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Swap.com Joins Green Halloween® and KIWI magazine and Declares October 9th “National Costume Swap Day”

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A countrywide celebration scheduled to take place on October 9, 2010, National Costume Swap Day calls for Americans to go green this Halloween by organizing a local kids costume swap in their community. From my inbox: I did not write the following.

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Press Release - Takeya Glass Water Bottles

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TAKEYA DEBUTS FASHIONABLE/FUNCTIONAL ECO-FRIENDLY GLASS WATER BOTTLES THAT ELIMINATE POOR TASTE AND REDUCE LANDFILL WASTE Takeya Glass Water Bottles—the healthier way to hydrate HUNTINGTON BEACH , Calif.

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About Paper

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Well prove them wrong, let us flood them removal requests, think about how much our one letter to them will change the waste coming to us. The average family of four throws out 13 thousand pieces of paper a year, most of being junk mail.

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Why not polypropylene shopping bags?

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Health, Safety and Environmental Issues: Plastic represents a 14 to 22% in volume of solid waste.

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San Miguel de Allende: leading Mexico's green revolution

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Organic waste on the rancho is composted and used for vermiculture. In late 2010 a similar tianguis known as the Mercado el 100 opened here in Mexico City.

The cruel life inside a factory farm

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Behind a hatchery for laying hens, unwanted male chicks–which are of no economic value to the egg industry–are simply tossed into a dumpster with shells and other waste. The emergence and intensification of agriculture is the basis for human development as we know it.

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base 2010 – Where business met sustainability

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) March 16 & 17, 2010 saw base 2010, the business sustainability conference and exhibition held at the Platinum Suite at London's ExCel conference and exhibition venue in the Docklands. Copyright © 2010. Tags: base 2010

Biggest plastic recycling facility to process half of UK’s plastic bottles

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AWS Eco Plastics, devastated by a fire 14 months ago, officially reopened on November 23, 2010 as a new £17 million state-of-the-art facility capable of processing more than two million plastic bottles a year.

Tap water is tops

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Thus glass, in the right kind of carrier, is probably best and better still if you can just repurpose a nice bottle that otherwise would go to waste.

Old Christmas trees give life to other trees

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Recycling of Christmas trees should be an integral part of the waste management strategy of every municipality, of every borough, and I am sure that some folks might be prepared to do it for them, who could also salvage parts of the tree from which to make such aforementioned whisks, for instance.

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Lakeland “in the kitchen” – Spring 2011 – Preview

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On page 3 already it starts with the “Scudle” the use of which will help reduce food waste and while the material may not fall under “green” the food savings factor will.

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Top 10 tips to keep energy bills down

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15 December 2010 – Utility companies are probably as unpopular as banks right now with new price increases announced by three out of the Big Six utility companies. This useful 10-point guide from the Heating Helpline will help homeowners keep bills down and reduce waste this winter.

UK AWARE 2010 – Visit Report

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Friday, April 16, 2010, I had the pleasure, for the GREEN (LIVING) REVIEW to visit the UK AWARE Show, the only true green consumer show in the UK, at Kensington Olympia 2 Exhibition Hall, in London. The biggest problem at present is that way too much emphasis is given at other events and in general to climate change and CO2, to the detriment of other issues of the environment, such as air, soil, and water; issues of proper waste management and others.

Clean Energy State Rankings — Sightline Daily - Northwest News.

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The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy ( ACCEE ) handed out a 2010 roster with its " State Energy Efficiency Scorecard ," and it gives the coastal Northwest states high marks. A very recent 2010 ranking by Clean Edge took a comprehensive look at states green energy economies and policies. In our state, about 2/3 of this energy is wasted. The use of electric vehicles on such a system allows the generator to capture the waste heat upstream for other uses as well.

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The 2010 Sustainable Living Fair.

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Flores, Author of Food Not Lawns Sunday, September 19th 12:00pm - Andrew Harvey, Founder of Institute for Sacred Activism Sunday, September 19th 2:00pm - Doug Fine, Author of Farewell My Subaru Zero Waste Goal In 2009 we sent ONLY 250 lbs. of waste to the landfill after a 2-day event attended by 12,000 people. Good For You. Great For The World.

