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  • Miami Artist Creates Beautiful Objects Out of Buttons

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    April Stearns
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    Recycled artwork has become more and more popular over the past years as emerging artists have become more interested in upcycling and environmental art. Recycled artworks are pieces of art put together from any kind of used materials. It can include all types of items such as garbage like toilet paper rolls or used household items such as clothes. One popular item artists reuse for their work are buttons, which can be easily collected from old clothing and other materials. One artist who is known for the incredible use of old buttons in his artwork is <a…
  • Recycled Toilet Paper Tube Art

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    Wendy Gabriel
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:55 am
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I find things have an added beauty when you can reuse a material that might otherwise contribute to our growing landfills. Toilet paper tubes are one of those materials. At our house, we have used toilet paper tubes for composting, recycling and for a lot of art projects. My daughters have used this versatile cylinder for making statues, marble rolling contraptions, butterflies, bees and other projects. Here are some artists that have provided toilet paper tube art inspiration: <h4><b>Beru Betto and the Toilet Roll Pixel…
  • Scientists search for new ways to deal with U. S. uranium ore processing legacy

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    22 Jan 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Researchers are trying to find out why uranium persists in groundwater at former uranium ore processing sites despite remediation of contaminated surface materials two decades ago. They think buried organic material may be at fault, storing toxic uranium at levels that continue to pose risks to human health and the environment, and hope their study will pave the way for better long-term site management and protection of the public and environment.
  • Roofing: Asbestos Removal Costs

    Recycling and Environmental News
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    The old adage applies: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.Jayphen/stock.xchngNo one would consider using a material that contains asbestos today, but back in the 1930’s to the 1970’s it was considered practical due to its great fire resistance and fibrous strength characteristics. Roofing and siding are some of the most common materials from that era that contain asbestos.If it is not “broken,” don’t fix it.The mantra for most asbestos-containing materials is to leave it alone.  The asbestos is normally sealed in the matrix of the component, and therefore contained does not pose a…
  • Jan 21 - Local Startup Turns Food Waste into Fertile Soil

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    22 Jan 2015 | 9:51 am
    Startup of the Month goes to California Safe Soil (CSS) for turning organic trash into fertile treasure.  This West Sac startup is converting leftover organic material into a nutrient-rich soil farmers can use to grow crops in a matter of hours. Treehugger reports that CSS gets leftover organic material from supermarkets, transports it in bins designed to keep it fresh, and then uses their proprietary process of grinding, heating, and then enzymatically digesting the food to turn it into "soup blend" - a liquid fertilizer that can be blended into a consistent formula for…
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  • Scientists search for new ways to deal with U. S. uranium ore processing legacy

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Researchers are trying to find out why uranium persists in groundwater at former uranium ore processing sites despite remediation of contaminated surface materials two decades ago. They think buried organic material may be at fault, storing toxic uranium at levels that continue to pose risks to human health and the environment, and hope their study will pave the way for better long-term site management and protection of the public and environment.
  • Soils could keep contaminants in wastewater from reaching groundwater, streams

    22 Jan 2015 | 7:36 am
    With endocrine-disrupting compounds affecting fish populations in rivers as close as Pennsylvania's Susquehanna and as far away as Israel's Jordan, a new research study shows that soils can filter out and break down at least some of these emerging contaminants. The results suggest that water pollution can be diminished by spraying treated wastewater on land rather than discharging it directly into streams, according to researchers.
  • Synthetic amino acid enables safe, new biotechnology solutions to global problems

    21 Jan 2015 | 10:56 am
    Scientists have devised a way to ensure genetically modified organisms can be safely confined in the environment, overcoming a major obstacle to widespread use of GMOs in agriculture, energy production, waste management, and medicine.
  • Ecocentricity: How do consumers decide what makes a product 'green'?

