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University of Iowa seeing hopeful signs from its no-sort recycling program


After only a short time in its new no-sort recycling program, the University of Iowa and its surrounding community has seen a huge boon in its disposal of recyclable material. According to the Iowa City Press-Citizen, recycling rates increased 9 percent from September 2010 to September 2011 and more Read More ...

California sets lofty 75 percent recycling rate goal by 2020


Many people around the country scoffed at the state of California when it passed a law in 1989 to achieve a 50 percent recycling rate by 2000, but the state's residents proved the naysayers wrong. California already has 58 percent of its trash removed from the waste stream, and recently Governor Read More ...

Owens Corning expands nation's largest shingle recycling program


Owens Corning Roofing created the nation's first shingle recycling program in 2009 and it has since grown to be the most successful initiative in the country for the proper disposal of these materials. To date, the company has worked with contractors and consumers to recycle more than 80,000 ton Read More ...

San Gabriel Valley businesses recycle nearly 1,800 pounds of used batteries


A battery recycling program organized by the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) in California has achieved stunning results since beginning on Earth Day of this year. According to the Sacramento Bee, the program was also given a grant by the California Department of Resources Recycle Read More ...

European Union sets lofty goals to improve e-waste recycling


The European Parliament's environmental committee recently voted in a landmark decision to increase e-waste recycling rates across the entirety of the economic bloc. According to BusinessGreen.com, the committee voted 52-1 to require businesses to recycle 85 percent of their e-waste and to serio Read More ...

New Haven, Connecticut, hosting e-waste recycling contest


National Recycling Day is November 15, so charitable organizations, local governments and private individuals alike are hosting a number of recycling events leading up to the day. One example of this is in New Haven, Connecticut, where the town has partnered with the company WeRecycle to host a stat Read More ...

Mazda makes huge strides to improve bumper recycling


When a car reaches the end of its life, many of the materials used to construct it are extracted and made into new materials, but parts that are made with large amounts of plastic are usually incinerated instead of being recycled. According to Earth911, the Japanese automaker Mazda has found a way t Read More ...

New tire recycling technology could alleviate burden on environment


According to HealthCanal.com, Australian researchers have developed a cost-effective and eco-friendly way to turn old tires into high quality resources that can be used to make new rubber products.

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New glass recycling program available for bars and restaurants in Kansas


A new recycling program is being developed for the bars and restaurants in Johnson County, Kansas. These establishments, which sell hundreds of bottles of beer each week - not to mention the liquor bottles they go through - have always thrown the glass in the trash because it was difficult for owner Read More ...

The future of recycling looks to outer space


Remember that recent, defunct NASA weather satellite the size of a school bus that plunged into the southern Pacific Ocean? Well, the Bellingham Herald reports that there are many more where that came from.

According to the news source, NASA tracks 19,000 space junk objects that are consi Read More ...

Planet Green recycling program donates $40 million to schools and non-profit groups


Planet Green, a leader of wholesale re-manufactured inkjet cartridges in Chatsworth, California, has raised more than $40 million through its "Fundraise for Recycling" program, which it donates to schools, community organizations and non-profits nationwide.

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Recycling vending machines given a trail run in Dubai


The city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates seems to be growing at an epic pace, and it has become a proving ground for many new consumer technologies. In an effort to curb the amount of used soda and water bottles that end up in trash bins, the government of the UAE has enlisted the help of Levan Read More ...

Canon U.S.A. introduces nationwide printer cartridge recycling program


Corporate responsibility is a rare trait for businesses these days, so it's a welcome surprise when companies go out of their way to track their products from the assembly line to a means of proper disposal. Canon U.S.A. has made this a part of its business plan by creating one of the largest na Read More ...

Recycling that hunk of junk in your driveway could put some money in your pocket


If you have an old car that's been taking up space in your driveway, trying to sell it in a lackluster economy could be next to impossible. Worse yet, if the car is in bad shape, there aren't too many people that would be willing to take on a fixer-upper unless it is a rare vehicle. Car recy Read More ...

Starbucks increasing paper cup recycling methods for its customers


Starbucks is one of the largest coffee chains in the United States, and it has historically preached sustainability in many of its endeavors, notably by building new locations in accordance with LEED qualifications. The company looks to take their green initiatives a step further by giving its custo Read More ...

