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  • Fluorescent Lamps and Tubes Should Be Recycled

    Recycling and Environmental News
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:23 pm
    All Fluorescent Lamps and Tubes Should Be Recycled or Disposed as Hazardous WasteAll fluorescent lamps and tubes are considered hazardous waste in California when they are discarded because they contain mercury. (Title 22, division 4.5, chapter 11, section 66261.50) This includes: Fluorescent lamps and tubes:Fluorescent tubes, including low mercury tubes.Compact fluorescents, including low mercury lamps.High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps:Metal halide lamps, such as floodlights for  large indoor and outdoor areas and gymnasiums.Sodium lamps, such as those sometimes used as security…
  • More Chairs

    Look What I Found!
    Le-Chat
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:16 am
    Well, I was downsizing wasn’t I?Then not long after selling my old kitchen chairs…I dragged home these cuties. I just can’t leave a good chair when I find one!Luckily I could lend them to a friend who has a little shop where she uses them to serve tea to customers while they are on display for sale at the same time. For Dutch readers who may be interested find details here.
  • The rate at which groundwater reservoirs are being depleted is increasing

    Recycling and Waste News -- ScienceDaily
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    In what parts of the world and to what degree have(groundwater reservoirs been depleted over the past 50 years? Scientists have been researching this using the global water model WaterGAP.
  • Eco-pottery product from water treatment sludge

    Recycling and Waste News -- ScienceDaily
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Sludge obtained from water treatment plants were studied as suitable materials to be used in the pottery industry to make suitable pottery products.
  • U.S. troops in Afghanistan sent waste to open burn pits, report finds

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    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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  • 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,…
  • Environment: Waste production must peak this century

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    Without drastic action, population growth and urbanization will outpace waste reduction, warn Daniel Hoornweg, Perinaz Bhada-Tata and Chris Kennedy. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERSThe now-full Jardim Gramacho landfill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, received more than 10,000 tonnes of waste per day.Solid waste — the stuff we send down our chutes, discard at work and put on the curb every week — is a striking by-product of civilization. The average person in the United States throws away their body weight in rubbish every month. When waste management works well, we give it little thought: out of sight…
  • Fluorescent Lamps and Tubes Should Be Recycled

    15 Jul 2014 | 3:23 pm
    All Fluorescent Lamps and Tubes Should Be Recycled or Disposed as Hazardous WasteAll fluorescent lamps and tubes are considered hazardous waste in California when they are discarded because they contain mercury. (Title 22, division 4.5, chapter 11, section 66261.50) This includes: Fluorescent lamps and tubes:Fluorescent tubes, including low mercury tubes.Compact fluorescents, including low mercury lamps.High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps:Metal halide lamps, such as floodlights for  large indoor and outdoor areas and gymnasiums.Sodium lamps, such as those sometimes used as security…
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    15 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
  • As Many As 70 Million Chinese live in caves

    15 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    A teacher in China prepares dinner in the cave he calls home, near Ziyun in the country's southern Guizhou province. Tens of million in China have gone underground — to live. Over 30 million Chinese make their homes in caves, according to a recent report by the Los Angeles Times.Reporting from Yanan, China, the newspaper details the varieties of cave dwellers’ experiences. Many live in Shaanxi province, where the region’s porous soil is particularly well-suited for easy digging.The caves, called yaodong in Chinese, are usually dug into the side of a mountain. Often rice paper or…
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  • July 23- Napa City Introduces Bag Ban

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    23 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Napa City Officials unanimously voted Tuesday night, July 22nd to approve the first reading of a city-wide plastic bag ban. After a passionate 90 minute hearing, city officials and residents agreed that it was time for Napa to enact this change. Under the ban, all grocery and retail stores will be prohibited from providing plastic bags at the point of sale, and may only provide paper bags with a minimum charge of ten cents. Exemptions include waived fees for low income residents participating in supplemental food programs, and small protective bags such as those for bulk items, produce, dry…
  • July 23- Business Thrives Under County Bag Ban