    21 Jan 2015 | 8:47 am
    The greenness of a product has become increasingly important to consumers, but how do they decide how green a product is in the first place? A new study suggests that consumers believe that products with central rather than peripheral recycled features are greener (even when they are not).
  • Simple soil mixture reverses toxic stormwater effects

    20 Jan 2015 | 3:59 pm
    A simple column of common soil can reverse the toxic effects of urban runoff that otherwise quickly kills young coho salmon and their insect prey, according to new research. The affordable and remarkably effective treatment offers new promise for controlling toxic pollutants that collect on paved surfaces and wash off as stormwater into rivers, streams and the ocean.
 
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  • Roofing: Asbestos Removal Costs

    20 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    The old adage applies: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.Jayphen/stock.xchngNo one would consider using a material that contains asbestos today, but back in the 1930’s to the 1970’s it was considered practical due to its great fire resistance and fibrous strength characteristics. Roofing and siding are some of the most common materials from that era that contain asbestos.If it is not “broken,” don’t fix it.The mantra for most asbestos-containing materials is to leave it alone.  The asbestos is normally sealed in the matrix of the component, and therefore contained does not pose a…
  • Contractor Gets Prison in Asbestos Case

    20 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    A Glendale man convicted of illegally burying asbestos in Canyon Country was sentenced Tuesday to two years in state prison, which the prosecutor called an unusually stiff sentence for an environmental crime."I really have only heard of four or five other cases where we, state prosecutors, obtained a state prison sentence," said Deputy Dist. Atty. Robert Brodney, who has five years experience in his office's environmental crimes division.Wesley Mitchell Burnett, 33, was found guilty in April of three felony counts of dumping the hazardous waste at a site called Crocker Ranch. San Fernando…
  • Finding farmland: New maps offer a clearer view of global agriculture

    18 Jan 2015 | 5:49 pm
    This is a view of the IIASA-IFPRI Global Cropland Map for Africa.Credit: IIASA Geo-Wiki Project; Google[Click to enlarge image]Knowing where agricultural land is located is crucial for regional and global food security planning, and information on field size offers valuable insight into local economic conditions. Two new global maps, released today in the journal Global Change Biology, provide a significant step forward in global cropland information on these two topics.Related ArticlesKudzuEarth scienceTemperature record of the past 1000 yearsScientific visualizationEnergy…
  • California Seeing Brown Where Green Used to Be

    10 Jan 2015 | 9:12 am
    PhotoThe Central Valley of California is home to many  farms that now lie unplanted, like this former tomato field near a chicken farm in Helm. CreditMatt Black for The New York Times Continue reading the main storyShare This PageContinue reading the main storyContinue reading the main storySELMA, Calif. — Fields that in any other year would be filled with broccoli, melons and onions are instead dusty patches of dirt. Farmers are calculating losses that add up with each arid day. Thousands of farm workers who rely on paychecks for tending the fields are expected to go…
  • Doctors Bow After 11-Year-Old Brain Tumor Patient Donates Organs

    8 Jan 2015 | 10:55 am
    photo credit: Cinese media, via CCTV Share on faceboo94.7K Share on twitter278 Share on reddit Share on google_plusone_share More Sharing ServicesMany children dream of being superheroes and saving those in need of help. Eleven-year-old Liang Yaoyi from South China's Guangdong Province was actually able to make an incredible difference and be a hero for others. He had been fighting brain cancer since he was 9, and surgeries and treatments were not able to eliminate the tumor. As he neared the end, he revealed to his mother that he wanted her to donate his…
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  • Jan 21 - Local Startup Turns Food Waste into Fertile Soil

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    22 Jan 2015 | 9:51 am
    Startup of the Month goes to California Safe Soil (CSS) for turning organic trash into fertile treasure.  This West Sac startup is converting leftover organic material into a nutrient-rich soil farmers can use to grow crops in a matter of hours. Treehugger reports that CSS gets leftover organic material from supermarkets, transports it in bins designed to keep it fresh, and then uses their proprietary process of grinding, heating, and then enzymatically digesting the food to turn it into "soup blend" - a liquid fertilizer that can be blended into a consistent formula for…
  • Jan 20 - National Access to Food Scrap Collection Grows by 8%

