Posts Tagged ‘recycling’

The Rules of Recycling

The rules of recycling always seem to change, and they are different for each municipality. It can be hard to keep your head wrapped around all the guidelines. Here are a few major changes that have occurred with most curbside recycling programs over the last decade. Plastic Bottle Caps Many of us grew up being…

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Fight Food Waste this Holiday Season

From preparing expansive food layouts to layering the house with sparkly decorations and exchanging gifts upon gifts, the time between Thanksgiving and New Year is a busy one. And as busy as it gets, often times we overlook how much waste is produced when we partake in such festive activities. Unfortunately, the jolliest time of…

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Compost: Breaking it down

Composting is anything but complex. If you aren’t quite sure what it is or how it compares to fertilizer, it’s simple! Compost is organic matter that is decayed to the point at which the nutrients are made available to plants. Fertilizer is a synthetic material that is applied to soils to supply plant nutrients, usually…

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The Cherry On Top: Social Responsibility

Recently it has been noted that shoppers are more attracted to businesses that outwardly value social and environmental responsibility, acting in the best interests of society in a way that disregards profit margins. What’s better than supporting a business’ bottom-line by spending your money and not feeling guilty about it because you’re also supporting your…

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The Quest for a Circular Economy

Quest for a circular economy

A Circular Economy The Industrial Revolution brought the human race a bevy of advancements, but unfortunately it also brought about an increase of water and air pollution, a dependence on fossil fuels, and the depletion of natural resources. As greater awareness of the consequences of our environmentally hazardous economy spreads, a call for a more…

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Are Plastic Eating Mushrooms the Solution?

Plastic Eating Mushrooms

Plastic Eating Mushrooms Every year enough plastic is thrown away to circle the earth four times. Ending up in landfills, waterways and our oceans, polyurethane based plastics take 500-1000 years to degrade – but there is hope that we might not have to wait that long. The discovery of plastic eating mushrooms, an Amazonian fungus…

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The Race Towards Zero Landfill

race to zero landfill

Zero Landfill: Can it be done? As the Zero Waste movement gains momentum, changing consumer habits and environmental impacts are incentivizing companies to set reasonable goals toward recycling 100% of their waste products.  Some believe that while this effort is a great start, the race to zero landfill could be better achieved if more companies…

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5 Tips for Recycling at Home

5 Tip for Recycling at Home - Renergy

United States trash production has tripled since the 1960s! Recycling at home is one of the easiest ways to reduce trash in landfills and help improve the environment. And recycling doesn’t have to be a chore. We’ve gathered five simple tips for recycling at home to help get you started. Knowledge is Power – Know…

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