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E-Cycle: Know why, know where

Consumer electronics are an important part of everyday life. Unfortunately, the life cycle of televisions, DVD players, cameras, phones, and computer equipment seems to grow shorter, and we are often left wondering what to do with all this stuff. While the recycling rate for electronic
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Waste Sorting: Willy Wonka-style!

We continue to take a look at Adam Minter’s debut book, Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade (Bloomsbury Press, 2013).  Part 1 of our review was the topic of last week’s blog post. Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade begins with
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“Green” Your Summer Picnics

Summer is time for picnics and barbecues. Be sure to remember the three R’s while you’re enjoying the great outdoors. Here are simple tips for reducing, reusing, and recycling at your next picnic: Reduce • Plan ahead so that you don’t have too much food.
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Beyond Bottles

According to a study prepared by Moore Recycling Associates, recycling for non-bottle rigid plastics rose to 1.016 billion pounds in 2012, triple the amount recycled in 2007 when tracking of rigid plastics recycling began. Rigid plastics include containers and packaging, such as cups, trays, lids,
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