Recycling old electronics could help out a school in your area


Schools around the country have been some of the worst hit areas of a lackluster economy, but one recycling company is looking to take advantage of a community's spent materials and put money back into local education. FundingFactory is a pioneering recycling company that has offered fundraising Read More ...

Recycle those household products into accents for your garden


Matthew Levesque is one of the many people who have taken advantage of a lackluster economy to become a trailblazer in a unique industry. Levesque considers himself a garden designer, and the hallmark of his layouts consist of yard decor from common recyclable materials found around the house, as we Read More ...

Impressive number of auto repair shops embracing tire recycling


According to a recent study by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), 88 percent of auto repair shops across the United States have reported that they properly recycle tires brought in by customers. Tire recycling has grown to nearly 300 million of the items annually, and the spent Read More ...

Dallas residents can now add beverage cartons to their recycling bins


The city of Dallas, Texas, has taken huge strides to make recycling easier on its residents by expanding its list of recyclable materials to include food and beverage cartons. According to WasteManagementWorld.com, this initiative will make Dallas the first city in Texas to offer such a service, and Read More ...

RadioShack reaches significant milestone in rechargeable battery recycling program


With the wide selection of cell phones, PDAs and other electronic devices that use rechargeable batteries, consumers may wonder where they can take these products when they've reached the end of their lifespan. After all, most people will go through at least two of these batteries while owning a Read More ...

West Bromwich, United Kingdom, recycling plant puts dirty diapers to good use


It's a rather unsettling thought, but the countless public bathrooms that are found all across the United Kingdom have their fair share of dirty nappies (the English term for diaper) and other sanitary products that would otherwise end up in landfills. In today's tough world economy, you nee Read More ...

A Detroit church finds new life in a post-recycled format


The St. Paul Lutheran Church in Detroit, Michigan, has been a beautiful place of worship for decades, but as the parishioners move into a new church across town, something has to be done with the current structure. In the past, an old building such as this would be torn down and simply hauled away t Read More ...

Minneapolis ordinance requires business recycling


The city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, has taken a huge step for the area's recycling capability by instituting a new ordinance that requires all businesses to offer recycling receptacles starting on September 1. While the city already requires residential properties with garbage service to do thei Read More ...

Marshall University drastically expands its recycling program


College is one of the few environments where certain habits will be carried throughout students' lives, so it's no accident that planners at Marshall University are going out of their way to instill the practice of regular recycling. According to The Parthenon, the sustainability department Read More ...

West Virginia University amping up recycling efforts for football games


With the excitement and non-stop action that occurs during a typical NCAA football game, it can be difficult for fans to put aside their passions and remember to do the right thing for the environment. West Virginia University has taken some proactive steps to help make it easier for fans and guests Read More ...

Detroit residents embrace recycling without comprehensive program


The city of Detroit is one of many large urban areas in the United States that currently lacks a large-scale recycling program, so it has been left to the residents to take the initiative. According to The Detroit News, Matthew Naimi has set up Recycle Here!, a citywide recycling center that just ba Read More ...

Light bulb conversion prompts concerns about viability of CFL recycling


In 2007, Congress overwhelmingly passed a bill that would gradually phase out incandescent light bulbs to pave the way for more energy-efficient light sources. While this is a major step for the country, it does bring up significant questions about the viability of the new light sources and the ways Read More ...

Recycled asphalt helps to cut use of oil in road construction


A new cutting-edge recycling technology is making an inroads in the state of Utah, as the state's Department of Transportation has implemented a process it calls road recycling. According to the Deseret News, the process allows municipalities to save an exorbitant amount of money by tearing out Read More ...

Coca Cola's "Swap for Swag" initiative recycles nearly 66,000 plastic bottles


At last weekend's V Festival at Staffordshire in the United Kingdom, soda manufacturer Coca Cola rolled out a recycling initiative that was a boon for the concert goers. The "Swap for Swag" initiative allowed festival attendees to turn in their used plastic bottles for items made from Read More ...

Food scrap recycling programs becoming more popular in urban areas


For those who live in bustling urban areas, a compost heap may not seem that useful, as many people who live in cities do not garden and have very little use for additional compost. However, municipalities are buying into the idea of large-scale food scrap recycling as a way to inject money into loc Read More ...

