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What exactly is a Circular Economy?

If you are connected to solid waste management in any way, “circular economy” is a buzz phrase that appears often. We want to move away from our “linear economy” toward the “circular,” but what exactly is in the circle we seek? The Ellen MacArthur Foundation
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Relax, Recharge, and Recycle

You pick up the remote, but no matter how hard you press the buttons, it won’t work. It’s time for new batteries. Once you find the new batteries you need, what should you do with the old ones? So much to do and think about
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“Look, Smell, Taste, Don’t Waste”

While recently with family, someone suggested that the chicken salad I was eating had been around too long and I should stop eating it. “Why?”, I asked. “It smells and tastes fine and I have suffered no ill effects.” The reply was that five days
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Grind Down the Coffee Waste Habit

Thanks to our friends at the City of Burbank Public Works for sharing these great tips. This is adapted from an article which appeared in the Winter 2021 edition of Reduce, Reuse, Rethink, a publication produced by Eco Partners, Inc. for the Burbank Recycle Center.
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Want to make a trashy musical instrument?

Our recent blog post about Ken Butler’s Melodious Bones explained how he salvages waste to make musical instruments. Here’s how you can give it a try, too! As long as there has been trash, there have been people compelled to save it from the landfill
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