June 13, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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New molecular-level understanding of the brain’s recovery after stroke

A specific MicroRNA, a short set of RNA (ribonuclease) sequences, naturally packaged into minute (50 nanometers) lipid containers called exosomes, are released by stem cells after a stroke and contribute to better neurological recovery according to a n… Continue reading

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March 4, 2013
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Hotel First to Offer In-Room Compost Collection

Hotel guests will have the option of separate containers for compost and recycling in their rooms. Continue reading

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January 14, 2013
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"Physical Internet" for Business Could Reduce Carbon Emissions and Increase Profits

Sharing logistics systems and goods — such as standard containers that could snap together like Legos — could have a significant positive impact on the triple bottom line. Continue reading

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August 27, 2012
by Nick Magrisso
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Governor Quinn, thanks for putting the bag on that bill

Nick Magrisso, Midwest Program , Chicago
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn vetoed the Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Act (SB 3442); a controversial state senate bill that passed the legislature in May, and was the source of much contenti… Continue reading

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February 7, 2012
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Colgate Pledges to Reduce Waste

Colgate-Palmolive Co. has pledged to reduce the waste it sends to landfills by 15 percent by 2015, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. In the report, the company also committed to cutting the environmental impact of products and packages by 20 percent by 2015 through increasing the use of sustainable materials and recycled content. [...] Continue reading

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January 30, 2012
by Recycling
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PHOTOS: Stunning Recycled Glass Countertops

Americans generated 11.5 million tons of glass in 2010 – about 27 percent of which was recycled, according to the EPA. Nearly 90 percent of recycled glass is used to make new containers. But creative greenies are finding some slightly more…

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September 13, 2011
by Reduce
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Wasting Away: Our Garbage by the Numbers

In today’s culture of mass consumption, the things we throw away often vanish from our minds, but all that trash has to go somewhere. Look at the numbers on garbage and you’ll see it’s more than just trashy — it’s appalling. Luckily, there’s plenty we can do about it. Written by Laura Moss, MNN Garbage [...] Continue reading

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October 18, 2010
by Recycling
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The Lowdown on Recycling Juice, Milk Cartons

When it comes to recycling, not all boxes are the same. This is not only due to the quality of the paper, but also any materials added to optimize the box for consumer use. Take the example of gable-top cartons and aseptic containers, which you may…
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