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    23 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    Thurston County, Washington’s plastic bag ban went into effect 3 weeks ago, on July 1st, 2014. Over this time, the ban has been immensely successful for local business, as detailed by a recent Business Examiner article. The county points to community involvement as one source of this success. Local businesses and consumers were involved at every step in the planning process. At the initial ban proposal most businesses were in support, as they’ve seen other similar bans successfully implanted without problem. Terry Thomas, Thurston County Waste Reduction Supervisor, highlighted the fact…
  • July 21 - New Expedition Finds Floating "Trash Island"

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    21 Jul 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Fifteen years after Captain Charles Moore discovered “the Great Pacific Garbage Patch”, he’s at it again with some surprising new results.  His expedition team returned to, “the most remote part of our world,” as Moore describes it, in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii, for a follow up on the status and impact of the garbage patch. The team, sponsored by the Algalita Marine Research Institute, reportedly found that there may be even more ocean surface trash than initially predicted. In 2014, a study found the ocean’s plastic to be mysteriously disappearing, and…
  • July 15- Study Shows Link Between Climate Protection and Healthy Soil

    Recycling News
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    While most Americans are familiar with composting, many aren’t aware of the exact process or importance of the results. Two  new reports were published by The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) , the State of Composting in the U.S.: What, Why, Where & How  and  Growing Local Fertility: A Guide to Community Composting, which detail the positive social and environmental benefits of composting. Compost is made from the facilitated decomposition of organic materials , such as food scraps and yard trimmings. Compost adds organic matter and essential nutrients to the soil, which:…
  • July 14 - Pleasant Hill Introduces Plastic Bag Ban

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    14 Jul 2014 | 2:39 pm
    The city of Pleasant Hill unanimously approved the introduction of a plastic bag ordinance at town council meeting on July 7th, 2014. The ordinance bans single-use carryout plastic bags and puts a 10 cent charge on paper bags in all grocery stores, retail stores, and restaurants. The 10 cent charge is subject to increasing to 25 cents at the discretion of the town council.  Two main exemptions to the ordinance include: fee waivers for residents recieving government food aid, and the exemption of small protective bags, such as those for produce, meat, dry cleaning, or perscriptions. The…
 
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  • An Extra Income with Newspaper Recycling

    Peter Larsen
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:33 pm
    One of the easiest (and best) ways of making extra money is by collecting old newspapers and selling them to a “recycling plant” in your area. Just look around your own home, in the garage or the basement. What do you do with the old newspapers after you’ve read them? Most likely they are piled […]An Extra Income with Newspaper Recycling is a post from: Recycling Guide. Environmental issues have become part of everyday life read more from Pollution to Sustainable Development.
  • Items You Can Recycle

    Peter Larsen
    5 Aug 2012 | 2:18 pm
    Most people are concerned about recycling items that are used every day. Many communities even have recycling programs that effectively reuse materials which would otherwise be thrown away. As good stewards of our planet, it is important to conserve in whatever way is possible. Some of the items mentioned in this article may not be […]Items You Can Recycle is a post from: Recycling Guide. Environmental issues have become part of everyday life read more from Pollution to Sustainable Development.
  • Going Green By Recycling

    Peter Larsen
    5 Aug 2012 | 2:00 pm
    Today, many people are concerned about our environment and going green. There is something easy that everyone can do to get involved and help. This is recycling. Recycling helps in so many different ways. Recycling reduces the amount entering our landfills, saves money on energy producing new products, provides material for new products, and keeps […]Going Green By Recycling is a post from: Recycling Guide. Environmental issues have become part of everyday life read more from Pollution to Sustainable Development.
  • Just How Many Things Can You Recycle?

