Archive for the 'Recycling' Category

Recycling of glass and plastics

November 15 is America Recycles Day!

Published: 9 November 2011
Category: Recycling, Sustainability

Kick off America Recycles Day by taking a “pledge to recycle” your glass bottles and jars. Or participate in one of thousands of recycling events across the country. Since 1997, communities across the country have come together on November 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day. More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only […]

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Marion County Glass Act Recycling Project Could Be Statewide Model

Published: 6 October 2011
Category: Local, Recycling, Sustainability

According to the “Marion Star,” Angie Carbetta has taken Dumpster diving to new heights. The director for Marion County Recycling and Litter Prevention recently learned that her office’s Glass Act initiative won recognition as a Friend of Glass from The Glass Packaging Institute. Using a $10,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division […]

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The Glass Packaging Institute Reveals 2011 Friends of Glass Honorees

Published: 30 September 2011
Category: Organic Products in Glass, Recycling, Sustainability

The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) is recognizing eight “Friends of Glass” in four categories, honoring those companies, organizations, and persons making significant and innovative efforts to promote or participate in glass container recycling for bottle-to-bottle use. “Friends of Glass” are being recognized in September as part of Recycle Glass Month, a month-long initiative to encourage […]

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September Is Recycle Glass Month!

Published: 6 September 2011
Category: Local, Recycling, Sustainability

GPI’s Recycle Glass Month 2011 will unite communities across the U.S. with glass container manufacturers, suppliers, and recyclers around local events to build awareness and boost glass bottle recycling. With 55 awareness activities in 20 states in 2010, Recycle Glass Week created buzz across the country that recycling glass bottles and jars has powerful environmental […]

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Kansas City Glass Recycling Effort Spreads Across Five States

Published: 16 August 2011
Category: Recycling

According to “News Tribune,” the demand for crushed glass is so high a small glass recycling project begun in Kansas City in 2009 has grown to a business that crushes about 20,000 tons of glass a year, some shipped in from cities in five states. Besides the 80 collection bins it has throughout the Kansas […]

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A Special Post from Mrs. Carter’s 11th Grade Science Class

Published: 5 August 2011
Category: Recycling, Sustainability

While working on their studies on finding ways to help the environment and “go green,” they came across Keep It Organic and found it to be a valuable resource. They were kind enough to share even more resources with our readers. Take a look!

Green Crafts For Kids A Guide To Water Conservation Great Ways To […]

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Panama City Offers New Market And Cafe To Enjoy Organic Foods

Published: 17 June 2011
Category: Local, Organic Products in Glass, Recycling, Sustainability

According to the Panama City “News Herald,” eating organic has always been a way of life for Sandy Pearson, co-owner of Zen Garden and Lotus Café with Joe McKenna. Except for the all-natural chicken and shrimp, all of the ingredients at Lotus Café are organic, from the ginger ale and root beer she got for […]

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Solid Waste Task Force In Lawrence, Kansas Work To Promote Glass Recycling

Published: 20 May 2011
Category: Local, Recycling, Sustainability

According to “LJWorld.com,” members of the city Solid Waste Task Force in Lawrence, Kansas are studying possible changes for the city’s trash and recycling systems. “We’re not doing enough to promote glass recycling in this town,” said Suzi Cammon, a member of the task force. The group will lobby to have money for an improved […]

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Recycling Glass Creates Jobs In Minnesota

Published: 3 May 2011
Category: Local, Recycling, Sustainability

The “Star Tribune” reports Minnesota manufacturers using recycled content have created jobs and kept tons of waste out of landfills. The Rust Brothers plant in Minneapolis diverts about 4,000 pounds of busted glass each month from landfills. They create jobs by buying tools, glass chips and resins from recyclers in nearby states. “Recycling is not […]

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Target Finds Success With Recycling Efforts

Published: 27 April 2011
Category: Recycling, Sustainability

According to “Drug Store News,” Target’s in-store recycling stations collected and recycled more than 700 tons of bottles and cans, as well as nearly 2 million units of such small electronics as MP3 players and cell phones during the nine-month period. Target launched recycling stations in all of its stores in April 2010 as part […]

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