    Recycling News
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:26 am
    Biocycle, a national composting magazine, recently released the result of their Residential Food Waste Collection in the U.S. survey. They identified 198 communities with curbside collection of food scraps, representing 2.74 million households spread out over 19 states. This is about a 8% increase from the previous year. While that sounds great, to put it in perspective, only 2% of the US households have access to some form of food scrap collection.  Of the approximately 2.74 million U.S. households with some form of residential service, almost half (1.33 million households) are situated in…
  • Jan 12 - 5 Tips to Reduce Your Food Waste

    Recycling News
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:29 am
    If you made a resolution to reduce your foodwaste for this new year, here are five ‪‎tips‬ to keep  you on track from KCET  read more
  • Jan 9 - Governor's Budget Signals Support for Healthy Soils

    Recycling News
    9 Jan 2015 | 11:26 am
    Governor Jerry Brown unveiled his spending plan today and it includes a commitment to protect and maintain healthy soils in California. According to the 2015-16 Governor’s Budget Summary: Healthy Soils As the leading agricultural state in the nation, it is important for California’s soils to be sustainable and resilient to climate change. Increased carbon in soils is responsible for numerous benefits including increased water holding capacity, increased crop yields and decreased sediment erosion. In the upcoming year, the Administration will work on several new initiatives to increase…
  • Jan 9 - NYC Says EPS Foam Not Recyclable, Announces Largest Ban in Nation

    Recycling News
    9 Jan 2015 | 11:08 am
    Yesterday, officials in New York City announced that expanded polystyrene (eps) foam packaging, made from a material commonly called Styrofoam, will be banned from distribution or sale starting July 1. This is the largest eps ban in the nation. “These products cause real environmental harm and have no place in New York City. We have better options, better alternatives, and if more cities across the country follow our lead and institute similar bans, those alternatives will soon become more plentiful and will cost less,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “By removing nearly 30,000 tons of…
 
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  • 8 years and Still Going

    Cindy
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    8 years ago on January 24, I posted my first blog post here at My Recycled Bags. Since 2007 I have shared and added over a hundred different recycled and crocheted patterns. I have battled and so far beaten cancer and posted over 400 blog posts. Through it all, I have meet and become friends with many wonderful people on-line. I just want to take this opportunity to thank all my friends, family and on-line acquaintances. The last 8 years has been fun and very rewarding. As you may know, I love to crochet and make things from recycled materials. Over the years I’ve created things from…
  • Sweater Wrap Vest

    Cindy
    3 Jan 2015 | 9:03 am
    I can now reveal my crocheted sweater wrap I crocheted for my DIL for Christmas. When I saw this cute sweater wrap pattern I just knew I had to crocheted it for her. I used a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook and Lion Brand Heartland yarn in Grand Canyon. It took 3 skeins which was 753 yards (688 meters), 15 ounces to complete the wrap. Finished size is 9-1/2 inches wide by 82 inches long. Here is a photo before I joined the back seam. Here is a closeup of the stitching on the front side. I did not get a photo taken of sweater vest on but here is a photo of the designer modeling her vest wrap. Here is…
  • Recycling Old Christmas Cards

    Cindy
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Here are a few Christmas ornaments I made from old recycled Christmas cards. I save Christmas cards and those sample cards you get in the mail. I cut out to shapes and glue them together. You can either make them bigger for decorating on a tree or package. You can also make smaller ones that can be used as gift tags. For more details on the process you can read my original craft post on Recycling Christmas Cards into Ornaments. Here is one before picture shown below with the holes punched around the card edges. As you can see you just hole punch around the edges evenly. Then with a small…
  • Making Plarn from a Plastic Tablecloth

    Cindy
    6 Dec 2014 | 2:17 pm
    I received a nice email from Anne asking about making plarn (plastic bag yarn) from some old tablecloths she had. She asked “Have you ever used any of the fairly inexpensive plastic banquet length table covers to make plarn?” And if so how do you do it? Well I replied to Anne at the email she left but it came back undeliverable so I thought I’d take this opportunity and respond in a post explaining the process. Yes you can recycled those inexpensive plastic tablecloths into plarn. If the plastic is very thin, I would cut them about 1 to 1-1/2 inches wide depending on the…
  • Baby Blue Vest

