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  • Environmental science: Pollution patrol

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    24 Mar 2015 | 6:54 pm
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/environmental-science-pollution-patrol-thomas-m-abercrombie
  • Mar 26 - Much Work Ahead to Meet 75% Recycling Goal

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    26 Mar 2015 | 3:12 pm
    A new report by CalRecycle shows that California’s recycling rate has plateaued at around 50 percent since 2010. While this is among the highest rates in the country, there is still much work to be done to reach the goal of 75 percent recycling by 2020 set forth by AB 341 (Chesbro), a bill sponsored by Californians Against Waste.    "The key here is both creating an incentive for various materials to be collected for recycling and then creating a further incentive for the remanufacturing of the materials that are collected," CalRecycle Communications Director Mark…
  • The Switch to LED

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    Dave Fidlin
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    <img class="undefined" title="led" alt="LED.jpg" data-cms-alignment="none" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2015/3/LED_400x400.jpg" /> Out with the old, in with the new! New technology, that is. When it comes to lighting homes, businesses, offices, government buildings and industrial facilities, this has become a phrase used progressively more as people are switching from traditional light bulbs to LED technology. LED - known more formally as light-emitting diode - is a form of technology…
  • Mar 12 - Local Food Recycling Startup Makes Huge Expansion

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    12 Mar 2015 | 3:49 pm
    The Sacramento Business Journal reports that California Safe Soil, which turns food waste into fertilizer, is in the middle of putting together a $7.1 million investment to build a new plant at the McClellan Business Park near Sacramento. California Safe Soil has operated a pilot project composting facility in West Sacramento since 2012. This aerobic digestion process can be done in just 3 hours and is an exciting and innovative way to create a truly farm to fork to farm system. California Safe Soil's Dan Morash told the Business Journal that "We're selling out of everything we…
  • Paper & Cardboard Recycling Prices March 2015

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    Nathaniel Ford-Francis
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Blog post from www.entirerecycling.co.uk The post Paper & Cardboard Recycling Prices March 2015 appeared first on Entire Recycling.
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  • Exercise can outweigh harmful effects of air pollution

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:42 am
    The beneficial effects of exercise are more important for our health than the negative effects of air pollution, in relation to the risk of premature mortality, new research shows. In other words, benefits of exercise outweigh the harmful effects of air pollution.
  • Metals used in high-tech products face future supply risks

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:18 am
    Researchers have assessed the 'criticality' of all 62 metals on the Periodic Table of Elements, providing key insights into which materials might become more difficult to find in the coming decades, which ones will exact the highest environmental costs -- and which ones simply cannot be replaced as components of vital technologies.
  • Agricultural waste could be used as biofuel

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:33 am
    Straw-powered cars could be a thing of the future thanks to new research. A new study pinpoints five strains of yeast capable of turning agricultural by-products, such as straw, sawdust and corncobs, into bioethanol -- a well-known alcohol-based biofuel.
  • Simple method of binding pollutants in water

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:27 am
    New types of membrane adsorbers remove unwanted particles from water and also, at the same time, dissolved substances such as the hormonally active bisphenol A or toxic lead. To do this, researchers have imbedded selective adsorber particles in filtration membranes.
  • Disturbingly little known about microbeads, plastics in the Great Lakes

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:22 am
    A New Democratic Party Member of Parliament is calling on the Canadian government to list microbeads, tiny plastic flakes used in cosmetics, as a potential toxic substance. Health Canada claims the beads are safe for use as an additive, but this MP says they pose a danger to the aquatic environment. Researchers are warning that microbeads and plastic debris of all sizes could be a bigger environmental problem for the Great Lakes than previously thought.
 
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  • Environmental science: Pollution patrol

    24 Mar 2015 | 6:54 pm
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/environmental-science-pollution-patrol-thomas-m-abercrombie
  • Review of San Onofre deal is sought

    20 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    Defective steam generators forced the closing of the 2,200-megawatt San Onofre nuclear power plant near San Clemente. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)The pact requires San Onofre's owners to pay $1.4 billion; residential and business ratepayers $3.3 billionA Los Angeles County lawmaker is asking state regulators to reopen a legal settlement that apportioned costs of permanently closing the San Onofre nuclear power plant near San Clemente.lRelated BUSINESSPUC seeks higher PG&E penalties for San Bruno explosionSEE ALL RELATED8The controversial agreement, approved in November by…
  • Today marks the 50th anniversary of the ground war in Vietnam. #NeverForget

    8 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
  • Heavy Metal Waste Regulation: Which Substances Make Up the RCRA 8 Metals?

