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  • Drones: The Upcoming Change in Contracting

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    From online reviews to satellite measurements, technology continues to disrupt the traditional way contractors do business. But many contractors remain in the dark about one of the biggest technology disruptions heading their way: drones. In fact, one in 10 companies with revenues of $50 million or more already use drones, according to a new report […]

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  • Pro Tip on Cleaning Brass!

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    Brass is a popular material for household furniture and accessories. Over time, though, brass tarnishes and loses its warm gleam. You can make it shiny and bright again with our guide on how to clean brass. Before cleaning, check to see if your item is solid brass, or brass-plated. Do this by grabbing a refrigerator magnet and placing it on the piece. Magnets don’t stick to solid brass, so if the magnet sticks, your […]

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  • Oregon Pushes to Suspend Recycling Program

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    Oregon plans to suspend its recycling program for up to two years to re-educate the public on ways to improve the process. China has stopped accepting most recycling materials from the U.S. due to contamination. “The recycling world is changing dramatically worldwide,” said City Administrator Mike Beazley at a recent council meeting. “It’s affecting this […]

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  • Call2Recycle Lists Top Battery Recycling States

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    Vermont topped the list, with Delaware, Tennessee, Minnesota, New Hampshire, California, Pennsylvania, Washington, Maryland and Texas rounding out the top 10. Call2Recycle announced that in 2017, it recycled more than 8 million pounds of batteries through its battery recycling program. And just this week, the company released its top-performing battery recycling states in the U.S. […]

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  • Kroger Phasing Out Single-Use Plastic Bags

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    The Kroger Co. announced it will phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags across its family of stores by 2025. Seattle-based QFC will be the company’s first retail division to phase out single-use plastic bags. The company expects QFC’s transition to be completed in 2019. “As part of our Zero Hunger | Zero […]

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  • Living Large In A Tiny House

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    When designing their dream vacation home in Maui, clients Shawn and Shelley wanted a home that brought the outdoors in. Portland, Ore.-based firm Tiny Heirloom designed a luxurious, 400-square-foot tiny home for the vacationers with views of the ocean. The Iki Hau’oli Hale, which means Tiny, Happy Home, focuses on blending indoor and outdoor spaces. […]

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  • Las Vegas Welcomes Orgill Dealers for Fall Show

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    Organizers of Orgill’s Fall Dealer Market pointed to a record-breaking number of attendees at its event in the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Orgill nation came for the deals, the networking and to generally soak in the home improvement knowledge of the three-day event. “We’re excited to see so many of our customers here in […]

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  • Garbage Trucks Hybrids: The New Prius!

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    We’re obviously very interested in hybrid vehicles here at Ars Technica; our very first car review back in 2000 was on the then-new Honda Insight. But while we’ve covered the development of hybrid cars since then, we haven’t paid quite as much attention to other parts of the transportation sector. As it turns out, there’s […]

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  • Electric Busses; Avoiding the Need of Oil

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    The global fleet of electric buses is already helping cities avoiding the purchase of 279,000 barrels of oil per day, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Diesel buses consume an extraordinary amount of fuel compared to a passenger vehicle. Bloomberg noted that “For every 1,000 battery-powered buses on the road, about 500 barrels a day of […]

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