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  • Ten Incredible Silverware Reuse Ideas

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    Falesha Wojitysiak
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Silverware is to some a valued possession passed down through generations. However, it is not easy to keep up with every piece after so many years. So, what to do with all of those pieces which are now an incomplete set? Allow me to be your muse using this list of neat repurpose ideas. <div style="text-align: center;"><b style="color: initial; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: initial; background-color: initial;">1. Corn-on-the-cob holders</b></div> <img class="undefined" title="silverware-1"…
  • What does Europe’s aim for a Circular Economy mean for your industry?

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    3 Sep 2014 | 4:05 am
    The idea of recycling is no longer just a benefit to green consumers; it’s an industry issue that benefits from turning current waste streams into resource opportunities. We’ve seen large brands take recycling into their own hands by creating programs and initiatives to preserve their use of natural resources; and we have also seen leaders push for building sustainability directly into the centre packaging. Earlier this summer, the European Commission released new government legislation to reduce the amount of valuable recyclables like PET in landfills to create sustainable growth.
  • Two reasons why you should keep bottling water

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    Sidel
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:14 pm
    If you are currently bottling water on your lines, then you have probably felt the pressure from groups and organisations; who often compare the waste associated with consuming water in plastic bottles versus through the tap. Even publications like the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch have taken a stance to voice their opinions on the debate, but not without active commentary on both sides of the table (see their over 278 comments section). The reality is however, that the issue goes far and beyond just the use of plastic. It is about addressing common misconceptions of who and why people…
  • If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained

    Recycling and Environmental News
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    We're pumping irreplaceable groundwater to counter the drought. When it's gone, the real crisis begins. Dennis Dimick Aquifers provide us freshwater that makes up for surface water lost from drought-depleted lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. We are drawing down these hidden, mostly nonrenewable groundwater supplies at unsustainable rates in the western United States and in several dry regions globally, threatening our future. We are at our best when we can see a threat or challenge ahead. If flood waters are rising, an enemy is rushing at us, or a highway exit appears just ahead of a traffic…
  • How to stop food waste when temperatures soar

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    Mrs Green
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    I don’t know about you but the recent rising temperatures have resulted in more food waste. It’s been upward of 26 degrees in the Zero Waste Towers kitchen and I feel as though I’m surrounded by sweating, rotting stuff. Bananas turn brown as soon as the sun puts his hat on. Bread is sporting a […]
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  • Boosting armor for nuclear-waste eating microbes

    12 Sep 2014 | 6:51 pm
    A microbe developed to clean up nuclear waste has just been improved. In earlier research, Gemma Reguera, a microbiologist identified that Geobacter bacteria's tiny conductive hair-like appendages, or pili, did the yeoman's share of remediation. By increasing the strength of the pili nanowires, she improved their ability to clean up uranium and other toxic wastes.
  • Environmental costs, health risks, and benefits of fracking examined

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    Rising supplies of natural gas could benefit the environment by replacing coal as a fuel for electricity, but hydraulic fracturing poses dangers for people living near the wells, a new analysis finds.
  • Atmosphere in northern hemisphere has lower self-cleaning capacity than previously thought

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    Pollution is being removed more slowly from the atmosphere in the northern hemisphere than previously assumed. An international research team established that the atmospheric cleaning agent hydroxyl (OH) is found in the same concentrations in the southern and the northern hemisphere. Until now, scientists had assumed that there would be more OH in the atmosphere in the more polluted northern hemisphere as the cleaning agent is produced where there is pollution.
  • Groundwater tied to human evolution

    10 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Our ancient ancestors' ability to move around and find new sources of groundwater during extremely dry periods in Africa millions of years ago may have been key to their survival and the evolution of the human species, a new study shows.
  • Residual hydraulic fracturing water not a risk to groundwater

    10 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    Hydraulic fracturing -- fracking or hydrofracturing -- raises many concerns about potential environmental impacts, especially water contamination. Currently, data show that the majority of water injected into wells stays underground, triggering fears that it might find its way into groundwater. New research by a team of scientists should help allay those fears.
 
