco-friendly world countries, and the top 10 U.S. cities/metro areas for public transportation. Here’s yet..

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2012 State of the Union: Energy Recap

WhiteHouse.gov (Public Domain) At his State of the Union address last night, President Barack Obama devoted a portion of his..

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Do You Clean Your Reusable Bags?

Photo Credit: Earth911.com: Amanda_Wills Do you use reusable bags? Now here’s the real question: How often do you wash your..

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Self-Healing Electronics Could Help Reduce E-Waste

With our current technology, it’s not uncommon to throw away an entire device because of a broken part. But what if the part in question fixed itself before you even..

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Post-Holiday Recycling

Christmas may be over, but if you’re like me, the remnants of the holiday are still scattered around your house. What can you reuse and what can you recycle? Christmas..

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Disposable Coffee Cup Eliminates Plastic Lid

Credit: Compleat 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..

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Recycled Menorahs

In my post about real versus artificial Christmas trees a couple of weeks ago, I asked whether people should pick the traditional option or go the green route in regards..

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London Mall Made From Shipping Containers

Photo Credit: Bonnie Alter/CC BY 2.0 A new shopping mall in London was built from standard-sized recycled shipping containers. Boxpark Shopping Mall was made from about 60 containers that are..

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Sunnyvale and Monterey Ban Plastic Bags

Photo Credit: Treehugger Sunnyvale and Monterey are joining 14 other jurisdictions in California to ban plastic shopping bags. Retailers and grocery stores will be banned from handing out plastic bags,..

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