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5 green Halloween costumes that get creative with cardboard

5 green Halloween costumes that get creative with cardboard

| October 28, 2013

Do not read any further if you’re looking for tips to create an environmentally-friendly Miley Cyrus costume. You will not find that here. What you will find are some creative ways to re-purpose cardboard into clever green Halloween costumes. Cardboard is a versatile material that allows you to show off your own versatility on this […]

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There’s finally some good news about America’s energy efficiency

There’s finally some good news about America’s energy efficiency

| October 24, 2013

It may feel like all the news we hear with regard to the environment is negative. The headlines are everywhere: Global warming increasing Irreversible damage done to ozone layer Polar ice caps depleting at alarming rates You’d be forgiven for thinking that we’re barreling the wrong way down a one-way street toward doom. However, a […]

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Baltimore entrepreneur tackles hunger and food waste

Baltimore entrepreneur tackles hunger and food waste

| October 2, 2013

In America, we waste an unbelievable amount of food. Reportedly, as much as 40 to 50 percent of all food ready for harvest in the United States never gets eaten. And yet, “nearly 15 percent of American families experience food insecurity in a given year.” Talk about an unfortunate dichotomy. These statistics are enough to […]

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Everyone wants renewable food packaging, research shows

Everyone wants renewable food packaging, research shows

| September 25, 2013

Here’s a research finding that probably won’t shock you: consumers want “going green” to be easier and more accessible. That’s the chief takeaway from a research project initiated by packaging giant TetraPak®. TetraPak® is the “the world leader in food processing and packaging solutions,”  and they conduct a biannual environmental survey. This year, the fifth […]

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“Mining” precious metals in cell phones

“Mining” precious metals in cell phones

| September 23, 2013

That cell phone is a lot of things to you: calendar, method of communication, source of entertainment — but have you ever thought of it as a gold mine? If not, Indian company Attero wants you to start. Believe it or not, there are trace amounts of precious metals in cell phones. (You knew there […]

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Water conservation measures have Texas feeling parched

Water conservation measures have Texas feeling parched

| August 19, 2013

Everything is bigger in Texas — except for the water supply. The Texas Water Smart Coalition has urged Texans to be stingy when it comes to using water this summer. According to an article posted to the Gilmer Mirror, Texas is in the throes of a “record-breaking” and “historical” drought. Lack of rainfall combined with […]

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The fight over bag bans heats up as L.A. picks a side

The fight over bag bans heats up as L.A. picks a side

| August 14, 2013

There’s a fight brewing over increasingly widespread bans of disposable plastic and paper shopping bags. Earlier this summer, Los Angeles became the largest city in America to implement a comprehensive ban on retailers providing complimentary plastic shopping bags. That means that in Los Angeles (along with many other communities, including San Francisco, Santa Monica, Santa […]

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Industries save with new rules on disposal of solvent-contaminated wipes

Industries save with new rules on disposal of solvent-contaminated wipes

| August 2, 2013

Here’s something you may not have spent much time thinking about: the disposal of solvent-contaminated wipes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been doing a lot of thinking about solvent-contaminated wipes, and they have just announced a regulation change. In short, the new rule “conditionally excludes solvent-contaminated wipes from hazardous waste regulations provided that […]

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