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  • Water users can reduce risk of spreading invasive species

    Recycling and Waste News -- ScienceDaily
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Foreign species that are devastating water ecosystems could be 'hitchhiking' around Britain on canoeists' and anglers' kit, according to a new study. Invaders like the killer shrimp, zebra mussel and American signal crayfish have already caused extensive environmental damage and millions of pounds of economic costs.
  • Apr 11 - Plastic Bag Recycling Rate Sees Decrease

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    11 Apr 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Moore Recycling Associates released their annual National Postconsumer Plastic Bag & Film Recycling Report for 2012, on behalf of the American Chemistry Council. While 2012 marks a 1% increase over 2011 overall collection rate, the volume of postconsumer bags and packaging wrap decreased by 7%.  The report highlights the poor recovery of plastic bags.  In California, despite a 2006 law requiring all CA grocery stores to take back and recycle plastic grocery bags, the recycling rate for plastic bags is less than 5%. We've given recycling plastic bags a try. Now, its time to ban…
  • Crocheted Baby Vest and Hat Set

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    Cindy
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Using my Ana sweater vest pattern, I crocheted this baby vest using a sport weight yarn vintage yarn called Von-Cott in baby blue. I followed the exact pattern directions using 2 skeins or 3.5 ounces of the sport weight yarn. Finished vest size should fit a 6-12 month baby with measurements 9-1/2 inches wide by 12 inches long. Here is a closeup of the baby sweater vest. I also crocheted a ribbed band hat using the vintage Von-Cott yarn. I followed the child’s size crocheted ribbed hat pattern. I needed to make the hat just a bit larger as I was using the sport weight yarn and a G (4 mm)…
  • Recycling Made Easy: Tips to Start Helping the Earth Today

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    kelli
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Recycling helps our families, our communities and the world. It saves resources and creates jobs. Why, then, doesn’t everyone participate? Recycling seems much more complicated than it is. In addition, many people don’t realize that small steps add up to big change. Recycling is actually quite easy, and it doesn’t require a lot of extra effort on your part. So, if you don’t currently recycle, there is no time like the present to get started. The following tips will help you incorporate recycling into your daily life. Know What Can Be Recycled It is important to understand what can be…
  • 22000 MT Millscale Must be Picked Up by May 17 2014

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    7 Apr 2014 | 4:57 am
    April 7 2014 The Millscale is being offered within the parameters and conditions listed below:         1. Term of Sale – Full cargo, must be picked up by May... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Water users can reduce risk of spreading invasive species

    9 Apr 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Foreign species that are devastating water ecosystems could be 'hitchhiking' around Britain on canoeists' and anglers' kit, according to a new study. Invaders like the killer shrimp, zebra mussel and American signal crayfish have already caused extensive environmental damage and millions of pounds of economic costs.
  • Dog walking attitudes: Stoop to scoop the poop?

    3 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    Most dog walkers are happy and even proud to bag and bin their dog's waste, some might leave waste if they are off the beaten track or in more rural locations, while a small proportion of dog walkers are totally disengaged from the idea that picking up their dog waste is the "right thing to do". Researchers looked at what factors influence dog walker behavior and how those who do not do the right thing might be persuaded to take charge of their dog mess.
  • Need to regulate antimicrobial ingredients in consumer products, scientific evidence shows

    1 Apr 2014 | 7:25 am
    Does the widespread and still proliferating use of antimicrobial household products cause more harm than good to consumers and the environment? Evidence compiled shows that decades of widespread use of antimicrobials has left consumers with no measurable benefits. Worse yet, lax regulation has caused widespread contamination of the environment, wildlife and human populations with compounds that appear more toxic than safe, according to recent scientific research.
  • Fabricating nanostructures with silk could make clean rooms green rooms

