Could Virginia follow Massachusetts in discontinuing single-use plastic bottles?
In March 2021, then-Governor Ralph Northam made a commitment to Virginia to phase out single-use plastic bottles in the government. Current Governor Glenn Younkin rolled that decision back in 2022 and placed his emphasis on recycling rather than elimination. At that time, Tim Zywenski spokesperson for the Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club said the following.
Free Electronics Recycling Event on 9/23
Will County is hosting a free electronics recycling event on Saturday, September 23rd in the parking lot of A-Team Recyclers from 8 AM to 12 PM CST. No appointment will be needed for you to get rid of old electronics that no longer work properly. A-Team Recyclers is located at 304 Gregory Court in Shorewood, IL. "I love it when a plan comes together."
Everything You Need to Know and Don't Care to Know About Holyoke's New Purple-lidded Trash Bins
We've been hearing about the arrival of the new trash barrels for residents of Holyoke since August, and now they're here. And as far as trash barrels go, they're kinda' pretty with those purple lids.
Who's Paying for Recycling in Mississippi? The Murky Truth Unveiled
This post includes content written by AI. The growing emphasis on sustainability and "going green" has led many to believe that recycling is the golden path to environmental preservation. Yet, the economics of recycling raise legitimate questions that are worth delving into. In Mississippi, as in many other states, the cost of recycling often falls on taxpayers, either directly or indirectly. Funds from the local and state government are commonly utilized to finance recycling programs, but where does that money come from? You guessed it—your tax dollars.
Waste Hierarchy: The Five Stages Of Recycling and Waste Management
Understanding waste management is crucial in today's world, where environmental sustainability is paramount. Recycling and waste management are not mere buzzwords but essential practices contributing to a healthier planet. This comprehensive article will delve deep into the waste hierarchy concept, which outlines the five stages of effective waste management and their significance in our journey toward a sustainable future.
Transforming Potato Chip Bags into Warm Sleeping Bags: The Chip Bag Project
In an era where sustainability is at the forefront of our concerns, creative initiatives are emerging to address environmental issues and help those in need. One such remarkable endeavor is the Chip Bag Project, founded by Eradajere Oleita, a former Detroit teacher with a passion for making a difference.
Starbucks Cups Getting Greener
Starbucks cups, with their ubiquitious green logo, may be going greener. The company is hoping to eliminate disposable cups by 2030 and replace them with re-usable plastic cups, which can be refilled at a discount, and recycled into special bins when their usefulness is ended.
Vermont's Unique Approach to Recycling: Should Other States Follow Suit?
This article was written with the help of AI. When it comes to recycling, Vermont is often touted as a leader. The state's unique approach to waste management includes comprehensive recycling programs, robust community participation, and stringent landfill laws. As environmental issues continue to make headlines, some are questioning whether Vermont's methods should be replicated elsewhere in the United States.
ReFILL: Oregon Wineries' Sustainable Wine Bottle Service
A new company called Revino is doing it's share for recycling. The company will, starting in 2024, collect and clean wine bottles, removes the old labels and returns them to wineries to be refilled. bottle is imprinted with a leaf design to help customers identify them, and they fit into existing automatic filling machines.
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Best Buy in Myrtle Beach, SC Will Buy Back All Your Unwanted Devices and Electronics
Disclaimer: This article was written with the help of AI. If you've been looking for an eco-friendly and profitable way to part with your old gadgets, your search might just be over. Best Buy in Myrtle Beach, SC has recently rolled out a comprehensive electronics buyback program that aims to keep electronics out of landfills while putting some extra cash in your pocket.
Redefining Recycling in the Lone Star State: Repurpose Your Old Socks Today
Recycling is more than just tossing bottles and cans into a blue bin—it's about finding creative ways to give new life to old items. In the vast and resourceful Lone Star State, Texans are redefining recycling, and one unexpected item at the forefront of this movement is old socks. Yes, those mismatched, worn-out, or hole-ridden socks that often get discarded can be transformed into something useful and eco-friendly. Join us on a journey from Amarillo to Corpus Christi as we explore innovative ways to repurpose your old socks and make a positive impact on the environment.
Danvers, MA: $100K for Recycling Upgrades
DANVERS, Mass. – More than $100,000 will go into improving recycling infrastructure and collection systems in the Town of Danvers, Massachusetts through a program sponsored by the nation's leading beverage companies called Every Bottle Back.
Prepping for a Fresh Journey: The Essential Pre-Road Trip Cleanup
"A neat home is a happy home," and the same is true for a road trip. Before setting out on an adventure, it is essential to properly clean out the refrigerator and take out the trash. This pre-travel routine ensures a hygienic environment, prevents the spread of bacteria, and eliminates odors upon return. In this article, we'll explore the importance of cleaning out the refrigerator and taking out the trash, pre-travel routine for cleaning out the trash, checking and discarding expired food, proper disposal of trash and recycling, and the benefits of this essential pre-road trip cleanup.
How to Make Money from Recycling: Turning Trash into Treasure
Make money and save the planetPhoto byPawel CzerwinskionUnsplash Recycling not only benefits the environment by reducing waste and conserving resources, but it can also be a profitable venture. If you're looking for ways to make money while contributing to a greener planet, recycling offers a variety of opportunities. In this article, we will explore practical and innovative ways to turn recycling into a sustainable income stream.
See how your money is linked to one recycling center's latest massive $7.6 million fraud
According to industry insiders, Southern California is the epicenter of fraud. Many families come together to recycle, which is an honorable endeavor. However, a family in Orange County, California, embarked on a recycling adventure that would rival Hollywood heist movies in audacity. This group of eight individuals devised a plan to exploit California's beverage container recycling program. It ended up pocketing an astonishing $7.6 million. This recycling scam left the community astonished and the state reeling.