January 28, 2014
by MoreRecycling
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Price highlighting helps consumers stick to longer-term product preferences

Just when that new gym membership is looking like a mistake, recent marketing research shows that reminding consumers of the price strengthens their purchase choices and leads to long-term satisfaction. The research says that even though most people va… Continue reading

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September 18, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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E-readers can make reading easier for those with dyslexia

As e-readers grow in popularity as convenient alternatives to traditional books, researchers have found that convenience may not be their only benefit. The team discovered that when e-readers are set up to display only a few words per line, some people… Continue reading

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June 19, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Bike helmet displays real-time maps and more for traveling with augmented reality

For those who want to safely add the convenience of Google Maps to their field of vision while traveling on a motorcycle, this new helmet design will interest you. Continue reading

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June 13, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Greater convenience and safety for wheelchair users

With modern communication aids, users of electric powered wheelchairs can operate a PC and cellphone without human assistance. A new module is set to transform electric powered wheelchairs into communication hubs. Continue reading

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March 8, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Quantum refrigerator offers extreme cooling and convenience

Researchers have demonstrated a solid-state refrigerator that uses quantum physics in micro- and nanostructures to cool a much larger object to extremely low temperatures. What’s more, the prototype refrigerator, which measures a few inches in outer di… Continue reading

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December 3, 2012
by Reduce
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Less wait for travel could reduce drinking and driving in people with ‘urgency’ personality trait

Saving bar patrons’ time on their commute home could save lives. Psychologists have found that people who reported drinking and driving also exhibited “urgency,” or a lack of emotional self-control, especially while drinking. This suggests that some pe… Continue reading

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September 27, 2012
by Allison Winter, ENN
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Recycling vs. Convenience: What Are You Doing With Your E-Waste?

We all have managed to stockpile an old computer or two, maybe a couple of corded phones or even a two hundred pound TV set from 1985 that you simply don’t know what to do with. As your electronic waste, or e-waste accumulates in your garage collecti… Continue reading

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September 14, 2011
by Reduce
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Freecycling Comes to Facebook

Got a couch, TV or set of dishes in good condition that you need to get rid of? Now you can find a new home for your unwanted, but usable goods while you update your Facebook status. Online classifieds company Oodle is launching new FreeCircle communities on Facebook, allowing neighbors to offer reusable items to [...] Continue reading

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July 5, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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‘Green cities’ in the US and Canada, kind of (part 1: overall, land use, and transportation evaluations)

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities & Smart Growth, Washington, DC  
I may as well start with the caveat that any attempt to measure, score or rank places with respect to almost anything will be incomplete at best and can be wildly m… Continue reading

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April 6, 2011
by Sustainability
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S.C. Johnson CEO: Convenience Wins Over Sustainable Innovations

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CALIF. - What if you could buy your cleaning projects in game-changing packaging that reduced waste by more than 85 percent? The answer, according to Fisk Johnson, chairman and CEO of S.C. Johnson, is you simply won’t buy it….
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September 22, 2010
by Recycling
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Could New Labels Boost Lackluster Recycling Rates?

Earlier this year, we found that one of the top reasons why people don’t recycle is simply lack of convenience and know-how. While recycling may be second nature to some, many consumers are unaware of what goes in what bin and if it truly is,…
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