    28 Mar 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to generate nanostructures from silk in an environmentally friendly process that uses water as a developing agent and standard fabrication techniques. This approach provides a green alternative to the toxic materials commonly used in nanofabrication while delivering fabrication quality comparable to conventional synthetic polymers. Nanofabrication is at the heart of manufacture of semi-conductors and other electronic and photonic devices.
  • Anaerobic treatment of wastewater: A step towards sustainable energy

    26 Mar 2014 | 8:45 am
    Until recently, most of the world’s energy supplies have come from coal, oil and gas. Scarcity of natural resources, surging energy prices and global warming had focused attention on renewable energy, and consequently, alternative approaches to producing bio-energy. Over the last five years, one particular technology for the production of biocoal - Hydrothermal Carbonization (HTC) - has undergone significant development and has become a subject of major scientific interest.
 
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  • Apr 11 - Plastic Bag Recycling Rate Sees Decrease

    Recycling News
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Moore Recycling Associates released their annual National Postconsumer Plastic Bag & Film Recycling Report for 2012, on behalf of the American Chemistry Council. While 2012 marks a 1% increase over 2011 overall collection rate, the volume of postconsumer bags and packaging wrap decreased by 7%.  The report highlights the poor recovery of plastic bags.  In California, despite a 2006 law requiring all CA grocery stores to take back and recycle plastic grocery bags, the recycling rate for plastic bags is less than 5%. We've given recycling plastic bags a try. Now, its time to ban…
  • Apr 9 - #ADayWithoutWaste

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    9 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    A campaign by Global Citizen and Ekocycle targets wasteful consumer habits, like getting disposable bags when you shop, ordering meals to-go and coffee served in single-use cups. Titled A Day Without Waste, the campaign encourages the public to share how they reduce waste on social media. As an incentive, citizens can earn points for concert tickets. According to US EPA, the average American generates 4.38 pounds of trash per day, and only 34% of that waste gets recycled or composted. Can you go A Day Without Waste?  At CAW, we're working on banning single-use grocery plastic bags and…
  • Apr 8 - First Bag Ban Passed In Puerto Rico

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    8 Apr 2014 | 2:39 pm
    According to the Associated Press, the municipality of Rincon is the first on the island of Puerto Rico to ban plastic shopping bags. Rincon is located on the northwestern part of Puerto Rico, a US territory. The ban applies to all Rincon businesses starting February 2015. Recycled content paper bags can be sold to customers who do not bring their own bags. Plastic bag pollution negatively impacts marine life, tourism, waste management efforts, and local government funds that must be used to clean up this litter. Even when properly placed into trash bins, plastic bags can get blown away into…
  • Apr 7 - Justice Department Nabs Six for Recycling Fraud

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    7 Apr 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Six people were arrested in two separate cases for illegally redeeming CRV beverage containers from out of state. Agents estimate the fraud to be worth roughly $425,000.  “Fraud against the Beverage Container Recycling Fund is theft from the people of California,” CalRecycle Director Caroll Mortensen said.  When a consumer purchases a covered beverage in California, the CRV of 5 cents or 10 cents is added to the price of the beverage. That nickel or dime is placed in a fund that consumers can redeem when they recycle the container. Out of state containers are not eligible for CRV so any…
  • Apr 3 - City of Palm Springs Adopts Bag Ban, #105

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    3 Apr 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Yesterday evening the City of Palm Springs formally adopted a bag ordinance. Last month, the council had given its initial approval when the language was first introduced. Starting this November, plastic grocery bags will no longer be distributed in supermarkets and drugstores like CVS and Walgreens within city limits. By next May, all other stores will follow suit. Paper grocery bags can still be sold for ten cents each. There are now 76 local bag ordinances adopted in California, which cover 105 cities or counties. See the full list. Find out more about the proposed bag bill for the rest of…
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  • Crocheted Baby Vest and Hat Set

