March 22, 2014
by Darby Hoover
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NRDC’s “Guide to Composting at Sports Venues”

Darby Hoover, Senior Resource Specialist, San Francisco
Composting for sports organizations just got easier with the release of NRDC’s Guide to Composting at Sports Venues. This is the latest in a series of technically-informed ec… Continue reading

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March 28, 2013
by Reduce
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Nation’s Largest Collegiate Clothing Drive Set for Earth Week

Colleges and universities from every state will compete in the One Shirt Challenge. Continue reading

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March 18, 2013
by Reduce
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Company Turns Landfill Waste into Eco-Friendly ‘Plastic Lumber’

The proprietary formula that uses different mixtures of mineral ash, recycled resins and solid waste materials to create a “true replacement for wood.” Continue reading

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March 1, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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3-D printing using old milk jugs

3-D printing lets anyone make almost anything with a simple machine and a roll of plastic filament. Now researchers have found a way to drive costs down even further by recycling empty milk jugs into filament. The process reduces landfill waste, saves … Continue reading

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August 30, 2012
by Reduce
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Recycling Mystery: Toothbrushes & Toothpaste Tubes

Oral care products, such as toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes, can seem nearly impossible to recycle. After all, how would a recycler remove all of that extra toothpaste from the tube or dissasemble a toothbrush for recycling? Let’s take a closer look at this recycling mystery to get the low-down on how to keep our pearly [...] Continue reading

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July 24, 2012
by Reduce
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GE on Board with EPA Waste-Reduction Programs

GE has established itself as an appliance manufacturing giant, but now the colossal company is looking to downsize its eco footprint. This spring, GE announced additional participation in two of EPA’s voluntary programs designed to help companies become more sustainable. EPA’s WasteWise program is a waste-reduction initiative and the SmartWay Program aims to decrease transportation-related [...] Continue reading

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April 24, 2012
by Reduce
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Walmart Publishes Global Responsibility Report

Written by Melissa Hincha-Ownby, Mother Nature Network Last week, Walmart released its 2012 Global Responsibility Report (GRR). The 2012 report covers sustainability issues at the retail giant during fiscal year 2011, which began on February 1, 2011 and ended on January 30, 2012. Walmart is a large company with a strong global presence and that [...] Continue reading

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March 30, 2012
by Reduce
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Take a Look: Bluetooth Keyboard Made of Bamboo

Between staring at pixels and typing on plastic, living your work life behind a computer keyboard can make you feel far from nature. But one Kickstarter campaign is out to reduce plastic landfill waste and get you closer to natural materials. You’ve heard of iPad and Bluetooth keyboards, but designer Robin Behrstock is taking the [...] Continue reading

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February 1, 2012
by Reduce
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Austin Residents Debate Bag Ban Online

Late last year, lawmakers in Austin, Texas passed an ordinance to slap fees on plastic and paper carryout bags in 2013 and ban them outright by 2014. Although the city vowed to attain “zero-waste” by 2040, carryout bag legislation has seen mixed reviews from locals. Environmental groups like Texas Campaign for the Environment support the [...] Continue reading

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January 10, 2012
by Reduce
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Wales Sets 50 Percent Recycling Target for 2012

Wales is aiming to solidify its position as the country with the highest recycling rates in the U.K. by calling for residents and businesses to recycle 50 percent of their waste in 2012. Environment Minister John Griffiths applauded residents for their growing interest in waste diversion but told them not to “rest on their laurels” [...] Continue reading

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October 11, 2011
by Reduce
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See How Doritos Are Made With the Sun

Everyone knows that converting a nearly 30-year-old manufacturing facility into a LEED Gold certified building is no small task. But that’s just the very beginning of what Frito -Lay has done at its Casa Grande, Ariz. facility. The facility produces signature snacks such as Doritos, Sun Chips, Fritos and Lays – along with research that’s [...] Continue reading

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October 11, 2011
by Reduce
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How Doritos Are Made With the Sun

Everyone knows that converting a nearly 30-year-old manufacturing facility into a LEED Gold certified building is no small task. But that’s just the very beginning of what Frito -Lay has done at its Casa Grande, Ariz. facility. The facility produces signature snacks such as Doritos, Sun Chips, Fritos and Lays – along with research that’s [...] Continue reading

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September 19, 2011
by Reduce
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Can You Build a House Out of Dirty Diapers?

Even the most dedicated reuse enthusiast would have trouble repurposing dirty diapers. But thanks to an innovative recycler, they may soon be used for green building. A recycling company plans to open five facilities in the U.K. that will recycle used diapers, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene products to create building materials like roofing shingles [...] Continue reading

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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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September 12, 2011
by Reduce
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Inside GE’s Unbelievable Recycling Plant

When you buy a refrigerator, technicians usually come to your home, install the new appliance and haul the old one away – supposedly for recycling. But have you ever wondered where your appliances really go? About 40 percent of the refrigerators, stoves and other appliances collected by retailers each year are resold to other customers [...] Continue reading

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August 26, 2011
by Reduce
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Cars Could Run on Recycled Newspaper

Those that say the newspaper is dead may want to think again. Thanks to recently-discovered bacteria, recycled newsprint could be converted into biofuel. Scientists at Tulane University in New Orleans have discovered a new bacterial strain that can convert paper into butanol, a biofuel that can be used as a substitute for gasoline. They are [...] Continue reading

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July 26, 2011
by Reduce
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Is Landfill Gas-to-Energy a Good Idea?

After grabbing breakfast on the way to work, you’re left with the usual suspects – an empty coffee cup, the paper wrapper from that tasty sandwich and a few crumpled napkins. You toss your trash into the nearest receptacle and probably never give it a second thought. But somewhere out there, a debate about the [...] Continue reading

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August 17, 2010
by Reduce
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Virginia Couple Leads Massive Concert Composting Effort

When Anne and Derek Bedarf won tickets to FloydFest on the radio in 2008, they may have expected to see some rockin’ bands, check out funky artisan vendors and meet some new friends by the campfire.
They never dreamed they would be leading the festival’s Green Team in a composting effort that collected 7.2 tons of [...] Continue reading

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