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  • The biobattery: Turning sewage sludge into electricity and engine oil

    Recycling and Waste News -- ScienceDaily
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:25 am
    Sewage sludge, green waste, production residue from the food industry, straw or animal excrement – with the biobattery‘s modular concept a much larger range of biomass can be utilized for energy recovery than previously. Researchers show that they can convert organic residues into electricity, heat, purified gas, engine oil and high quality biochar using this process.
  • Despite Persecution, Guardian of Lake Tai Spotlights China’s Polluters

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    28 Feb 2015 | 8:06 am
    Continue reading the main storyVideoPLAY VIDEO4:15Freed & Fighting for China’s EnvironmentFreed & Fighting for China’s EnvironmentThe environmental activist Wu Lihong was jailed for speaking out about pollution in China’s Lake Tai. Freed in 2010, he is still speaking out about China’s challenges to protect its waterways. Video by Jonah M. Kessel on Publish Date November 23, 2014. Continue reading the main storyContinue reading the main storyShare This PageContinue reading the main storyZHOUTIE, China — By autumn, the stench of Lake Tai and the freakish…
  • Feb 27 - San Diego Union Tribune Highlights Californians Preparing to Increase Composting under New CAW-Sponsored Law

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    27 Feb 2015 | 2:17 pm
    More California businesses and multi-family dwellings will send their food waste and yard debris to composting centers under a new law sponsored by Californians Against Waste that goes into effect on in 2016.  The San Diego Union Tribune today reported on the excitement building over new opportunities generated by AB 1826 that will help build a more sustainable economy. AB 1826, authored by Assembly Member Wes Chesbro, requires commercial generators of organic waste to subscribe to composting or anaerobic digestion services to ensure the waste does not contribute to landfills, where it…
  • My Corner to Corner Afghan

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    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,…
  • Scrap Prices For Copper Steel and Ships Still Falling

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    23 Feb 2015 | 4:58 pm
    February 23, 2015 Reference Scrap Metal Prices Ferrous Scrap Metal #1 Busheling $230 gt #1 Baling $170 gt Plate and Struct 2′x 5′ $160 gt Heavy Melt 2′x 5′... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Despite Persecution, Guardian of Lake Tai Spotlights China’s Polluters

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:06 am
    Continue reading the main storyVideoPLAY VIDEO4:15Freed & Fighting for China’s EnvironmentFreed & Fighting for China’s EnvironmentThe environmental activist Wu Lihong was jailed for speaking out about pollution in China’s Lake Tai. Freed in 2010, he is still speaking out about China’s challenges to protect its waterways. Video by Jonah M. Kessel on Publish Date November 23, 2014. Continue reading the main storyContinue reading the main storyShare This PageContinue reading the main storyZHOUTIE, China — By autumn, the stench of Lake Tai and the freakish…
  • How did the port shutdown affect L.A. air quality?

    23 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    story.htmlUnable to tap into shore power during the port shutdown, container ships sat with diesel engines idling.Dozens of ships backed up off the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports in recent days, unable to unload cargo because of a protracted labor dispute. Work resumed at the ports Tuesday, but the slowdown in shipping traffic raised concerns that emissions from waiting vessels would degrade Southern California air quality.Here's what you need to know about how congestion at the nation's busiest port complex affects air quality.How has the port slowdown affected air emissions?CAPTIONBackup…
  • Americans throw out more food than plastic, paper, metal, and glass

    17 Feb 2015 | 7:41 am
    Food waste is a big, and still growing, problem. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)The much-anticipated U.N. Climate Summit, which began today in New York, is ostensibly a platform for world leaders to leap frog debates over whether climate change is real, and skip straight to discussions centered around how to overcome the challenges it poses. But it's also an impetus for those beyond the sessions' panels to illuminate troubling patterns of behavior that are contributing to our collective carbon footprint--and food waste is without question one of the most egregious, especially in…
  • Disposal Of Asbestos Containing Material