    Cindy
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Using my Ana sweater vest pattern, I crocheted this baby vest using a sport weight yarn vintage yarn called Von-Cott in baby blue. I followed the exact pattern directions using 2 skeins or 3.5 ounces of the sport weight yarn. Finished vest size should fit a 6-12 month baby with measurements 9-1/2 inches wide by 12 inches long. Here is a closeup of the baby sweater vest. I also crocheted a ribbed band hat using the vintage Von-Cott yarn. I followed the child’s size crocheted ribbed hat pattern. I needed to make the hat just a bit larger as I was using the sport weight yarn and a G (4 mm)…
  • Baby Ribbed Band Hats

    Cindy
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:09 pm
    I have been crocheting purple baby hats for the PURPLE baby crying awareness campaign. PURPLE Crying is a program to help parents, caregivers and others understand this normal increased crying in healthy infants and prevent abuse such as shaken baby syndrome. Details for the hat drive can be found here. They do ask that the hats be at least 50% purple in color and be simple with no straps or hanging pom poms etc. Here is the baby size hat pattern that I adapted from the adult crochet hat pattern for this project. I have options in the pattern directions below for a 3-month old baby, newborn,…
  • Pink Recycled Plastic Hat

    Cindy
    14 Mar 2014 | 3:48 pm
    It’s been 5 years since I first crocheted a baseball type cap from recycled plastic bags. Recently someone asked me to clarify some of the pattern details so I thought it might be a good idea to re-work the pattern. If you read my blog last month, you might remember me blogging about these pretty pink plastic bags that an on-line friend sent me. Well I used them to create pink plarn and crocheted this recycled baseball cap using about 20 plastic bags. The pattern worked up a little different with this crochet project but generally the hat came out looking about the same. I did have to…
  • Crocheted Ribbed Hat Pattern

    Cindy
    3 Mar 2014 | 7:59 pm
    I’ve been busy lately crocheting more hats for the Warmth for Warriors group. One of my on-line group friends crocheted a cute hat using a ribbed stitch style that I really liked. After some help from Ellen, I finally got the pattern created. Below is the written crochet hat pattern that I created featuring the ribbed band that was inspired by Ellen from our Ravelry group. The two-toned wool hat is my favorite using the crochet pattern so far. I used the pattern below and at round 7 switched from the olive green to the oatmeal colored wool yarn. Then you alternate every other round in…
  • Puff Stitch Wheelchair Tote

    Cindy
    22 Feb 2014 | 10:53 am
    I’m excited to share my latest version of a recycled bag. It’s a wheelchair or walker tote bag. It’s crocheted mainly in grey plastic bags with puff stitch stripes in red, white and blue. These handy little totes can be hung from a wheelchair or walker. This particular pattern calls for buttons but you can also use velcro for the closures if you’d like. I have crocheted many different styles of wheelchair tote bags over the years. If you are looking for a free pattern using regular worst weight yarn here is my patriotic wheelchair tote pattern. Maybe you’d like…
 
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  • Recycling Made Easy: Tips to Start Helping the Earth Today

    kelli
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Recycling helps our families, our communities and the world. It saves resources and creates jobs. Why, then, doesn’t everyone participate? Recycling seems much more complicated than it is. In addition, many people don’t realize that small steps add up to big change. Recycling is actually quite easy, and it doesn’t require a lot of extra effort on your part. So, if you don’t currently recycle, there is no time like the present to get started. The following tips will help you incorporate recycling into your daily life. Know What Can Be Recycled It is important to understand what can be…
  • Interested in Solar Power? 5 Ways to Ensure You Hire a Reputable Installation Company

    kelli
    5 Apr 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Solar power is often referred to as “green energy” because it is sustainable and cost efficient. Installing solar panels aligns the homeowners’ needs with natural resources, such as the sun, rain and wind. A solar system encompasses all residential properties and includes fuel cells, solar electricity and solar water heating systems. When selecting a solar system installation company, prepare a list of needs and consider the expertise required to accomplish those objectives. Providers of solar energy are adapting to the changing habits and concerns of consumers. Before having a solar…
  • H20 on the Go – Eco Friendly Alternatives to Plastic Water Bottles