Habitat for Humanity reaches aluminum can recycling goal


In June 2001, the Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity in Nebraska set out to raise $500,000 through the collection of aluminum cans. At five cents each, it seemed like a lofty goal, but the organization has finally met its goal and will use the funds to buy construction materials and other import Read More ...

Nestle scores top markets in beverage recycling report


The corporate responsibility group, As You Sow, recently completed its annual review of the recycling efforts of beverage companies entitled, "Waste and Opportunity: U.S. Beverage Container Recycling Scorecard and Report 2011." The report is an essential barometer of how the industry is fi Read More ...

Nestle scores top markets in beverage recycling report


The corporate responsibility group, As You Sow, recently completed its annual review of the recycling efforts of beverage companies entitled, "Waste and Opportunity: U.S. Beverage Container Recycling Scorecard and Report 2011." The report is an essential barometer of how the industry is fi Read More ...

Green video games becoming popular downloads for media devices


With the growing popularity of iPhones and the web games that accompany them, it was only a matter of time before the low cost of production allowed game developers to spread an environmental message as well as providing an engaging experience. Green games have become a tool for non-profit and eco-f Read More ...

Napa, California, begins citywide carpet recycling initiative


If there is one material that has a tendency to build up in local landfills and take up an enormous amount of space, it's used carpet. The city of Napa, California, has recognized this problem and it's Recycling and Waste Services has recently instituted a recycling program that will collect Read More ...

Akron, Ohio, recycling plant breaks down petroleum products


The city of Akron, Ohio, will be adding 50 new jobs to the local economy this year thanks to the growing business potential of Vadxx Energy, a company which specializes in extracting the necessary material from items made from petroleum products. According to ABC affiliate WEWS, owner Bill Ullom has Read More ...

Everyday items that homeowners can throw in their recycling bins


With the growing prevalence of single-stream recycling programs in cities and towns across the country, many consumers are taking a good hard look at their household waste and seeing what can end up in their blue bins. According to The Miami Herald, there are countless items that fall through the cr Read More ...

Apple begins e-waste buyback program


In an effort to curb the growing amount of electronic waste being generated by outdated devices, Apple has begun a program to help its customers recycle their old products responsibly. The company is offering a free mail-back recycling program. According to Earth911.com, Apple will pay consumers for Read More ...

Illinois e-waste recycling bill signed into law


In an effort to drastically expand Illinois' recycling capability, Governor Pat Quinn recently signed into law Senate Bill 2106, which will require a wide range of consumer products to be diverted from local landfills to recycling centers across the state. The new law will give the Illinois EPA Read More ...

Bottled water industry applauds Senate recycling resolution


In a major step for environmentalists everywhere, Senator Thomas R. Carper of Delaware and Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine have introduced US Senate Resolution 251, which will be a major step forward for the equitable treatment of recyclable materials throughout the country. According to FoodBev.com, Read More ...

Houston simplifying the process of recycling with new facility


Recycling used to be a cumbersome process, with individuals having to sort out different materials like plastic, glass and paper. These days, however, managing waste is becoming easier and easier, thanks to state-of-the-art facilities like the one that Waste Management, Inc. recently opened in Houst Read More ...

Ontario recycling program reuses 25 millionth tire


The Ontario Tire Stewardship has revolutionized the way that the Canadian province disposes of spent tires, and the organization's Used Tires Program has become a modern day recycling success story. Since the program launched in 2009, the organization is happy to announce that it has recycled it Read More ...

Electronic waste recycling programs gaining momentum in Oregon


Electronic waste recycling used to be a small niche. However, with a high turnover rate for new gadgets and appliances these days, it seems that more and more programs that offer support for communities when it comes to e-waste management are gaining momentum. For instance, the Oregon Department of Read More ...

Plastic bag bans becoming popular around the world


You often see them wafting in the breeze in a public park or clogging the drains on the side of the road, but plastic bags may have seen the end of their utility in some areas of the world. According to the Star-Telegram, countries such as Italy and France have already enacted plastic bag bans, opti Read More ...

Music festival looking for ways to recycle and go green


A music festival, in many ways, provides a venue, for both bands and fans to interact and collaborate with one another. However, a huge crowd means a lot of trash gets produced, from the food and drinks to other knickknacks that get left behind. This is why upcoming concert venues are thinking of ne Read More ...

