Blog posts tagged in recycle
By Dee-Ann Durbin
The Associated Press
Halloween treats have a tricky problem: plastic packaging that’s difficult to recycle.
As America loads up on an estimated 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween, a handful of companies are trying to make it easier to recycle all those wrappers. But they ...
By Sue McMillin
Columnist for The Denver Post
We’ve got a few months to figure out how to organize our lives without the plastic grocery bags and foam take-out containers that are mostly banned under a new Colorado law, and in Denver, a 10 cent fee on disposable bags began Thursday...
Words by Tina Casey
MAY 25, 2020
Analysts were already predicting the end of recycling last year, when mountains of waste began to pile up after China and other countries began refusing to accept such shipments from overseas. The COVID-19 outbreak has further complicated global recyc...
By Jessica Oaks
Technology has provided society with countless ways to gain information and take action toward a sustainable lifestyle. With global warming being a hot topic and constantly inconsistent extreme weather patterns taking place all across the globe, it is now more apparent than ever tha...
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg left office in 2013, but his plan to ban styrofoam is finally coming to fruition.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration announced Thursday that stores, food service establishments and manufacturers won’t be able to possess, sell or offer single...
There will never be a shortage of garbage (unless you live in Norway), though British Airways could start putting that trash to good use. The air carrier has put in an order for $500 million of Solena Fuel’s recycled garbage jet fuel…and this is more about dollars and cents than greenwashing.
The U.S. federal government is the nation's largest consumer and disposer of electronics. Considering the number of federal employees—about 2.7 million at last count, not including the military or courts—U.S. government employees contribute a massive portion to the approximate 2.4 million tons of el...
Video - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Let's Learn to recycle and teach kids to create a sustainable future by doing the right thing. Each day billions of useful materials are thrown into landfills and important metals, paper and other things are thrown away. Stop wasting and start recycling today! Y...
Its that time of year again. Christmas lists are handed out and you often find your self going from one side of town to the other looking for that perfect gift in just the right color, style, and price range. Not only are you spending precious time that could be spent with family and friends but you...
Environmental strategists have been talking about green cities for years. The hope of the future in terms of reducing the carbon footprint and negative ecological impact of the industrialized world lies in our ability to clean up our cities. Our major urban centers have the potential to do the most ...
For the past 18 years, the NFL has been working to decrease the environmental footprint of the largest annual sporting event in the U.S. — the Super Bowl. Two years ago, we wrote about several initiatives aimed at reducing the events’ impacts. Last year, we covered how Super Bowl XLV was s...
Recycle Hawai'i has donated 25 "Earth Patriot" CD's to Earth Protect new members. The reward givaway begins December 1, 2011.
Earth Patriot is performed by Kumanu and addresses global environmental and social issues.
Kumanu is a 13 piece vibrant global fusion group that consists of musicians, voca...
by Daniel Goleman
On a visit to India a while back I came upon a fenced empty field that was practically buried in flimsy white throwaway plastic bags, the kind you carry your purchases home in from the store. The locals joked that this was “the garden where plastic bags grew.”
But when I return...
Earth Day isn't good for my health. I've got to stop observing it. Actually, I don't. Normally. Observe it. Or rather I prefer to think of every day as Earth Day. It probably has something to do with when I came of age—the late '60s, early '70s. It hit me over the head (my recollection is that the m...
One good environmental deed in Basalt led to another on Wednesday.Aspen Times staff reportAspen, CO Colorado
BASALT — One good environmental deed in Basalt led to another on Wednesday.
The town won a contest last year to reduce plastic shopping bag use, and Wednesday it reaped the fruits of that s...