May 15, 2012
by Kaid Benfield

Taming the sound of the city: dealing with noise pollution

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
About two decades ago, my friend Bob – a mover and shaker of sorts in the art world – took me to an artist’s studio in a (then, at least) sc… Continue reading

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October 19, 2011
by Reduce

America’s Waste in Numbers: Then and Now

Graphics by Amanda Wills Curbside recycling now serves about half of the U.S. population, but that wasn’t the case in 1970 when very few cities offered these programs. In order to recycle, most residents had to transport recyclables to drop-off centers, which severely limited participation. The U.S. recycling rate in 1970 was 6.6 percent, compared to [...] Continue reading

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September 22, 2010
by Recycling

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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