    13 Feb 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Once asbestos has been removed from a location, federal regulations dictate that such waste be disposed of in an approved manner, either in special 6 mil plastic bags that have "zip-lock" type fasteners and are sealed with duct tape, or in sealed, 55 gallon drums designed for this purpose.The rules and regulations regarding asbestos waste disposal vary according to several factors, including the percentage of actual asbestos and what other chemical and/or toxic substances may be present. Local and state regulations also have some bearing on the issue.Different Types of Asbestos WasteFriable…
  • The Horrors of Fishing With Dynamite

    13 Feb 2015 | 7:02 am
    SAN FRANCISCO — Jessica Vyvyan-Robinson was diving off Borneo when she was struck without warning by shock waves.“I could feel it in my chest — like a dull, booming sound,” she recalled in an interview. After surfacing, her group learned that fishermen had detonated explosives.The incident, which occurred a year ago, was Ms. Vyvyan-Robinson’s first encounter with blast fishing, a highly destructive technique used in impoverished pockets of the world.The blasts, often from dynamite, leave craters in coral reefs and kill far more fish than can be harvested, and in many places,…
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  • Feb 27 - San Diego Union Tribune Highlights Californians Preparing to Increase Composting under New CAW-Sponsored Law

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    27 Feb 2015 | 2:17 pm
    More California businesses and multi-family dwellings will send their food waste and yard debris to composting centers under a new law sponsored by Californians Against Waste that goes into effect on in 2016.  The San Diego Union Tribune today reported on the excitement building over new opportunities generated by AB 1826 that will help build a more sustainable economy. AB 1826, authored by Assembly Member Wes Chesbro, requires commercial generators of organic waste to subscribe to composting or anaerobic digestion services to ensure the waste does not contribute to landfills, where it…
  • Feb 26 - Leading Newspapers Come Out Against Bag Ban Repeal

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    26 Feb 2015 | 9:43 am
    In addition to yesterday's Sacramento Bee Editorial opposing the plastic industry's referendum on California's ban on single-use plastic bags, similarly opposed editorials are published today in the Los Angeles Times, Fresno Bee and Merced Sun Star. Los Angeles Times: Californians must show their resolve on plastic-bag ban Fresno Bee: Valley cities should ban single-use plastic bags Merced Sun-Star: With state ban on hold, locals must fight plastic bags  Despite the fact that Californians support the ban almost 2-1, as do the editorial boards of most major California…
  • Feb 25 - Roundup of News on the Qualification of Plastic Industry's Referendum

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    25 Feb 2015 | 10:02 am
    News has spread that out-of-state plastic companies have bought their way onto California's ballot, qualifying a referendum that could overturn the statewide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags. Here is some of the coverage: read more
  • Feb 24 - Plastic Industry's SB 270 Referendum Qualifies, Plastic Bag Ban Supporters Announce More Local Bag Bans (Press Release)

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    23 Feb 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Contact: Mark Murray, 916-443-5422, 916-995-8655 or Steven Maviglio, 916-607-8340 For Immediate Release PLASTIC BAG BAN SUPPORTERS STATEMENT ON CERTIFICATION OF SIGNATURES BY PLASTIC BAG INDUSTRY ON SB 270 REFERENDUM Also Announce New Support for Local Bans in San Diego, Sacramento, Santa Barbara County, Oceanside and American Canyon   SACRAMENTO – California vs. Big Plastic, the coalition of local officials and environmental, labor, and business groups supporting the state’s plastic bag ban, today issued the following statement after California Secretary of State Alex Padilla…
  • Feb 19 - CAW's Mark Murray Discusses Local Bag Bans with Capitol Public Radio

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    19 Feb 2015 | 8:09 am
    Capitol Public Radio's Katie Orr recently sat down with Californians Against Waste Executive Director Mark Murray to discuss his work with local governments and community groups throughout California to pass bans on single-use plastic grocery bags, which are polluting oceans, rivers and communties by the billions every year.  Murray pointed to efforts with then-San Francisco Mayior Gavin Newsom to implement cutting-edge local policies. "Cities are laboratories of innovation," said Lt. Governor Newsom. "And the capacity at the local level to innovate, the entrepreneurial…
 
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  • 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…
  • Basic Twisted Cowl Scarf