Common kitchen items that may end up in the trash can


There's no way around the fact that the hustle and bustle of the everyday kitchen will leave a number of materials in the garbage can. However, homeowners should be aware of their waste habits in this area and can set up a waste disposal system that makes the entire process quick and easy.
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Baltimore suburbs instituting pilot compost recycling program


The Baltimore area has embraced the city's single-stream recycling program, which helps residents place all of their paper, plastic, cardboard and other products into a single blue bin, but until now the city lumped food waste in with standard garbage disposal. The citizens of Howard County will Read More ...

Common household items that may be overlooked when taking out the trash


Depending on your area's recycling requirements, there are still plenty of small household items can fall by the wayside due to sheer convenience. Aluminum products, milk bottle tops, barbecue and freezing trays, plastic foil and other small items are usually cast into the trash without a second Read More ...

Study shows economic benefits of public recycling programs


A recent study by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), found that the recycling industry in the United States generates more than $10 billion in revenue each year and has given jobs to more than 450,000 people. These statistics are significant, as it sheds light on the growing need to Read More ...

Obama administration outlines plan for national e-waste recycling


Electronic waste has become a growing problem in the United States, as the constant influx of new products on the market will make old devices obsolete and begin to end up in local landfills. Worse yet, many of these out-of-date items will end up in foreign countries where they will be broken down t Read More ...

North Carolina Wildlife Federation launches fishing line recycling program


Today's fishing line is designed for strength and durability under heavy strain and in any weather conditions, so when it ends up in the ecosystem where a fisherman is practicing his hobby, it can lead to untold problems for the area's wildlife. These single-strand flexible plastic products Read More ...

Carpet recycling becoming a viable solution to remove waste from landfills


Old carpet has been a burden on local landfills for years, but many Americans aren't aware that they have been able to recycle these products for close to 20 years. According to the Mother Nature Network, a number of post-consumer businesses have popped up during the recession that have found in Read More ...

Seattle recycling rates reach all-time high


Seattle, Washington, has always been known as a progressive city when it comes to going green, and a recent annual recycling report speaks to the commitment that its residents have toward the environment. According to KPLU.org, recent changes to recycling methods, including single-stream recycling a Read More ...

Providence, Rhode Island, using art to encourage recycling


Providence, Rhode Island, has started a new campaign in tandem with National Grid to encourage its citizens to recycle by hiring local artists to create a series of exhibitions around the city. Local officials commissioned these workers to use old refrigerators and other spent appliances to let resi Read More ...

Massachusetts legislators looking to expand bottle recycling law


Water bottles, juice and sports drinks can be found in many of the same bottles that one can redeem for a deposit fee at the grocery store, but for years these bottles have ended up in trash bins and local landfills. According to the Boston Herald, Massachusetts lawmakers have been trying to expand Read More ...

St. Louis Park resident helps make her apartment complex a bit greener


Liz Carmon had been living at Louisiana Court in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, for years and the amount of material that went to waste began to bother her. According to the St. Louis Park Patch, Carmon worked with local officials as well as her apartment complex's owners to install a number of recy Read More ...

Eco Bathroom sheds light on importance of water recycling


Michael Passos of Sao Paulo, Brazil, recently came up with an idea for an eco-friendly integrated sink and toilet that can reuse water to cut down on waste by 25 percent. According to GadgetsandGizmos.com, this sort of progressive technology is just one of many simple ways that consumers can try and Read More ...

TV star Angie Harmon teaches her children about sustainability at a young age


Angie Harmon, the television star of the TNT hit Rizzoli and Isles, has made teaching her kids about sustainability a cornerstone of her parenting, and she believes that these kinds of lessons are what can really make a difference in the future. Her three children, aged 7, 6 and 2, have been learnin Read More ...

Somerville, Massachusetts, to implement "zero-sort" recycling


The city of Somerville, Massachusetts, located right outside Boston, has reached an agreement with local recycling center Casella Recycling LLC to implement a "zero-sort" program for residents. While this has been called single-stream recycling in the past, the city hopes that the catchy n Read More ...

Salt Lake City, Utah, cracking down on recycling bin abusers


As has been the case in many areas of the country, Salt Lake City, Utah, recently instituted a color-coded recycling program. This initiative is designed to make the recycling process easier on residents by giving them a colored bin to place each particular recyclable product. However, city waste ma Read More ...