    5 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    What are the RCRA 8 Metals?The Resource Recovery and Conservation Act (RCRA) lists and monitors a group of eight heavy metals which are commonly referred to as the RCRA 8. The reason being, each of these eight metals is extremely toxic at even small concentrations.So the amount of each metal present in waste is highly regulated, and the waste can be made up from everything from light bulbs to batteries. So learning each metal and their allowable amounts is crucial.The RCRA 8 metals are,Arsenic (As),Barium (Ba),Cadmium (Cd),Chromium (Cr),Lead (Pb),Mercury (Hg),Selenium (Se),…
  • How Much Should You Worry About Asbestos in the Home?

    5 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
    Asbestos was a popular material for most of the twentieth century, mainly because of its ability to insulate and act as a fire retardant. In fact, it's still used heavily in some parts of the world, such as India and China. We know enough about the risks now, though, that it's banned outright in more than 50 countries according to asbestos.com and banned for some uses in the US. But how worried should you be if you find it in your home?Asbestos in the homeOne of the places you might find asbestos in a home is the duct system. The white tape you see above is of the type that…
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  • Mar 26 - Much Work Ahead to Meet 75% Recycling Goal

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    26 Mar 2015 | 3:12 pm
    A new report by CalRecycle shows that California’s recycling rate has plateaued at around 50 percent since 2010. While this is among the highest rates in the country, there is still much work to be done to reach the goal of 75 percent recycling by 2020 set forth by AB 341 (Chesbro), a bill sponsored by Californians Against Waste.    "The key here is both creating an incentive for various materials to be collected for recycling and then creating a further incentive for the remanufacturing of the materials that are collected," CalRecycle Communications Director Mark…
  • Mar 24 - Advocates Flood State Capitol for Ocean Day 2015!

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    24 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    March 24 is Ocean Day in California, a day when environmental groups from across the state gather to flood the State Capitol in Sacramento and remind staff and legislators about one of our greatest resources…our oceans.   This year, Californians Against Waste is sponsoring AB 888, which renews the effort to ban plastic microbeads in the state.  Authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), AB 888 would ban the sale of microbeads in toothpaste, facial scrubs and other personal care products.  Despite the fact that there are natural alternatives that break down quickly…
  • Mar 20 - CA vs. Big Plastic Statement on Assemblymember Harper Bag Bills

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    20 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    SACRAMENTO – California vs. Big Plastic Spokesperson Mark Murray made the following statement after today’s Huntington Beach press conference focused on legislation authored by Assemblymember Matthew Harper (R-Huntington Beach) that would undo single-use plastic bag prohibitions that Californians support nearly 2-1, according to a USC/LA Times poll:   “Just like the industry-financed referendum, these bills will be defeated because Californians see the results coming out of 138 California cities and counties where plastic grocery bags have already been eliminated.  Those…
  • Mar 20 - Sacramento City Council to Vote on Ban on Single-use Plastic Bags

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    20 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    The Sacramento City Council will review a proposed ordinance on Tuesday that would ban single-use plastic bags.  The Sacramento Bee reports that "Mayor Kevin Johnson has indicated for months that he would push for the city to limit plastic bags if opponents qualified a referendum seeking to overturn a statewide ban approved last year by Gov. Jerry Brown."  After out-of-state plastic companies spent over $3 million on paid signature gatherers to overturn SB 270, the Secretary of State announced last month that the referendum had qualified.   Californians Against Waste…
  • Mar 12 - Local Food Recycling Startup Makes Huge Expansion

    Recycling News
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:49 pm
    The Sacramento Business Journal reports that California Safe Soil, which turns food waste into fertilizer, is in the middle of putting together a $7.1 million investment to build a new plant at the McClellan Business Park near Sacramento. California Safe Soil has operated a pilot project composting facility in West Sacramento since 2012. This aerobic digestion process can be done in just 3 hours and is an exciting and innovative way to create a truly farm to fork to farm system. California Safe Soil's Dan Morash told the Business Journal that "We're selling out of everything we…
 