    Peter Larsen
    5 Aug 2012 | 1:53 pm
    These days, more and more citizens are concerned with what they can do to help out the Earth and getting power from green sources of energy. One of the most traditional and effective ways of giving the planet a break is to recycle all your waste. The following paragraphs discuss some things you can recycle, […]Just How Many Things Can You Recycle? is a post from: Recycling Guide. Environmental issues have become part of everyday life read more from Pollution to Sustainable Development.
  • Lead A Green Lifestyle Through Recycling

    Peter Larsen
    20 Jul 2011 | 11:58 am
    A greener way of living can be imagined by some as meaning a basic way of life where clothing and food are made and grown by people themselves. Although there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, you don’t have to go to such measures to start living green. There are so many folks these days […]Lead A Green Lifestyle Through Recycling is a post from: Recycling Guide. Environmental issues have become part of everyday life read more from Pollution to Sustainable Development.
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  • Striped Reusable Tote Bag

    Cindy
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:12 pm
    I just finished crocheting this striped reusable tote bag. Each year I crochet a recycled bag item for my local Relay for Life event. They use the donated items in gift baskets and for their fundraising. I used my ultimate recycled grocery tote pattern to crochet this bag. I just added three rows with pink recycled plastic bags or plarn, one row with blue, and then three final rows in pink again before switching back to white plarn. Finding the colored plastic bags isn’t easy and just a few can spice up a plain white tote bag such as this one. Plus I always like to use pink in my…
  • Von-Cott Baby Blue Set

    Cindy
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm
    I crocheted this baby gift set using some of my vintage Von-Cott sport yarn that I had in my stash. I just love the shade of this sport weight cotton yarn. The baby booties were crocheted using my cuffed baby sock booties pattern and the hat is my baby ribbed hat pattern. I did work a few extra increases until I worked the hat even on 56 stitches so my hat is about 14 inches wide. To finish off the set I crocheted one of my diagonal baby bibs using this free crochet bib pattern. I did 20 rows before adding the trim edging row for the bib due to the sport weight yarn. I still have a few more…
  • Crocheted Pink and Grey Plarn Sandals

    Cindy
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    Here is my finished pair of pink and grey crocheted plarn sandals that I have been working on for months. This truly has been a labor of love and recycled craft challenge to get these completed. I posted my progress with this plastic bag project over the last several months. I crocheted the plarn sandal soles and improved on the pattern I used in the past for making recycled plastic sandal slippers. I present the free crochet pattern for these recycled plastic sandals below. These can be used at the beach, around the house and garden, or even as shower sandals for college students. For larger…
  • Moss Stitch Baby Blanket

    Cindy
    18 Jun 2014 | 8:48 pm
    The moss stitch is a pretty crochet stitch that I used to make this little baby blanket. There are several versions of the stitch and I used the one below to crochet a preemie baby blanket for the 2014 NICU baby blankets for Christmas drive that Kathryn heads up over at Crochetville each year. This was my first attempt at using the stitch and because I needed just a small blanket for the NICU babies, I chained 95 to begin using a H (5 mm) crochet hook. This resulted in a beginning chain about 22 inches long. Here are the details in US terms for crocheting a small baby blanket as shown using…
  • Crocheted Plastic Bag Soles Part 2

    Cindy
    8 Jun 2014 | 7:54 pm
    This is part 2 of my crocheted plastic bag sandal soles. I finally got the two sole pieces crocheted together and here is the progress photo. Here is a closeup of the toe end and then one of the heel. One final thing to share. Here is a sneak peak of the top of the sandals. I crocheted this pink part using recycled newspaper plastic bags for the top of the toe area for the sandals. These recycled plastic bags sandals are going to be cool when I finally get them completed. It has been quite a process getting the fit and look I wanted. Final sandals and the complete free crochet pattern for the…
 
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  • 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…
  • Two Shop Window Doll’s Arms, A Terra Cotta Vase And A Miller’s Collectables Guide

    Le-Chat
    10 May 2014 | 5:53 am
    Last year, for six months I had a spot at a pop-up indoor market place where I offered my handmades of course, but added curb found second hand and vintage to my table to help cover the costs. Especially in the beginning when we didn’t have a reputation yet that was necessary.Looking for something to display my crochet cuffs on, Patrick, a fellow vendor gladly lent me his doll’s arms that I saw sticking out of an old bucket in his corner.As he wanted to keep his bucket, my black oval terra cotta vase turned out to be a perfect replacement as a base.One day I was happily surprised as I…
  • Earrings