    kelli
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Bottled water is huge business on a global scale. Consumers are anxious to include more water in their diets in a desire to live a more active and healthy lifestyle. The amount of plastic water bottles produced and discarded every year, however, is having a devastating and detrimental effect on the environment. Replacing plastic water bottles with more eco-friendly alternatives is a simple and easy way to respect our natural environment. Environmental Impact of Plastic Water Bottles The demand for plastic water bottles has sky rocketed over the last two decades. The increased production and…
  • 5 Careers that are Surprisingly Eco-Friendly

    kelli
    9 Mar 2014 | 11:42 am
    When you hear the phrase “eco-friendly career,” a number of jobs come to mind. Solar engineers generally top the list, but wind power engineers and climate scientists are fairly common as well. However, what if you want to dedicate yourself to helping the environment, but none of those jobs appeal to you? There are actually many different green careers available, most of which will probably surprise you. Almost every type of career, be it event planning, lawyer, or web design, has positions available that benefit the environment. These five careers are just a starting point for your…
  • Turn Your Home Green, One Room at a Time

    kelli
    6 Mar 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Going green doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. While you can certainly generate your own solar energy or grow all your own food if you want, making small, lasting changes in your life is the best way to help the planet and your family. Start by really looking critically at your home. In each room, there are easy changes you can make that will help you transition to an eco-friendly way of life. Living Room Start with your living room, which is the place where most families spend the majority of their time together. Do the windows have curtains or drapes covering them? If not, work…
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  • 22000 MT Millscale Must be Picked Up by May 17 2014

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    7 Apr 2014 | 4:57 am
    April 7 2014 The Millscale is being offered within the parameters and conditions listed below:         1. Term of Sale – Full cargo, must be picked up by May... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • US H1 scrap prices average US $361.83 per long ton and other news

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    5 Apr 2014 | 5:12 pm
    April 5 2014 SCRAP METAL NEWS YIEH reports that the H2 scrap base prices is being prevailing at ¥29,000~¥30,000/ton on April 1st, driven by the fact that Tokyo Steel hiked scrap... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Scrap Car Prices 160 USD per GT and Latest Ship Scrap Prices

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    1 Apr 2014 | 6:01 pm
    April 1 2014 We start off this week’s post with scrap metal reference prices: Reference Scrap Metal Prices Plate and Struct 2′x 5′ $275.00 gt Heavy Melt... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • My Hallway

    Le-Chat
    26 Mar 2014 | 5:29 am
    My hallway is a pretty useless space as it measures only one by two meters. Too narrow to even hang up a coat rack as you would rub against the coats all the time while passing.So it took ages before I did anything about it. This photo that I took when I wrote about my transportation helper is from 2007, two years after the renovation of my flat. Then finally in 2010 I found a brand new leftover piece of carpet to replace the old soiled one. So I started looking for paint and found I still had this yellow. I never used it because it’s too strong a colour for my lounge and kitchen, but…
  • My Fancy Hat Design

    Le-Chat
    16 Dec 2013 | 4:58 am
    I love large bows. I love knitting them. I love crocheting flat top hats. Combined this design is the result.To make this model I used the black and the grey yarn from this old 80-ies sweater I showed a long time ago in this post.
  • More Unravelling

    Le-Chat
    14 Sep 2013 | 1:42 am
    This ugly children’s dress came from left for trash goods at this year’s Queens Day flea market. Now which mother dresses her little girl in grey? No wonder it didn’t sell.So it ended up in a pile of these. Knit in a double strand they worked up quickly and I love the bulky cables. Now hopefully the colour will appeal to my adult public. To be ordered on line here.
  • My Kitchen Chairs

