February 1, 2012
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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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November 1, 2011
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Used Cooking Oil to Power U.K. Homes

Creative greenies have found some pretty cool applications for used cooking oil. It powers bus fleets, helps people travel the world and can even be used to heat your home. This month, Merseyside, England is taking recycled oil even further by using it to power local homes. Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MWDA), its contractor Veolia [...] Continue reading

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