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Recycle Paper by Making Your Own!

As a kid, I always wanted to make crafts of all sorts during my summer vacation. One summer my mom gave me the chance to make my own paper by recycling our junk mail and old school papers. I loved pulping the old paper in
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I Want To Be Recycled

Imagine a water bottle that dreams of becoming a pair of jeans, a steel can that hopes to someday be transformed into a bicycle, or a plastic bottle that believes that, one day, it could become a park bench. These are some of the many
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Coming Around Again

As we get ready to kick off a new year of Trash Talk! and “One Person’s Trash…,” I couldn’t resist the Carly Simon reference! In fact, given that we’ve just finished up the summer edition of “One Person’s Trash…,” some of you may be feeling
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The Birth of Baby Carrots

In the 1980s, Mike Yurosek, a carrot farmer in California, had an idea. What if he could take the knobby carrots that he was composting or selling for livestock feed and turn them into a baby-cut carrot for consumers? He started out making his baby
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Make Your Application Shine

Elizabeth was recently asked to review entries for the SWANA 2013 Public Education Excellence Award. All of the entries highlighted excellent projects featuring the type of educational efforts we like to see happening around the United States and Canada. I (Leeann) also reviewed the entries
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