    Le-Chat
    25 Aug 2013 | 3:25 am
    More furniture I once picked up for myself, but finally sold to make space in my tiny apartment. I used them at my computer desk and my sewing table, but then found something more comfortable for the first and a simple stool for the second that can be shoved under the table leaving more space in that little room.I still liked those chairs so moved them to my kitchen, but they were hardly ever used and only took place. So out they went to a happy young girl.Now for the once in a while I sit at my kitchen table I keep this cute vintage tripod, also to be easily shoved underneath when I need it…
  • The Mirror

    Le-Chat
    5 Aug 2013 | 2:16 am
    I always appreciate it when people tell me a bit about the purpose of their buy. This mirror went to a young lady who had just opened a hair salon in vintage style. She came all the way from Tilburg to pick it up in Amsterdam!It made me happy to hear that because I picked the mirror up for myself 15 years ago and only due to my current downsizing project it had to go. As you can see I had to take it outside to make the photo because I had no room indoors. Now it’s being used again instead of gathering dust in a corner of my house.
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  • Find out how airports are reducing their carbon footprint!

    nrudat
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:36 pm
    In hopes to reduce their carbon footprint airports have been collaborating to come up with new solutions for reducing waste. We have all been in that security line and completely forgot that we cannot have any liquids going through the scans. It has become a norm for airport security lines to have a huge trash can in multiple places before entering into the security check point. Those tactful trash bins are to dispose of full or empty waste, which mostly consists of plastic water bottles. Airports have devised a plan to channel that waste into recycling to reduce harms to environment. These…
  • Traveling With Kids - San Diego Zoo Safari - Tour Guides

    Joe Cummings
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:54 pm
    The Expected Tour Guide We’d made the safari tour. I would have bet against it. I sat beside the tour guide, while the boys and the Prettiest-girl-in-the-world sat at the back. Like tailgunners. I can’t report how the boys thought about what they saw, at least until I talked to them afterwards and, by then, it wasn’t their pure, immediate responses, which I so love. We saw rhinos and zebras and camels and all manner of deer-like creatures, and birds and giraffes and wild horses like the Mongols tamed and cows with the hugest horns I’ve ever seen. However, being beside the tour…
  • Peace, Love....and the Hippie Free Store

    RoofTop Creations
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:31 pm
    They traveled by VW bus…..and sometimes by the horsepower of an outstretched thumb.  They grew out their hair, burned their bras, and jumped on the peace train. Some headed to San Fran or NYC….or other places that promised a difference. Those beaded and bell-bottomed kids were seekers.  They were seeking a better community…..one of inclusion.  A community where people were kind and fair and where people took care of each other…..one where love and peace were priorities. Optimism is a powerful force.  These days, most people don’t think that the utopian…
  • More Scrap Busting

    The Handmade Amoeba
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:24 pm
    More scraps stitched together to make larger pieces for inclusion in other work.  It seems to take so long to do – especially the sorting through scraps to find pieces that will work together.  Perhaps I’m overthinking it, maybe I should just grab a handful and put together whatever comes out of the box!  However, I do like these combinations… especially the one with the scrap of gold mesh. Red & Blue with Gingham Red & Blue Detail Red & Lime with Gold Gold scrap detail Red Rainbow Red Rainbow Detail
  • Recycled Anarchy

    lens1
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:02 pm
    that one day when i almost considered recycling a unrecyclable #5 plastic peanut butter jar that was
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  • The Effects of the Western Drought

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:05 am
    The 2013-2014 winter will be remembered for being unusually cold and snowy in much of eastern North America. In the West, though, it was a different story. Many parts of California, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona, and New Mexico are going through a severe drought. Read more about the expected effects from that record drought....Read Full Post
  • Today's Top Environmental Issues

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    Environmental threats change over time. Wetlands were once converted to agriculture at a high rate, destroying habitat for numerous plants and animals. Now, wetlands such as these, in the prairie pothole region, are threatened by climate change. What do you thing are the top current environmental issues? Here is my take on it...read more....Read Full Post
  • It's Maple Syrup Time, Part II

    6 Apr 2014 | 12:25 pm
    As promised, here's an article examining whether sugar maples, and maple syrup production, are affected by climate change. The sugaring season here in New York is winding down, although we had a very nice sap run today. Soon the buds will start opening, changing the composition and abundance of sap. At that point, any syrup made would have a very poor taste. Enjoy the spring.
  • It's Maple Syrup Time!

