June 1, 2011
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VIDEO: What Happens to Plastic Water Bottles?

What happens after you put a plastic bottle into the recycling bin? Check out the tour of Marglen Industries in Rome, Ga., one of the largest and most sophisticated PET recycling facilities in the United States, using solar energy to help convert 2.5 billion empty bottles each year into many useful products. This video demonstrates the [...] Continue reading

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May 19, 2011
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Long Beach, Calif. Bans Plastic Bags

Just a few months before a plastic bag ban goes into effect in Los Angeles County’s unincorporated areas, the Long Beach, Calif., City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday evening to ban single-use plastic shopping bags at its major retailers. Modeled after Los Angeles County’s ordinance, the law prohibits retailers from distributing both conventional and [...] Continue reading

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September 22, 2010
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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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