    Cindy
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    I crocheted this baby blue vest for a co-worker’s daughter who is expecting a baby boy in a few months. This baby vest is a newborn size and I used my free baby sweater vest crochet pattern. This is an easy and quick little pattern that takes less than 4 ounces of yarn to crochet. So if you are looking for a fast little baby gift you might consider whipping up this cute little sweater vest.[…]
 
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  • Recycle for Count the Kicks

    Gransnet Local Colchester
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:25 am
    Count the Kicks runs a recycling scheme across the UK collecting baby food pouches, Tassimo coffee pods, sweet biscuit wrappers, used stamps, cleaning product waste, printer ink cartridges, clothes and shoes. The recycled goods are turned into funds which go back to the charity. Count The Kicks is one of the UK’s leading pregnancy charities which aims to drastically reduce the number of families that experience the tragedy of still birth in the UK which currently stands at 17 babies every day. By educating expectant mums on the importance of monitoring their baby’s movements, the charity…
  • Recycling Signs

    csw1n
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:58 am
    So this week we had to design signs for recycling at our school. We had to do a sign for trash only, a sign for glass bottles, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans, and another sign for paper only. The next thing I have to do is make an info graphic about recycling to get people to recycle more often. I thought this project was ok, not my favorite by any means.
  • Game 5, Duke PBMT Scrabble tourney, 1/17/2015

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    23 Jan 2015 | 7:55 am
    By Matthew E. Milliken MEMwrites.wordpress.com Jan. 23, 2015 After going a somewhat painful 2-2 in the morning session of the Duke Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program benefit Scrabble tournament, it was time to get lunch. I had about one free hour before game 5 began at 2:30 p.m. I decided to tackle a rather ambitious project. I drove home from the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center and gathered a dead laptop computer and its bulging, useless battery along with a bin full of paper bearing sensitive information, which was awaiting shredding. Then I drove along some back…
  • Are you #Stepping up to create a stronger City? Look forward to seeing you at High Chelmer Shopping Centre 27-30 January

    Chelmsford CVS
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:41 am
    #Stepping up to create a stronger City A new campaign comes to Chelmsford on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thu
  • Amazing Things You Can Do With 3 Household Items

    Gabby Cullen
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Let your tinkering tyke go wild with simple stuff you find around your house. You don’t have to look further than your pantry to find building blocks for creative and educational fun. From powering up your very own vortex to making a foaming volcano, these tinker-type projects will have inquiring kiddos saying, How does that work? and Let’s do it again! Plastic Bottles We love the idea of using empty plastic bottles as building materials. Not only is there probably a surplus in the recycling bin but plastic can build (almost) anything! Whip up a Wind Catcher Investigate a windy day…
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  • How to Recycle Kitchen Cabinets

    Sophia Bennett
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    <img class="undefined" title="kitchen-renovation" alt="kitchen-renovation.jpg" data-cms-alignment="none" data-cms-link-to-option="media" data-cms-link-to="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2014/6/kitchen-renovation.jpg" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2014/6/kitchen-renovation_400x400.jpg"> Congratulations! You are finally ready to remodel that outdated kitchen into a place where any Food Network star would be proud to cook. But before you get too far into the process, it is worth thinking about how you will…
  • Miami Artist Creates Beautiful Objects Out of Buttons

    April Stearns
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    Recycled artwork has become more and more popular over the past years as emerging artists have become more interested in upcycling and environmental art. Recycled artworks are pieces of art put together from any kind of used materials. It can include all types of items such as garbage like toilet paper rolls or used household items such as clothes. One popular item artists reuse for their work are buttons, which can be easily collected from old clothing and other materials. One artist who is known for the incredible use of old buttons in his artwork is <a…
  • How to Recycle Textiles

