For a group of artists, scrap metal, bits of rubber, discarded paint cans and empty water bottles are all just waiting to be transformed not only into works of art, but also statements about serious environmental issues.
An estimated 25 million pounds of plastic beads make their way through New Orleans every Mardi Gras, according to the Los Angeles Times. And because they can’t be processed by local recyclers, they often end up as litter in nearby waterways or dumped in landfills. But several local community groups are working to collect this [...] Continue reading →
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 →
Editor’s Note: A few weeks ago, our friends at Yahoo! invited us to take part in the How Good Grows campaign. The premise was simple: Start a ripple of kindness and see where it goes. To spur on the challenge, Yahoo! gave us $100 to spend how we saw fit. Our Managing Editor took to [...] Continue reading →
Disney is engaging the next generation of recyclers and reusers with Disney’s Friends for Change: Project Green, a campaign that provides education and green tips to encourages kids to make green pledges in honor of the upcoming America…
China | China’s vehicle trade-in programme ran smoothly during the first three quarters of this year – although its benefit to the scrap industry will not be felt immediately, reckons the country’s Ministry of Commerce (MofCom). Continue reading →
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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Going green in Charlotte could mean some extra cash in your pocket. The city has instituted a three-month Get Caught Green Handed campaign offering grocery store gift cards, foam fingers and food for those taking the time to recycle.
The campaign will reward 288 uptown Charlotte recyclers that are using the 15 newly installed community recycling [...] Continue reading →
Switzerland / France | The Swiss paper recycling group Lottner has been acquired by French paper processor Paprec, one of the leading independent recyclers in France. It marks the first foreign acquisition for Paprec, who recently took over the French … Continue reading →