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  • Red White & Blue Plarn Basket

    Cindy
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:21 pm
    Here is my latest crocheted recycled plastic bag basket. This basket uses mainly grey Walmart plastic bags and then I added stripes of red, white and blue “plarn” to decorate it with a patriotic theme. I used an old plastic-coated clothes hanger for the handle. I cut a piece 19 inches long and put some curved ends on the hanger so I could attach it to the sides of my crocheted basket. Once I had the hanger attached to the inside of the basket, I used a pliers to squeeze closed the curved hooks around the top edge to secure it to the basket. Now for the free crochet pattern details…
  • Thick Front Post Crocheted Hat

    Cindy
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Here is my very thick front post crocheted hat. The hat is crocheted by working all front post double crochet stitches in the round. The result is a comfortable very heavy winter hat that will keep you warm. You can add a few extra rounds to make a longer hat as this is one more of a helmet cap as shown. I have included changes for a smaller ladies or youth size in the free crochet pattern below. Thick Front Post Crocheted Hat Pattern Hook: “H” (5 mm) US sized crochet hook Materials: 3 ounces (200 yards) – Wool or Worsted Medium Weight Yarn I love this Wool in Dark Navy used in hat…
  • My Corner to Corner Afghan

    Cindy
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Here is my first ever corner to corner afghan. I crocheted this using one strand of black yarn held with different shades of blue scrap yarn I had in my stash. I tried to do a color scheme by starting and ending with the same bright shade of blue yarn. I then just used some different colors with a light blue yarn in the center. I used this corner to corner afghan pattern to crochet my blanket. The pattern has a good video tutorial that is found here which I found very useful on how to get the pattern started. Here is one photo while the lapghan was in progress. Once you get the pattern down,…
  • Being Creative Finding Colorful Plastic for Plarn

    Cindy
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:39 am
    People frequently ask me where I find all the different colored bags for recycled bag projects. I admit it is harder to find pretty colors of plastic bags to turn into yarn or plarn as it is referred to now. Plarn is the plastic yarn made by cutting recycled plastic into strips. One tip I want to share today is that you must be creative finding colorful plastic to recycle into plarn. One such example is this large red plastic bag that hash browns are sold in. It is mostly a nice bright red color and can be cut into a thin strip to make plarn. Because this plastic is very thick, I cut it in…
  • Crocheted Potholders with Recycled Rings

    Cindy
    4 Feb 2015 | 6:42 pm
    I love crafting with recycled materials. So when I crocheted these potholders, I used recycled plastic rings for the projects. I recycled these plastic rings from milk, juice and other plastic bottles. Here are two crocheted potholders I made using my recycled rings. The green potholder has a milk jug ring for it’s loop ring and the blue speckled potholder has a smaller juice ring for the hanging ring. So depending if you like a larger hanging loop or smaller, just choose the ring dimension that you like best to crochet around the plastic ring for your potholders. Both of these…
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  • Bulker Ship Demolition Prices India 370-380 and Other Scrap Pricing Updates

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    29 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    March 29, 2015 SHIP DEMOLITION PRICES LION’S DEMOMETER (USD $ / LT)   COUNTRY          BULKER    TANKER    CONT/TWEEN  TREND TURKEY              240-250     250-265   ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • USA Scrap Prices Still Struggling and Latest Ship Demolition Prices

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    21 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    March 21, 2015 DEMOLITION SHIP BREAKING PRICES LION’S DEMOMETER (USD $ / LT) COUNTRY         BULKER       TANKER       CONT/TWEEN    TREND TURKEY            240-250      ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • New Mobile App For The Ship Recycling Industry Announced and Other Scrap Metal News

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    17 Mar 2015 | 4:41 pm
    March 17, 2015 GMS ANNOUNCES NEW SOURCE FOR INDUSTRY INTELLIGENCE IN THE SHIP RECYCLING INDUSTRY In a first for the industry, Global Marketing Systems (GMS), the world’s largest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Leicester waste firm fined after worker’s leg crushed in baler