    Sophia Bennett
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:07 am
    <img class="undefined" title="textile-recycling" alt="textile-recycling.jpg" data-cms-alignment="center" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2015/1/textile-recycling_400x400.jpg"> Textiles are defined by Dictionary.com as “any cloth or goods produced by weaving, knitting or felting.” That is a pretty wide category, so this article we will focus on how to recycle clothing. If you are interested in how to recycle other types of textiles, such as <a href="/2014/05/recycle-fabric"…
  • Recycled Toilet Paper Tube Art

    Wendy Gabriel
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:55 am
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I find things have an added beauty when you can reuse a material that might otherwise contribute to our growing landfills. Toilet paper tubes are one of those materials. At our house, we have used toilet paper tubes for composting, recycling and for a lot of art projects. My daughters have used this versatile cylinder for making statues, marble rolling contraptions, butterflies, bees and other projects. Here are some artists that have provided toilet paper tube art inspiration: <h4><b>Beru Betto and the Toilet Roll Pixel…
  • Tim Noble and Sue Webster: Shedding Light on Grungy Garbage

    Maggie Wehri
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:03 am
    After throwing away a broken pair of sunglasses or dumping the one too many twigs in your front yard, it never crosses our minds that, in the eyes of another of person, these items hold the potential to live new life. Now, not everyone can reimagine or reuse materials in this way, but sometimes someone’s trash can be seen as another person’s treasure. If anyone happens to have a knack for this kind of talent, it’s definitely artists <a href="http://www.timnobleandsuewebster.com/artwerks.html" target="_blank" title="Tim Noble and Sue Webster"…
 
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  • Time to confess! What secret desire do you have that flies in the face of your zero waste lifestyle?

    Mrs Green
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:17 am
    One of the things many of us are eager to do after the festive season is have a good declutter. I must admit that “Create an organised and minimalist home” has been one of my resolutions for Ooo, about eight years now… But one of the things that stops me isn’t motivation, energy or the […]
  • What are your Zero Waste New Year resolutions?

    Mrs Green
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:35 am
    In the January newsletter I asked our readers what Zero waste New Years resolutions they had planned. (If you’re not on the mailing list, sign up now.) I thought I’d share them in a blog post so if you’re stuck on how you can ‘up the ante’ this year you can take inspiration from our […]
  • Are you ready to Dump your Junk with the My Zero Waste January Challenge?

    Mrs Green
    29 Dec 2014 | 2:50 am
    I hope you had a great festive season and it fulfilled your dreams. If you’re anything like me, you’re raring to go this time of year with plans and goals for the following 12 months. Personally, I can’t wait to get all those Christmas decorations down and restore some ORDER in my home! Unfortunately my […]
  • The zero waste guide to medication

    Mrs Green
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:58 pm
    One of the questions I get asked a lot is to do with medication packaging. You know the stuff – plastic and foil blister packs which can’t be recycled. So let me get my disclaimer out of the way. I’m not a Doctor, none of this constitutes medical advice and if you’ve been prescribed medication […]
  • You won’t believe how great this recipe is!

    Mrs Green
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:28 pm
    Cauliflower stumps. Great things huhn? For the compost heap maybe. But all that has changed with a recipe I came across on Lazy Girl Goes Green. She shares innovative ways to get a bit greener without TOO much effort. For Zero Waste Week, Trudi made a pledge to use up ALL food – including as […]
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  • Fuel Economy Targets Remain High, Despite Falling Gas Prices.

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    31 Dec 2014 | 8:43 am
    As of right now, in Detroit, there are few gas stations that have fallen to the wonderful number of $2-per-gallon mark, with the most expensive 87 octane coming in at around $2.20 – $2.30. The average cost of gas in motor city is just a measly $2.02 per gallon. This is causing consumers, a group famous for their utter lack of foresight, to flock towards thirstier vehicles and shun fuel sippers, hybrids and EVs. While that is making lots of money for the manufacturers with a solid lineup of SUVs, crossovers and pickups, Ward’s Auto reports, it also means that more efficient…
  • Shelby Mustang gives inspiration to an RTR Galpin-Fisker Rocket

