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  • Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

    Recycling and Waste News -- ScienceDaily
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world. Increased water-recycling and improved irrigation techniques are among many strategies identified in North America as key to successfully reducing global water scarcity. But despite what some may see as an insurmountable problem, it is possible to turn the situation around and significantly reduce water scarcity in just over 35 years, according to researchers.
  • If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained

    Recycling and Environmental News
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    We're pumping irreplaceable groundwater to counter the drought. When it's gone, the real crisis begins. Dennis Dimick Aquifers provide us freshwater that makes up for surface water lost from drought-depleted lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. We are drawing down these hidden, mostly nonrenewable groundwater supplies at unsustainable rates in the western United States and in several dry regions globally, threatening our future. We are at our best when we can see a threat or challenge ahead. If flood waters are rising, an enemy is rushing at us, or a highway exit appears just ahead of a traffic…
  • Aug 29 - California Makes History, Passes First Statewide Bag Ban (Press Release)

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    30 Aug 2014 | 12:41 am
    For Immediate Release Contact: Mark Murray, Executive Director (916) 443-5422 Sacramento – Legislators in California sent a clear message to the plastics industry tonight when the State Senate passed SB 270 with a 22-15 vote to ban single-use plastic grocery bags. Environmental groups and local government advocates have overcome fierce lobbying by single-use bag manufacturers, intensified in the last few months of session, to reach this point. Senate Bill 270 by Senators Padilla, de León and Lara, passed off the California State Assembly Floor yesterday on a 45-31 vote, after falling three…
  • Crocheted Chain Stitch Scarf

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

    The Rubbish Diet
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    There comes a time when you know you're ready to close door for the last time and move on.  To turn the key and drive off to pastures new.And I've come to realise that such a time has come for this blog.There's part of me that doesn't want to let go.  After all, this space has been my home and the place where my family and I have grown up, working out how we manage my ever-increasing enthusiasm to reduce waste. It's also been the meeting point for many new friends.  Strangers, who have since become good friends.  We've laughed together, dined together, attended events…
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  • Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world. Increased water-recycling and improved irrigation techniques are among many strategies identified in North America as key to successfully reducing global water scarcity. But despite what some may see as an insurmountable problem, it is possible to turn the situation around and significantly reduce water scarcity in just over 35 years, according to researchers.
  • New solutions needed to recycle fracking water, experts say

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    Scientists have produced a detailed analysis of water produced by hydraulic fracturing of three gas reservoirs and suggested environmentally friendly remedies are needed to treat and reuse it.
  • Rubber meets the road with new carbon, battery technologies

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries that provide power to plug-in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind and solar, say researchers. By modifying the microstructural characteristics of carbon black, a substance recovered from discarded tires, a team is developing a better anode for lithium-ion batteries.
  • Greenhouse gases: New group of soil micro-organisms can contribute to their elimination

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    The ability of soils to eliminate N2O can mainly be explained by the diversity and abundance of a new group of micro-organisms that are capable of transforming it into atmospheric nitrogen (N2).
  • Trash burning worldwide significantly worsens air pollution

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    Unregulated trash burning around the globe is pumping far more pollution into the atmosphere than shown by official records. A new study estimates that more than 40 percent of the world's garbage is burned in such fires, with emissions that can substantially affect human health and climate.
 
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  • If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained

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

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

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

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

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Trash burns in an open pit in Afghanistan. (Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction) By David Zucchino 'U.S. taxpayer dollars going up in smoke' in Afghanistan, inspector general says U.S.-funded incinerators in Afghanistan unused, inspector general says Batteries, plastics, tires and aerosol cans tossed into open burn pits in Afghanistan, report says Although the U.S. has spent millions to build incinerators in Afghanistan to avoid exposing anyone to toxic smoke from open burning, American troops sent waste to an Afghan-operated open pit for five months last year,…
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  • Aug 29 - California Makes History, Passes First Statewide Bag Ban (Press Release)

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    30 Aug 2014 | 12:41 am
    For Immediate Release Contact: Mark Murray, Executive Director (916) 443-5422 Sacramento – Legislators in California sent a clear message to the plastics industry tonight when the State Senate passed SB 270 with a 22-15 vote to ban single-use plastic grocery bags. Environmental groups and local government advocates have overcome fierce lobbying by single-use bag manufacturers, intensified in the last few months of session, to reach this point. Senate Bill 270 by Senators Padilla, de León and Lara, passed off the California State Assembly Floor yesterday on a 45-31 vote, after falling three…
  • Aug 29 - CA Bag Bill Clears Senate Floor, Heads to Governor for Signature