City of Philadelphia quadruples recycling rate in just four years


Philadelphia was the first city in the United States to pass a comprehensive curbside recycling law, so it was a shock to many city planners when they found out that only 5 percent of the city's residents recycled their trash in the early 2000s. However, with a combination of single-stream recyc Read More ...

San Francisco schools to begin recycling used workbooks


At the end of the year at most elementary schools, teachers walk around with garbage cans and help their students clean out their lockers and prepare for the summer. Year after year, the enormous amount of waste began to build up, and teachers have begun to notice that a large amount of resources we Read More ...

E-waste recycling program helps Vermont citizens free of charge


Electronic waste has become a huge problem for the United States, as the constant influx of new technology tends to make electronic components outdated in a hurry. As a result, these devices may end up in landfills and some of the hazardous materials used to make them can end up in a community's Read More ...

Sustainable organic recycling programs becoming popular in California


California is one of the few places in the United States that seems to have a firm grasp on environmentalism and finding ingenious ways for its citizens to get involved. One of the ways that California is becoming a bit greener is through the use of sustainable organic recycling. According to The Ca Read More ...

Electronics recycling event sets records for Harrison County, West Virginia


In response to the growing need for proper disposal of electronic waste throughout the United States, the Harrison County Solid Waste Authority (HCSWA) recently completed its most successful electronics recycling event to date. According to HuntingtonNews.net, more than 67 tons of e-waste was remove Read More ...

Encouraging your family to increase their recycling habits


Families are always looking for ingenious ways to cut down on waste, so making the process easier on your family members and encouraging sustainability from a young age will go a long way in creating a green home. By making recycling fun for your kids, you can make a lasting impact that they will ca Read More ...

Responsible Electronics Recycling Act a major step for economy


Electronic waste is one of the biggest problems facing the United States and other developed countries. There really isn't a good system in place to get these products, many of which contain hazardous materials, to the proper facilities. Currently, much of this material is shipped off to develop Read More ...

PepsiCo sponsors Dream Machine Recycling Initiative


In a major boost for the city of Chicago's sustainability, PepsiCo will install 2,500 Free Green Cans throughout the Chicago Park District that will increase public access to recycling receptacles by 125 percent. These new cans combine trash and recyclables into a single bin so city residents wo Read More ...

Recycling program in Cambridgeshire saves taxpayers more than £300,000 in six months


The town of Cambridgeshire in the U.K. has reported astounding savings from its new recycling initiative that will go a long way to improving public life in the town. According to the BBC, in six months the town has saved more than £300,000, and has done so by using a blue bin recycling method Read More ...

Texas law paves the way for TV recycling throughout the state


In a move that has been applauded by environmentalists nationwide, Texas Governor Rick Perry has signed into law new legislation that will force TV manufacturers and big box stores to take back old TVs and dispose of them properly. According to Earth911.com, this will help to remove tons of hazardou Read More ...

New Hampshire ceases mercury light bulbs recycling program


State budget cuts have made a new victim out of the New Hampshire mercury-laced low-energy bulb recycling program. The five-year-old initiative has run out of funds and now the residents of the state will have to look elsewhere to recycle fluorescent light tubes, compact fluorescent bulbs and other Read More ...

Solid food waste recycling still a major problem for many communities


While many individuals may be doing their part to recycle common household items, such as aluminum cans, plastic containers, paper products and other items, solid food waste is still a heavy burden on local waste disposal companies. According to the Asbury Park Press, some 31 million tons of food wa Read More ...

University of Louisiana at Monroe boasts United States' highest recycling rate


The environmental fundraising group Think Recycle recently released its list of colleges in the United States and Canada that have the highest rates of recycling on campus. The University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) was named the best in the U.S. for its wide range of materials that can be recycled Read More ...

Aluminum can recycling rate reaches promising levels


In a hopeful sign for sustainability advocates everywhere, the Aluminum Association Manufacturers Insitute (CMI) announced that the recycling rate has reached its highest levels in more than a decade. With 58.1 percent of aluminum cans recycled during 2010, that ratio is more than double of any othe Read More ...

