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  • 2 Clever Products Help You Reuse

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    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…
  • Why do I need a polystyrene screw compactor?

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    Andrew Wheat
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    Blog post from www.entirerecycling.co.uk The post Why do I need a polystyrene screw compactor? appeared first on Entire Recycling.
  • Nanoparticle technology triples the production of biogas

    Recycling and Waste News -- ScienceDaily
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    BiogàsPlus, a technology which allows increasing the production of biogas by 200% with a controlled introduction of iron oxide nanoparticles to the process of organic waste treatment, has been developed by scientists.
  • Extremely Rare White Rhino Dies in Kenya—His Kind Nearly Extinct

    Recycling and Environmental News
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    The 34-year-old Suni was one of two breeding males of his subspecies left on Earth. Suni, seen here at Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy in November 2010, died at age 34.Photograph by Barcroft Media, Getty Images Christine Dell'Amore  The northern white rhinoceros is one step closer to extinction with the death of Suni, one of only two breeding males left of his kind.The 34-year-old animal was found dead October 17 in his enclosure in Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy, possibly from natural causes, the reserve said in a statement. White rhinos are thought to be able to live up to 40 or 50 years.
  • Oct 22 - FTC Notifies Bag Companies to Remove Unbacked Biodegradable Claims

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    22 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    The Federal Trade Commission continues to target false environmental claims for "degradable" plastics in the market. Most recently, it sent out letters to 15 undisclosed plastic bag manufacturers who are advertising their products as "oxobiodegradable", "oxodegradable", or "biodegradable." Last year the agency notified other companies who wrongfully claimed additives would accelerate the breakdown process of their products. Unless the bag manufacturing companies have verified scientific evidence that these products will completely break down within a…
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  • Nanoparticle technology triples the production of biogas

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    BiogàsPlus, a technology which allows increasing the production of biogas by 200% with a controlled introduction of iron oxide nanoparticles to the process of organic waste treatment, has been developed by scientists.
  • New tracers can identify frack fluids in the environment

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    Scientists have developed geochemical tracers to identify hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that have been spilled or released into the environment. The tracers have been field-tested at two sites and can distinguish fracking fluids from wastewater versus conventional wells or other sources. They give scientists new forensic tools to detect if fracking fluids are escaping into water supplies and what risks, if any, they might pose.
  • Major breakthrough could help detoxify pollutants

    19 Oct 2014 | 12:15 pm
    A major breakthrough could lead to more effective methods for detoxifying dangerous pollutants like PCBs and dioxins, scientists say. The result is a culmination of 15 years of research. It details how certain organisms manage to lower the toxicity of pollutants. 
  • Plastic nanoparticles also harm freshwater organisms

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    Organisms can be negatively affected by plastic nanoparticles, not just in the seas and oceans but in freshwater bodies too. These particles slow the growth of algae, cause deformities in water fleas and impede communication between small organisms and fish.
  • Discarded cigarette ashes could go to good use -- removing arsenic from water

    15 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    Arsenic, a well-known poison, can be taken out of drinking water using sophisticated treatment methods. But in places that lack the equipment or technical know-how required to remove it, it still laces drinking water and makes people sick. To tackle this problem, scientists have come up with a new low-cost, simple way to remove arsenic using leftovers from another known health threat -- cigarettes.
 
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  • Extremely Rare White Rhino Dies in Kenya—His Kind Nearly Extinct

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    The 34-year-old Suni was one of two breeding males of his subspecies left on Earth. Suni, seen here at Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy in November 2010, died at age 34.Photograph by Barcroft Media, Getty Images Christine Dell'Amore  The northern white rhinoceros is one step closer to extinction with the death of Suni, one of only two breeding males left of his kind.The 34-year-old animal was found dead October 17 in his enclosure in Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy, possibly from natural causes, the reserve said in a statement. White rhinos are thought to be able to live up to 40 or 50 years.
  • Michigan Landfill to Take Radioactive Fracking Waste

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    A landfill in eastern Michigan was ready to accept up to 36 tons of low-level radioactive fracking waste last week that had already been rejected from two other states, according to the Detroit News.A number of local residents, as well as the Michigan director of the Sierra Club, expressed public safety concerns about the pending shipment, including the possibility of groundwater contamination.As of Monday, it was not clear whether the waste had actually arrived at Wayne Disposal, the facility designated to accept it.The waste originated from Range Resources, an oil and gas company with…
  • Another Ebola challenge: Disposing of medical waste in Los Angeles and Irvine CA

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Ebola suits  Protective gloves, gowns, masks and booties are discarded after use, contributing to the large amount of medical waste produced by treating Ebola.Protective gloves, gowns, masks and booties are discarded after use, contributing to the large amount of medical waste produced by treating Ebola. (Reed Hutchinson / Associated Press) One Ebola patient treated in a U.S. hospital will generate eight 55-gallon barrels of medical waste a dayIncineration is recommended for Ebola medical waste, but it's illegal in California and other statesSouthern California hospital group on…
  • How are contaminat​ed liquids from ebola waste handled?

