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Cigarette butts are not normally given top billing in discussions about tobacco-related problems. But they should be, according to environmental experts. The USDA estimates that about 360 billion cigarettes are consumed in the U.S. each year. Close to two-thirds of those butts … Continue readingNecn.com · Apr 4, 2016
Everyone’s talking about Juicero, a just-launched, cold-pressed juicer for home use that’s incredibly novel in its ability to liquify your veggies. The San Francisco start-up has raised a whopping $100 million from investors and is about to raise more. Given the … Continue readingWellandgood.com · Apr 4, 2016
Environmentalists who play the guitar—listen up. The Instrumental Music Center is celebrating Earth Day and National Guitar Month in a way that will help you rock your world. The center will host a guitar recycling and restringing event on Thursday, April … Continue readingTuscon Weekly · Apr 1, 2016
National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful’s 2015 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program helped to achieve a 52% reduction in cigarette litter in the participating communities, marking a 4% increase over its 2014 outcome. Moving forward, the nonprofit will award 49 grants worth a … Continue readingWaste Dive · Mar 31, 2016
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 readingSan Francisco Examiner · Mar 30, 2016
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 readingGreen Philly Blog · Mar 30, 2016
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 readingHuffington Post · Mar 28, 2016
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 readingMy Suburban Life · Mar 28, 2016
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 readingForbes Communications Council blog · Mar 28, 2016
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 readingWestford Patch · Mar 28, 2016