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Food for Thought

“Clean your plate! Don’t you know there are people starving in (fill in the blank)?” To generations of Americans, this admonition was a familiar part of growing up. Whether spoken by your parents, grandparents, first-grade teacher, or Aunt Martha, you probably heard that phrase at
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On the Move

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 12% of Americans, about 36.5 million people, moved last year. Moving can generate a lot of waste—from packing paper and boxes to unwanted furniture. If you are planning a move, consider renting boxes or purchasing used boxes. Donate
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A Little Positive Feedback Goes a Long Way

On one football Saturday, University of Georgia students tested simple improvements to the school’s standard recycling bin, with impressive results. The bin had red LED lights which changed to green when someone dropped an item into the bin. In addition, there was a numeric display
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When Everyone at the Stadium Competes

The Game Day Challenge is a friendly, annual competition sponsored by the College and University Recycling Coalition, RecycleMania, and Keep America Beautiful. It is also supported by EPA’s WasteWise program. In the fall, competing colleges and universities implement waste reduction programs during home football games.
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Recycling on the Road

I admit it. I’m a recycling geek. Wherever I go, I check out the trash cans and recycling bins. During the past several months, I’ve done a lot of traveling. Sometimes, I’m at recycling industry meetings. At those, I look to see if they recycling
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