    18 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
     Manager at Biosafety Consulting, LLC  Emory University Hospital has been mentioned as bleaching (contact time 3-5 minutes perhaps) otherwise un-described containers of liquid patient wastes, then flushing into the sanitary sewer system after consultation with their POTW. It could have been they were adding bleach to the toilets. I have not seen any information on Nebraska, NIH facilities, nor Texas Presbyterian arrangements for same. One article mentions that Texas packed the liquids into the 55 gal drums with solid wastes for…
  • I'm a Hazmat-Trained Hospital Worker: Here's What No One Is Telling You About Ebola

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
    alexdans via Getty Images   Ebola is brilliant. It is a superior virus that has evolved and fine-tuned its mechanism of transmission to be near-perfect. That's why we're all so terrified. We know we can't destroy it. All we can do is try to divert it, outrun it.I've worked in health care for a few years now. One of the first things I took advantage of was training to become FEMA-certified for hazmat ops in a hospital setting. My rationale for this was that, in my home state of Maine, natural disasters are almost a given. We're also, though you may not know it, a state that has many major…
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  • Oct 22 - FTC Notifies Bag Companies to Remove Unbacked Biodegradable Claims

    Recycling News
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    The Federal Trade Commission continues to target false environmental claims for "degradable" plastics in the market. Most recently, it sent out letters to 15 undisclosed plastic bag manufacturers who are advertising their products as "oxobiodegradable", "oxodegradable", or "biodegradable." Last year the agency notified other companies who wrongfully claimed additives would accelerate the breakdown process of their products. Unless the bag manufacturing companies have verified scientific evidence that these products will completely break down within a…
  • Oct 21 - Editorial: Voters Should Stand for Bag Ban

    Recycling News
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:59 pm
    The San Jose Mercury News has come out in unequivocal opposition to the campaign to repeal SB 270, California’s groundbreaking single-use plastic bag ban. The editorial cites the substantial harmful effects that plastic pollution has on waterways, landfills and recycling facilities.  “Only a ban will keep plastic bags from blowing through our streets, clogging our landfills and polluting our waterways. California's ban is a national model that is already having a major impact with 11 other states considering similar legislation.” ​ Even if the effort to repeal SB 270 is rejected…
  • Oct 21 - Scientific American: Bag Bans Work!

    Recycling News
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    We at CAW were thrilled when Governor Brown signed SB 270, banning plastic bags here in California. It’s a policy we have been fighting hard in favor of for years. So why plastic bags specifically? We fought to ban plastic bags in California because research shows that this one simple measure has an outsized impact on reducing the harm plastics cause to our state’s beautiful landscape and priceless natural resources. A recent article in Scientific American recently outlined the beneficial results that other municipalities have seen just from banning this one kind of litter. After all,…
  • Oct 11 - Editorial: Plastic Industry in Denial

    Recycling News
    11 Oct 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Plastic Bag Makers in Denial This Sacramento Bee Editorial captures the sentiment of millions of Californians--including many who initially had doubts about the viability and efficacy of a ban on plastic bags: Single Use Plastic Shopping Bags are an unnecessary anachronism. Consumers, Environmental Protection Groups, Local governments, and now even your neighborhood grocery store are all committed to the phase out of single use plastic shopping bags by July 1, 2015. Join the Campaign! Sacramento Bee Editorial: Plastic bag makers are in denial about California’s ban It’s a true if gruesome…
  • Oct 7 - Corporations to Invest $100 Million for Recycling

    Recycling News
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    Resource Recycling reports that large corporations have come together to create the Closed Loop Fund, which will provide loans for recycling projects.  The pot: $100 million.  The loans will be open to municipalities (interest free) and business entities (interest 'below market rate') throughout North America as well as the Caribbean. Aimed at encouraging more recycling, the fund will invest in projects such as transitions from bins to carts, construction of new MRFs and anaerobic digestion development. The website ClosedLoopFund.com will be live next week and the proposal…
 