    Recycling News
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:32 am
    California may be plastic bag free in all grocery stores statewide by July of 2015. The California State Senate passed SB 270 by Senators Padilla, de Leon, and Lara, on a concurrence vote late Friday (22-15), after the bill passed off the Assembly Floor the day before. It is the first state in the nation to accomplish this. The bill now heads to Governor Brown's desk for a signature, with a deadline of midnight on September 30. Please write to the Governor and urge him to sign the bill into law! TAKE ACTION NOW. Plastic grocery bag pollution costs millions in litter management on our…
  • Aug 29 - Plastic Bag Bill goes to the Senate Floor (Watch Live)

    Recycling News
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    SB 270 will be heard on the Senate Floor this afternoon. Join us in supporting this historic bill when it is heard today. Follow us on Twitter for updates and watch live below: Stay tuned for updates, and thank you for your support of the bill and our work. We wouldn't be where we are today without you.
  • Aug 28 - Bye Bye Bags! California Takes Giant Step to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Bags (Press Release)

    Recycling News
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    For Immediate Release    Contact: Mark Murray, Executive Director (916) 443-5422 Environmental and local government advocates today overcame fierce lobbying by plastic bag makers, with the passage of legislation to phase out single-use plastic shopping bags. Senate Bill 270 by Senators Padilla, de León and Lara, passed off the California State Assembly Floor today on a 45-31 vote, after falling three votes short of passage earlier this week. “SB 270 strikes the right balance.  It will protect the environment and it will protect California jobs as the state transitions to re-usable…
  • Aug 28 - Advocacy Group To Derail Bag Bill Found To Be Fictitious

    Recycling News
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    San Jose Mercury News' latest article on bags illustrates the desperate political maneuvering by the plastic and paper industry to kill SB 270, the plastic bag ban bill. With the deadline for SB 270 to pass a crucial floor vote looming, legislators received a letter from a 'Latino advocacy group' that urged legislators to vote no on the bag bill because it would harm Latino families. Mercury News reported yesterday, "Turns out the letter was distributed by an industry lobbyist and that the advocacy group is fictitious". In addition, the opponents have resorted to using…
 
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  • Crocheted Chain Stitch Scarf

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

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

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

    8 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    There comes a time when you know you're ready to close door for the last time and move on.  To turn the key and drive off to pastures new.And I've come to realise that such a time has come for this blog.There's part of me that doesn't want to let go.  After all, this space has been my home and the place where my family and I have grown up, working out how we manage my ever-increasing enthusiasm to reduce waste. It's also been the meeting point for many new friends.  Strangers, who have since become good friends.  We've laughed together, dined together, attended events…
  • Rubbish pleasures: Can you find happiness in reducing waste?

    19 Mar 2014 | 4:08 am
    I've been pondering lately. I'm not sure why I need to qualify it with 'lately'.  I'm always pondering.  Pondering is something I continuously do.And the thing that's got my braincells sparking this time is the subject of happiness and how more and more people who we nudge along through The Rubbish Diet are expressing a real sense of pleasure at the end of it.The family that I helped in last year's 'Throwaway Britain' documentary captured this perfectly, when discussing their slimmed bin:  "When you lift it up to see such a little bag after two weeks it's absolutely a…
  • A great way for organisations to save waste and cash with WARPit

    2 Mar 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Below is a copy of my latest column for the Bury Free Press, which is published monthly.  If you've been pondering how your organisation could make better use of Reuse and push unwanted items further up the waste hierarchy, even helping your local community, then do read on. Karen Cannard: Bury Free Press: 28 February 2014 A few weeks ago, I managed to catch up with Daniel O’Connor, the founder of WARPit, who was making a rare visit to Suffolk. I’ve been following the organisation for some time and was I curious to find out more about successful schemes that have been implemented…
  • Launching Suffolk's very own Waste Reduction Hot List!

    23 Jan 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Being voted into Resource Magazine's Hot 100 was indeed an honour last week.  I'm still buzzing with excitement!  Thanks again to all who voted and also once more to everyone who's supported The Rubbish Diet and my ramblings.It has left me with my own burning question, and that's to uncover the Who's Who of movers and shakers closer to home, i.e. the people who make a real difference to reducing the county's waste across Suffolk.These aren't awards and there's no prize, it's just a bit of informal fun to find our own local heros.  I have my own personal list of favourites…
  • Celebrating the people who are transforming the resource economy

    16 Jan 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending the Kit Strange Memorial Lecture at the Houses of Parliament.It was the inaugural lecture delivered by Steve Read from the Somerset Waste Partnership, in honour of the late Kit Strange who, as director of the Resource Recovery Forum, pioneered the idea of waste as a resource.  I never had the chance to meet Kit, who died unexpectedly in 2011, but from the warmth, memories and respect demonstrated by Steve Read and many of his peers, it was clear that he'd had an incredible impact on the waste sector in many ways, which as householders detached…
 
