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A Single Cup of Joe

According to the National Coffee Association, 12% of Americans now own a single-cup coffee brewing system. Generally, the people using these systems purchase packaged and pre-measured coffee. Depending on the system, the ground coffee comes in a cup or pod that may contain multiple layers of material. As a result, most
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Greening the Postal Service

During 2012, the Postal Service saved more than $52 million through its sustainability efforts and generated nearly $24 million in revenue through its recycling programs. That same year, the United States Postal Service delivered 159.86 billion pieces of mail to 152.15 million customer locations. “We
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Take a seat on a coffin couch

Chances are, you’ve never given much thought to “coffin waste.” But former medical examiner Vidal Herrera has found a use for unused and unwanted coffins. He turns them into couches. Herrera, owner of MorguePropRentals.com, said the idea came when a set designer asked him to
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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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