    Le-Chat
    3 May 2014 | 5:18 am
    My friend rescued these from the trash in her part of town and gave them to me because one of the hooks was missing. Easy fix, simply attached two used but matching fish wires. Then listed the earrings on Etsy and sold them within a day!Here’s another pair that I recomposed from two single cast out earrings. I had them on Etsy but you had to see them in person to fall for them, which one lady at the car boot market did.
  • More Chairs

    Le-Chat
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:16 am
    Well, I was downsizing wasn’t I?Then not long after selling my old kitchen chairs…I dragged home these cuties. I just can’t leave a good chair when I find one!Luckily I could lend them to a friend who has a little shop where she uses them to serve tea to customers while they are on display for sale at the same time. For Dutch readers who may be interested find details here.
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  • Sleeping hobo accidentally loaded into garbage truck

    sanjosebarstool
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    KRON4 - A Recology truck driver saved a man’s life after he was accidentally loaded into his recycling truck in San Francisco’s Sunset District, Recology and fire officials said. The truck driver picked up a load of cardboard at along Irving Street between 9th and 16th avenues around 6:30 a.m. when he heard someone banging on the trailer of the truck, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said. Recology spokesman Robert Reed said the driver called out to see if there was a person, and the man yelled back. The quick thinking driver raced down to San Francisco fire station No. 22 at 16th Avenue…
  • New @WholeFoods is super #efficient!

    greenhalo
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:58 am
    A new Whole Foods opened in Brooklyn, NY and it’s called “Third and 3rd, Brooklyn” which has an awesome green parking lot. The parking lot roof has a lot of solar arrays, the streetlights are solar powered and wind-powered, and there are electric car charging stations as well In addition to having one of the most efficient parking lots made so far, this Whole Foods offers: Bike Repair and Parking: Bikes are beloved by Brooklynites and Whole Foods Market, so we want to support people’s ability to maintain and ride them. This form of alternative transportation contributes to a…
  • Montreal Man And Pick-Up Truck For Hire $25/hr Plus Gas

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    23 Jul 2014 | 10:55 am
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  • I Believe In...

    bcre8v2
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    I love the idea of a manifesto. Not sure why, but I’m compelled to read anything that calls itself a manifesto. Here is one I discovered today, thanks to a lead from my crafty sister. Reading this and checking out the Prick Your Finger site inspired me to keep crocheting and pushing the limits of crochet even as I feel the heat from some upcoming sales opportunities. That’s when I sometimes try to play it safe just so people will like what I make. Say “no” to the safe! Sally forth (who says that anymore!) into unexplored territory! After reading the manifesto (and the…
  • Innovative Company - The Ocean Cleanup

    Christine Haskell
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    We’ve gone from the Stone Age, to the Bronze Age, to the Plastic Age. 19-year-old Boyan Slat combines environmentalism, entrepreneurism and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability. After diving in Greece, frustrated by coming across more plastic bags than fish, he wondered; why can’t we clean this up? While still being on secondary school, he then decided to dedicate half a year of research to understand the plastic pollution and the problems associated with cleaning it up. This ultimately led to the passive clean-up concept, which he presented at TEDxDelft 2012.
 
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  • 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 […]
  • Second week of Plastic Free July #pfjuk

    Mrs Green
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:21 pm
    I swear the Universe is beaming down on my with the winds of good fortune. If you remember last week, I was feeling a bit of a newbie about taking up my mini Plastic Free July challenge. I pledged to reduce the amount of plastic packaging I end up with from buying fruits and vegetables. […]
  • First week of Plastic Free July #pfjuk

    Mrs Green
    6 Jul 2014 | 9:57 pm
    How are you getting on with Plastic Free July? You might remember I made a tentative pledge: To reduce the plastic packaging that’s been creeping back in my life on fresh fruit and vegetables. I know exactly why that is… An increasing work load has meant the quick and simple option for me is to […]
  • What single use or disposable item could YOU give up?