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  • If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    We're pumping irreplaceable groundwater to counter the drought. When it's gone, the real crisis begins. Dennis Dimick Aquifers provide us freshwater that makes up for surface water lost from drought-depleted lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. We are drawing down these hidden, mostly nonrenewable groundwater supplies at unsustainable rates in the western United States and in several dry regions globally, threatening our future. We are at our best when we can see a threat or challenge ahead. If flood waters are rising, an enemy is rushing at us, or a highway exit appears just ahead of a traffic…
  • Bilabong Pro, Tahiti

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
  • 10 Industrial Waste Statistics and Trends

    1 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    One of the unfortunate side-effects of being an industrialized nation is the waste that industries produce. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, which means that for every good that is produced, waste is also produced. That waste needs to go somewhere so that it doesn’t invade our homes. The Facts About WasteEven though over 30% of waste is recycled every year, only 2% of the total industrial waste that is produced can be recycled. This means that many of the goods that we use every day are generating by-products that are clogging up the environment. We can reduce this waste by…
  • Home sweet shipping container?

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:41 pm
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  • U.S. troops in Afghanistan sent waste to open burn pits, report finds

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Trash burns in an open pit in Afghanistan. (Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction) By David Zucchino 'U.S. taxpayer dollars going up in smoke' in Afghanistan, inspector general says U.S.-funded incinerators in Afghanistan unused, inspector general says Batteries, plastics, tires and aerosol cans tossed into open burn pits in Afghanistan, report says Although the U.S. has spent millions to build incinerators in Afghanistan to avoid exposing anyone to toxic smoke from open burning, American troops sent waste to an Afghan-operated open pit for five months last year,…
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  • Sept 15 - Santa Monica Bag Ban, 3 Years Later and Working Well

    Recycling News
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Local bag bans continue to report plastic bag reductions and smooth operations, even years after the first day of implementation. The City of Santa Monica passed a local plastic bag ban with a 10 cent charge on paper bags in 2011. This month marks the 3 year anniversary of its enforcement. The City reportedly told media, "We've reduced the amount of plastic bags by 78 million plastic bags since our ordinance went into effect." Since 2011, only 98 complaints were filed, and none of the 1,871 stores covered have requested a hardship exemption. The city has issued 162 warnings and…
  • Sept 12 - Plastic Bags and Other Debris Linked to Whale Death

    Recycling News
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:50 pm
    A necropsy on a beached whale near Jacksonville, Florida found "multiple plastic bags and braided line in the first stomach chamber." Media reports indicate that while the official pathology results are still pending, it is more than likely that the ingested plastic bags and debris are the cause of death for this whale. Matthew Denny, a field coordinator for the Georgia Aquarium field station, told reporters, "We have been treating our oceans like trash for way too long and it's starting to catch up with us." Environmental groups have long pointed out that wildlife can…
  • Sept 11 - Encinitas Becomes Second City in San Diego County to Adopt Local Bag Ban

    Recycling News
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Yesterday evening, the Encinitas City Council adopted the latest local carryout bag ordinance in the state. Encinitas is a coastal city about 25 miles north of San Diego, with a population of roughly 60,000. It is the second city in San Diego County to adopt a bag ban; Solana Beach was the first in 2012. With bag ban adoptions in Encinitas yesterday and in Hercules, a Contra Costa County jurisdiction, on Tuesday, there are now at least 127 cities or counties in the state with an adopted bag ban, covering more than a third of the population. The experiences from existing bans demonstrate…
  • Sept 10 - Alameda County Bag Ban Results: 85% Fewer Bags In Stores

    Recycling News
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    In a press release today, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (Stopwaste) announced a dramatic drop in bag distribution thanks to its 2013 plastic bag ban. Stopwaste is reporting an 85% decrease in bag sales in the covered stores, after nearly two years of implementation. Store owners reported that they are buying 50% to 90% fewer bags, and the number of shoppers bringing in their own bags or going without any bags at all has more than doubled. The ordinance was adopted in 2012 and went into effect in grocery, convenience, and drug stores on the first of the following year. In…
  • Sept 5 - Gov Brown Says "Will Probably" Sign First Statewide Bill to Ban Bags

