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3 Breakthroughs That Could Significantly Reduce Plastic Use

Plastic is one of the most environmentally harmful substances we …

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Millennials: Less Recycling, More Eco Purchases

Only 25 percent of millennials would be embarrassed for someone …

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5 Battery Trends That Represent a More Sustainable Future

When you think about the most eco-friendly items in your home, batteries might not be the first things that come to mind. Even if you have rechargeable batteries for your flashlight and some of your kids’ toys, you probably throw away a…

University Recycling 101: How College Students Go Green

Universities are buzzing with young adults passionate about protecting the planet, and student environmental organizations direct all that energy into action. They launch recycling initiatives and run organic farms. Or they’re out and about…

Partnership Forms to Recycle Waste in the Antarctic

If recycling seems difficult to you, just think about what it’s like in other parts of the world — like ones at the end of the earth. In 1962, the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) began to participate in regulating developments at “the bottom” of…

Survey: Americans Miss Out on Savings from Energy Hacks

Americans love a deal. There is a proliferation of websites that specialize in coupons of every kind, people camp out all night for big deals, and some sales have even become official holidays. But while we are focused on upfront savings on…

Nature’s Medicine: The Health Benefits of Being Outdoors

In our society, we tend to focus on things that can be quantified, such as how much money we have, how big our house is and where we are on the corporate ladder. Things that cannot easily be measured, such as the importance of nature, are placed at…

The Kids Are Alright: Young Minds Changing the Face of Environmentalism

The young people whose stories we’re about to share with you are using their intelligence, innovation and boundless enthusiasm to change the face of environmentalism. Whether it’s through inventing new eco-tech, inspiring a social…

Adorable Stop-Motion Film Wins Recycling Contest

The future of recycling lies with our children, and if the results from this year’s Youth Video and Poster Contest from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and JASON Learning are any indication, we’re in good hands. 2017…

5 Great Grad Gifts That Are Meaningful and Green

Note: This post contains affiliate links, which helps fund our Recycling Directory, the most comprehensive in North America. With graduation season rapidly approaching, many parents are racking their brains to find a gift for the happy grads in…