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    26 Nov 2014 | 5:48 pm
    When you think of a mustang, the Shelby isn’t one that comes to mind. With it’s intricate designs and need for speed, you can tell that the inspiration came from somewhere. Beau Boeckmann said parts of his inspiration for the design of the Galpin- Fisker Rocket Shelby RTR was from an old classic, the 1968 Shelby GT 500. A joint project for Galpin Auto Sports owner Boeckmann and automotive designer Henrik Fisker (previously of Aston Martin DB9 and BMW Z8 fame before his ill-fated Fisker Karma venture), the Galpin-Fisker Rocket’s superfluous panels apparently hide a Ford V-8 that’s…
  • Modest Growth Projected for 2015 Auto Sales in US

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    15 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    While automobile sales are still expected to continue to rise over the next few years, Auto analysts predict that the pace of growth will slow down further in 2015. U.S. auto sales are on pace to rise 5 percent in 2014 to 16.4 million — the best performance since 2006 — after rising by nearly 8 percent in 2013. The consensus is “cautious optimism” as production and sales will grow far faster in Asia, while Europe and South America face significant economic concerns. LMC Automotive senior vice president Jeff Schuster said at a Standard & Poors auto industry conference that it…
  • California Drivers Fuel Rechargeable Car Sales in U.S

    admin
    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…
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  • Are Shipping Container Homes Really Sustainable?

    RecycleScene
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:08 am
    Below is a guest post by Melissa Stevens, who writes articles with DIY and environmentally friendly topics. At the moment she is obsessed with eco cleaning and green ways to maintain her home. Mother of one, in her spare time she is engaged in crafting and housekeeping. Can the environmental issues of container homes be solved with new designs? Shipping containers are primarily used to transfer all kinds of goods when they need to be shipped long distances or overseas. As they are light, portable and set up easily, they are perfect for these purposes. However as time passed and our way of…
  • How to Save Money, Energy and the Environment this Holiday

    RecycleScene
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:42 am
    Below is a guest post by Jared Hill, a Chicago based writer that specializes in technology, environment, energy, health and sports. Follow him on Twitter @JaredHill341 The Holidays might be the “most wonderful time of the year” as the song claims, but it can also be taxing on your wallet and the environment. The exorbitant costs and waste that are associated with this time of year can begin a crazy, wasteful cycle that can ruin the holidays and leave your bank account worse than empty. The good news is that the crazy holiday cycle can be broken. There are things that you can do in…
  • Project Idea: How to Make a DIY Wine Cork Bathmat

    RecycleScene
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Below is a guest post by Olive Moore, a writer, owner of Prompt Cleaning Services and a creative person who is trying to live a bit more eco-friendly.  We know that leftover wine corks are great to reuse in fun projects like holiday decorations, amazing portraits, and even table settings. Now here’s how to make a DIY wine cork bathmat that will look great in a number of bathroom styles, from modern to rustic. It’s not difficult to do and the supplies you will need are easy to find, and cheap! For making your own bathmat from recycled wine corks, you will need around 150-200 wine…
  • 3D Printers Help You Recycle

    RecycleScene
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    3D printers make cool things like phone covers out of recycled plastic.. It’s pretty awesome that we live in a technological age where printers can make objects out of recycled plastic. We’ve heard of plastic bottles being turned into graduation gowns, hats and other clothing. But with new 3D printers, plastic water bottles help produce cell phone cases, jewelry, toys, action figures and all manner of accessories and decor. According to a CNN interview, the world’s first 3D-printed object was a tiny cup that could serve as an eye wash. Things have come a long way since then.
  • Infographic: Which Country Recycles Best?

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    15 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Source: Fix.com The post Infographic: Which Country Recycles Best? appeared first on RecycleScene.
 
