Archive for the 'Local' Category

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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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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Keeping Your Lawn “Green” This Summer

Published: 30 June 2011
Category: Local, Sustainability

For many people, the effort to keep their lawn green, especially during the summer months, means using lots of chemical and synthetic fertilizers. There are organic products that could accomplish the same end by very different means.

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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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Glass Recycling Returns to Corpus Christi, Texas

Published: 11 April 2011
Category: Local, Recycling, Sustainability

According to “Caller.com,” Volunteers collected nearly 11 tons of glass during a glass-recycling event in Corpus Cristi. During the event, organizers said about 300 residents dropped off glass containers at a local Walmart store. “We are extremely happy with the level of participation we saw for this event,” Solid Waste Director Lawrence Mikolajczyk said. “This […]

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Whole Foods To Open In-Store Bars Selling Craft Beer And Local Wine

Published: 29 March 2011
Category: Local

According to “USA Today,” Whole Foods is raising the bar. The upscale grocer is opening bars that serve craft beer and local wine in more than a dozen stores nationally in a test before a wider rollout. In the past 18 months, small, locally focused bars have opened inside five Whole Foods Markets in California, […]

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Millions Of Volunteers Organized For Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup

Published: 11 March 2011
Category: Local, Recycling, Sustainability

According to “CNBC,” national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) is encouraging people of all ages to rekindle their pride in their communities by volunteering for KAB’s 2011 Great American Cleanup. Throughout the months of March, April and May, an anticipated 3.5 million volunteers organized by 1,200 KAB affiliates and participating organizations nationwide will rally to […]

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City Mayor Pledges To Make Philadelphia The Greenest City In America By 2015

Published: 24 February 2011
Category: Local, Recycling, Sustainability

According to “BioCycle,” Mayor Michael A. Nutter pledged to make Philadelphia the greenest city in America by 2015. Initial benchmarks of the plan include: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent, diverting 70 percent of solid waste from landfill, Bringing local food within 10 minutes of 75 percent of residents and more. “We think green […]

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