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Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. to Report First Quarter Results on Monday, May 5, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (ARCI) today announced that it will report first quarter financial results for the period ended March 29, 2014, after the market closes on May 5, 2014. The Company will hold a conference call at 10:00 a.m. Central Time on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, to discuss its first quarter financial results. ARCA's three ...

Environmentalists Protest Recycling Center Closures During SF Earth Day Breakfast At City Hall
As an Earth Day breakfast was under way Tuesday morning at San Francisco City Hall, a group of recyclers, environmentalists and other community advocates were protesting closures of community-based recycling centers.

Busy thieves target Spokane businesses for recyclable metal
SPOKANE, Wash.--Spokane police said they were seeing more burglars going to recycling centers to sell anything they could for drug money in April. Police compared the recyclers to thieves who steal copper. They said the suspects need money for their drug habit and are desperate to steal items such as recyclable metal to get their fix. The owner of two Brown Bear Car Wash locations in Spokane ...

3 Million and Counting: Lowe's Hits Rare Milestone in Battery Recycling
Call2Recycle Commends Home Improvement Company for Success of In-Store Recycling Centers

Battery Giant Launches Battery Recycling Initiative on Earth Day
Earth Day 2014 will mark the roll out of Michigan-based Battery Giant’s new community-focused free battery recycling program. (PRWeb April 20, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11777215.htm

Apple offering free recycling of all used products
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

Snyder wants to double recycling in Michigan
Gov. Rick Snyder's administration is rolling out a statewide recycling plan today to boost Michigan's recycling efforts that lag well behind most of its Midwestern neighbors.

COMMUNITY BRIEFS
County’s recycling program changing Using a single container for all recyclables will soon be possible for those who use Pitkin County’s recycling drop-off facilities. read more

Apple offering free recycling of all used products; pushes RE
San Francisco – Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services. The iPhone and iPad maker is detailing its efforts to cultivate a greener Apple Inc. in an environmental section on the company’s website that debuted Monday. Apple had ...

Crow Wing County recycling figures remain stable
Recycling efforts at the Crow Wing County Landfill remain at a fairly consistent level, according to Solid Waste Manager Doug Morris, who hopes the recycling market stays strong in the future.

Recycling plastic bags, containers gets easier
PORTLAND -- Recycling plastic, including those often unwanted grocery bags, just got a whole lot easier. Portland has extensive curbside recycling, but many types of plastic still have to be taken to drop centers if you want it recycled. A year ago, some local recycling centers stopped accepting some forms of rigid plastics like clam shell containers. Then some started refusing plastic bags ...

Apple Broadens Retail Store Recycling Efforts
On Earth Day 2014 Apple used its retail stores to spotlight the company's environmental initiatives, and also announced the stores are the target of an ambitious renewable energy project.

Pitkin County Briefs
Using a single container for all recyclables will soon be possible for those who use Pitkin County’s recycling drop-off facilities.

Mt. Diablo Recycling Hosts Annual Family Earth Day Celebration April 26
PITTSBURG, Calif. -- Earth Day is not just a once a year holiday for Mt. Diablo Recycling (MDR), a division of recycling and resource recovery company Garaventa Enterprises, though it does highlight a ...

Apple now accepts all used Apple products for recycling at all stores
Continuing its multi-pronged and environmentally-minded publicity push on Monday, Apple has also initiated a new program that will turn all Apple Stores into recycling centers, accepting all used Apple devices either for free (in the case of non-functional and older devices) or in exchange for a gift card (for newer, functional units). The new plan is part of an effort to reduce the company's ...

Snyder on recycling: 'We can lead on this'
Dundee — Gov. Rick Snyder brought his plan for boosting the state's recycling performance here Monday and found an audience eager to back it.

Apple offering free recycling of all its used products
Tech giant also vowing to power all its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy

What If a Mini Street-Cleaning Team Picked Up the Litter at Your Feet?
Each day the average American creates three pounds of trash, but not all of the waste we produce is carted away to landfills, let alone recycling centers. Sidewalks are often littered with food wrappers, bottle caps, matches, cigarette butts, and blobs of chewing gum. In one, a mini submarine emerges from a puddle of water and launches a torpedo at a floating cigarette butt.

Apple offers free recycling of all used products
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

Apple offers free recycling of its products worldwide
Apple is offering to recycle its products for free worldwide, and has included even third-party products like mobile phones and PCs in the program in some countries. The company said on its redesigned environmental responsibility page that Apple retail stores will take back Apple products for “free, responsible recycling.” A spokesman for Apple confirmed Monday that the program would be ...

Honoring Earth Day Apple’s Way: Free Recycling Of All Used Products And Turning Part Of Its Logo Green
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), in a newly created section of the company's website dedicated to its green agenda, announced the company’s latest environmental initiatives, to coincide with Tuesday’s annual celebration of Earth Day.

U.S. - China Trade Deficit Being Positively Impacted by Record Exports of Scrap Metal to China from the U.S.
RALEIGH, N.C., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raleigh Metal Recycling and its sister company Goldsboro Metal Recycling have completed their year-end financial review.  In 2013 they exported a record $9 Million of scrap metal to China, making these North Carolina companies among the largest exporters to China in the State, using both Wilmington, NC and Norfolk, VA ports.  "With China being a ...

Apple Offers Free Recycling, Adds Green Energy
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

Apple Launches Recycling Program for All Old Products
The program, which could earn customers store credit, is part of a larger environmental stewardship campaign.

Apple launches new environmental initiative
Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

Earth Day: ‘So the Earth can be prettier’
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mecklenburg County celebrated Earth Day by bringing people, tents, tote bags, fuel-efficient cars and brochures full of information to the corner of Trade and Tryon in uptown Charlotte. The goal was to raise awareness and promote the benefits of recycling. Jeff Smithberger, director of Solid Waste of Mecklenburg County, says half of the Queen City participates in recycling and ...

Apple offers free recycling
Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products in hopes of reducing pollution.

Apple unveils free recycling of all its devices, vows to increase reliance on renewable energy
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

Cost, other factors stifle glass recycling efforts in Montana
Recycling glass in Montana is a difficult and complicated proposition at best. In fact, Target is the only retailer in the state with a glass bottle recycling program, and even there, a large…

Apple offering free recycling of all products
Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.