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    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Leicester waste firm fined after worker’s leg crushed in baler A Leicester-based recycling firm has been ordered to pay more than £15,000 after a worker’s leg was severely crushed in a cardboard baler. Bakers Waste Services Ltd was sentenced at Leicester Magistrates’ Court today (26 March) following the incident which took place at the firm’s Enderby site in January 2014. The Court heard how the 22-year-old worker, who has not been named, was clearing a blockage from the baler when his left leg became trapped between the static framework and moving bed. It took firefighters who…
  • Friday Flashback

    jkschafer
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:27 am
    Whether we are making use of the discarded stuff that has been left by previous owners or reclaiming
  • Changes to bin collection days throughout Easter

    halifaxnorthandeast
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:24 am
    Please note that your waste and recycling collections will be one day later over the Easter week – see table below – Friday 3 April to Good Friday all waste collection crews will be working as normal. Make a note of your collection day and place your containers out by 7am on that day. For more information please www.calderdale.gov.uk/bank-holiday
  • One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul

    Patricia Tilton
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia Miranda Paul, Author Elizabeth Zunon, Illustrator Millbrook Press, Nonfiction, Feb. 1, 2015 Suitable for Ages: 4-8 Themes: Isatou Ceesay, Gambia, West Africa, Plastic bags, Pollution, Recycling Opening: Isatou walks with her chin frozen. Fat raindrops pelt her bare arms. Her face hides in the shadow of  a palm-leaf basket, and her neck stings with every step. Synopsis: As a girl, Isatou watches the people of her village carry items in plastic bags. When the bags tear, they toss them in the dirt.  The bags accumulate in…
  • a scene from a movie?

    Lisbet
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:43 am
    This accommodation was comfortably sitting on the beach at Dunk Island looking south across to the more exclusive Bedarra Island.  Not a bad way to spend some time away from it all on a near deserted tropical island!
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  • 3 Food Companies Making an Eco-Friendly Splash

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    30 Mar 2015 | 4:09 pm
    <img class="undefined" title="farmersmarket" alt="farmersmarket.jpg" data-cms-alignment="none" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2015/3/farmersmarket_400x400.jpg" /> “Green” and “eco-friendly” have become marketing buzzwords, particularly in the food industry, and many companies are making big claims in that regard. But which companies are truly blazing the trail, and having a significant effect on local communities? I’m highlighting a few organizations in the food industry that…
  • What Can You Do with Old Device Chargers?

    April Stearns
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    <img class="undefined" title="oldchargers" alt="oldchargers.jpg" data-cms-alignment="none" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2015/3/oldchargers_400x400.jpg" /> Recently, my Apple laptop charger stopped working. I had owned it for four years, and the electrical wires inside of it were peeking out through cracks, so replacing it had been a long time coming. After buying a new one, I realized I had no clue what to do with my old, now useless charger. Throwing it in the garbage definitely did…
  • Talking About Greywater Systems

    Wendy Gabriel
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    <img class="undefined" title="watersplash" alt="watersplash.jpg" data-cms-alignment="none" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2015/3/watersplash_400x400.jpg" /> I have always been intrigued with the idea of putting a greywater system in our home, and since moving to California, the idea has seemed even more relevant and attractive. There was a <a href="http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-famiglietti-drought-california-20150313-story.html" title=""…
  • Recycling Profile: Parkersburg, West Virginia

    Kimberly Killen
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:11 pm
    <img class="undefined" title="parkersburg" alt="parkersburg.jpg" data-cms-alignment="left" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2015/3/parkersburg_400x400.jpg" height="272px" width="647px"><h2>Background</h2> Parkersburg, WV, (pop. 31,186) believes recycling is more than just a trendy thing to do – it’s a way of life. The City is inspiring more residents to recycle by making it as convenient for them as possible, and offering curbside pick-up and numerous…
  • The Switch to LED

    Dave Fidlin
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    <img class="undefined" title="led" alt="LED.jpg" data-cms-alignment="none" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2015/3/LED_400x400.jpg" /> Out with the old, in with the new! New technology, that is. When it comes to lighting homes, businesses, offices, government buildings and industrial facilities, this has become a phrase used progressively more as people are switching from traditional light bulbs to LED technology. LED - known more formally as light-emitting diode - is a form of technology…
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  • How to recycle old tools

    Mrs Green
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:06 am
    You know I live with a hoarder, right? I’d love to show you a picture of the inside of our garage, but I fear the judgment. It really does look like a jumble sale Aladdin’s Cave in there. Although Mr Green promises everything has a use and purpose and will come in useful ‘one day’, […]
  • Exciting research into Zero Waste Week – please help!

