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How to Get Involved in America Recycles Day

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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…

Can Greenwashing Ever Be Good?

When companies market a product as eco-friendly that might not necessarily be as “green” as they say, that’s known as greenwashing. A great example of this is boxed water — whether it comes in a plastic bottle or a carton, it still isn’t….

Hacks to Stay Cool: Beat the Heat Using Less Energy

According to a study from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), air-conditioners account for a full 6 percent of U.S. energy consumption. It’s a huge number, and a large issue for those concerned with global warming. This massive…

The Real Reason No One’s Recycling Styrofoam — and How One Company Is Changing That

You know, for all of my environmental awareness, I was always under the mistaken impression that the reason no one recycled Styrofoam was that it just couldn’t be recycled. I (somewhat naively, I now realize) assumed that we just lacked the…

Cultivating Mindfulness Helps You Care for the Earth

Before you can become truly green and environmentally responsible, you must first recognize the power of the surrounding environment. The value of the earth and its resources isn’t immediately clear to most people, especially if you live in a big…

Germany: A Recycling Program That Actually Works

In 2009, President Obama was inaugurated, Facebook had 360 million users, and the iPhone was still a rather new invention. In 2017, President Trump was inaugurated, Facebook has hit 2 billion users, and we have a robot that disassembles old iPhones…

How to Deal with Recycling Guilt

I tend to approach new endeavors with an excess of enthusiasm, and when I get into something, I get really into it. An environmentally friendly lifestyle was one of those things I embraced with zeal, and I’ll readily admit that I went a…

Make Waves with a Natural Swimming Pool

After 30-plus years of swimming in chlorinated pools, I can tell you that I’m sick and tired of red eyes, dried-out skin, green hair and bleached swimsuits. I’m ready for a change, and that change just may be a natural swimming pool (NSP). These……

Recycler Builds Electric Vehicle Out of Discards

Seeking a splashy way to display the impressive potential of trash, a recycling executive rescued a scrapyard sedan, rebuilt it as a recycled electric vehicle and equipped it with battery power from old laptops and other electronics discards. The…