    Mrs Green
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Here’s a topic close to my heart and it happens to involve a woman close to my heart too! Small Footprints is someone I admire greatly. She inspires me daily, runs a fantastic blog and motivates people across the globe to take action in mkaing the world a greener, KINDER place to be! She does […]
  • Are you taking part in Plastic Free July?

    Mrs Green
    29 Jun 2014 | 11:27 am
    It’s plastic free July – what a brilliant month to get involved with before you take part in the Boot Camp that is otherwise known as Zero Waste Week! Created in Perth, Australia, Plastic Free July was birthed in 2011. It aims to raise awareness of the amount of plastic in our lives by encouraging […]
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  • The Nissan Cube is Finished as of 2015

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    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…
  • Bentley Gets Plugged In with a Hybrid

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

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    1 Aug 2013 | 9:32 am
    The length of this car is amazing! What can we say about Lincoln circa 1966, except that it is everything the Lincoln of today is not? The automaker has taken a step forward with the MKZ, but it’s going to take awhile to straighten out its once-prestigious house.  In 1966, there was no MK-everything alphabet soup. There was just the Continental, and that was enough. The Continental’s advertisements were as understated as its styling (though we prefer the details seen on the earlier years of this body style). Take this example, pulled from a moldering issue of Status magazine.
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  • 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…
  • Start Your Own Creative Reuse Center (Part 2)

    RecycleScene
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:58 pm
    If there isn’t a creative reuse center in your town, there is an opportunity to start one. In Part 1 of this article, we talked about creative reuse centers- what they are, how they’re useful and how to find them. If there isn’t a creative reuse center near your town, that means there’s an opportunity to start one! If you want to take creative reuse to the next level as a business, here’s some tips for an upstart ecopreneur wanting to open a reuse center in their community: Location, location, location. Central is good. Think of who will regularly come into your…
  • Find Creative Reuse Centers Near You (Part 1)

    RecycleScene
    12 Jun 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Get on board with the creative reuse phenomenon! Everyday, low-cost craft supplies are waiting to become material for artists, teachers, and anyone who has a creative project in mind. Shopping at a creative reuse center is a great way to find tons of craft supplies at a great price. Conversely, donating to a creative reuse center is a great way to give back to your community, and pass on useful items instead of throwing them away. Items made from creative reuse supplies are great when given as gifts, sold for profit or non-profit causes, or just for fun. Creative reuse changes your…
  • Recycling Plastic Bottles: The Cost of Bottled Water

    RecycleScene
    22 May 2014 | 4:38 pm
    It’s no secret that bottled water creates too much unnecessary waste, and it’s up to you to choose recycling plastic bottles instead. Marketing efforts to get people to pay for bottled water (that sometimes is just tap water!) worked, as within a decade, consumption of bottled water in the U.S. more than doubled, from 13.4 gallons per person to 29.3 gallons per person. Previously in our look at recycling plastic bottles, we included a great video that illustrates the amount of waste that is produced by this consumption of one-time use plastic water bottles. Only a small fraction…
 
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  • 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…
  • 10 Innovative Bottle Designs That Consumers Love

    KNOWLEDGEshare
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    In a world where choices by consumers are made between 3 to 7 seconds on supermarket shelves, the opportunities to make a sale are limited to several factors – one of which is packaging. Great packaging design both considers the importance of physical distribution and when done correctly, offers significant marketing value that communicates the right brand equity while providing the ultimate customer experience. According to Jonas Lundin, Creative Director of NINE, “The bottle should speak for itself, it should convey all the elements of functionality, soft values and should have that…
  • Beverage safety in a changing world

    Dr. Michaela Ellmann
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:42 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 As I have met many of you at the KNOWLEDGEshare event in Frankfurt last year where we had good discussions, I’m happy to continue the conversation with you and all new readers through this blog. I will be…
  • Five steps to better changeover

