May 21, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Researchers nuke up new solar cell material in microwave that used to make lunch

Scientists up-cycle the microwave that used to make lunch to develop a cheap method using more abundant and less toxic materials to make nanocrystal semiconductors. Continue reading

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July 18, 2012
by Jennifer Sass
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Chemical industry and ACC attack LEED green building ratings

Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C.
A coalition of toxic chemical users and manufacturers launched their new “American High-Performance Buildings Coalition” to challenge the internationally renowned and respected voluntary… Continue reading

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August 26, 2011
by Reduce
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3 Reasons We Need the New E-Cycling Standards

The following is an op-ed piece by Wes Muir, director of communications for Waste Management. It does not describe the views or opinions of Earth911. When most of us recycle, we think about how we are helping to protect the health of our environment. We think about reducing our carbon footprint or reducing the need to [...] Continue reading

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June 21, 2011
by Reduce
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Texas Law Requires TV Recycling

Texas hold’em? Not so much anymore. Obsolete televisions that used to end up roadside or otherwise illegally dumped in the Lone Star state will now be properly recycled thanks to new legislation. Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill into law last week that compels TV manufacturers to take back and recycle old sets. Televisions, like [...] Continue reading

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April 30, 2011
by Alexis Bonari, College Scholarships
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How you can "Green" your kids toys

Toys seem to multiply mysteriously as kids grow. Gifts from relatives, impulse buys, bribes. There seems to be no end of occasions to buy kids toys. Every parent knows that these toys enjoy their moment in the sun, only to be quickly discarded in favor… Continue reading

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April 1, 2011
by Kate Sinding
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New York’s electronic waste recycling program is effective today, but manufacturers must do more to let consumers know about it

Kate Sinding, Senior Attorney, New York City New York’s cutting edge electronics recycling program goes into effect today, finally giving New Yorkers a responsible way to get rid of their old, unwanted appliances: returning them to manufacturers … Continue reading

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