Posted on January 24, 2017 by Envirothink
Let’s face it. Almost everyone has at least one old cell phone stuck in a drawer or cabinet somewhere just gathering dust. A lot of us have a few of them – think small flip phones and other such analog devices. As of last 2015, there were roughly 426 million idle or inactive mobile devices in the U.S. Only 100 million would be recycled.
We hang onto them for no good reason other than we forget about them. But why not do something constructive and recycle them?
Filed under: Recycling | Tagged: cell phone, consumer electronics, ecoATM, Gazelle, International Mobile Phone Recycling Day, landfills, recycle, technology, toxic chemicals | Leave a comment »
Posted on March 31, 2016 by Envirothink
Hoverboards captured the American imagination more than 40 years ago.
The reality hasn’t quite lived up to our expectations, however. Numerous stories of hoverboards catching fire have spread across the news. This has often been due to the overcharging of the boards’ lithium ion batteries. Still, concerns for safety abound.
Filed under: Recycling | Tagged: Call2Recycle, electronics, electronics recycling, household hazardous waste, hoverboards, lithium-ion batteries, National Waste & Recycling Association, recycle | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 23, 2015 by Envirothink
The nationwide movement to take the pressure off our landfills just got another ally. Dart Container Corp. – a leader in the polystyrene foodservice product industry that I’ve been writing about since 2009.
Dart’s President Jim Lammers recently released a video aimed at New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio, urging him to recycle, not landfill, the city’s styrofoam.
Filed under: Recycling | Tagged: Dart Container Corp, environment, foodservice industry, landfills, Mayor De Blasio, polystyrene, recycle, styrofoam | 1 Comment »
Posted on August 14, 2015 by Envirothink
Coffee lovers have long embraced the single serving cup of coffee. While many love the efficiency and ease of machines such as Keurig, folks looking for more environmentally friendly alternatives have been out of luck. Until now.
Marley Coffee – a sustainably grown, ethically grown artisan coffee founded by Rohan Marley (Bob Marley’s son) – just announced its first retail shipment of the new recyclable EcoCup, an easy-to-recycle, single-serve capsule that’s compatible with most Keurig® K-Cup® machines. The EcoCup offers great-tasting, premium coffee in a sustainable format that will dramatically reduce the amount of waste that’s normally produced by traditional capsules. Created in a strategic partnership with Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee, Marley Coffee is the first premium coffee brand to bring this sustainable solution to market, five years ahead of coffee industry giants.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: Bob Marley, espresso, Jamaica Blue Mountain, Keurig K-Cup, kosher, landfills, Marley Coffee, Marley Coffee RealCup, Rainforest Alliance Certified, recyclable, recycle, Rohan Marley, single serving coffee, sustainable, USDA organic | 1 Comment »
Posted on May 27, 2015 by Envirothink
Carnival Masks by Dana Albany – made of wood, recycled paint and objects found at the landfill – were featured in a Recology exhibit at San Francisco Airport in 2013
25 years is an amazing anniversary to reach, but even more so for anything related to art made from landfill waste. If that statement doesn’t make sense to you, you don’t know about Recology and/or its Artist in Residence program, which turns 25 this year.
Filed under: Making a Difference | Tagged: Artist in Residence program, compost, curbside recycling, Dana Albany, education initiative, employee-owned, hyper-consumerism, Jo Hanson, landfill, planned obsolescence, Recology, recycle, Reduce Reuse Recycle, San Francisco, San Francisco Airport, sustainability, waste | Leave a comment »
Posted on February 28, 2014 by Envirothink
A reservoir in the Sierra Nevada’s shows the effects of drought. Photo by BitHead, from flickr
I’ve often thought that we consumers waste inordinate amounts of water everyday. Now that California has finally declared a drought, it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee so to speak.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: Assemblyman Mike Gatto, California drought, clean water, closed loop systems, desalination, dwindling water supply, innovative solution, municipal wastewater, reclaimed water, recycle, recycled water | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 17, 2013 by Envirothink
Kids are always needing new clothes. Every growth spurt means a trip to the store. And what do you do with the clothes they’ve outgrown?
Filed under: Terrific Children's products | Tagged: brand name clothes, gently used clothes, Gymboree, Lands End, recycle, Schoola Stitch | Leave a comment »