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How to Keep Plastics Out of the Ocean

You’re probably already aware that millions of tons of plastic …

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5 Products You Should Be Recycling and (Probably) Aren’t

For many people, recycling participation begins and ends with what …

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Pros and Cons of All-in-One Waste Collection Programs

With more and more cities setting lofty recycling goals or striving for “zero-waste” status, one idea always seems to get passed around to hit the magic numbers: the mixed waste processing facility. This concept goes by several names,…

Will China’s Ban on Importing Waste Affect Your Recyclables?

The recycling industry got some big news last month when the World Trade Organization announced that China is intending to stop importing 24 different types of solid waste by the end of the year, including commonly accepted curbside recyclables…

The Laws on Plastic Bags: To Ban or Tax?

When it comes to single-use plastic bags, the disposal issue is becoming less about whether they are recycled and more about what some cities are doing to reduce their existence in the first place. If you live in a city near a body of water, it’s…

5 Best Products to Pick Up at Your Local Swap Shop

Attention, Freecyclers. You may be missing out on one of the best options to pick up free products: your local household hazardous waste (HHW) product exchange room. The name doesn’t sound very glamorous, which is why many are nicknamed swap shops……

Recycling Mystery: Is Bubble Wrap Recyclable?

I remember one of the most fun parts of unwrapping packages as a kid was seeing how many bubbles I could pop in the protective plastic packaging. I obviously wasn’t too concerned about reusing this material, let alone whether it could be recycled…….

5-Step Guide to Treecycling

With treecycling information for more than 85 percent of the U.S. population, Earth911 boasts the most comprehensive Treecycling Directory in the country. Considering the U.S. EPA estimates 20 percent of our municipal solid waste is already…

The Evolution of Incandescent Bulbs

Perhaps you stocked up on incandescent light bulbs in December with the news that they would no longer be sold come January 1, 2014. The truth is that incandescent bulbs are alive as ever, but under a different name you …

Don’t Recycle Your Identity

The Bureau of Justice claims that 7 percent of those over the age of 16 were a victim of identity theft in 2012. Believe it or not, if you aren’t taking the correct precautions when you recycle, you could be …