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  • Summer Fun in the Pool

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Today I spent most of the day lounging around the swimming pool. It was such a nice day, not too hot, and the water was soooo refreshing. We brought some snacks and drinks to enjoy by the pool, which is why we ended up staying there almost 4 hours.Such an awesome day spent with my family, I wish I could do it again tomorrow, but unfortunately, it's back to work for me. Oh well, there's always next weekend to look forward to :D
  • Corned Beef Slow Cooker

    16 Aug 2014 | 11:34 pm
    So I'm going to attempt to cook a corned beef in my crock pot (for the first time) tomorrow. I bought it back in March for St. Patrick's Day, but never cooked it. It's been in my freezer since March, so I'm hoping it will not have freezer burn.I can't wait to make some Corned Beef Sandwiches. Umm Umm Good!
  • SWAGBUCKS - Easy way to earn FREE Cash!!!

    12 Mar 2014 | 5:38 pm
    I just discovered Swagbucks.com, it's an easy way to earn FREE gift cards by playing games, searching the web, or watching videos. I've already earned a $5 gift card in just a few days of joining. You can also enter to win Cool Prizes and all for FREE. What are you waiting for??? JOIN NOW!!! And start winning!
  • Save 50% at McDonald's

    1 Dec 2011 | 5:40 pm
    Want to save 50% at McDonald's?Then check out this deal:  Save 50% at McDonald'sor go to this link:https://share.livingsocial.com/deals/190802?ref=conf-jp&rpi=38783784But you have to hurry, this deal will expire soon.
  • Christmas Wish List - Portable Hard Drive

    28 Nov 2011 | 9:48 pm
    What do I want for Christmas? A portable hard drive. These are great for keeping back up copies of important files, pictures, and music. It's always good to back up your computer, it's especially important to have back ups of all your family photos. These valuables are irreplaceable and should be copied to a portable hard drive for safe keeping. That's why I will be adding a portable hard drive to my Christmas wish list.500 GB might be big enough, but if you're looking for massive memory for all your photo and music files, the 1 TB is a better deal. Check out the deals from Western Digital…
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  • My Old Lace-up Boots

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

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

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

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

    silly love song
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Have you ever thought about assembling a bicycle as you would with a Lego? Now you can with Boske. Its peculiarity is that of not being assembled at the factory: it is sold in pieces inside a box and it is the customer’s responsibility to assemble, one for no. A real bicycle zero impact therefore, both for the choice of materials for the assembly of the different parts, assigned to the customer. According to its inventor, Dan Rivers Gestoso, skip the step of mounting saves time and energy with a consequent benefit to the environment. To this is added then the replacement of aluminum…
  • Eltek Flatpack 2 Power Systems

    BCL Power
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    Our engineers recently attended Eltek’s head office here in the UK and have successfully completed the first line maintenance training course on Eltek Flatpack 2 power systems. The Eltek Flatpack 2 power systems can meet most customer demands and is the ideal solution for new installations for long term evolution (LTE) solutions as well as retrofit or efficiency upgrades.  To find out more about Eltek click here. Alternatively, if you have any questions regarding the Flatpack 2 or other Eltek products feel free to email info@bclpower.co.uk
  • ‘The Perilous Price of Happiness’ and ‘Home’: A Duet of Flash Fiction Tales for #FridayFictioneers

    Joanna (Lazuli Portals Trilogy)
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:11 am
    Every Friday, writers from around the globe join to write tiny tales in response to a photo prompt posted on Rochelle’s blog. It takes discipline to write a piece using only 100 words! It’s also fun to take part in the blog hop and to read and comment the stories written by other writers. This week’s photo prompt has been supplied by Madison Woods.  We decided to write interlocking tales again! Image (C) Madison Woods Joanna’s story ~ ‘The Perilous Price of Happiness’ “Eww, that’s gross!” Belle choked, covering her nose. “Let’s head back, before we miss Curfew.”…
  • New Articles: The moral economies of recycling in England and Sweden & Compost, domestic practice, and the transformation of alternative toilet cultures around Skaneateles Lake, NY

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    28 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    There are two new waste-related articles in the latest issue of Environment and Planning D: Society
  • The Chocolate Box

    conniefisk
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Having received a lovely chocolate gift box, the first thing I noticed (besides the delicious chocolates) was the metal bowl that they were in – perfect for a candle! With 3 wicks this candle makes for a great table center piece. I decided a soft scent would be best and chose ‘Fresh Cotton’ out of my fragrance oil selection. It just shows what you can make out of dishes that were used for completely different purposes to candle containers.
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  • Recycling Profile: Champaign, IL

