Category: Recycle

  • Don’t know what to recycle? You’re not alone

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    We’ve all been in this situation before. You’ve finished your coffee and you’re looking for the trash. Just as you’re about to aim for the nearest bin, the dread sets in. Is this cup recyclable? Is the lid? Is the cup too frothy? Will the recycling police find me? Why do bad things happen to […]

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  • Ocean Pollution Reaching The Deepest Depths

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    The deepest point on Earth is heavily polluted with plastic, scientists have discovered, showing how pervasively the world has been contaminated. The researchers plumbed the depths of the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean, near Challenger Deep, the lowest place on the face of the planet. They found the highest levels of microplastics yet […]

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  • Waterford Residents are Asked to Recycle After Christmas

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    Waterford people are being urged to recycle plastic, waste cardboard and paper, and other items over the Christmas period. Christmas can be a plastic-heavy time with toy packaging, selection boxes and Christmas crackers. “There are many items that we use at Christmas time that can be recycled and especially when it comes to things like […]

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  • What to Recycle After Christmas

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    When the rush of Christmas presents is over on the morning of the 25th, many residents will be left with a lot of garbage. Before it is all thrown in the dumpster, officials with Texas Tech say it’s important to consider which bin to throw it in. From cardboard boxes, to foam packing, and gift […]

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  • Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle During the Best Time of Year!

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    The “most wonderful time of the year” is also the most wasteful. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw away 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Years Day than any other time of the year. Whether you are shopping, decorating, cooking or giving a gift, Allyson Mitchell, executive director with the Indiana […]

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  • Could There be a Better Way to Recycle?!

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    For years, the model for global recycling was pretty simple: throw it in a bin, then let China deal with the mess. But no longer. It’s been a year since China got tough with American cans, bottles and paper. And the changes are still reverberating up and down the recycling chain. At the Mohawk paper mill in […]

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  • Ocean Clean Up Continues in Hawaii

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    After gathering more than a third of a million pounds of oceanborne waste from Hawaii shores, one marine waste cleanup program will continue its work for a third year. The Hawaii Nei Marine Debris Removal Program, a collaboration between the Hawaii Wildlife Fund and nonprofit conservation organizations Pulama Lanai and the Surfrider Foundation, announced last […]

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  • Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle This Holiday Season

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    Recycling centers have plenty to keep them busy, but never more so than during the season of giving. “As we’ve moved toward online shopping, one thing that has gone way up is the volume of cardboard from shipping boxes,” said Justin Stockdale, regional director for the Pennsylvania Resources Council. “It’s completely overwhelmed some recycling facilities.” […]

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  • Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas with These 5 Tips

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    The holidays are a time for generosity and tasty food, but its environmental impact can be a bit more sobering. Want to make your holidays more eco-friendly? You’re not alone. According to data by Stanford, it’s the peak time for rubbish heading to landfills, with Americans producing a full 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving […]

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  • Taking Control of Invasive Species in Hawaii

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    Hawaii Gov. David Ige has proposed building a $35 million regional biocontrol facility to research ways to control invasive species that threaten the state’s economy and natural environment. Ige advocated for a biocontrol facility while addressing the Western Governors Association at its meeting Monday on the Big Island. Biocontrol is the practice of introducing a […]

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