The great recycling scam

Green (Living) Review

We are encouraged, nay pressured even, to clean and nicely separate all our recyclables – glass, plastic, paper, etc. But what really happens to those “recyclables” that our municipal refuse services pick up from the kerbside? by Michael Smith (Veshengro) And, yes, it is indeed a scam!

Recycling Glass

Green Home Blog

Recycling Glass. For this reason, the best way to dispose of glass is to recycle it. million tons of glass, only 27% of which was recycled. California is an exception to this trend – their bottle deposit program has led to a glass recycling level of nearly 80%. Recycling Glass. Unlike paper and plastic, glass can be recycled indefinitely with very little loss of quality. Almost all types of common household glass are easily recycled.

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Electronic Waste Recycling: Importance and Facts

Living Green & Saving Energy

With waste management being one of the prime steps of the recycling process, it is evident that each and every part of your waste is segregated and sent for recycling. recycling electronic recycling

Recycling helps us avoid tackling Climate Change

Green (Living) Review

We are often told to monitor our carbon footprint and in many countries, recycling has become normalized, a part of people's daily routine. We recycle our waste, but do not link it to the consumer society we live in. Our efforts to recycle nullify us and prevent deeper thought.

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Why Is Recycling Important?


Recycling is more important today than ever before. Why should we recycle? Recycling these materials enables their further use instead of being left to slowly decompose while the extraction of raw resources takes place somewhere else to get the same material from scratch.

Tricks and Tips-How to Make Money Recycling Metal & Scrapping

Living Green & Saving Energy

Instead of trashing items like metal wire pieces, plastic bottles and other household things, consider reusing and recycling. Recycling of scrap metal is not yet a common activity, but statistically speaking, many countries export large amount of scrap metal. recycling saving money aluminum recycling benefits of going green recycling scrap metal

Recycling a la Hyacinth Bucket

Green (Living) Review

However, this seems to be just the tip of the iceberg as to all kind of weird habits when it comes to putting out their recycling and rubbish bins. Here we have the truth about glass recycling. At other times card stock is recycled into business cards, index cards, note cards, etc.

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Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) June is seeing the return of “Recycle Week” in conjunction with Recycle Now and the event runs from Monday, June 20, 2011 to Sunday, June 26, 2011. This year's Recycle Week has a “Home and Away” theme to it. Recycle Week Recycle Now Recycle Week 201

Recycling is bad

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Recycling makes people believe that they do good for the Planet, but is that really so? Recycling is bad for the Planet and I do mean that. I know that that sounds strange but the way that recycling is managed and operated makes it so.

How Do You Recycle?

The Green Samaritan

With Earth Day approaching, I’m curious… How do you recycle or how does your city handle recycling? I’m fortunate – my city offer curbside recycling and furnishes a big brown can to deposit all our recyclable items in to include paper, aluminum cans, glass, newspaper, steel. Green Living Recycling Curbside recycling how to recycle

Tree Recycling

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Find your Christmas tree recycling, treecycling, options right now with Earth 911

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Cool Furniture Ideas: Recycled Wooden Pallets

Green Furniture Home Design

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Benefits of Precious Metal Recycling

Living Green & Saving Energy

When it comes to precious metals, you may not be aware that there are several benefits to recycling them. It may come as a shock that people would want to recycle precious metals but there are plenty of circumstances when this is the case. recycling reduce waste precious metal recycling recycle and reuse Why bother? Once you have a precious metal in your possession, […].

Recycling processes

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We take bottles and cans in for recycling or if we're lucky, we have access to kerbside recycling - but what happens after the waste has left our hands? A brief look at how paper, aluminum and steel cans, glass and plastic bottles are recycled into more of the same

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7-Jähriger wird Recycling-Idol

Green (Living) Review

Mit 3 Jahren war Ryan das erste Mal auf dem Recyclinghof seiner Heimatstadt. Aus dem Hobby, Müll zu verwerten, ist ein großes Geschäft geworden. In den letzten Jahren hat der 7-Jährige 2,5 Tonnen Glas, Plastik und Aluminium gesammelt und damit über 10.000 Dollar verdient.

Recycled Playground Challenge from TerraCycle

Green Living Ideas

Starting March 11, schools located throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut and Maryland are eligible to compete for two new playgrounds made completely of recycled material by joining TerraCycle’s Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program, a free, national program hosted by Colgate and TerraCycle. The post Recycled Playground Challenge from TerraCycle appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

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Recycling Christmas Trees

Green Home Blog

Recycling Christmas Trees. This year, I’m vowing to recycle my tree, if only to avoid looking at it until the significant other cuts it up for firewood or chips it for mulch. And the best thing about this county tree recycling program?

