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Recycling is THE solution, really?

This blog is for those people who like to think beyond the recycle bin. I want to start with the hot topic of Single Stream collection and the Chinese ban of America's trashed recycling. The final destination of your collected recyclables probably depends on the...

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Can We Trust Corporations To Deal With Their Own Waste?

"...Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) cedes grassroots control over recycling, creating a giant corporate-managed ecosystem that could overpower smaller municipalities and small recyclers. “In other words, citizens would give up their right to vote on solid waste...

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Earth Day Rap!

It's not enough to recycle The good news people are waking up everywhere and thinking about reduction, reuse, repair, restore, etc. "Pick It Up" is an Earth Day rap song about making simple changes to help the environment. Sustainable living and zero waste is the new...

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Politicians, Progressives, and Sham Recycling

The next wrong moves in recycling will probably be the last ones, dirty materials recovery facilities (MRFs) and incineration. Launched in the early 90s, dirty MRFs encouraged citizens to toss recyclables and garbage together, in the same can. When this sham failed,...

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Break Free Bill Assessment and Recommendations

In a recent article on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website, Neil Seldman and Dan Knapp (Urban Ore, Inc.) write "The Break Free from Plastic Bill sponsored by well-meaning Democrats is well intended, but it will come to naught if the petrochemical/plastic...

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Kids Call Out Pointless Plastic

While Big Oil and Big Garbage Haulers push more "convenient" recycling, kids are saying no to thoughtless consumption. Read "UK Supermarket Says No to Plastic Toys Attached to Magazines" at Treehugger.com.

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New Colgate Toothbrush

Colgate, a leading dental hygiene brand, has come up with a clever plan to reduce plastic waste by redesigning its toothbrushes. Read more at TreeHugger.com: Colgate Introduces a Toothbrush That Uses 80% Less Plastic

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Feel Good Story

We could all use a good story right about now, and here is one to brighten your day. Jake Bland has dual roles at his job at Hometown Hauling, a refuse collection company in Louisville, Kentucky. He’s the operations manager and he’s also on the truck picking up his...

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