Los Angeles establishes goal to become the nation's first zero-waste city


In a major step for environmentalists and sustainability advocates everywhere, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has announced a large-scale expansion of the city's recycling program to include food and beverage cartons. According to Eagle Rock Patch, the mayor made the announcement in fron Read More ...

Plastic bags don't have to end up in landfills


When you're shopping at the grocery store and you hear the words paper or plastic, having a plan in mind of how you're going to dispose of them is essential to reducing your carbon footprint. Picking paper over plastic, bringing your own grocery bags and disposing of your plastic bags in the Read More ...

Grand Rapids, Michigan, recycling program offers rebates and mobile app


Grand Rapids, Michigan, recently instituted an unorthodox recycling program that has become a huge hit with local residents. According to the The Grand Rapids Press, the city has created a mobile application that will allow residents to accrue recycling awards that they can then use at local busines Read More ...

Oregon governor passes bill revamping state's bottle deposit system


In an effort to create a more comprehensive bottle return policy for the state of Oregon, Governor John Kitzhaber recently signed into law a revamped "bottle bill" that transforms the current recycling policy. According to KGW.com, the new bill will allow a deposit for an expanded range of Read More ...

Aurora Green Fest showcases recycled art and green awareness


The Aurora Green Fest in Oswego , New York, has become a popular event in central New York and features the inspiring work of the students of Fox River Art and Music Academy. The festival will offer a number of art displays and sculptures that are made from recycled materials, and the event planners Read More ...

University recycling study 'shaming' students into recycling


A new study at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom has students putting their trash habits on display for the BinCam. The camera is mounted above the waste basket in their dorm rooms and uploaded to their Facebook profile. On this page, the student's friends can keep track of what the res Read More ...

Battery recycling programs make it more sustainable to drive electric vehicles


Hybrid and electric vehicles are cutting edge technologies that may even save our planet one day, but for the past few years, it's been less sustainable to build the vehicles than their eventual impact on the environment.

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E-waste recycling law passes major milestone


California has always been on the cutting edge when it comes to public sustainability programs, and the state's e-waste recycling law recently exceeded a large milestone. California's electronic waste recycling program has collected over 1 billion pounds of computer waste and has prevented o Read More ...

Rubber recycling is one of the many materials that slips through the cracks


While many homeowners may set aside their excess plastic, aluminum cans and other common materials that end up in recycling bins, rubber products are one of the many substances that sometimes get swept under the rug. Whether you have some old tires lying around, hoses or coated fabrics, these produc Read More ...

Hoboken, New Jersey, streamlines recycling process for residents


Recycling programs all around the country have been looking for ways to make the process easier on residents, and the city of Hoboken, New Jersey, is taking some proactive steps to go green. According to The Jersey Journal, the suburb of New York City has adopted a new recycling process that elimina Read More ...

Metal recycling rates at uninspiring levels


While public knowledge of recycling is at an all-time high, in many ways there are some materials that continue to slip through the cracks. According to LetsRecycle.com, a recent report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) found that recycling rates for low-grade and high-tech metals Read More ...

The proper way to recycle your cellphone


When investing in a new cellphone, oftentimes people throw their old device in a drawer and forget about it. While it may not be harming anyone there, it could be put to better use! According to RecycleMyCellPhone.org, mobile phones can contain potentially hazardous waste materials such as lead, mer Read More ...

Recycling bins becoming at common sight at highway rest stops


The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) has received a $19,000 grant from the state to install a slew of recycling bins and other receptacles to encourage travelers to put their plastic, newspapers and other trash where it belongs. The initiative is a pilot program that the federal government ho Read More ...

Common household items that many people forget to recycle


Being an eco-conscious person is not the easiest thing to do, but keeping track of what you throw out can improve your waste habits. There are myriad examples of materials that are discarded instead of being recycled, and these products are simply piling up in landfills. While recycling may seem lik Read More ...

Recycling carpet is now a reality


In the past, when you were in the midst of a home remodeling project, you could simply throw your old carpet in a dumpster and forget about it. However, carpeting has become a significant burden on landfills, as the materials do not break down and can actually release volatile organic compounds (VOC Read More ...

Simple changes in your home to encourage recycling


Doing your part for the environment by recycling everyday products is essential for reducing one's carbon footprint. However, unless you set your home up in a way that encourages recycling, it's likely to be more of a chore than it has to be. There are some simple changes you can make to you Read More ...