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  • Recycling Plastic Rings for Towel Holders

    Cindy
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    We are having a CAL (crochet-a-long) over in our Trash to Treasures group on Ravelry. We are crocheting kitchen towel holders. Here is the plastic ring holder I recycled to use in this crafting project. This plastic holder is used in retail stores to hold together two hot sauce jars. I thought it would be a good ring to use for the base of my towel holder. Here is how I recycled the plastic holder. Cut the rings apart with sharp scissors and trim the edges so they look like these below. The rings are 3 inches wide and make an excellent base for the towel holder pattern. Crochet around the…
  • Crocheted Childs Ribbed Hats

    Cindy
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Here are some ribbed band hats I crocheted in several shades of yarn in child sizes. Here is a pretty colorful wool hat I crocheted with a ribbed band. I used my ribbed band hat pattern but only worked even on 58 stitches as of round 5 for a child’s size with a 5 mm (H) crochet hook. This resulted in a finished size of 17 inch Cir at band edge and 8 inches long that fit a 2 year old girl just fine. Here is a closeup of the ribbing on the hat band with full pattern details below. I used Patons North America Classic Wool Merino in Regency to crochet the hat. It took only about 2 ounces of…
  • Spike Chain Stitch Scarf

    Cindy
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    I have been crocheting chain stitch scarves lately and came up with this stitch variation. On my chain stitch scarves, I change yarn colors every other row and just carry the yarn at the end of that row. I drop and pick up the new color after I crochet two rows. On the first row of the new color, I do a single crochet spike stitch or long crochet stitch down into the first row of the prior new color. By working this long single crochet stitch, it creates a unique V stitch look to the scarf. Here is a closeup of one scarf I crocheted using the stitch design. Here is a pink and white youth…
  • Over a Hundred Free Plarn Patterns

    Cindy
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:45 pm
    If you are looking for free plarn patterns or craft ideas for using recycled plastic bags, you are at the right website. I have over a hundred free plarn patterns at My Recycled Bags.com. When I started this blog site back in 2007, I had just one crochet pattern for using recycled plastic bags made into plarn. Over the last 7 years I have created and added over a hundred new plarn patterns which I offer free to everyone for their personal use. In case you are new to recycled crafting, plarn is the term which refers to the material one can make by cutting plastic bags into strips. Thus the…
  • Baby Pinafore and Booties

    Cindy
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:54 pm
    I just finished up crocheting this cute baby pinafore pattern. I used some vintage Good Shepherd Pompadour yarn which is 85% virgin wool and 15% rayon. This yarn is a lightweight sport yarn. The original crochet pattern I used is called Baby Pinafore with Ruffles. I did a few modifications to the pattern which I will detail below. I used a G (4 mm) crochet hook and lightweight sport yarn to crochet this baby set. Because this yarn is very lightweight, I feel the pinafore is for a newborn size. I would use a heavier yarn and an H (5 mm) hook for a larger baby as my pinafore is not very big. I…
 
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  • Invitation to the 14 November Event

    mrainbird
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
      Dear Friends, You are warmly welcome to celebrate the Launch of children’s AudioVisual Tales and the Official Closing Day of the term of Bignet Education Centre on Friday 14 November 2014 at 10 am – 2 pm in Word Power Church in Kabiria (Kabiria Road, next to Kivuli Center). Cops of Humanity will be entertaining us as special guests in the event which is MCed by Alphonce Rama. The content of the Music Video and AudioVisual Book about animals and environment was created by children from Bignet Education Centre during the “Rainbird Tales Kenya” initiative in Kabiria in 2014. The…
  • La REcyclerie

    sweetmaddy
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:10 am
    Iiiiii am so happy that this unique place exists! I have some of my classes as well as my stage (=internship) at Porte de Clignancourt, a mention of which usually doesn’t elicit sighs of jealousy from my friends. Ok, so it’s not Saint Germain. However, real people live and work in this area, and there are some hidden treasures next to the Macdo, KFC and un-classy stores selling imitation shoes and suitcases – beautiful music performed by conservatory/Sorbonne students for affordable prices at one of the campuses of Paris-Sorbonne University (this is where I study and work,…
  • Not only Glossa's problem

    skopelosnews
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:42 am
    Once in a while readers volunteer photos they have made for us to use. These came from Gaby who is now in Germany but visited Glossa last month. Gaby was disturbed to find illegal dump sites on the little road between Glossa and Loutraki which leads to Ag. Barbara chapel. We have marked the map below in yellow to show the location(s). Unfortunately this is something we can see in many parts of Skopelos – people with rubble and worse finding a convenient spot to unload rather than drive the distance to the EU sanctioned lined hole in the ground on the other side of the island. We assume…
  • Latest Pallet Projects: Garden Furniture

