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EPA says clothing recycling has massive impact

EPA says clothing recycling has massive impact

| October 16, 2013

When you think of “recycling,” what items come to mind? Bottles? Cans? Newspapers? These are (arguably) the items most commonly associated with recycling, and as a result, we’re conditioned to think that they’re the ones with the biggest environmental impact. Not so, says a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The report is entitled, […]

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EPA Report: rates of municipal solid waste generation flat in the U.S.; recycling increases

EPA Report: rates of municipal solid waste generation flat in the U.S.; recycling increases

| July 10, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a report on Municipal Solid Waste in the United States. The data, which was collected throughout 2011, was slightly delayed due to internal methodological changes at the EPA, so it has just been made available. The report provides fascinating insight into the inner workings of solid waste […]

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USDA and FDA combat food waste in the U.S.

USDA and FDA combat food waste in the U.S.

| June 18, 2013

As Americans, our waistlines are bigger than ever — and yet we’re still wasting unprecedented amounts of food. According to a recent report, “as much as 40 percent of food produced in America is thrown away, amounting to 1,400 calories per person per day [and] $400 per person per year.” It wasn’t always this way. […]

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