Government must seize once-in-a-generation chance to green UK electricity

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The low carbon idea also, time and again, seems to bring the nuclear option onto the table and into the discussions but, however carbon-less or whatever they may nuclear power to be, it is not, and neither can we afford it for the reasons of costs and the reasons of what to do with the radioactive waste.

France harnesses horse power to recycle waste

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A growing number of Fren towns are ditching the dustcart, the diesel-powered noisy and smelly, and not just from the smell of the garbage, trucks, and have begun collecting household and garden waste by use of horse and cart.

10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth

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Here 10 reasons why vegetarianism can save the planet as reported in 2010 in The Observer, a United Kingdom periodical. Combined with urine these wastes are often siphoned into holding tanks that often leak or rupture polluting the surrounding water table. Water Waste.

MANAGING OUR WASTE

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The focus for waste management should be on resource efficiency, prevention and using waste as a resource. The UK generates some 342 million tonnes of waste per annum so prevention represents the most effective way to reduce emissions as it reduces the consumption of raw materials and the need to expend further energy in managing the waste further down the line.

EcoBuild 2010 – Earls Court – Visit Report

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Another interesting material and product is Eden Bloc 35 , which is an insulating material manufactured from wool and 60% recycled content, the latter which is mostly waste wool from the carpet industry. Paperstone, made in Washington State, in the USA, from recycled post-consumer waste paper, and brought into the UK by Hanson Plywood Ltd.

International Hazardous Waste Inspection Project Report Highlights Advantages of Cooperation

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The report details the results of the INECE SESN International Hazardous Waste Inspection Project, a simultaneous inspection exercise involving environmental, customs, and other enforcement authorities from countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

Europe heading for dismal fail on its zero waste policy on plastics

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The plastics industry is not going to achieve zero waste to landfill until 2037, which is a full 17 years later than its stated 2020 target. This is the the damning conclusion of new research from European trade association PlasticsEurope which has examined current progress to date on recycling and recovery of waste plastics across the EU. in energy recovery compared to 2010. zero to landfill Plastic Waste recycling

Heavy anti-nuclear protests in Germany

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These past days there have been heavy protests and blockades in Germany against a train carrying nuclear waste from France. Der Spiegel writes : "A train loaded with radioactive waste ended its controversial journey through Germany on Monday.

Waste incineration – yes or no?

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Waste incineration is a very touchy and controversial subject to many among the environmentally conscious people. Friends of the Earth again and again, in Britain, come out against wast incineration and on one level I am with them there and that is that much of the incineration is just a case of “great landfill in the sky”. But, waste incineration should only be used as a last resort, for all that material that cannot be recycled, and most of it can.

Examine Your Foodprint and Resolve to Waste Less Food in 2012

Eco Chic

The joy we relish in food is overshadowed by food waste, one of the dark sides of food consumption. ” is a common first-world complaint — but you wouldn’t dare share how much you wasted. The cost of wasted food extends beyond the waste of your own money.

Green Gift Guide 2010

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Why it’s Green: Instead of throwing out hundreds of pens and wasting plastic, investing in one reusable high-quality pen that will last forever is significantly better for the environment. Photo credit: alancleaver_2000. Is it too early to start thinking about Christmas? I think not.

End the dumping of toxic E-Waste in Third World nations

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It is in those countries, but also in China, Pakistan and thereabouts, where the poor then are “employed” to retrieve the salvageable materials from said electronic waste that the industrialized countries dump on their countries.

Reducing food waste at home

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That, however, is the amount that the average family in Britain wastes each month on food that never gets eaten, probably more in the USA, but I am not sure about that. Somehow, knowing the way a great number of people are in the UK Britain may be the food waste capital of the world, so to speak. What an awful waste! Some of the government places create the greatest amount of waste, and not just in food.

