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The latest newspaper and magazine articles, blogs, and social content can be found below.

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News articles

Will cigarette recycling cans encourage smoking?

In February, the San Francisco school board voted to let city middle schools give condoms to students. The controversial decision made headlines. Will access to condoms encourage kids to have sex? Or is The City simply helping students have sex safely? … Continue reading

San Francisco Examiner · Mar 30, 2016

Where Can I Recycle Instrument Strings?

Calling all musicians! What happens when you break a string? You toss them in the trash, right? Most people do, and these strings are contributing to the more than 1.5 million pounds of string metal sitting in landfills every year. However, … Continue reading

Green Philly Blog · Mar 30, 2016

UPS Is Wrapping Up Big Plans for the Circular Economy

There is a growing awareness in the business community that the circular economy is not only here to stay, but will continue to gain traction in the coming years, according to new research by GreenBiz and UPS. But the need … Continue reading

Huffington Post · Mar 28, 2016

Joliet Junior College to host sustainability events in April

Joliet Junior College staff and students have been working toward sustainability at the college and plan to host events on the initiative in April. JJC sustainability coordinator Maria Anna Rafac said sustainability is more than just addressing environmental concerns – … Continue reading

My Suburban Life · Mar 28, 2016

Forbes Communications Council Member Company TerraCycle Partners With Staples on Zero Waste Boxes

Forbes Communications Council member company TerraCycle announced a new partnership with Staples to sell its Zero Waste Boxes, containers that recycle hard-to-recycle waste. “Since Staples is the largest office products company, this is a really exciting platform for us,” said member Lauren … Continue reading

Forbes Communications Council blog · Mar 28, 2016

Sustainable Westford Raises Almost $12K for Schools

Don’t throw out your empty baby food pouches and used mascara; upcycle it! So far, upcycling from Sustainable Westford has raised about $11,759.80 for Westford schools and has saved 6,649 pounds of trash from entering the waste stream, according to the … Continue reading

Westford Patch · Mar 28, 2016

Clothing Drive & TerraCycle Waste Collection Fundraiser

In celebration of Earth Day 2016, Emma Havens Young PTA is hosting a Clothing Drive and TerraCycle Waste Collection Drive on 4/16 from 8-1. EHY PTA has organized a clothing and waste collection drive to keep items out of our landfills, … Continue reading

Brick Patch · Mar 27, 2016

Colgate Bright Smiles Van Visits Doyle School In Wood-Ridge

Catherine E. Doyle Elementary School had a visit from the Colgate Bright Smiles Van Friday as part of the TerraCycle Playground Contest, in which the school won second place. Nearly 200 students received screenings, and children especially enjoyed the goody … Continue reading

The Daily Voice · Mar 26, 2016

This Company Is Turning Discarded Cigarette Butts Into Plastic

Cigarette butts are probably the grossest thing that you just see all over the place, and it probably should not surprise you to learn that they are also a very problematic pollutant. Citylab has an interesting profile one one company, TerraCycle, which … Continue reading

Curbed.com · Mar 24, 2016

Turning Cigarette Butts Into Something Useful

Increasingly, researchers are realizing that cigarettes are as much an environmental problem as they are a health issue. Walk along a beach or around a busy city and you step on a lot of cigarette butts, thrown carelessly to the … Continue reading

The Atlantic’s CityLab blog · Mar 23, 2016

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