    30 Mar 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Here on the Allegheny Plateau the snow has been melting and the days are getting longer. It's sugaring time. The spring ritual of tapping sugar maple trees is here. We have been boiling sap down all weekend, reducing it 40 to 1 to make maple syrup. The window during which the sap runs is very short, maybe 2 or 3 weeks. This phenology event varies in timing from year to year, and old-time maple syrup producers have notice changes in the last few decades. Here's an article examining whether climate change is affecting the sugar maple stands of eastern North America, along with the maple syrup…
  • Finally, It's Spring!

    28 Mar 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Well, that's what the calendar says. With a few more inches of snow coming tomorrow night, it's hard to believe spring is here, but we do observe some signs: the first Red-winged Blackbirds are back, for example. Most other migratory birds are hanging back, though, waiting for better conditions. The Black-throated Blue Warblers I saw in the Bahamas earlier this month won't be here until late May. They, and many other insectivorous birds, try to time their arrival so that they can start breeding at a time when food resources are at a high. The timing is crucial: too soon and they will have a…
 
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  • How To Get The Best Scrap Metal Prices At A Scrap Yard

    ScrapMetalJunkie
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    If you’re looking to get the best scrap metal prices, there is a lot of reading you can do on this site; Besides reading this page, I suggest you browse through our publicly available Scrap Metal Guide to learn just how much money you have been throwing away for all these years! If you have any questions or comments, add them to the comments section or in our public Forum! The world of scrap metal recycling has changed a lot in the past decade or so, if only for one small thing… Prices. Commodities have skyrocketed in recent years, taking with it something once worth pennies…
  • “HOT SCRAP” Radioactive Scrap Metal FAQs

    ScrapMetalJunkie
    1 Jul 2013 | 7:02 pm
    You have just come back from getting X-RAY’s taken at your local hospital, and decided to spend the rest of the day loading and selling scrap metal at your local scrap yard. When you walk into the yard, a small alarm goes off, and a scrap worker comes out to ask you some questions. Every day, negligible amounts of radioactivity finds it’s way into refineries and scrap yards. Normally, the radiation falls within normal levels, (like the radiation left over after an X-RAY is taken) but on rare occasion the radiation poses a threat to metal refiners, product…
  • What is a Scrap Yard?

    ScrapMetalJunkie
    11 Dec 2012 | 5:06 am
    There are few places in life more charmingly apocalyptic than the modern-day scrap yard. Servicing businesses large and small, as well as everyday folks trying to recycle, scrap yards are the beginning link in the metal recycling chain. The seemingly chaotic buzzing of workers, forklifts, dump trucks and patrons is actually  the sound of a century old industry raking in $80 billion annual revenues in the US alone. Welcome to ScrapMetalJunkie.com! If you are looking for tips and tricks for making money by selling scrap metal, please read the free, online Scrappers Handbook!
  • 7 Reasons to NOT Buy Copper Pennies

    ScrapMetalJunkie
    4 Sep 2012 | 10:08 pm
    Copper pennies: The safest bet in years… But what has everybody been missing? For close to a decade now, the copper penny craze has been getting more and more exposure. ( The news that 1 penny is worth over 2 pennies seems to spread fast.) Even in 1982, when the penny was first switched over to zinc construction, investors were hedging their bets by buying dozens of boxes of copper cent pieces. 30 years and over 100% gains later, the rest of the world is catching on. While the value of the US dollar drops, so too drops the value of the copper penny; at the same time, the value of…
  • How To Start Selling Scrap Metal To Make Extra Cash and Reduce Waste