Defra to consult on glass recycling 'early in 2010'

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David Workman, director general of British Glass, said manufacturers would support measures to "divert cullet away from aggregates and landfill, and back into closed-loop recycling" But, he said, the interesting part of the debate surrounded the mechanism for collecting material and the fact that a lot of local authorities had entered long-term contracts with waste management companies.

Supermarket ditches canned tomatoes in order to reduce waste

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Canned tomatoes are to disappear from the shelves of Sainsbury's supermarkets in an effort to cut waste. They may be reducing the amount of waste but not the waste.

Don’t waste food by taking more than you will eat

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Don’t waste food by overloading your plate, taking more than you will eat, whether or not it says that it is an “all you can eat” buffet for $10 or such. This is one of the reason that we are wasting so much food as a nation.

Stop needlessly sending waste to landfill

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Hilary Benn, the former Environment Secretary, has, on March 18, 2010, set out plans to sort more waste, save resources and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Too many everyday waste materials such as metal cans, wood, paper, and food end up in landfill when there is a market for them and an environmental argument for re-using and recycling them. At Bywaters he set out the economic benefits of reducing waste to landfill.

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Waste site fire may burn for weeks

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) As of February 18, 2010 firefighters have been spending a second week tackling a deep-seated fire at a waste site in West Yorkshire. The fire broke out at the site in Dewsbury on February 7, 2010, and has been smoldering away ever since. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have been working with the Environment Agency and Kirklees Council, who have been removing some of the waste to provide better access to the seat of the fire. “A

Industry and commerce cut waste and recycle more - new figures

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Commenting on the results of a survey published by Defra on Thursday, December 16, 2010 which show that total commercial and industrial (C&I) waste in England has fallen and recycling has increased, Friends of the Earth's Resource Use Campaigner Julian Kirby said: “These results show that the industrial and commercial sectors have dramatically reduced waste and are recycling more. “In million tonnes since the last national survey of business waste in 2002/3.

Waitrose closes loop by powering beer production with food waste

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Waitrose has announced it will use food waste from its new shop in Ipswich to power the production of beer which it will then stock on its shelves. The food retailer will have its left over food waste taken to the Adnams anaerobic digestion plant to be converted into gas for insertion into the national grid. Waitrose Recycling and Waste operations manager Mike Walters said: "This innovative plant allows us to make use of unavoidable food waste.

Who Will Win the 2010 Heart of Green Awards?

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On April 20, 2010 The Daily Green will host its second annual Heart of Green Awards ceremony in the LEED Gold-certified Hearst Tower in New York City. Tagged: 2010 Heart of Green Awards , clean water , Green , green hero , Rent a Green Box , The Daily Green , waste management.

Amazing Art Sculptures Made From Recycled Clothing

Eco Chic

That’s the amount of textile waste created by New Yorkers every 5 minutes, a truly mind boggling figure! “The Ocean is the Underlying Basis for Every Wave” (2008).

Americans waste 40% of their food

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This has not only resulted in an increasingly overweight population, but a citizenry that has begun to waste food at levels never seen before – even in the middle of a recession and with hunger rising, and many people dependent on soup kitchens. A new study has found that Americans waste 1,400 calories per person per day, or nearly 40% of the county's entire food supply. It is not America only, however, that thus wastes food. What a waste!

Yard waste is green and it is useful

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) What do you do with your yard waste, your garden waste, that is to say, grass and grass clippings, weeds, small branches, leaves and plant clippings? Rentech , a company out of Realto, California will take your organic waste and put it to good use – productive renewable energy use. A “green depot” will be set up to manufacture the organic waste into a useful renewable fuel. from yard- and other green waste.

April 2010 President's Cancer Panel Warns Of Bisphenol-A Toxic Effects

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is drawing public attention to the 2010 President's Cancer Panel report which explicitly cited Bisphenol-A (BPA) as a "chemical of concern," and warned that "more than 130 studies have linked BPA to breast cancer, obesity, and other disorders." Of major relevance, this legislation has also been endorsed by the April 2010 President's Cancer Panel On "Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now," 2008-2009 Annual Report.