Recycling

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After the ‘Crying Indian,’ Keep America Beautiful Starts a New Campaign

Published: 
Wed, 07/17/2013 - 9:16pm
Category: 
Waste

More than 40 years after teaming up to create the iconic “crying Indian” advertising campaign, Keep America Beautiful and the Advertising Council have joined forces to promote the benefits of recycling.

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A City That Turns Garbage Into Energy Copes With a Shortage

Published: 
Sun, 05/05/2013 - 9:23pm
Category: 
Waste

This is a city that imports garbage. Some comes from England, some from Ireland. Some is from neighboring Sweden. It even has designs on the American market.

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California suspends operations at Vernon battery recycler

Published: 
Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:02pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Toxics regulators say Exide Technologies has been releasing hazardous waste into the soil beneath its plant because of a degraded pipeline.

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Recycling Helps, but It’s Not All You Can Do for the Environment

Published: 
Fri, 10/19/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Waste

LIKE most households, we recycle pretty religiously. It’s easy, though, because our town in suburban New York allows us to throw pretty much everything into one bin, and it gets picked up at the curb.

Recycling has become so automatic that if we’re out and there’s no place to recycle that soda can or bottle, it feels slightly illicit to just drop it in the trash. It’s like littering. You just don’t do it.

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Environmental Fund and Wal-Mart Team Up to Cut Waste

Published: 
Sun, 04/15/2012 - 12:48pm

Bundled cardboard from Wal-Mart for recycling. The retailer says it reuses or recycles 80 percent of the waste in domestic stores.