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Seattle to enforce mandatory composting

Seattle to enforce mandatory composting

| October 2, 2014

Seattle is known as a pioneer when it comes to sustainability efforts. And yet, they’re having a hard time motivating citizens to compost their household food scraps. Their solution? Give people a choice: keep compostable food scraps out of the garbage, or be hit where it hurts—in the pocket book. Per a brand new policy, […]

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Introducing: Team Compost and the Food Scrap Friends!

Introducing: Team Compost and the Food Scrap Friends!

| September 30, 2014

You may have seen our coverage of organic waste recycling initiatives across the country. These efforts to raise awareness of the need for food recycling are paying off as more and more people embrace composting. At RecycleReminders, we are very excited to introduce our own composting awareness campaign: Team Compost. Food waste makes up nearly one third […]

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Innovative venture brings vegetable oil recycling to Brazil

Innovative venture brings vegetable oil recycling to Brazil

| September 25, 2014

Today’s post starts with a Portuguese lesson. (We thought you needed a little shot of culture.) Recolher is a verb that means: “To collect.” Oleo means “Oil.” Combine those two words, and what do you get? Recoleo. That’s the name of an innovative venture that aims to collect vegetable oil from homes and businesses in […]

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Denver Arts and Venues commits to composting

Denver Arts and Venues commits to composting

| September 2, 2014

It’s official: Composting is the new black. There is a reason we’ve repeatedly written about composting initiatives over the last few months. That’s because the composting movement is rapidly gaining momentum, with more and more people, businesses, and municipalities getting on board. The latest story comes from none other than the mile-high city. Denver’s “Arts […]

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New York City’s organic waste pilot program making strides

New York City’s organic waste pilot program making strides

| July 31, 2014

If Haley Rogers and Lisa Brunie-McDermott https://www.flickr.com/photos/meddygarnet/3451581786have their way, folks in the Big Apple will be more responsible with their big apple cores after they’re finished with them. And their tea bags. And their coffee grounds. And their banana peels. And the second half of that flaxseed muffin that seemed like a good idea at […]

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Picky eating leads to rich soil in New York

Picky eating leads to rich soil in New York

| June 30, 2014

Let’s face it: Kids can be awfully particular about what they eat—especially when it comes to fruits and vegetables. That fact of life leads to an awful lot of produce winding up in the garbage can at schools across the nation. Sick of seeing apples going to waste, the Big Apple (where else?) is doing […]

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An update on composting in the big apple

An update on composting in the big apple

| June 12, 2014

Every year, New York City residents send approximately 3.2 million tons of waste to landfills. That’s well over one-third of a ton of waste for every single man, woman, and child, every year. Transporting and managing that waste also costs the city $300 million dollars per year. If you’re reading this and thinking: “That’s too […]

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New technology extracts drinking water from manure

New technology extracts drinking water from manure

| June 10, 2014

We’ve written about a lot of innovative, creative recycling strategies over the life of this blog, but this one might take the cake. Or, should I say, the pie. The cow pie, to be precise. Have I piqued your curiosity? Good. East Lansing’s Michigan State University, long known as a leader in agricultural studies and […]

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California gets creative in sourcing drinking water

California gets creative in sourcing drinking water

| May 15, 2014

How could a state with 840 miles of coastline not have enough water? The answer is simple: saltwater is not particularly useful for most practical applications. Cities in central and southern California suffer from a literal version of the old cliché: water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink. Santa Barbara, California last suffered […]

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This Chicago restaurant produces zero waste

This Chicago restaurant produces zero waste

| May 8, 2014

In most cases, food waste and restaurants go hand-in-hand. After all, they need to keep enough food on-hand to get through the last customer of the night without running out. That makes for a lot of leftovers — unless you’re Justin Vrany. Vrany is the chef and owner of Chicago-based restaurant Sandwich Me In. CBS […]

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Japanese commuters go green with community gardens

Japanese commuters go green with community gardens

| April 15, 2014

How about breaking up your commute to work with a bit of gardening? That’s what’s being offered to commuters in Japan. Rooftop community gardens are popping up all over the country on top of rail stations. That location is no accident: the idea is that exhausted commuters can take a few minutes to decompress between […]

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