    Recycling News
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Yesterday evening, during a spirited gubernatorial debate, Governor Jerry Brown said that he plans to sign the plastic bag bill, SB 270, into law. He was asked about the measure, which is the first in the nation approved by any State Legislature, during the televised debate against his opponent, Republican Neel Kashkari. His response, "I will probably sign it...In fact, I'll tell you why I'm going to sign it...There are about 50 cities with their own plastic bag ban, and that's causing a lot of confusion." In fact, there are closer to 125 cities or counties with an…
 
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  • Baby Pinafore and Booties

    Cindy
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:54 pm
    I just finished up crocheting this cute baby pinafore pattern. I used some vintage Good Shepherd Pompadour yarn which is 85% virgin wool and 15% rayon. This yarn is a lightweight sport yarn. The original crochet pattern I used is called Baby Pinafore with Ruffles. I did a few modifications to the pattern which I will detail below. I used a G (4 mm) crochet hook and lightweight sport yarn to crochet this baby set. Because this yarn is very lightweight, I feel the pinafore is for a newborn size. I would use a heavier yarn and an H (5 mm) hook for a larger baby as my pinafore is not very big. I…
  • Reusable Water Bottle and Holder

    Cindy
    6 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    Here is a new twist on a recycled plastic water bottle holder. I crocheted this water bottle holder using recycled plastic newspaper bags. I cut the plastic bags into 1 inch wide strips using this plarn making tutorial. Here is the free crochet pattern for the plastic bag water bottle holder. But the twist on this water bottle combo is the water container. I inserted a glass Mason jar into the plarn holder to hold the water. This idea can be used for several different sizes of reusable and recycled glass jars as the plarn holder stretches and fits many sizes of jars and recycled glass…
  • Crocheted Chain Stitch Scarf

    Cindy
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    I wanted to share my recent crocheted chain stitch scarf project. Chain stitch scarves are nothing really new but I wanted to try out the technique and post the results. Here is my first crocheted chain stitch scarf. The finished size of this scarf is 5 inches wide by 6 feet long. I did a total of 20 rows. I would have crocheted a larger scarf but I only had a half a skein of each color of vintage sparkle yarn. One skein was a solid blue and the other was a variegated white to blue skein. The 6 foot length is a youth sized scarf and 7 feet is a more suitable length for an adult scarf. Chain…
  • Heart 12 Inch Doll Dress

    Cindy
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    Here is my I Heart Doll Dress crocheted to fit a 12 inch soft-body baby doll. This little dress was crocheted using my baby doll bunting pattern and just making changes to convert the pattern into a dress. I also used the reverse single crochet stitch for the trim on the neck, sleeves, and hem. If you are not familiar with the reverse single crochet stitch, it is also known as the crab stitch and makes a nice finished trim on a crocheted item. The final touch on the baby doll dress is a little heart I crocheted. I just love how it added that extra special look to the doll dress. I hope you…
  • Crocheted Mini Christmas Socks

    Cindy
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:25 pm
    I’ve been busy crocheting more mini Christmas socks for the Warmth for Warrior stocking drive. I have been involved in the campaign to make little Christmas stockings for the troops which are filled with small items for our troops for several years now. As you can see below, I have crocheted these mainly using yarn but in the center you will see that I have a recycled denim and plastic bag “plarn” socks too. It’s fun to mix and match the yarns and materials to make the stockings each year. I mainly use this little Christmas stocking pattern to crochet the socks with…
 
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  • A Fruit Bowl Turned Onion Bowl And My Antique Kitchen Table

    Le-Chat
    7 Sep 2014 | 1:31 am
    My creation ‘Fruit Bowl Elstar’ never sold on Etsy, even though it attracted thousands of visitors. Probably it was too expensive to ship overseas because of the weight. I used almost two complete trashed XL T-shirts to make it. But at the Dutch craft shows nobody even looked at it. As I feared the colours would only fade from bringing it outdoors over and over again I decided to keep it for myself and decorate my kitchen table with it.Because I’m not a fruit eater it now stores onions. Even though the colours don’t match as well as with the apples I’m quite happy with the…
  • My Old Lace-up Boots