Besides paper and plastic, what else can you "Recycle?"


Parents, children, teens and senior citizens can join in on a family-friendly activity that is not only easy but good for the Earth. Recycling is not just limited to Earth Day and the conscious way of living that leads to a sustainable Earth is one that should be practiced on a daily basis, regardle Read More ...

Besides paper and plastic, what else can you "Recycle?"


Parents, children, teens and senior citizens can join in on a family-friendly activity that is not only easy but good for the Earth. Recycling is not just limited to Earth Day and the conscious way of living that leads to a sustainable Earth is one that should be practiced on a daily basis, regardle Read More ...

Ways that a household can "Reuse" and Recycle!


The second part of the famous recycling saying - "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" - is extremely easy to do and something that parents, children and really any eco-conscious citizen should be aware. Recycling is not a burden of extra responsibilities, nor is it any more time consuming than the ave Read More ...

Getting kids to recycle: the concept of "Reduce"


Almost everyone has heard of the recycling mantra - "reduce, reuse, recycle!" However, not everyone can list three or four things that one can do in order to achieve each one of those things. The National Institutes of Health provides a handy outline - geared towards kids - for how to thin Read More ...

What to do with old cellphones? eCycle them!


Cellphones are being replaced at exponential speeds as models that are one to two years old look gigantic and decades-old compared to the newest, slickest versions from electronics companies around the world. Old cellphones are also being replaced by smartphones that include internet capacity and QW Read More ...

Cell phone recycling and how to recycle electronics


With new technologies ever replacing older models of tech gadgets, many people who are environmentally-conscious and eager to recycle are wondering how to go beyond paper and plastics recycling, and into the realm of electronics recycling. "Where can I donate or recycle my old computer and othe Read More ...

Tips for recycling old television sets


Flat screens are becoming thinner and thinner, while some people are opting to watch movies on their laptop computers or large Mac monitors. Where does that leave the old, bulky television set that looks and feels outdated? The best way to put your old unused television set to good use is to donate Read More ...

The Three Steps to Recycling


Recycling is the key to ensuring that the future of our environment is healthy and that the Earth remains sustainable. Everyone knows that recycling is a positive thing and that the separation of paper and plastics from other trash leads to recycled materials being reused and the reduction of trash, Read More ...

In London, recycling efforts heat up


Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, recently called upon the residents of the city to put a renewed emphasis on their recycling efforts, which he claims could save the town a fair chunk of change. Around eighty percent of garbage could be recycled instead of thrown away and put in landfills. Last ye Read More ...

Students at Southern Oregon University push for recycling facility


It all started with a study conducted last year that found 75 percent of Southern Oregon University's (SOU) waste products could have been recycled by a nearby center, but was instead put into the garbage disposal, according to ABC news affiliate KDRV< Read More ...

Chicago residents try to recycle without curbside assistance


For many Chicago residents, recycling isn't as easy as putting the bin on the curb and waiting for a truck to come take it away. Instead, many residents have to personally take the materials to a waste disposal themselves.

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Three reasons why we should recycle


There are financial as well as environmental reasons why everyone should participate in recycling and spread the word about reducing waste.

We all know that recycling is good for the environment and that it is the right thing to do. However, many people have not internalized the many bene Read More ...

Recycling is more than just "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle"


Earth Day has passed, and many people have received a free cup of coffee from Starbucks for bringing in a reusable mug to the coffee store. However, the effort to recycle and keep the environment healthy must be a sustained effort in order for the positive effects to take place.

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Waste Management Inc. eyes compost business


Waste Management Inc. may already be known for its innovative recycling initiatives and it now appears that the company is looking toward the composting business as a new alternative, according to Read More ...

Benefits of recycling include jobs and trees


Most people know that they should recycle. It's common knowledge that recycling is good for the environment and good for the future of Planet Earth. However, recycling is still something that many people and households need to bring on-board as a daily and regular activity, not just for its envi Read More ...

Family produces only one grocery bag of trash a week


While most of us feel like we've done our part in making the earth a better place whenever we drop recycling into the right waste disposal container and get it ready for collection on the sidewalk, many Americans are starting to take their own efforts to the next level. 