    Mrs Green
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:28 am
    Meg Roper aka Mrs M (from Mrs M’s Curiosity Cabinet) enthusiastically participated in last year’s Zero Waste Week. She is by her own admission an energy and waste geek but her interests are not limited to blogging about them. Meg takes an academic interest in waste. She is currently completing an environmental Masters degree and […]
  • The most amazing reuse project ever?

    Mrs Green
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:04 am
    It’s been below freezing in several areas across the UK recently. What better way to wile away the long, cold days than to get stuck into an arts and crafts project? Better still when you raid the recycling containers because you’re having fun as well as reusing resources… This recycling project has to be the […]
  • Will you #showthelove this Valentine’s Day?

    Mrs Green
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:04 am
    I’ve recently become a fan of Dragon’s Den! I’d heard the term batted around the internet a a friend mentioned the TV programme to me a while ago. But as I don’t have a TV I didn’t have a clue what she was talking about. The other night I was looking for something to watch […]
  • Reduce wet wipes and cotton wool use with these alternatives for removing make up

    Mrs Green
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Over on Twitter, Rachael asked about alternatives for cotton wool and wet wipes when removing makeup. And the answers from the Zero Waste community came flooding in! Here’s Rachael’s original tweet: @myzerowaste Any ideas for reusable alternatives to cotton wool /wet wipes for removing makeup? — Rachael Hodgetts (@RachaelHodgetts) January 2, 2015 There must be […]
 
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  • Can Technology Really Correct Bad Driving in Teenagers

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    25 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    It’s easy to become distracted while driving due to loud music, phones and other passengers. While distracted, it is easy to forget to wear a seatbelt and watch speed, especially when safety features are deactivated. It has come to a point where teenage driving habits need to be documented or restricted. Chevrolet has announced that it will offer parents a creepy level of oversight when it comes to letting the kids borrow the family ride, and the NSA-style spying begins with the 2016 Malibu. A system dubbed Teen Driver will debut on the bow-tie brand’s newest mid-size sedan (which itself…
  • Millennials like cars after all

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:04 pm
    Who would have thought it, kids like cars. MTV recently did a study which findings conclude that three in four youngsters would rather give up their social media, and instagrams than their car. 72 percent would much rather give up TEXTING for a week than their car. Who would have thought that the death of the automobile wasn’t actually going to happen. MTV found 8 in 10 Millennials use cars as their most frequent form of transportation.”They are driving and they prefer driving as their No. 1 method of transportation,” said Berj Kazanjian, MTV’s senior vice president of…
  • 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…
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  • Why, Yes! It IS a Recycled Planter!

    RecycleScene
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:12 am
    Below is a guest post by Josh Andrews, who enjoys writing about gardens, plants and home. Checkout his blog at hurricanes08.org Don’t you just love it when you can keep from throwing something away? With my love of gardening, and the all-too-rare sunshine we’ve had for a couple of days, my thoughts are turning to ways in which I can get a head start on spring, and recycle planters, too. Here are some ideas I’ve come up with for recycled planters, and a few I picked up from friends. An old washing machine drum lives on in the garden. Washing Machine Drums Forget those raised planters…
  • With Cigarette Butt Recycling, Everybody Wins

    Jen
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:21 am
    Use Your Butt to Recycle With over 4 trillion cigarettes smoked each year, cigarette butts make up the majority of litter on streets and beaches around the world. Nearly 200 million pounds of cigarette butts are littered annually, leading many to wonder if there are ways to make use of this trash. Here’s a look at cigarette butt recycling, from artistic creations to truly innovative solutions that create green jobs and help keep cities clean. Cigarette butt recycling leads to artistic creations and green jobs that help keep cities clean. As cigarettes are smoked, filters trap all…
  • 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…
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  • Speed is of the essence: 3 essential aspects to improving your time to market

    Sidel
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:17 am
    The global population is ever growing and the number of potential customers is increasing. However, consumer preferences are changing faster than ever, posing new challenges for production companies in the beverage industry. Having a fast speed to market is becoming increasingly important to meet changing consumer demands. Hurry up, don’t rush While speed is of the essence, rushing is risky. The modern consumer is ruthless, empowered by technology to voice her criticism and most often able to choose a competing product instead, when a speedy product launch has compromised quality,…
  • The re-design that increased sales by 30% and reduced production resources