    Le-Chat
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    I picked up these awesome boots over twenty years ago, but only wore them a few times because they were a bit too tight. Then kept them in a box because I just loved them too much. Finally last year I put them on line. It took a while before I found a buyer, but the girl who got them was thrilled and wrote me she was going to cherish them as much as I did. And hopefully wear them often!
  • Vintage Chairs

    Le-Chat
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:40 am
    Yes I dragged in more chairs… But they are cute, seriously vintage and I love that simple style that I must have seen in farm houses in my childhood. With one set still waiting for a buyer I wasn’t too pleased with myself but I had good hopes they would go quickly. And they did. Young girl obviously furnishing her student room came with daddy to pick them up.
  • A Mysterious Concrete Object

    Le-Chat
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:52 am
    I picked this thing up because the design attracted me. Then my antique loving friend came by and said: Oh, that’s pretty, what is it?No idea to be honest, though obviously it had been the support of something. But I was happy she approved of my rescue.So I listed it as ‘a pedestal or something like that’. Two days later a young artist picked it up who told me he was going to use it for one of his concrete sculptures. My friend was thrilled when I told her that.
  • My Antique Dresser And An Ugly Chest Of Drawers Makeover

    Le-Chat
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    Have a look at my first trash-to-treasure project ever! The stenciling is a bit simple and not perfect yet, but I’m quite happy about it.This is what the chest looked like before. The Man dragged it home years ago, and as I can always use extra storage it served to stock my yarn for a long time. Then, replaced by something prettier I decided to get rid of the heavy clumsy thing. But waiting in vain for a buyer I almost re-trashed it.Glad after all I didn’t. From where I usually sit in my room, my vintage dresser almost disappeared out of sight in its dark corner behind a new chair I…
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  • Good Morning Hugs Of Love XXVIII

    mrsjacoby19
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    Good Morning Beautiful People!!! It’s a Blessing To Greet You On This Beautiful Day. We Are Blessed To Have Life, And Life Abundantly. A Couple Days Ago, The Weather Started Getting Cooler Outside. So, bundle up nice and warm. Here Is A Great Big Hug Of Love For You!!! Good Morning!!! We definitely show God’s Love When we care for each other. So, It’s An Awesome thing, That We can also care for our environment too!!! What do we think of our environment? It’s good to us right? We have fresh air. The trees provide us much shade. Rain refreshes the earth when it rains.
  • Glaro RecyclePro I, 12 Gallon, 12 inch W, 2.5 inch x9.5 inch slot, No Message, Only Recycling Logo, Espresso Brown Finish, Satin

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    14 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Reviews Glaro RecyclePro I, 12 Gallon, 12 inch W, 2.5 inch x9.5 inch slot, No Message, Only Recycling Logo, Espresso Brown Finish, Satin for sale Please take a few moments to view the Glaro RecyclePro I, 12 Gallon, 12 inch W, 2.5 inch x9.5 inch slot, No Message, Only Recycling Logo, Espresso Brown Finish, Satin . deals, in order to get an idea about the top quality and features of this product item. Check Price for Glaro RecyclePro I, 12 Gallon, 12 inch W, 2.5 inch x9.5 inch slot, No Message, Only Recycling Logo, Espresso Brown Finish, Satin If you are looking for the deals for Glaro…
  • Glaro Single Purpose Half Round Recycling Receptacle, 10 Gallon, 18 inch W, 5-1/2 inch x12 inch opening, No Message, Only

