Browsing the "recycling" Tag

Top 5 Items You Didn’t Know Were Recyclable

December 3rd, 2012 | by Leon Harris

Most people these days understand that the bin marked with a green triangle is meant for recycling glass, plastic, and aluminum products. And in the home and office, many of us recycled paper, as well. Plenty of people also give clothing and housewares a second life by donating them to charitable organizations. But there are all kinds of items that people simply toss in the trash because they don't realize that recycling is an option. Here are just a few commonly discarded items you might not know you can recycle


Books: Good for the Mind/Bad for the Environment? How Reusing Books Creates Value in Your Community

May 15th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

With over a million new books published in the U.S. each year1 one might think that getting your hands on a good book wouldn’t be too hard, despite the growing popularity of e-readers. But the truth, as they say, can sometimes be stranger than fiction. Organizations focused on building literacy in underserved areas, such as schools, libraries and non-profits can benefit greatly from books – even gently- used ones – but may have trouble obtaining them. Discover Books (formerly Thrift Recycling Management), encourages people to consider repurposing their books for the benefit of others. Based in the Seattle, Washington area, we are a book collector, online reseller and a socially-minded organization dedicated to the ideal that where books are concerned, reuse is the best possible form of recycling. By reselling, recycling or charitably redistributing books, our company ensures that millions of otherwise good books are treasured, not trashed.


Benefits of Buying Recycled Printer Ink and Toner Cartridges For Your Business

February 8th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

In today’s world, keeping eco-friendly practices in mind, there are various ways to reduce the waste of many products; like purchasing items that are made from recycled materials. Remanufactured printer ink cartridges are a great example of a commonly expensive, but very necessary product, that has gone through a recycling process to be resold to consumers


Have Fun! Will Recycle: MIT Students Engage in Recycling Game

November 11th, 2011 | by Priti Ambani

Would you call recycling fun and challenging? Are you motivated by your positive environmental impact? Probably not. A Boston company called Greenbean Recycle is trying to make the act of recycling a fun, competitive and engaging game for students at MIT. Greenbean's Reverse Vending Machines is a convenient, 'smart' recycling receptacle that rewards you for your actions. Greenbean recycling improves community recycling with modern technological solutions. We show you instant recycling impact. And in our greenbean challenges teams compete for recycling superiority. Users can deposit their recycling earnings via PayPal or elect to give to a charitable organization of their choice


Mike Biddle's Plastic Separation Technology Can Transform the Supply Chain of the Plastics Industry

October 24th, 2011 | by Priti Ambani

Mike Biddle calls himself the "Garbage Man" and thinks of garbage piles as 'above ground mines'. Less than 10% of plastic trash is recycled -- compared to almost 90% of metals -- because of the massively complicated waste management issues, the problem of finding and sorting the different kinds. Frustrated by this waste management system, Mike has developed a cheap and incredibly energy efficient plant that can, and does, recycle any kind of plastic. In 1992, Mike Biddle, a plastics engineer, set out to find a solution. He set up a lab in his garage in Pittsburg, California, and began experimenting with complex-plastics recycling, borrowing ideas from such industries as mining and grain processing


First 'Knowaste' Diaper Recycling Plant Opens in the UK

September 13th, 2011 | by Priti Ambani

Eco-friendly parents who cringe every time they use a throw-away diaper can finally see some light at the end of the tunnel. At least British parents. The first diaper recycling plant opened in UK yesterday. The facility, which will also recycle feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products, is the first of five planned over four years by Knowaste, an organization which specialises in absorbent hygiene product waste recycling. Knowaste's recycling process is the world's first, environmentally friendly, and cost effective solution to meeting the global challenge of disposing Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHPs): nappies, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene products


Eco-City Seattle's Recycling and Composting Program Scales New Heights

July 21st, 2011 | by Priti Ambani

According to the City of Seattle's annual recycling report, released yesterday, the amount of Seattle's solid waste diverted from the landfill and into recycling and composting rose, for the seventh straight year by 2.6 percent in 2010 to an all-time high of 53.7% (the national average is 32.1%) and individual families were diverting wastes at 70.3%. How did they accomplish this?



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