Corporations learning the real value of materials recycling

Reduce-Reuse-RecycleLarge corporations are beginning to get that recycling – the 2nd of the “3 R’s” – can really pay back. With the launch of the new National Materials Marketplace, more than 20 companies with U.S.-based operations are avoiding waste by turning it into raw materials for other companies’ use.

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Make Art, Not Landfill: Recology’s Artist in Residence Program Turns 25

Carnival Masks by Dana Albany are featured in the Recology exhibit

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.

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Give unique upcycled gifts this holiday

Hipcycle logoWith 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.

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Green your coffee with Repurpose Compostables

Repurpose Compostable coffee cups - the perfect green take-along

As more people “go green,” industries are scrambling to meet the increasing demand for quality, eco-friendly products. The 3 R’s — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle — are becoming familiar watchwords to both manufacturers and consumers.

There’s a lot of plastic waste out there, a great deal of which is clogging up our landfills.

One of the industries working to find a viable alternative to plastic-lined paper and Styrofoam is the coffee industry.

Los Angeles-based Repurpose Compostables has created a solution.

To learn more about these useful green coffee cups, see http://bit.ly/xkfuN3.