    ScrapMetalJunkie
    10 Jun 2012 | 11:53 am
    This is an introductory article for those interested in recycling scrap metal but who need some help getting started. If you are already familiar with the metal recycling industry than you need to read the  Scrapper’s Handbook to find out just how much money you have thrown away for all these years.  What do you do with your old appliances…? Your broken computers…? Your empty soda cans? Every time you discard old metal items, you are actually throwing away money! Every metal product – from patio furniture to broken golf clubs –  has value, and that value is…
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  • 7 ways to reuse and recycle shoes

    Mrs Green
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:55 am
    Zero hero Louay contacted me last week and said: “I have some shoes that are beyond giving to charity shops and so wondered if you knew of any way to recycle them?” Now I’m not sure what happens to shoes that are beyond wearing if you put them in a textiles bank – does anyone […]
  • Six ways to reuse laundry detergent dosing balls

    Mrs Green
    5 Apr 2014 | 5:19 am
    Got a collection of laundry liquid dosing balls? Here's how to reuse them!
  • How to upcycle a plastic tennis ball container

    Mrs Green
    17 Mar 2014 | 9:59 am
    Grandma Green upcycles a plastic tube into a vase!
  • feeding garden birds – the zero waste way

    Mrs Green
    9 Mar 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Last week I talked about the idea of donating household items – things that might otherwise be thrown away – to birds for nesting material! This week I want to talk about how birds can help us reduce food waste. The RSPB recommend we now feed garden birds throughout the whole year; not just during […]
  • We’re the Guardian “Live Better” Blog of the Week! @GdnLiveBetter

    Mrs Green
    7 Mar 2014 | 2:38 am
    How excited am I? The Guardian have launched a seven month digital project called “Live Better” which is focused around sustainability. Each month, they’ll focus on a different area of sustainability and over the course of the project they are running a feature called Blog of the Week. My Zero Waste is proud to be […]
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  • Bentley Gets Plugged In with a Hybrid

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    14 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    The path toward a Bentley plug-in hybrid SUV is paved with this sedan. Debuting at the 2014 Beijing auto show, the Bentley Hybrid Concept demonstrates the fuel-saving powertrain that will feature in the company’s first-ever SUV by 2017. The forthcoming Bentley SUV, which was first teased in 2012 as the EXP 9 F concept, goes on sale in 2016 with a W-12 gasoline engine, and the plug-in version will debut a year later. The Bentley SUV, which may or may not be called Falcon, will be based on the forthcoming Audi Q8, a model that in turn will be based on the next-gen Audi Q7 crossover.
  • A Look Back at a 1966 Lincoln Continental

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    1 Aug 2013 | 9:32 am
    The length of this car is amazing! What can we say about Lincoln circa 1966, except that it is everything the Lincoln of today is not? The automaker has taken a step forward with the MKZ, but it’s going to take awhile to straighten out its once-prestigious house.  In 1966, there was no MK-everything alphabet soup. There was just the Continental, and that was enough. The Continental’s advertisements were as understated as its styling (though we prefer the details seen on the earlier years of this body style). Take this example, pulled from a moldering issue of Status magazine.
  • Hertz Rent a Dream

    admin
    9 Jul 2013 | 6:38 am
    It is always nice to rent a little something special that you would not normally drive but Hertz has upped the ante!! Hertz has officially resurrected the spirit of the company’s Rent-A-Racer program, albeit on a slightly different level. If that name sounds familiar, it should. Carroll Shelby famously struck a deal with the rental car company back in 1966, and the result was a fleet of Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 for rent. Later, those cars were sold as GT350-H models, and today they are valuable collector cars. Fast-forward a few decades and Hertz is back at it again with its Dream…
  • Review of the 2014 500L Fiat