    1-800-RECYCLING
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    <h4><span style="font-weight: bold;">Background</span></h4> <img class="undefined" title="champaign-recycling" alt="Champaign-recycling.jpg" data-cms-alignment="right" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2014/8/Champaign-recycling_400x400.jpg"> Champaign, IL (pop. 82,517), located directly in between <a href="/2013/05/recycling-profile-chicago" target="_blank" title="Recycling Profile: Chicago"…
  • Dell Establishing a Compostable Legacy

    Maggie Wehri
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    For all the PC lovers out there, the carbon impact of shipping electronics to your front door step is now so much easier. Being at the top of list for innovation and consumer satisfaction, <a href="http://dell.com" target="_blank" title="Dell" class="">Dell</a> is branching even further outside of conventional packaging materials. In 2009, Dell unveiled its dramatic move from polyethylene foam to bamboo-based packaging. However, this sustainable, natural product came with some limitations, which only suited smaller products like laptops and…
  • Eleven Perfect Projects to Repurpose Nail Polish

    Falesha Wojitysiak
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Most women own multiple bottles of nail polish. Some are bought to match a certain outfit, some on a whim. Most bottles are never fully used because the owner gets tired of the color or finds another she likes better. Instead of letting those bottles go to waste, here are some great ways to repurpose them into something more. <div style="text-align: center;"><b style="color: initial; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: initial; background-color: initial;">1. Bobby pins</b></div> <img class="undefined"…
  • How to Recycle Tennis Balls

    Sophia Bennett
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    <img class="undefined" title="tennis-ball-recycling" alt="tennis-ball-recycling.jpg" data-cms-alignment="center" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2014/8/tennis-ball-recycling_400x400.jpg"> Looking to green your tennis game? While you may not be able to put tennis balls in your recycling cart, you’ll be pleased to learn that there are several ways to recycle and reuse them. <h4><b>What are tennis balls made of?</b></h4>Tennis balls are essentially rubber balls…
  • Reuse in the Garden with EcoScraps

    Wendy Gabriel
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    <img class="undefined" title="ecoscraps" alt="EcoScraps.jpg" data-cms-alignment="center" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2014/8/EcoScraps_400x400.jpg"> Do you know what happens with the food that you throw away? I used to think it just decomposed naturally in our local landfill and quietly went back into the earth. Unfortunately, that is not the whole story. The millions of tons of food waste that is generated each year by people across the country releases a greenhouse gas called methane.
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  • An opportunity you just can’t miss! Zero Waste Week 2014

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

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

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

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

    Mrs Green
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:05 am
    Welcome to week 3 of my Plastic Free July challenge. You might remember that I didn’t feel I could take on the whole challenge. So I pledged to buy all fruits and vegetables naked throughout the month as this is a habit that has crept back in recently… The first two weeks went brilliantly. During […]
 
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  • 1962 Ferrari Sold for 40 Million

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    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

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    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)

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    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…
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  • The global water market is increasing. Is your line ready?

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

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    4 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    About Latest PostsJohn Henry John Henry is CEO of Changeover.com and recognised as an expert in reducing changeover time in manufacturing and other industries. Latest posts by John Henry (see all) Prediction:“We will see lights out bottling plants within the next 10-15 years” - 04/08/14 Five steps to better changeover - 09/07/14 Lightweighting to Zero - 19/06/14 Some electronics plants are so automated that they can be run by a man and a dog. The man is there to feed the dog. The dog is there to bite the man if he tries to touch anything. It’s called “lights out”…
  • EFSA’s safety assessment of caffeine

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    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

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    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…
 
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  • Two reasons why you should keep bottling water

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

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

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

    Sidel
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Let’s face it, you’re a busy person in an ever-changing industry. From new packaging innovations technologies, bottle design developments and food safety compliance updates to name a few – it’s hard to keep up. That’s why, every year, Sidel hosts a series of Value Creation Days all around the world inviting customers and beverage industry representatives all under one roof. All around the world Last year, the Sidel do Brazil team received their customers for the first Value Creation Day in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Just before that, Sidel took their team to Nairobi, Kenya and right…
  • The Story of how Beer in PET came to be

    Sidel
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Whether your beer is naturally or forced carbonated, your customers want the best taste when they want it and however they want it. Since launching the world’s first-ever pasteurisable lightweight PET bottle for beer last month, we’ve seen a lot of interest from the beverage industry around the world including Packaging News, Food Production Daily and Australian Food News – so we know that we’ve struck a chord somewhere. Producing the ultimate beer bottle that not only maintains the integrity of the taste, texture and carbonation of beer; but that can satisfy the ever-changing…
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