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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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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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Coke and Nestle Sued Over Plastic Pollution

Earth Island Institute has filed a lawsuit against Coke and Nestle. The culprit, single use plastic packaging. The goal, remediation from companies for the damage their plastic packaging is doing to land and sea. Read "Coke and Pepsi sued for creating a plastic...

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See What Happens Without Recycling Transparency Laws?

If communities had implemented recycling transparency laws before turning their programs over to the industry that benefits from our continual generation of waste, (major garbage haulers) dishonest stuff like the following would not have happened. See both HR 1043 as...

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