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  • Meet industry standards & consumer expectations with modular production

    Sidel
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:10 am
    Demanding consumers, a competitive market plus an increasing focus on sustainability are all factors that affect the beverage industry in different ways. Manufacturers face the challenge everyday of balancing the pressure to cut costs, while producing more SKUs and smaller batches in a sustainable way. Switching to modular production could very well be the solution to these contradictory demands. Take on the challenges of today One could wish it were as easy as making a quality product. But as a beverage manufacturer that’s only step one. Today’s bottling industry is faced with enormous…
  • How to enforce food safety and hygienic design all through the supply chain

    Sidel
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:51 am
    As consumers are getting more involved in what they consume, the room for error is getting smaller. The industry has, of course, always held safety and hygiene as a top priority. But, with the rise of social media and brands becoming more approachable, the demand for transparency is increasing. Sidel recently presented their benchmark in food safety and hygienic design – and how to enforce it from initial idea through to production. The customer is always right Long gone are the days of the uninformed, easy-to-please consumer. Today‘s consumers are highly critical, involved and not…
  • Has 30 years of lightweighting really saved the beverage industry EUR 6.5 billion?

    Sidel
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:32 am
    Nearly three decades ago a half litre PET bottle for still water weighed almost 30 grams. Today, following the release earlier this year of Sidel’s RightWeight™ bottle, the same bottle can weigh as little as 7.95 grams, while still being strong enough to perform across the supply chain, look good at the point of sale and give a great consumer experience. This equates to a reduction in raw material of over 70%, which of course then results in significant cost savings for beverage producers and bottlers worldwide. However, how much have producers saved all together worldwide thanks to this…
  • PEOPLE@SIDEL: MEET ADÈLE, HR SYSTEMS & REPORTING MANAGER

    Sidel
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Adèle joined Sidel in 2011 in Octeville, France, after a successful internship in 2010. In 2014 she moved to the company’s headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. New to Switzerland but not new to Sidel, Adèle enjoys working in international environments. This makes Zug the perfect place  for her with over 25 nationalities in the Swiss office. It is a great experience to be able  to work with people from different backgrounds and cultures, she says. A keen lover of outdoor pursuits, living close to both the local Sidel office and some of the country’s most beautiful mountains also…
  • PEOPLE @ SIDEL: MEET KAREL, REGIONAL COMMERCIAL MANAGER

    Sidel
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    In the last post for our People @ Sidel series, you met Umberto Pignatelli, Lean Onsite Manager from Parma, Italy. This time, we would like you to join Sidel in its Dubai office in the United Arab Emirates and meet Karel Brussen, who introduces his job and life there.   Best part of the job: Meeting clients As Regional Commercial Manager for eight countries in the Middle East, Karel focuses on matching his customer`s needs with Sidel`s solutions. For him meeting his clients is the best part of his job.   Life @ Sidel When he was a child, Karel dreamt about becoming a pilot. This…
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  • How to recycle LDPE plastic

    Andrew Wheat
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:53 am
    Blog post from www.entirerecycling.co.uk The post How to recycle LDPE plastic appeared first on Entire Recycling.
  • Plastics Recycling Prices as Oil Prices Drop

    Andrew Wheat
    12 Jan 2015 | 5:07 am
    Blog post from www.entirerecycling.co.uk The post Plastics Recycling Prices as Oil Prices Drop appeared first on Entire Recycling.
  • Metal Recycling Prices December 2014

    Nathaniel Ford-Francis
    29 Dec 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Blog post from www.entirerecycling.co.uk The post Metal Recycling Prices December 2014 appeared first on Entire Recycling.
  • Plastics Recycling Prices December 2014

    Nathaniel Ford-Francis
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Blog post from www.entirerecycling.co.uk The post Plastics Recycling Prices December 2014 appeared first on Entire Recycling.
  • Paper & Cardboard Recycling Prices December 2014

    Nathaniel Ford-Francis
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Blog post from www.entirerecycling.co.uk The post Paper & Cardboard Recycling Prices December 2014 appeared first on Entire Recycling.
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  • E-waste management: Scientific Recycling, Green E-products, Stringent Legislation Need of Hour

    J Nethery
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:39 am
    It is a Frankenstein in the making, created out of our insatiable desire to meet the exigencies of modern consumerist lifestyle. Disturbingly, it is fast getting out of our control. If not managed expeditiously and on a war footing then it may burry us all under its massive weight, sooner or later. Yes, E-waste and its increasingly unmanageable volume are giving sleepless nights to corporations and civic bodies world over. By every aspect of the gargantuan proportion of the problem E-waste has thrown up a plethora of challenges that have a direct bearing on the overall well being of the…
  • Safeguard Your Environment with the Three R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