    John Henry
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:00 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) Five steps to better changeover - 09/07/14 Lightweighting to Zero - 19/06/14 Coca-Cola used to mean one flavour and one bottle and the line never stopping for changeover. Few plants have that luxury today. Multiple products mean multiple line changeovers, sometimes in a single shift. Changeover is the single biggest productivity loss in most beverage plants. Five steps can dramatically reduce…
  • Why hygienic design needs to become part of education

    Knuth Lorenzen
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    About Latest PostsKnuth Lorenzen Knuth Lorenzen is President of EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group). Latest posts by Knuth Lorenzen (see all) Why hygienic design needs to become part of education - 02/07/14 When engineers graduate from university, they are highly qualified to solve the complex engineering challenges the food industry demands. They are expected to be able to design and build innovative and safe machinery. Yet in spite of their high level of education, most of them have never heard about hygienic design, as it’s still not a mandatory part of their…
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  • Looks like glass, but it’s PET!

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    1 Jul 2014 | 1:10 am
    Summer has officially arrived and so has Sidel’s newest lightweight PET for beer. According to the Beer Institute, a reported 38 million American households will purchase a cold beer this summer at outdoor occasions, that’s $11 billion USD of potential beer sales during the summer alone. And that’s just in the US!1 Therefore, this new innovative packaging solution for beer in PET creates the perfect opportunity to introduce and establish differentiation early for the increasingly on-the-go consumer market while reducing costs. Here are some facts about the new bottle: Facts about the…
  • People at Sidel: Meet Luca, Filling Product Support Leader

    Sidel
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:46 am
    Across the world, PET bottles are finding a place in households and offices alike, becoming one of the most common materials to package beverages today. Behind the scenes at Sidel is a global team of 3,448 employees located across 50 offices that makes this happen. It’s an extraordinary operation creating value every step of the way from bottle design, line engineering and equipment manufacture all the way through installation. So, the best way we know to tell this story, is through the voice of our employees who are at work everyday making your PET bottle the most sustainable material for…
  • Safety Myths about PET bottles debunked

    Sidel
    12 Jun 2014 | 2:49 am
    When the PET bottle was first patented in 1973 by Nathaniel Wyeth, there was no telling that it would become one of the most common ways to package liquid beverages. However, with as many as seven different resin identification codes to categorise different types of plastic, it is no wonder that the truth about PET is often obscured. Blanket plastic bans such as the San Francisco ban (that we will address below), ignores better well- rounded solutions in combatting the increasing and inevitable demand for bottled water. Consumers are increasingly becoming more aware of their food and beverage…
  • Less PET, More Performance. Introducing Sidel StarLite™ CSD

    Sidel
    5 Jun 2014 | 4:27 am
    Reducing raw materials, such as PET in a beverage bottle, saves costs and the planet. But if it also leads to a reduction in package performance, it can result in a negative consumer experience and therefore impact the brand and eventually sales. This is why reducing packaging material while improving packaging performance is an ongoing challenge for beverage producers. Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSD) producers can now achieve exactly this this with the new Sidel StarLite CSD base. CSDs remain the second most popular beverage after water. Of the CSDs sold, 40% is packaged in PET. That’s a lot…
  • World Cup 2014 Players will be scoring in rPET. Will you?

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    20 May 2014 | 1:57 am
    Source: Nike Inc, Football (Soccer). There are 20 days left until the 2014 FIFA World Cup and for the second time in the tournament’s history, Brazil will be host to this year’s highly anticipated football event from 12 June to 13 July 2014. While the ongoing battle between countries to take home the win continues, the major victory for sportswear brand Nike has created global impact off the field: every Nike World Cup 2014 national player kit is made using an average of 18 recycled plastic bottles. “Since 2010, Nike has diverted almost 2 billion bottles from landfills, enough to cover…
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  • What is landfill tax?

    Andrew Wheat
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
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