    Nigel Boldero
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:02 am
    It’s a little while since I posted examples of useful (and attractive) garden or other outside
  • CHOOKEN COOKIES.

    jkschafer
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:54 am
    It is becoming increasingly apparent that my chickens feel the same way about “free ranging” as I do
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  • Ten Ways to Repurpose Worn-Out Shoes

    Falesha Wojitysiak
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    How many shoes have you tossed out or donated in the last year? If you have children, it’s safe to say that figure is pretty high. Here is a list of 10 different ways to repurpose and recycle those worn-out shoes. Thank you for keeping them out of a landfill. <div style="text-align: center;"><b style="color: initial; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: initial; background-color: initial;">1. Redesign them</b></div> <img class="undefined" title="shoes-1" alt="shoes-1.png"…
  • Halloween Reuse Idea: Egg Carton Pumpkins

    Maggie Wehri
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:56 pm
    It’s official: All of our favorite stores are displaying their selections of the best Halloween gear. From the ready-to-go costumes to the cute decorations for your mantel, it can all be yours. But, instead of purchasing yet another product you may not need this Halloween, let’s take a look at how to create your own one-of-a-kind goodies: homemade egg carton pumpkins. Start with a common household item, an egg carton. After making the last of the eggs for breakfast, save the carton and gather a few other items you may have around the house. Grab some orange craft paint, black or yellow…
  • Recycling Profile: Las Cruces, NM

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    17 Oct 2014 | 1:41 pm
    <img class="undefined" title="las-cruces-recycling" alt="Las-Cruces-recycling.gif" data-cms-alignment="center" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2014/10/Las-Cruces-recycling_400x400.gif"> <h4><span style="font-weight: bold;">Background</span></h4> Las Cruces, NM (pop. 101,324), is home to New Mexico State University, a campus of 18,000+ students on 6,000 acres on the southern end of the city center. Just east of town, Las Cruces is framed by the majestic…
  • Blog Action Day: Striving for Recycling Education Equality in California

    April Stearns
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    <img class="undefined" title="blog-action-day-2014" alt="Blog-Action-Day-2014.png" data-cms-alignment="right" data-cms-link-to-option="custom" data-cms-link-to="http://blogactionday.org" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2014/10/Blog-Action-Day-2014_400x400.png"> Although many of us are constantly reminded to recycle and compost our items, we do not always know the proper way to do so. All across the country, recycling education is approached differently — some areas focus a lot about the proper way to discard…
  • Blog Action Day: Environmental Inequality Begins with Education

    Maggie Wehri
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:04 am
    As another <a href="http://blogactionday.org" target="_blank" title="Blog Action Day" class="">Blog Action Day</a> is upon us, this year’s topic falls under the scope of inequality. Analyzing this subject at the surface seems to lay out concepts of race, religion, gender and other associations. Today, let us put these ideas aside and think critically about the inequalities that relate our environment. It’s no secret that if our society continues down the path of overconsumption and depletion of nature’s precious resources we run…
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  • 25 Reuse ideas for a plastic Quality Street Tub

    Mrs Green
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:42 pm
    In the good old days, Quality Street came in a tin which could be kept for years and reused once the contents were eaten. Sadly, the brand introduced plastic tubs in 2012, which can’t be easily recycled. However, Quality Street still has its ardent fans, one of whom contacted me recently. Jason wrote “I want […]
  • One man’s waste is… another man’s waste…

    Mrs Green
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    The world’s gone mad I’m telling ya. We run a wood burner at Chez Green and friendly local farmers invite us onto their land to clear away old trees. We clear the land for free and in exchange get free heating – what’s not to love? Our neighbours frequently donate bits of wood to us […]
  • 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 – […]
 
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  • Modest Growth Projected for 2015 Auto Sales in US

