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Recycling has come a long way from just simply separating paper, plastic and aluminum. Today almost all materials can be recycled; from old cell phones and computers to tires and used car batteries. Whether it’s making a swing from an old tire … Continue readingJan 29, 2013
As an employer of more than 100 people, I find dealing with the question of raises a constant challenge, one fraught with more negatives than positives. And yet, it’s an inevitable issue that crosses my desk constantly. While I can … Continue readingJan 29, 2013
TerraCycle is on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste. They do this by creating waste collection programs (each one is called a “Brigade”) for previously non-recyclable, or difficult-to-recycle, waste. The collected waste is then converted into new products, … Continue readingJan 29, 2013
In a program started in May in Canada and now running from the United States to Spain, TerraCycle collects cigarette butts from volunteers and turns them into plastic, which can be used for anything, even ashtrays themselves. The discarded cigarettes, … Continue readingJan 29, 2013
At TerraCycle, in 2012, we allocated $250,000 for raises on a total payroll of $5 million. In the hope of creating a coherent policy, we formed a compensation committee, consisting of five senior employees, to help figure out how to … Continue readingJan 29, 2013
Once you have joined a TerraCycle Brigade program, download the “Collect, Store, and Ship Guide” for helpful suggestions on how to become a successful waste collection station. When your waste is ready to be sent in, you can download a … Continue readingJan 28, 2013
WAVERLY, Iowa — Recycling is second nature to Joanna Ewest, who remembers newspaper drives as a school girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest. Hanging on to more obscure trash — like empty cheese packages, cereal bags and pretzel containers … Continue readingWCF Courier · Jan 28, 2013
I love Tom’s of Maine. To me, the name is synonymous with great products and environmental stewardship — a winning combination. To that end, Tom’s of Maine does not conduct animal testing or include any animal-based ingredients in its products. The … Continue readingJan 24, 2013
Gegan Elementary: Families are asked to save any kind of juice pouch (not juice boxes) and bring them to the collection center in the front lobby. The pouches do not have to be washed, just empty and in a plastic … Continue readingJan 24, 2013
Did you know that 99 percent of the total material flow in the United States becomes garbage within six months? Garbage goes to landfills where it releases carbon emissions that have a negative impact on the environment. Technically, some “non-recyclable” … Continue readingJan 24, 2013