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    14 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    Reviews Glaro Single Purpose Half Round Recycling Receptacle, 10 Gallon, 18 inch W, 5-1/2 inch x12 inch opening, No Message, Only for sale Please take a few moments to view the Glaro Single Purpose Half Round Recycling Receptacle, 10 Gallon, 18 inch W, 5-1/2 inch x12 inch opening, No Message, Only . deals, in order to get an idea about the top quality and features of this product item. Check Price for Glaro Single Purpose Half Round Recycling Receptacle, 10 Gallon, 18 inch W, 5-1/2 inch x12 inch opening, No Message, Only If you are looking for the deals for Glaro Single Purpose Half Round…
  • Veolia wate site - Liaison group

    jlacon
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    WASTE SITE – LIAISON GROUP Minutes of previous Liaison Group meetings can be found on http://www.veolia.co.uk/westberkshire then click on Waste and Communities and then Community Liaison Complaints Procedure and Contact details Please contact the Environment Agency, West Berkshire Council or Veolia Environmental Services  
  • Recycling centre to be closed to the public for 6 months from 21st September 2014

    jlacon
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Will the public Recycling Centre at Padworth be open? No, it will close for the duration of the Padworth Lane closure therefore reducing the number of vehicles using the diversion route to the Waste Management Site. You will be able to use the facilities at the Smallmead Waste Recycling Centre, Island Road, Reading and the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Newtown Road, Newbury. Will the farmers still collect compost from the waste management facility? During these months they have less compost to be collected but they will still have farmers and third party HGVs collecting material from…
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  • Have an (Eco)Ball: Sportime's Recycled Basketball

    Wendy Gabriel
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    <img class="undefined" title="sportime-eco-balls" alt="Sportime Eco Balls.jpg" data-cms-alignment="center" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2014/9/Sportime Eco Balls_400x400.jpg"> If you enjoy playing basketball in your driveway or your local outdoor court and are concerned about the environment, I’ve found the perfect basketball for you: Sportime’s recycled-material basketball. The Sportime EcoBall's exterior is made from 30% postconsumer recycled material. The materials recycled…
  • Recycling Profile: Austin, TX

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    12 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    <h4><span style="font-weight: bold;">Background</span></h4><img class="undefined" title="austin-recycling" alt="Austin-recycling.JPG" data-cms-alignment="right" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2014/9/Austin-recycling.JPG" height="340" width="340">One of America's fastest-growing cities, Austin, TX (pop. 885,400), is not only interested in teaching its residents to live more sustainably, but it also wants to be perceived as the…
  • Ten Incredible Silverware Reuse Ideas

    Falesha Wojitysiak
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Silverware is to some a valued possession passed down through generations. However, it is not easy to keep up with every piece after so many years. So, what to do with all of those pieces which are now an incomplete set? Allow me to be your muse using this list of neat repurpose ideas. <div style="text-align: center;"><b style="color: initial; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: initial; background-color: initial;">1. Corn-on-the-cob holders</b></div> <img class="undefined" title="silverware-1"…
  • How to Recycle Headphones

    Sophia Bennett
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    <img class="undefined" title="headphone-recycling" alt="headphone-recycling.jpg" data-cms-alignment="center" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2014/9/headphone-recycling_400x400.jpg"> From the tiny earbuds that come standard with iPods, to the giant headphones athletes tend to fancy these days, headphones are everywhere. They are great for listening to music or radio programs in public, or enjoying the sounds of your favorite artists at home if your relatives do not agree with your taste in…
  • The Case for Increasing Glass-Recycling Rates

    Maggie Wehri
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:43 pm
    <img class="undefined" title="glass-cullet" alt="glass-cullet.jpg" data-cms-alignment="center" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2014/9/glass-cullet_400x400.jpg"> For centuries glass was known to be a universal packaging material for commodities like a cold beer to the finest-smelling perfume. Glass is one of the few materials that can be tossed in the recycling stream time and time again while maintaining quality and strength. According to the EPA, “Americans generated 11.6 million tons…
 
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  • An opportunity you just can’t miss! Zero Waste Week 2014

    Mrs Green
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:32 pm
    You know that sinking feeling you get when you know you SHOULD be doing something, but you don’t know where to start? Or that sense that you really ought to be putting positive changes in place but it all feels too much? Imagine you decided to run the next marathon. Would you wake up one […]
  • How to stop food waste when temperatures soar

    Mrs Green
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    I don’t know about you but the recent rising temperatures have resulted in more food waste. It’s been upward of 26 degrees in the Zero Waste Towers kitchen and I feel as though I’m surrounded by sweating, rotting stuff. Bananas turn brown as soon as the sun puts his hat on. Bread is sporting a […]
  • How to have a zero waste barbecue