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

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    11 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    Over the last four years, more than 100,000 rechargeable cars have been sold to California drivers. This puts the state at the top of the chart for domestic plug-in car sales, representing 40 percent of the market. Sales of hybrid and battery-only cars in the Golden State totaled 102,440 in the period from December 2010 through last month, the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative said today, citing figures from the California Air Resources Board, Hybridcars.com and Baum & Associates. Over the same time frame, about 250,000 rechargeable autos were sold in the U.S., according…
  • 1962 Ferrari Sold for 40 Million

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

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    15 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Source: Fix.com The post Infographic: Which Country Recycles Best? appeared first on RecycleScene.
  • Fall Giveaway: Stylish, Eco-friendly Products From Preserve

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    9 Sep 2014 | 7:02 pm
    We appreciate our recycling-savvy readers and want to thank you for your support. We’re pleased to partner with Preserve who is sponsoring a sweepstakes for RecycleScene readers. Now you have the chance to win a $25 Gift Card to their online store! We’ve blogged extensively about Preserve’s Gimme 5 program, which gives you the opportunity to recycle tons of #5 plastic items, from yogurt cups to prescription medication bottles and even Brita filters. Preserve partners with leading brands including Whole Foods Market, Stonyfield, Burt’s Bees, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters,…
  • 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…
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  • Additive Sunset Yellow no longer a beverage safety concern

    Dr. Michaela Ellmann
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:17 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) Additive Sunset Yellow no longer a beverage safety concern - 22/10/14 EFSA’s safety assessment of caffeine - 21/07/14 Beverage safety in a changing world - 14/07/14 The food additive Sunset Yellow (E 110), used in many food and beverage products to provide a yellow colour, is once again making headlines. This…
  • Same but Different

    John Henry
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Image credit: Spritzer, spritzer.com.my 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) Same but Different - 15/10/14 The Best Definition of Quality on the PET Bottling Line is Absence of Variation - 25/09/14 6 things that can affect PET beverage line performance - 09/09/14 Marketers want different bottles PET for different beverage products. This gives the illusion of choice and helps sell the product. Plants want to standardise. Each time the…
  • The HACCP system was designed for astronauts – What is it? And why is it important in beverage production?

    Knuth Lorenzen
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    About Latest PostsKnuth Lorenzen Knuth Lorenzen is President of EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group). Latest posts by Knuth Lorenzen (see all) The HACCP system was designed for astronauts – What is it? And why is it important in beverage production? - 07/10/14 Why hygienic design needs to become part of education - 02/07/14 From astronauts to modern food and beverage manufacturers Introduced in the 1960s, by the Pillsbury Company in the US, the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point system (HACCP) was designed to ensure the highest quality food for astronauts in the…
  • The Best Definition of Quality on the PET Bottling Line is Absence of Variation

    John Henry
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:01 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) Same but Different - 15/10/14 The Best Definition of Quality on the PET Bottling Line is Absence of Variation - 25/09/14 6 things that can affect PET beverage line performance - 09/09/14 Do you hate surprises? Yeah, me too. Once I find something I like, I want it to be exactly like the last time. I don’t want an acceptable range. If I drink a cola in New York, I want it to taste exactly the…
  • 6 things that can affect PET beverage line performance

    John Henry
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:53 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) Same but Different - 15/10/14 The Best Definition of Quality on the PET Bottling Line is Absence of Variation - 25/09/14 6 things that can affect PET beverage line performance - 09/09/14 One of the first questions many people ask about a machine is: “How fast does it run?” This may not be easy to answer. Does this mean Instantaneous speed? Average speed over time? Normal speed? Desired…
 
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  • PEOPLE @ SIDEL: MEET KAREL, REGIONAL COMMERCIAL MANAGER

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

    Sidel
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:12 am
    Image: Refres Now Argentina, Sidel Combi Wheel What do you do when you need to manufacture your beverages at a (much) higher pace? You build one of the largest filling machines to meet your needs while saving space, energy and costs. How? With careful analysis of innovative solutions to match the customer’s exact requirements. Sidel’s Filling Systems Sales Support, Gianluca Merlini gives an exclusive inside look at how a tall order from Coca-Cola and Refres Now Argentina, resulted in creating one of the largest, most efficient filler for CSD. “My role in the company is to give…
  • Is it time to package beer in PET?