    Cindy
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:27 pm
    As you may know, I love basic and easy crochet patterns. So I set out to crochet myself a basic winter cowl scarf that I could wear to keep me warm. Not only can this cowl scarf keep my neck warm, it also can double as a hooded scarf. I just love this crocheted cowl scarf. It’s is simple to crochet and works up fast. I hope you will find this pattern useful and let me know if you have any questions as you work the free crochet pattern below. Crocheted Twisted Cowl Scarf Pattern Finished size: 74 inches long and 10 inches wide. N crochet hook 2-1/2 skeins of Olive Green Paton wool yarn…
  • 8 years and Still Going

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

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    23 Feb 2015 | 4:58 pm
    February 23, 2015 Reference Scrap Metal Prices Ferrous Scrap Metal #1 Busheling $230 gt #1 Baling $170 gt Plate and Struct 2′x 5′ $160 gt Heavy Melt 2′x 5′... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • USA H1 Scrap Steel Prices Plunge Nearly $100 per ton

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    15 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    February 15 2015 TOP RECYCLING STORIES YIEH reports that United States H1 scrap prices averaged at US$234.17/long ton on February 9th, plunging by US$91.66/long ton from the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Copper Bare Bright 2.37 in NJ and 2.10 in Detroit USA Area

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    10 Feb 2015 | 6:41 pm
    February 10, 2015 Scrap Metal Prices NJ #1 Copper Bare Bright 2.37 Per Pound #1 Copper Wire and Tubing 2.26 Per Pound #2 Copper Wire and Tubing 2.09 Per Pound Copper Sheet 1.94... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • KILL THE GODZILLA OF K-CUPS

    katsleoni
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:10 pm
    A K-cup godzilla? That is what is depicted in this short video created by a production company based in Nova Scotia. The main concern is the concern of waste. Unfortunately, there is lots of it. As human beings we need to be more aware of all of the waste that is accumulating every single day, and it doesn’t help that K-cups aren’t recyclable. With all the people that drink from keurig ‘kontraptions’ + k-cups that don’t break down = keurig godzilla Check out this in-depth article about the ‘Cloverfield-esque’ video and k-cup waste.
  • Only growth ahead for fibres and yarns

    itma2015
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:50 pm
    According to a detailed study by leading Indian textile manufacturer Alok Industries, global textile and apparel trade was worth US$77 billion in 2013 and will grow at an annual 6.6% to reach a value of $1.18 trillion in 2020. Of these figures, roughly 56% of sales are accounted for by apparel and 17% by fabrics, while at the very beginning of the textile chain, 6% is generated by the international trade in fibres and 7% by yarns. Meanwhile, around 89.5 million tonnes of fibres were produced in 2013, according to CIRFS, the European Man-Made Fibres Association, and over 63 million were…
  • Tuesday Night Links!

    gerrycanavan
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:35 pm
    * Call for applications: The Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship. * Happy birthday, OEB. * Coming soon at Marquette: “Barrel Rides and She-Elves: Audience and “Anticipation” in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit Trilogy.” And this Thursday: Marquette English alum Adam Plantinga reads from his book 400 Things Cops Know. * Great syllabus at Temple: Cli-fi: Science fiction, climate change, and apocalypse. The students’ blog is really good too, though I’m embarrassed that between the time I found this link and the time I posted it they added a post about me to…
  • NCT Nearly New SALE on Wednesday 25th March

    Fiona Radic
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
  • Q & A with Montgomery County Recycling Manager

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    24 Feb 2015 | 3:56 pm
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  • How to Recycle Gift Wrap

    Sophia Bennett
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:18 pm
    <img class="undefined" title="gift-wrap" alt="gift wrap.jpg" data-cms-alignment="none" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2015/2/gift wrap_400x400.jpg" /> Birthdays and other holidays mean friends and family, sweet treats and presents. And unless the former are a super environmentally friendly bunch, the latter probably means you will be left with a pile of wrapping at the end of that special day. Wrapping paper is a tough thing to recycle. So are related gift wrapping items such as ribbons,…
  • How Can You Compost in the Winter?

