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The ramen noodle wrapper sat inside a recycling drawer, but that wasn’t good enough. Joshua Potter grabbed the plastic, which had been mistakenly placed with candy wrappers, and removed it from the Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center kitchen. Outside the building, … Continue ReadingCentre Daily · Jan 11, 2012
Many of the items we use on a daily basis produce a large amount of waste. Much of our trash comes from food and beverage containers. You eat a bag of chips, and then that bag sits in a landfill … Continue ReadingGreene County Messenger · Jan 10, 2012
CONCORD, NC — The New Year always brings resolutions at my house. I’ve had the same resolutions year after year, generic goals like getting healthier, losing weight and exercising more. This year, I made a bucket list of things I … Continue ReadingConcord Independent Tribune (NC) · Jan 7, 2012
TerraCycle takes recycling to a whole new level with their recycling brigades program. The company was originally founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, a then 20 year old Princeton University Freshman. TerraCycle started by producing organic fertilizer (worm poop) in … Continue ReadingKillthewatts Blog · Jan 6, 2012
On December 13, 2011, Naples Christian Academy was awarded a WRAP (Waste Reduction Awards Program) award by the Collier County Board of Commissioners. The WRAP award recognizes businesses, institutions and multi-family properties for their enhanced and innovative recycling programs. The … Continue ReadingNaples Daily News · Jan 5, 2012
I’m sad to say that I developed an unkeen, ungreen habit in 2011. Sometime after my son’s first birthday, he went from eating almost everything served to him to being the type of kid who would prefer to exist off … Continue ReadingKeenforgreen.com · Jan 5, 2012
Cassi “Twister” Reimer’s discovery of TerraCycle’s “how to make a fancy bow out of food wrappers” has inspired three things, to date. A lively craft session, full of Middleswarth and Utz and Toll House cookie wrappers, documented in a previous … Continue ReadingShaver's Creek blog · Jan 5, 2012
In choosing a standard cleaner versus a green cleaner, sometimes it seems as if you have to make a sacrifice. Choose a green cleaner, and it seems to not be quite as effective and often cost more off the shelf. … Continue Readinghappygreenbabies.com · Jan 5, 2012
But other companies are catching this green fire. The outdoor-outfitting company Patagonia, for example, says any old item bought from Patagonia can be returned for recycling into new fiber or fabric; the company claims to have taken in 45 tons … Continue ReadingMainline Media News · Jan 4, 2012
Our Board of Directors <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/huffpost-small-business-board-of-directors/> is about as hardworking a group as they come. So with the holiday season upon us, we decided to ask them for their wish lists this year. From solar-powered keyboards to spa days to a … Continue ReadingHuffington Post · Jan 3, 2012