    Sidel
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Image: Heineken Group, First PET bottles in Austria If you are looking to diversify your product offering as a beer producer, the benefits of packaging your product in PET are tremendous. Why? For two reasons: the favourable economic benefits and lower overall TCO of PET production compared to glass; and most importantly, because consumers are starting to demand it. Evolution of plastic Understanding consumers’ needs aren’t as easy as asking them what they want, but more about understanding trends in buyer behaviour. Moving with the trend is not only important to meet the needs of…
  • How Dr. Pepper exceeds CSR goals with lightweighting

    Sidel
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:17 pm
    It’s no surprise that lightweighting PET is a strategic direction when it comes to savings costs, optimising raw material consumption and reducing environmental impact. Just exactly how much can it save? Dr. Pepper, who holds a 39.5% dollar share of flavoured CSDs in North America and the Caribbean recently released their CSR report for 2014; and the results report savings of 14.5 million pounds (6.6 million kilograms) of PET just last year and more than 60.7 million pounds (27.5 million kilograms) of PET since their move to lightweighting in 2007. Here’s how Dr. Pepper exceeded their…
  • Over 160 Years of Expertise

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    12 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    So you’ve made the decision to invest in a production line and the only thing on your mind is long-term profitability. With over 164 years of experience in the industry, Sidel’s history of successes, innovative approach and long-term stability means that you’ll always be strategically supported to stay ahead of the game. Sidel’s 164 year story started in 1850 in Parma, Italy, with a man named Pompeo Simonazzi, yet our name is an acronym resulting from the original 1965 French title ‘Société Industrielle Des Emballages Légers’ (‘Industrial Company of Light Packaging’)…
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  • Why do I need a polystyrene screw compactor?

    Andrew Wheat
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    Blog post from www.entirerecycling.co.uk The post Why do I need a polystyrene screw compactor? appeared first on Entire Recycling.
  • Why do I need a baler?

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    13 Oct 2014 | 3:25 am
    Blog post from www.entirerecycling.co.uk The post Why do I need a baler? appeared first on Entire Recycling.
  • TCT Show 2014 Review

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    8 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
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  • Entire Recycling at Interplas 2014 at the NEC

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    1 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Blog post from www.entirerecycling.co.uk The post Entire Recycling at Interplas 2014 at the NEC appeared first on Entire Recycling.
  • Metal Recycling Prices October 2014

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    1 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Blog post from www.entirerecycling.co.uk The post Metal Recycling Prices October 2014 appeared first on Entire Recycling.
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  • The Journey of Trash – From Your Office to the Food Cycle

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

    Tony
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:38 am
    Image Credit:Enviroguides.US Until now, you must have read different life histories and stories of famous people and personalities. Now, it is time to analyze the life story of the one of the most prominent entities in our lives, the garbage in your trash can. Do you find the topic funny? No, it is certainly not a funny topic as knowing about waste and garbage is critical for everyone today. It is quite understandable that waste generation is one of the most serious matters prevailing in the world right now. For people who think that it is not a big issue to throw each and every thing in the…
  • How Conveyors Play a Crucial Role in the Recycling Process

    Tony
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:49 am
    With awareness about environmental safety increasing, government institutions, industries, and other organizations have been highly focused on recycling waste. Since the recycling industry has seen its business skyrocket, its biggest challenge now has been sorting this waste. This is where the conveyor system has become extremely useful. Conveyors enable us to sort out the recyclable waste from the vast mix of waste products. The waste is spread out on the conveyor belts and moved from the entry to the final point. Along the way it is examined and sorted out using various processes. Salient…
  • Processes, Stages, and Benefits of Plastic Recycling

    Tony
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:08 am
    “I’m mad keen on recycling because I’m worried about the next generation and where all this waste we’re producing is going. It has to stop. I wash out my plastic containers and recycle envelopes, everything I possibly can.” (Cherie Lunghi) A lot of us believe in recycling and practice it daily just like actress Cherie Lunghi. Plastic recycling is imperative in making sure that natural resources are returned to nature to ensure their sustainability. Plastic was supposed to be the wonder product of the 20th century, but the toxic waste created by it is has been dangerous.
  • Electronic Recycling – The Rise of Streamlined e-Waste Disposal Mitigating the Environmental Crises Worldwide

    Tony
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:37 am
    Image Credit : elogiccorporatesolutions.com With the adoption of technically advanced consumer electronics, environmental and business challenges pertaining to disposition of electronic devices by their end-of-life (EOL) continue to touch new pinnacles. As devices become out-of-date and are swapped out for newer models, the total weight and volume of EOL electronic goods (known as the e-waste) has multiplied at a quick and consistent pace; and in turn, so has the demand of e-scrap recycling. Numbers Speak In 2012, the European electronic recycling industry made a total of approximately $1.3…
 
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