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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

Chicago Invests in ‘voting boxes’ to Combat Cigarette Butt Littering on Beaches

The Alliance for the Great Lakes and Chicago Park District are launching a pilot program intended to reduce cigarette butt littering on beaches using dual-purpose “voting boxes.” The boxes serve as butt receptacles by acting as a ballot box in which smokers drop their “vote” into … Continue reading

Waste Dive · Mar 23, 2016

TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky to speak at Sustainability and Entrepreneur Lecture Series

Tom Szaky, co-founder and CEO of TerraCycle, will be the keynote speaker for the Center for Sustainability (CfS) and Business Innovation Group’s 2016 Sustainability and Entrepreneur Lecture Series on Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. … Continue reading · Mar 23, 2016

UPS and other companies have 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

GreenBiz · Mar 22, 2016

Combating Chicago’s big beach butt problem

Consider it a polling place and ashtray rolled into one. The Alliance for the Great Lakes is working with the Chicago Park District to bring “voting” boxes to Chicago beaches this summer in a pilot program designed to curb cigarette … Continue reading

Chicago Tribune · Mar 22, 2016

Because You Asked: Can I Recycle Deodorant Containers?

Dear Recyclebank: I was just wondering if deodorant containers are recyclable? I use a gel deodorant that comes in a tall rectangular shaped tube with a screw on the bottom to push the product up. It appears to be made entirely … Continue reading · Mar 22, 2016

Find your blend with *NEW* Garnier Fructis Whole Blends

Whole Blends promises to provide hair care that really cares. They have crafted a signature blend of select ingredients combined with sensorial fragrances chosen to care for hair. These select ingredients & unique fragrances are blended into each or out … Continue reading

CTCarra blog · Mar 21, 2016

Ideas Essay #12: Revolution Rubbish

The global recycling infrastructure today is a mess. While countries like Austria and Germany boast recycling rates in excess of 60 per cent, other equally developed countries continue to lag far behind. The US, for instance, continues to suffer from … Continue reading

Salt · Mar 16, 2016

Bin boggled: Can I recycle that or not?

Let’s sort this out. Here in the Bay Area, we’re all doing a pretty good job with recycling the basics: bottles, cans, paper. Kudos to us! But when it comes to that pizza box, your broken bathroom mirror or a … Continue reading

San Jose Mercury News · Mar 11, 2016

Packaging recycling challenges can be overcome with economic strategy

In the past year we’ve seen an editorial frenzy over the future of recycling. Skepticism and worry are expected in any innovative and healthy American industry, but recycling has received a disproportionate dose of it lately. Recycling rates have hit … Continue reading

Packaging Digest · Mar 8, 2016

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