Posted on May 15, 2013 by Envirothink
As more consumers are getting the message and upping their recycling efforts, plastic recyclers are facing a different, more challenging issue – the use of full shrink wrap labels by manufacturers on otherwise recyclable containers.
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Posted on February 25, 2013 by Envirothink
I’ve written a number of articles about plastic waste and about innovative companies that are working to torn it into useful new products. I just saw this video about a company in India, Daman Ganga, whose recycling process is creating super useful products that specializes in recycling of “difficult to recycle” packaging products.
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Posted on February 5, 2013 by Envirothink
This is the 2nd segment of the short series on recycling opportunities.
The list of what’s recyclable continues to grow, as do the opportunities of where and how to do so. Here is a current list and links to help you locate drop-off points.
Filed under: Recycling, Uncategorized | Tagged: #5 plastic, Bag-2-Bag, Call2Recycle, CalRecycle, curbside recycling, Gimme 5, Hilex, plastic, polystyrene, recyclable, recycling | Leave a Comment »
Posted on February 4, 2013 by Envirothink
This is Part 1 of a 2-segment feature on California-based recycling and Product Stewardship programs. Check out Part 2 for recyclable specifics.
The growing consumer demand for green products means that responsibly managing not-so-green products is crucial. California, which often leads the way with environmental issues, is working to create green solutions for “stuff” that until recently wasn’t recyclable.
Here’s the growing list of California’s recyclables.
Filed under: Recycling | Tagged: California Product Stewardship Council, Call2Recycle, closed loop, compact fluorescent, environment, Extended Producer Responsibility, green products, landfills, mercury, paintcare.org, product lifecycles, product stewardship programs, recycling, the Carpet America Recovery Effort, waste | Leave a Comment »
Posted on January 3, 2013 by Envirothink
Kevin Malinowski of Green Marketing and Maurice Jackson, co-manager of Goodwill Columbus, behind piles of donated books that will be recycled through a new partnership between the two Photo Courtesy of Green Marketing.
Despite the growing diversity of recycling programs across the U.S., all kinds of books – from textbooks to romance novels – often meet the sad fate of ending up in landfills once they’re used up. But an exciting new partnership is working to correct this.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments, Recycling | Tagged: Goodwill, Green Marketing LLC., innovative, landfills, outdated textbooks, recycling | Leave a Comment »
Posted on January 2, 2013 by Envirothink
Here’s a fascinating idea on how to make recycling more popular – make it entertaining! It’s a fascinating idea that could well be worth a try. Check out the video and see if you think it would work in your town.
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Posted on December 3, 2012 by Envirothink
With holiday-related “to do’s” dancing in our heads, the scurrying and worrying has begun. What to get for family members who are impossible to buy for? Where to find classy or unique gift for your husband, wife or that special someone?
If you want to be more green with this year’s gifts, check out Hipcycle.com, one of the leading online retailers for upcycled items.
Filed under: Holiday Fare | Tagged: 3 R's, cradle-to-cradle, energy, global waste, green, Hipcycle, holiday gifts, landfills, ocean debris, plastic, recycling, Reduce Reuse Recycle, TerraCycle, Upcycle the Gyres Society, upcycled, William McDonaugh | Leave a Comment »
Posted on November 16, 2012 by Envirothink
After a long two years of planning and tweaking, TerraCycle, the recognized leader in upcycling items that previously were considered non-recyclable, is now accepting used cigarette butts for its latest Brigade.
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Posted on September 1, 2012 by Envirothink
Once again, TerraCycle has partnered with a well-respected company to expand its Brigades and help keep waste out of our landfills.
Tom’s of Maine – known for its high quality natural toothpastes and other personal care products – has teamed up with TerraCycle to create the Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Brigade. This free recycling program accepts toothpaste tubes and caps, mouthwash bottles and caps, deodorant/antiperspirant containers, plastic soap wrappers and floss containers, regardless of brand.
To learn more about this Brigade. one of over 50 different ones sponsored by TerraCycle and a great way to keep single-use waste out of landfills and earn money for your school or non-profit, see the full article at http://bit.ly/O9aiqu.
Filed under: Making a Difference | Tagged: Brigades, landfills, natural care, recycling, TerraCycle, Tom's of Maine, waste | 1 Comment »