    Mrs Green
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Yes, you can be forgiven for thinking this is a smart new fangled recycle-on-the-go bin. But actually it’s a safe vault for storing your car keys and mobile phone. Well, more accurately, it’s a Tech Crèche! Yes, those priceless babies you can’t be without – such as the smart phone, tablet and computer games – […]
  • Why reducing waste can be bad for your health #thinkhepatitis

    Mrs Green
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:21 pm
    This week I was sent an email from a reader who wanted to find out more about zero waste methods of birth control. And it got me thinking about the whole waste issue in a more holistic way. If you’re in a committed relationship, your choices for birth control are more varied. But what about […]
  • Third week of Plastic Free July #pfjuk

    Mrs Green
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:05 am
    Welcome to week 3 of my Plastic Free July challenge. You might remember that I didn’t feel I could take on the whole challenge. So I pledged to buy all fruits and vegetables naked throughout the month as this is a habit that has crept back in recently… The first two weeks went brilliantly. During […]
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  • California Drivers Fuel Rechargeable Car Sales in U.S

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    11 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    Over the last four years, more than 100,000 rechargeable cars have been sold to California drivers. This puts the state at the top of the chart for domestic plug-in car sales, representing 40 percent of the market. Sales of hybrid and battery-only cars in the Golden State totaled 102,440 in the period from December 2010 through last month, the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative said today, citing figures from the California Air Resources Board, Hybridcars.com and Baum & Associates. Over the same time frame, about 250,000 rechargeable autos were sold in the U.S., according…
  • 1962 Ferrari Sold for 40 Million

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    25 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
    40 million is a lot of money for anything,  but recently this large sum of money was used to by a red 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta. It once involved in a fatal accident, has set the world record for a car sold at auction, going for $38.1 million at a sale in California, auction house Bonhams said. The price offered on Thursday by a bidder whose identity was not disclosed surpassed the $30 million (all figures U.S.) paid last year for a 1954 Mercedes Benz W196 race car, also sold by Bonhams, the auctioneers said in a press release. “We’ve always maintained that we would exceed the…
  • The Nissan Cube is Finished as of 2015

    admin
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    Nissan tried something new when they announced to release the Cube back in 2008, however this announcement of it being cut from the lineup is no surprise to most car experts. Another class cut-up has graduated from our motor pool. The Nissan Cube’s indefatigable weirdness was likely both its chief selling point and its Achilles Heel, but Autoblog sources say that after a six-year run in the US, the niche player has been scrubbed from the Japanese automaker’s lineup. The move is hardly unexpected – there was confirmation from Nissan Canada that it was pulling the plug on the…
  • Ford Researches Car Parts from Tomatoes

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    11 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    Known for their creative use of food products, Ford has found another unexpected material that it can use to make car parts. It’s a byproduct in the production of ketchup. Yes, ketchup. Ford says it has a deal with H.J. Heinz to use study whether the stuff left over from making ketchup, like dried tomato skins, seeds and stems, can be used to make composites. Sounds crazy? Well, Ford thinks the skins alone could make wiring brackets or center console storage bins. Heinz has a lot of skins. It processes 2 million pounds of tomatoes a year. The idea comes from a two-year collaboration…
  • Can Your Phone Prevent Distracted Driving?

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    13 May 2014 | 3:00 am
    The dangers of texting while driving are obvious. Authorities cited distracted driving as the cause of more than 3,300 deaths nationwide in 2012, the latest year available, and thousands more injuries. Surveys show that drivers recognize the danger of distracted driving, and 43 states and the District of Columbia forbid texting while driving, yet large percentages of drivers — including roughly three-quarters of teens and other young drivers — continue to do it anyway. We have not managed to put down our devices long enough to get from point A to point B, even under threat of…
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  • Fall Giveaway: Stylish, Eco-friendly Products From Preserve