    Michelle Lovrine Honeyager
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    <img class="undefined" title="composting" alt="composting.jpg" data-cms-alignment="none" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2015/2/composting_400x400.jpg"> Composting is certainly a noble goal if you care about the environment. According to Duke University’s <a href="http://center.sustainability.duke.edu/resources/green-facts-consumers/how-much-do-we-waste-daily" title="" class="">Center for Sustainability and Commerce</a>, two-thirds of our…
  • Can You Recycle Your Electric Blanket?

    April Stearns
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:26 am
    <img class="undefined" title="electric-blanket" alt="electric blanket.jpg" data-cms-alignment="none" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2015/2/electric blanket_400x400.jpg" /> When I was younger, my parents had an electric blanket that doubled as a body massager. The blanket had a remote control to adjust the heat and vibrations at different parts of the body, from your head to your toes. My friends and I would use it for hours on end. Then, eventually, the controls stopped working. Unsure…
  • Are You Making These 8 Home Heating Mistakes?

    Krystle Vermes
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:18 pm
    <img class="undefined" title="heating-your-home" alt="heating your home.jpg" data-cms-alignment="none" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2015/2/heating your home_400x400.jpg" /> Everyone wants to be able to come home to a warm, toasty abode, but this convenience can be costly. Heat can be one of your most expensive bills during the winter months, and it may make you think twice before cranking the thermostat. Even if you have the money to splurge on bedrooms that are constantly 72 degrees…
  • An Eco-Friendly (and Artsy) Alternative to Disposable Hand Warmers

    Maggie Wehri
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:56 am
    <img class="undefined" title="cold-hands" alt="Cold hands.jpg" data-cms-alignment="none" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2015/2/Cold hands_400x400.jpg" /> These days, winter seems to be never-ending and growing colder as the season trudges along. From waiting at the bus stop to the outdoor sporting event, the first extremity to lose warmth time and time again are always the hands. Of course, an easy solution to this problem is buying disposable hand warmers, but why waste those packets…
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  • 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 […]
  • Join me tomorrow on Twitter!

    Mrs Green
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:58 pm
    If you’re decluttering and looking for tips on how to get rid of stuff without creating landfill I have just the thing for you! Tomorrow (Fri 30th Jan) between 11am and 11:30am GMT I’m hosting a Twitter Q&A with the fantastic Martin Lewis Money Saving Forum. All you have to do is tweet your questions, […]
 
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  • Are You Unsure About What You Need To Know About HVAC Help? Read This Article!

    Jason
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:44 am
    Keeping a home cool in the summer and warm in the winter is one of the most fundamental duties of a homeowner. Knowing the right person to call in the event of an equipment failure is essential to staying comfortable on a year-round basis. By reading the material below, there should never be any doubt about what steps to take. Ask for referrals when hiring someone to install your HVAC system. Someone may seem like they know what they are doing, but you cannot simply take their word for it. You should be able to call past customers to get an idea of what to expect from this particular…
  • Read Some Easy Tips For HVAC Advice That Shouldn’t Be Missed

    Jason
    6 Feb 2015 | 5:42 am
    HVAC problems are one of those issues homeowners simply hate to see arise. The task of finding a qualified, affordable contractor is something that many simply dread. However, by applying the guidance that follows below, the process can actually be far easier than many might have imagined, so keep on reading. You should be sure to change the air filter of your HVAC system once every six months. Neglecting to do so can cause dust particles to clog the air ducts. In turn, your system will not work properly and you will find your bills going up. It’s worth spending the time to clean the…
  • Learn What You Need To Know Now About Buying The Best HVAC Equipment

    Jason
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:53 am
    A quality HVAC system is important for your home. It cools off your home in the summer and keeps it warm in the winter. If your system breaks, it can be very frustrating. You must learn how to properly maintain your HVAC, and the following article has some basic info for you. Look for discounts wherever possible. HVAC systems can be rather costly, so you’ll want to seek out whatever discounts and deals that may be out there. When shopping around, ask about any current specials running, and look for discounts that are related to ENERGY STAR compliance. Both can save you a lot of cash. If…
  • Want Information About Hvac? Look For Good Tips Here!