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    19 Jun 2013 | 7:05 am
    In true Italian style, Fiat brought the drama to its 500L launch event in Baltimore this week. Not only did it provide a small monsoon during the presentation, barely allowing us to hear thickly Italian-accented public relations flacks, it also sent a tornado into BWI Airport, hoping to keep journalists there for another day of driving. Thankfully, during the on-road testing portion, it was all sun and sunroofs. Read the full story here.
  • Special Ralph Lauren Porsche

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    9 May 2013 | 1:00 pm
    What do you buy for the car collector who has everything? Apparently, an RUF CTR-3. Ralph Lauren, the fashion mogul and vintage-car collector, recently took delivery of an RUF CTR-3, according to people familiar with the deal. Lauren was snapped by the car-parazzi taking it for a spin recently in the Hamptons. A spokesman for Lauren declined comment. For super-rich car collectors, the RUF is one of those cult brands with a storied past and a reputation for high performance. Germany-based RUF Automobile has modified Porsches for 50 years, pimping them out with a super-charged flat-six cylinder…
 
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  • $25 Gift Card Giveaway – Enter Now!

    RecycleScene
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Celebrate Earth Month with Free Stuff We’re hosting another giveaway! We continue appreciate our readers and want to thank you for your continued support, so we’re offering the chance to win another sweet gift card! How much is it worth you ask? $25! We still appreciate if you spend it on something recycled. Just in time to count down to Earth Day, we’re pleased to partner up with Gifts With Humanity who is sponsoring this sweepstakes so one of our readers has the chance to win a $25 Gift Card to their online store. The Gifts With Humanity online store is home to hundreds of…
  • 8 Precycling Ideas That Help Save Money

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    4 Apr 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Be a Precycling Champion Recycling is great, but it doesn’t take care of all our problems. Preventing waste before it happens is a practice known as precycling, and small actions really add up. Between 1960 and 2008, the amount of waste each person creates has almost doubled from 2.7 to 4.5 pounds per day. The most effective way to stop this trend is by preventing waste in the first place. You may already be finding ways to precycle and you didn’t even know it! Take a look at these precycling ideas and incorporate them into your lifestyle: 1. Borrow or rent items when possible.
  • How to Recycle Old Toothbrushes

    Jen
    18 Mar 2014 | 10:48 am
    For When Not Recycling Makes You Bristle Toothbrushes are just one of those items that need to be replaced frequently- it’s just the way it is. Here are some ways to reduce the waste created by this necessity and show you some cool ways to recycle old toothbrushes. In addition, the purchase of recycled toothbrushes helps to close the recycling loop. Reduce Waste Eco-Dent asks the question- why throw away the handle when just the bristles need to be replaced? They came up with a system to reduce the need to buy a whole new toothbrush. Instead, their line of Terradent toothbrushes allow…
  • DIY Projects & More with Homegrown Collective

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    6 Mar 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Thanks to David Soref for this post about our affiliate partner, Homegrown Collective. Tempted to try your hand at homesteading? Maybe grow your own bean and broccoli sprouts, make echinacea and St. John’s wort tinctures, or brew up your own batch of kombucha? DIY projects like these can be fun, empowering, and economical ways of enhancing our lives and our sense of well-being. And of course, DIY is the ultimate form of acting locally. The question is how to get started. The Homegrown Collective is a company dedicated to promoting the DIY ethos by providing its members with products that…
  • Donate Old Cell Phones to Charity

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    27 Feb 2014 | 9:19 am
    Donate Cell Old Phones to Help a Soldier Call Home Robbie and Brittany Bergquist founded Cell Phones for Soldiers, helping soldiers overseas call home and keep old phones out of landfills. Each year more than 130 million cell phones are decommissioned. Cell Phones for Soldiers makes good use of these unwanted devices and provides a way for you to donate old cell phones. Cell Phones for Soldiers accepts any type of cell phone, and since 2004, more than 11 million cell phones have been recycled through this innovative program. Founded by two teenagers from Massachusetts, Brittany and Robbie…
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