    RecycleScene
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:02 pm
    We appreciate our recycling-savvy readers and want to thank you for your support. We’re pleased to partner with Preserve who is sponsoring a sweepstakes for RecycleScene readers. Now you have the chance to win a $25 Gift Card to their online store! We’ve blogged extensively about Preserve’s Gimme 5 program, which gives you the opportunity to recycle tons of #5 plastic items, from yogurt cups to prescription medication bottles and even Brita filters. Preserve partners with leading brands including Whole Foods Market, Stonyfield, Burt’s Bees, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters,…
  • 2 Clever Products Help You Reuse

    RecycleScene
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    Every once in a while we like to do a roundup of cool recycled products we’ve come across and love share. This week, check out a new way to store food and reuse a wine bottle. Instead of using the usual plastic cling wrap or Saran wrap, try CoverBlubber, a stretchy reusable food saver from Fusionbrands. Besides its cool name, it’s got a couple of other good things going for it. Reuse plastic wrap with a handy alternative. This alternative to plastic wrap and cling film works in the same way, by stretching to form fit over cut food, dishes and containers. You can’t put them…
  • Here’s $15 for Healthy Shopping

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    31 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
    We love to highlight cool national recycling programs that let you recycle no matter where you live. Now we’ve found a program that gives you access to healthy, sustainable foods no matter where you live! Not everyone lives near a food co-op stocked with healthy, organic natural foods. Even if you do live close to a store that has a good selection of organic or fair trade items, there’s bound to be some other brands you haven’t yet tried. The Green Polkadot Box gives you an opportunity to order some really great stuff! In addition to healthy, non-GMO and other green criteria…
  • Infographic: Tips to Cool Your Home

    RecycleScene
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    It’s summer and the temperature is heating up, so we’ve got some tips to cool your home. Overall, space heating accounts for about five times more home energy usage than space cooling, but running fans and your A/C still adds up- It costs American homeowners some $11 billion a year to power their air conditioners. Remember that one of the easiest things you can to do reduce your energy usage and save on utility bills is make sure your cooling appliances are properly maintained. 3 Simple Tips to Cool Your Home 1. Check your owner’s manuals for the recommended maintenance. It…
  • Corn Husk Crafts & Other Fun

    RecycleScene
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:43 pm
    You’ve probably heard of a corn cob pipe, but there are other ways to reuse other parts of leftover corn by creating corn husk crafts. It’s a treat when corn is in season. Grilled or steamed, nothing beats the taste of sweet corn all on its own, or with butter. But when your down cleaning off the kernels, you’re left with the cob and husks. These food scraps are easy to compost if you know how yourself, or if your city provides commercial-scale composting. If you don’t feel like composting, get creative with these project ideas! We’ve searched from husk til dawn…
 
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  • 6 things that can affect PET beverage line performance

    John Henry
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:53 pm
    About Latest PostsJohn Henry John Henry is CEO of Changeover.com and recognised as an expert in reducing changeover time in manufacturing and other industries. Latest posts by John Henry (see all) 6 things that can affect PET beverage line performance - 09/09/14 Prediction:“We will see lights out bottling plants within the next 10-15 years” - 04/08/14 Five steps to better changeover - 09/07/14 One of the first questions many people ask about a machine is: “How fast does it run?” This may not be easy to answer. Does this mean Instantaneous speed? Average speed over time? Normal…
  • What does Europe’s aim for a Circular Economy mean for your industry?

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    3 Sep 2014 | 4:05 am
    The idea of recycling is no longer just a benefit to green consumers; it’s an industry issue that benefits from turning current waste streams into resource opportunities. We’ve seen large brands take recycling into their own hands by creating programs and initiatives to preserve their use of natural resources; and we have also seen leaders push for building sustainability directly into the centre packaging. Earlier this summer, the European Commission released new government legislation to reduce the amount of valuable recyclables like PET in landfills to create sustainable growth.
  • The global water market is increasing. Is your line ready?

