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A Kickstarter campaign re-thinks bottled water

A Kickstarter campaign re-thinks bottled water

| February 27, 2014

Bottled water has an pretty bad rap from an environmental perspective, but that hasn’t stopped us from guzzling it like it’s the fountain of youth. In 2012, Americans drank an average of 30.8 gallons of bottled water per person. That adds up to a whole lot of bottles — and a whole lot of concern about […]

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Goodwill’s GoBin will change the face of textile recycling

Goodwill’s GoBin will change the face of textile recycling

| February 13, 2014

We’ve all seen the donation bins for clothing and shoes. The large metal boxes, usually languishing in parking lots, are uninviting, to say the least. Goodwill knows that these bins leave something to be desired, and they’re doing something about it. Goodwill partnered with hip global design firm Frog to trash (pun intended) the old […]

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7 recycling resolutions for the New Year

7 recycling resolutions for the New Year

| December 31, 2013

Now that you’ve vowed to get to the gym more, take some time to help others, and cut back on some of your vices, we at Recycle Reminders would like to remind you to make recycling part of your New Year’s resolutions. It’s never too late to begin taking steps to reduce your carbon footprint. […]

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Why Apple is not so green: The truth behind its recycling program

Why Apple is not so green: The truth behind its recycling program

| December 23, 2013

It’s hard for Apple fans to resist buying the next new iPhone. It’s even harder when the company promises to recycle consumers’ old iPhones and pay them its value so they can buy a brand new iPhone. In August, Apple launched its Reuse and Recycling program, which allows iOS users to bring in their old phones, […]

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The 10 most polluted places on earth

The 10 most polluted places on earth

| December 17, 2013

Shanghai earned some unwanted media coverage recently when photos of the smog-ridden air went viral on the Internet. People were stunned by images of the alarmingly opaque air, and rightfully so. So would you believe that Shanghai doesn’t even crack the top ten on a list of the most polluted places in the world? The […]

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Creative reuse marketplace ‘Don’t Toss It’ supports upcycling in NJ

Creative reuse marketplace ‘Don’t Toss It’ supports upcycling in NJ

| December 5, 2013

We so often discuss the restrictions on recycling—how recyclable materials can become contaminated and the large number of things that can’t be placed in the recycling bins in the first place. But, if you get creative, you can give almost anything a second life. That’s the message that a new “creative reuse marketplace” hopes to […]

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What’s the fracking problem with water recycling?

What’s the fracking problem with water recycling?

| December 2, 2013

Water recycling is a trendy topic these days. However, things get a little sensitive in oil and gas country, where the practice of fracking entangles with profit margins and drought conditions, making for heated debates. This debate takes us to Texas, where drought conditions are rife. Still, the process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is […]

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6 surprising things you can recycle

6 surprising things you can recycle

| November 21, 2013

You probably already know the basics of recycling – newspaper, cardboard, plastic or glass bottles – but next time you’re about to throw something in the trash, no matter what it is, consider if it’s recyclable. This might take some research because, as it turns out, there are many things you can recycle that might fly under […]

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Christmas tree recycling makes for an ever-green holiday

Christmas tree recycling makes for an ever-green holiday

| November 12, 2013

Now that the Christmas tree is up in Rockefeller Center we don’t feel it’s at all too premature to start talking about Christmas tree recycling. If your family celebrates Christmas, you may have wondered what happens to your tree after you drag it out to the curb. You may enjoy knowing that, long after the […]

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Houston’s air pollution improvements halted by fracking

Houston’s air pollution improvements halted by fracking

| November 5, 2013

The Clean Air Act passed in 1963. This piece of legislation was intended to regulate and limit the release of polluting contaminants. So why, fully 50 years later, are we still talking about this? Frankly, because problems with air pollution are still pervasive in America. In a new blog post featured in The New York […]

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DIY plastic recycling machine will revolutionize waste management

DIY plastic recycling machine will revolutionize waste management

| November 4, 2013

Dutch designer Dave Hakkens’s latest project, Precious Plastics, may have just opened the doors for do-it-yourself plastic recycling. This comes at a time when only a meager amount of accumulated plastic waste is reprocessed. In fact, in 2011, only 8 percent of the total amount of plastic waste generated was recovered for recycling. The Precious […]

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