    Jason
    1 Jan 2015 | 5:42 am
    Are you searching for information about HVAC systems because you have had problems in the past? Maybe you would just like solid tips on how to maintain the one you have? Either way, the following article was written as a guide to help anyone keep their HVAC system running the right way, so continue below. If you want to save money once a new HVAC system is put in place, be sure to pick ENERGY STAR rated products to use. They are very energy efficient so your new system won’t cost you a ton when it comes to your utility bills every month, recouping some of your installation costs. When…
  • The Amateur’s Guide To Solar Energy Resources

    Jason
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:36 pm
    You should feel good about your decision to convert to solar power. This simple, yet advanced, way to power a business or home is both cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly. The article below has some key information with regards to solar energy. When you maintain it, your solar power set-up will last. Inspect your solar energy system on a monthly basis and hose down the panels to remove dirt and grime. Don’t fear hiring a pro to clean and check the panels, but remember that you may save a lot of you can do it yourself. Find out if your local energy provider offers meter rollback…
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  • 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…
  • 3D Printers Help You Recycle

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

    Sidel
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:50 am
    High standards, demanding consumers and an ever-changing market; Japan is on the very forefront of packaging technology and as a result of the need for smaller packages, the demand for innovative solutions is on the rise – in Japan less is truly more. One thing is for certain: only the very best in liquid packaging production is good enough in JapanThey currently hold the throne as one of the most advanced in terms of packaging technology. In fact, the Japanese beverage manufacturers often lead the way, adopting innovations that eventually filter through to Western applications. A growing…
  • From customer and supplier to a prosperous partnership approach: How a long lasting relationship drives mutual value for Nestlé Waters and Sidel.

    Sidel
    4 Feb 2015 | 6:12 am
    In a highly competitive market, a long-standing relationship between two industry A-listers is a rare sight. For Sidel and Nestlé Waters, however, ties have only grown stronger over the years, allowing for a unique and prosperous business partnership. Built on common ground More than five decades ago, Sidel and Nestlé Waters embarked on their joint business venture. A set of common goals and beliefs were quickly agreed upon, making the potential for something more than a traditional customer-supplier setup obvious. The partnership approach was chosen, and both companies invested great time…
  • Meet industry standards & consumer expectations with modular production

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

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

    Sidel
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:32 am
    Nearly three decades ago a half litre PET bottle for still water weighed almost 30 grams. Today, following the release earlier this year of Sidel’s RightWeight™ bottle, the same bottle can weigh as little as 7.95 grams, while still being strong enough to perform across the supply chain, look good at the point of sale and give a great consumer experience. This equates to a reduction in raw material of over 70%, which of course then results in significant cost savings for beverage producers and bottlers worldwide. However, how much have producers saved all together worldwide thanks to this…
 
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  • Plastics Recycling Prices February 2015

    Nathaniel Ford-Francis
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:45 am
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  • Why your self-storage business plan should include shipping containers

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    17 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    7 reasons why shipping containers are the SECRET to a successful self storage business plan. If you’re putting together your first self storage business plan or just want to find ways to improve your existing one, then this article is for you. Starting any new business can be risky but many self-storage site entrepreneurs are […]
  • Shipping Container Bar Opens in Austin, Texas

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    16 Feb 2015 | 9:33 am
    7 recycled shipping containers used to create trendy ‘Container Bar’. Austin, Texas is well known for its young and hip residents so if there was ever a place to build an 8000 sq. ft. bar made from brightly painted shipping containers, it’s got to be here.   Bridget Dunlap was working on the Container Bar […]
  • This shipping container sauna has a few extra surprises

    admin
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:01 am
      Sitting in a small humid space isn’t everyone’s dream – for the health conscious steam lover though a portable shipping container sauna conversion might be absolutely ideal. Toronto based design company Castor created the Sauna Box in 2005, since then they’ve sold several units to customers who want a sauna with a difference. Story […]
  • London’s record high rental prices bring shipping container homes into spotlight

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

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