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    18 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    The global water market is increasing and we are specifically talking about the bottled water market. As of 2013, the current market value was estimated at $157.27 bn. According to FoodBev.com, Transparency Market Research reports that as of 2020, that number will grow at an annual rate of 8.7% in terms of revenue, reaching a predicted value of $279.65 bn.[1] The research also reports similar findings to KNOWLEDGEshare speaker James Bellini’s predictions on the rise of megacities: countries with expectedly high urban population growth rates are the primary sources of growth for the bottled…
  • Prediction: “We will see lights out bottling plants within the next 10-15 years”

    John Henry
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    About Latest PostsJohn Henry John Henry is CEO of Changeover.com and recognised as an expert in reducing changeover time in manufacturing and other industries. Latest posts by John Henry (see all) 6 things that can affect PET beverage line performance - 09/09/14 Prediction:“We will see lights out bottling plants within the next 10-15 years” - 04/08/14 Five steps to better changeover - 09/07/14 Some electronics plants are so automated that they can be run by a man and a dog. The man is there to feed the dog. The dog is there to bite the man if he tries to touch anything. It’s called…
  • EFSA’s safety assessment of caffeine

    Dr. Michaela Ellmann
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    About Latest PostsDr. Michaela Ellmann Dr. Michaela Ellmann is a specialist lawyer for administrative law at sraConsulting. She has been providing legal services on all facets of administrative law for the food industry for many years. Latest posts by Dr. Michaela Ellmann (see all) EFSA’s safety assessment of caffeine - 21/07/14 Beverage safety in a changing world - 14/07/14 Following positive EFSA opinions on the health effects of caffeine, the European Commission also asked EFSA to assess the safety of this substance. Originally the deadline for this eagerly awaited EFSA opinion was…
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  • Over 160 Years of Expertise

    Sidel
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    So you’ve made the decision to invest in a production line and the only thing on your mind is long-term profitability. With over 164 years of experience in the industry, Sidel’s history of successes, innovative approach and long-term stability means that you’ll always be strategically supported to stay ahead of the game. Sidel’s 164 year story started in 1850 in Parma, Italy, with a man named Pompeo Simonazzi, yet our name is an acronym resulting from the original 1965 French title ‘Société Industrielle Des Emballages Légers’ (‘Industrial Company of Light Packaging’)…
  • Optimising your biggest asset: the production line

    Sidel
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:35 pm
    One of your biggest capital assets is likely your production line, and it’s no industry secret that continuous line improvement is critical to yield greater returns and enable economies of scale. When representatives from Romanian water producer Mineral Quantum attended a Sidel Value Creation Day they learnt there was much they could do to their existing production line, to decrease costs and be in the right position to take further advantage of the growing mineral water bottling potential in Romania. Here’s how a conversation about a bottle redesign and line improvement with a Sidel…
  • Two reasons why you should keep bottling water

    Sidel
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:14 pm
    If you are currently bottling water on your lines, then you have probably felt the pressure from groups and organisations; who often compare the waste associated with consuming water in plastic bottles versus through the tap. Even publications like the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch have taken a stance to voice their opinions on the debate, but not without active commentary on both sides of the table (see their over 278 comments section). The reality is however, that the issue goes far and beyond just the use of plastic. It is about addressing common misconceptions of who and why people…
  • How to ensure more R-PET content for your consumers

    Sidel
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:04 pm
    As consumers become more environmentally conscious about their purchase decisions, sustainability becomes a bigger part of a beverage producer’s agenda. Yet, even if you wanted to increase the recycled content in your bottles, we know that there just isn’t enough R-PET available. Why? Despite PET being 100% recyclable, consumers just aren’t recycling enough. According to this new article by The Guardian, the industry is making some dire packaging mistakes. Here are some ideas from the article that highlight what brands can do to help keep plastic bottles out of landfills. 1. Bottle…
  • Choosing PET over glass: Bacardi, SEAB, Anheuser-Busch Inbev

    Sidel
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Want to get ahead of the beverage game? It’s all about asking the right questions about where you want to be. For these brands it was about asking how to reduce costs, provide convenient solutions to consumers and the desire to explore innovative packaging designs. Beyond choosing PET because it is a viable packaging alternative, here is why they made the ultimate switch from glass. Bacardi: Less packaging, less costs  Across the globe, the spirits market is growing and the trend doesn’t look like it’s slowing down according to market research firm Ipsos. So while others are…
 
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