    Sidel
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:06 am
    Is there a way to please demanding consumers, lower your ecological footprint and increase sales all at once? It sounds too good to be true, but that’s exactly what Mexican company, Innomex, achieved with the re-design of their bottled water. Read about their road to success and the production setup that took them there. Strong design, light bottle As a beverage manufacturer, there are many factors to consider when designing a new bottle. Consumers are used to changing designs and it can be difficult to sway their brand preference. It’s also important that the production of the design is…
  • It’s all about the blow: The secret to high-quality lightweight PET bottles

    Sidel
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:21 am
    As the popularity of lightweight bottles keep rising, manufacturers are facing more difficulties ensuring high bottle quality. This increases the importance of the bottle blowing process, as poor material distribution can affect both the consumer experience and the quality of the entire production line. As a result, securing uniform blow moulding is more important than ever. Lightweight bottles are becoming increasingly popular with beverage manufacturers and consumers alike. For manufacturers the obvious advantages are the reduced costs, using less PET and lowering their ecological…
  • Why labelling is integral to brand building

    Sidel
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:34 am
    “At the point of sale, there needs to be a real show – an interesting story. And packaging can play a big role. Today, we have products capable of doing what traditional advertising can’t. We can keep a conversation going with the consumer. It’s not just about branding but truly enhancing the consumer experience, creating meaning and bonds.” -Michel Ladet, Vice President, Sociovision France Labels are no longer just the place to put the product name and information. They are fast becoming as important as the bottles themselves, and marketing departments worldwide know…
  • Getting your bottle from concept to consumer

    Sidel
    9 Mar 2015 | 12:23 am
    As a beverage manufacturer in today’s market, it can be challenging to make a product that ticks all the right boxes. How do you ensure that your bottle design can be produced in an environmentally responsible way, while living up to the consumer’s high expectations and looking good on your bottom line? It’s all about having the right team to create the right design – creatively as well as technically. Keeping a product light, sustainable and eye catching are three very important things for a bottle manufacturer. But lightweighting bottles do not come obstacle-free, as you want…
 
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    Entire Recycling

  • Paper & Cardboard Recycling Prices March 2015

    Nathaniel Ford-Francis
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Blog post from www.entirerecycling.co.uk The post Paper & Cardboard Recycling Prices March 2015 appeared first on Entire Recycling.
  • Plastics Recycling Prices March 2015

    Nathaniel Ford-Francis
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    Blog post from www.entirerecycling.co.uk The post Plastics Recycling Prices March 2015 appeared first on Entire Recycling.
  • Metal Recycling Prices February 2015

    Nathaniel Ford-Francis
    7 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Blog post from www.entirerecycling.co.uk The post Metal Recycling Prices February 2015 appeared first on Entire Recycling.
  • Plastics Recycling Prices February 2015

    Nathaniel Ford-Francis
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:45 am
    Blog post from www.entirerecycling.co.uk The post Plastics Recycling Prices February 2015 appeared first on Entire Recycling.
  • Plastic in the Ocean

    Andrew Wheat
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:03 am
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  • STOP Recycling – Start Thinking Differently!

    J Nethery
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:26 am
    Recycling is a very essential part of our lives today, giving waste materials a new life. However, when we use it as an excuse to consume and discard more than we need, the question arises – Is recycling really the best option? Image Credit:WasteLessWisconsin.org According to Greg Peterson of Urban Farm in Phoenix, recycling is the lazy way to be green. He believes that people allow themselves to buy or use more than they need, because they think, ‘I’ll just recycle it.’ Is there another way to do it, then? Peterson says there is – We should first look to…
  • Recycling Plastic: Eco-friendly, energy and water effective measures need of the hour

    J Nethery
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:43 pm
    Plastic, a non-compostable organic polymer of high molecular mass, has literally today come to span our time and spaces. It seems we can’t do without plastics. But unmanaged plastics are a great nuisance and a threat to environment. The fact is: we can’t discard plastics for once and all. The trick, however, lies in recycling it making minimal use of water and power to ensure its continued use. According to an estimate by the Container Recycling Institute in the United States more than 89 per cent of plastic water bottles – approximately 40 million each day – end up as trash…
  • 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…
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