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Recycling regulation in New York is "aggressive"


E-World Online has announced a take-back program with the city of New York, which the national provider of electronics recycling has called "the nation's Read More ...

Recycling carts come to Florida town


Forget those old, worn-out recycling bins - some towns are making implementing recycling carts, which is sure to help encourage more people to make the earth a greener place and ensure that the process is as smooth and efficient as possible.

That's the case of Sunrise, Florida, which Read More ...

Colorado recycle drive collects 1,000 pounds of electronics


Electronics recycling initiatives are gaining momentum across the country as more Americans realize that it can be a key to building a greener future. At the Cargill Earth Day event in Colorado, one community recently managed to properly dispose of 1,000 pounds of varied electronics, according to Read More ...

One of world's largest hotel chains to recycle toiletries


Ever wondered what happens to those complementary bottles of shampoo, bars of soap and other amenities that are provided to guests at hotels? Well, most of the time, they're thrown away. Every day, approximately 1 million items of soap are thrown into the trash.

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Organization helps companies recycle


Recycling is a big part of making the earth a greener and healthier place for everyone, and every little bit helps. This week is Earth Week, and if anyone is unsure of how to celebrate the holiday, Old Navy has a suggestion - look through the closet and try to find old pairs of flip flops.

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Verizon takes part in National Cell Phone Recycling Week


Verizon Wireless is celebrating National Cell Phone Recycling Week by placing drop-off boxes in its 2,000 stores throughout the country. There are also ot Read More ...

Wisconsin's E-cycle law helps recycle nearly 14 million pounds of electronics


Wisconsin's E-cycle law, which went into effect last year, helped encourage manufacturers to recycle almost 14 million pounds of electronics from July to December 2010, according to MilwaukeeNewsBuzz.com

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Old electronics can be recycled through retailers and manufacturers


New models of computers and other electronics appear every year and sometimes even multiple times per year. The iPad and other Apple products are spawning new generations every few months. What can one do with one's old computers and other electronics? There are multiple ways that used computers Read More ...

Help save the environment by recycling your plastic goods


Regardless of if we like it or not, plastics play a vital role in the world. Whether it be the water bottle that you're drinking from or the remote control you use to change the channel, there's no getting around the fact that plastic is ingrained in our daily lifestyles.

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The vast benefits of recycling paper


It's something we use everyday, and as one of the largest sources of recyclable goods that we have on earth, it's extremely important to reuse as much paper as possible.

Like all renewable goods, there are many benefits to recycling paper. First, it helps to reduce greenhouse gase Read More ...

Help save the environment - donate old cell phones today


In an age where most cell phones become outdated within a few months of purchase, it should come as no surprise that there are a plethora of previously used devices that wind up getting thrown away each year. While this trend clearly benefits those who manufacture and sell the phones, it definitely Read More ...

Scrap metal - one of the most recyclable materials in the world


Did you know that products manufactured using scrap metal reduces air pollution by 86 percent and water pollution by 76 percent? If so, then you're probably already aware of the many benefits of recycling these materials.

Recycling scrap metal is one of the most important environmenta Read More ...

Recycling - a world of benefits awaits you


Whenever a person makes a decision, they usually take a second to consider the benefits and pitfalls that may happen as a result. While potential negatives exist in nearly any situation, there's one where they're virtually nonexistent - recycling.

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Recycling your old electronics


When people think of recycling, visions of cardboard boxes and plastic bottles usually come to mind.  Nevertheless, many individuals may be surprised to learn that electronics can be reprocessed as well.

So what electronics can you recycle? In all honesty, it depends on the location. Read More ...

What you need to know about recycling bins


By now, pretty much everyone has seen or used a recycling bin at least a few times in their lives. While most people know they are there to help the environment, there are still a bunch of people that are unaware just how to go about recycling properly.

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What you need to know about recycling bins


At this point in time, pretty much everyone has seen or used a recycling bin at least a few times in their lives. While most people know they are there to help the environment, there are still a bunch of people that are unaware just how to go about recycling properly.

The way recycli Read More ...

Don't waste - donate - your old stuff today


Each year, a staggering amount of clothing and household appliances are thrown away by people who no longer have use for them. Instead of simply giving the boot to old possessions, why not donate these items to the less fortunate and allow them to benefit from your charity? The move will allow Read More ...