    J Nethery
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:11 am
    Have you ever dream’t of becoming a key player in making your society a healthier and safer place to live in? Ever since I became more conscious about the world around me, I was keen to understand the importance of a healthy environment and the significant role it played in our lives. I started reading more about waste and waste management and decided to spread more awareness about it. Although, in the recent years, many consumer product companies are marketing their products as environmentally friendly, there is nothing better than buying green. Moreover, the old dictum – reduce,…
  • Waste Management: An Effort by Well Known Corporations

    J Nethery
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:56 am
    The growing concern over waste accumulation has propelled many world leaders and famous organizations to take huge initiatives in the different waste management programs. Major work has been done by different corporations who have realized the importance of waste management programs. Why should famous corporations join the waste management race? It has been asked several times as to why big and famous companies need to join the race of waste management. Well, there are many reasons behind it. Some of them are: Brand name: One of the biggest reasons for big companies to join the run for waste…
  • Managing Industrial Waste For A Good Cause: Saves Business Bills, Environment

    J Nethery
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:08 am
    Image Credit: Eigus.com Ever wondered how fast our household garbage bin gets filled up much before we realize that it’s full to capacity. Sitting at home, US citizens produce more than 2 kg of waste per person per day. Now just imagine what will be the case with big industries and mass production companies who just cannot help with piles of waste due to their high-scale production. Municipal solid waste is a relatively small part of the overall waste generated in the United States. More than 95 per cent of the total solid waste generated in the United States each year is agricultural,…
  • The Journey of Trash – From Your Office to the Food Cycle

    J Nethery
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:24 am
      To me, I think people who don’t think it’s a big deal to toss a plastic bottle in the garbage are not only being irresponsible, but I think they’re being disrespectful of all the other humans on earth. (Sophia Bush) Waste management is one of the main concerns of different communities and municipalities worldwide. Even though the word is being spread for waste management; there are people who have not started to make an effort as yet. This is actually bringing down the overall recyclable rate in the world, which is definitely an alarming fact for everyone. Moreover,…
 
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  • London’s record high rental prices bring shipping container homes into spotlight

    admin
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    Could homes made from shipping containers provide a real solution to London’s housing crisis? The UK is growing rapidly in population and the capital is facing the greatest challenge. According to a recent mayor’s report there will be more than 11 million people living in the city by 2050 which raises tough questions about housing […]
  • Eco-friendly shipping container home challenge

    admin
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:03 am
    Is it possible to build a home using only recycled materials and save a bunch of money as well as helping the planet? Eco-friendly shipping container homes have been created before but they are not always built with re-used materials. Tony Hurd grew up around shipping containers in his native San Francisco but I doubt […]
  • Take a peek inside this stylish shipping container home – you’ll love it.

    admin
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:50 am
    Can comfortable, upscale living and old shipping containers really go together? One Kansas woman’s container home creation would suggest the answer is definitely yes. More used to creating hit children’s toys Debbie Glassberg turned 5 shipping containers into a 2,000+ sq ft. dream house. The home features: Spacious downstairs living area Galley kitchen with energy […]
  • Learn how this shipping container home design means you NEVER have to pay utility bills again

    admin
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:52 am
    How does the idea sound of living in a cute shipping container home with beautiful surroundings and no utility bills? Ever! 2 men from Seattle made it happen. Key ‘Studio 320′ shipping container home facts 320 sq ft shipping container retreat home built using 2 second hand containers Rain water collected from roof which supplies […]
  • New Watford Market built from shipping containers – Watch how it was made.

    admin
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    Shipping container architecture: Watford Market was constructed using 42 shipping containers. Watford Market YouTube VERSION 4 New Watford Market – the inside story of how it was built Adaptainer were contacted by Watford Borough Council earlier this year about their plans for a new Watford Market made from converted shipping containers. Watford is an English […]
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