Recycled pets

Green Living Tips

Did you know that you can turn a cat into 16 birds or a dog into 22 ferrets simply by recycling them? OK, so that's not really true; but by getting a recycled pet you can lessen the collective environmental impact of our need for animal companions while doing something very humane to boot

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FM Recycle - Computer and IT Recycling Company

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Old and broken computers and other electronics are actually recyclable. FM Recycle is WEEE licensed and their ethics comply with data protection act. No computer or IT that FM Recycle deals with ever get sent to the landfill.

Food waste kerbside recycling

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Aside from the fact that food waste must be reduced any waste of food that does occur should, obviously, be recycled to bio-methane and compost. In other instances recyclables, such as metals, plastics, etc., food waste kerbside recycling recycling

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The dark side of recycling

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Recycling is not the most sustainable method to protect the biosphere from greenhouse gasses and other pollutants. The mechanical recycling of plastics also is not without problems. Those fleece textiles are made from mostly recycled plastics.

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Die dunkle Seite des Recyclings

Green (Living) Review

Recycling ist nicht die nachhaltigste Methode, um die Umwelt vor Treibhausgasen und Schadstoffen zu schützen. Dabei wird das Recycling in unterschiedliche Verfahren unterteilt. Tatsächlich belastet die grüne Kreislaufwirtschaft der Kunststoffverarbeitung die Umwelt sogar.

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Recycling is a misnomer

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Commercial recycling really has a completely wrong name. In commercial recycling, in downcycling, the form of the product is being destroyed as with a glass bottle or jar being crushed and ground down, while in upcycling the form is retained and wanted, in fact.

A How-to For Recycling

Green Home Blog

A How-to For Recycling. Recycle! Recycling is an important part of any green home or business, but the sheer number of products and materials that pass through our hands every day can make it seem like a daunting task. What can I recycle? Where should I take my recycling?

Recycle or Compos? Plastic Products

Green Home Blog

Recycle or Compost? When to Recycle. The best way to discard plastic is to recycle it. The recyclability of plastics depends on the type of resin used in production, which is indicated by the resin identification code found on plastic products (the familiar interlocking arrows around a number 1-7). In general, plastics marked #1, 2, and 3 are the most easily recycled and are accepted by most city recycling programs. was recycled.

Recycled Refrigerator Couch

Green Furniture Home Design

Ideal for those of you who like a fridge in the living room and love the plush feel of the backseat of an old car, the Fridgecouch is made from recycled refrigerators and car seats, making it the perfect fit into any contemporary eco-friendly home. Designed by Canadian artist and designer Adrian Johnson, the Fridgecouch combines recycling with modern design aesthetics to create a stunning piece of eco-friendly furniture. Recycled Products recycled refrigerator couch

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How Does It Work: Recycling Plastic

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How Does It Work: Recycling Plastic. We all know that recycling is important – it’s one of the best ways we have to conserve resources and to keep our environment clean. Recycle! How do we recycle it? Sounds easy – so why don’t we recycle more?

The Journey for a Recycled Bottle

Living Green & Saving Energy

We all know recycling is important. Recycling glass bottles allows new bottles to be created with less energy and fewer new raw materials that making a new bottle from scratch, which aids conservation and improves energy efficiency. Green News recycling of glass bottlesBut have you ever been presented with the entire lifecycle? I received the infographic below which lays out […].

No Wonder Recycling in the United States is so far behind Europe.

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Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Conscious Consumerism Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Green Health & Wellness american waste earth-day eco European trash green recycling fees trash wasteIn America, you can take home the last two bites of a hamburger without any shame because it aligns with our value system: we have the right to want what we want when we want it.

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5 Ways to Make Recycling Easy

Green Home Blog

5 Ways to Make Recycling Easy. If your family is anything like mine, it can be a real chore to get them to use even the most easily accessible recycling bin. Green Toys Recycling Truck. Help them understand the importance of recycling.

How To Start A School Recycling Program

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How To Start A School Recycling Program. Schools are a great place to teach kids the importance of making eco-friendly choices, and there’s no better way to do that than with a recycling program. Decide what to recycle. Green your school!

The 81-year-old woman inspiring a nation to recycle

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Lebanon recycling waste collection waste managementAn 81-year-old who set up an all-woman rubbish collection team in her village in Lebanon now has a stream of visitors asking how she did it.

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Recycle or Compost? Paper Products

Green Home Blog

Recycle or Compost? Fortunately, paper is both easily recycled and composted, which makes it simple for you to make smart choices when it comes to paper products. When to Recycle . Recycling has several benefits: not only does it keep paper out of landfills, but it also reduces the resources that go into the production of new paper productions. Paper cannot be recycled indefinitely, but the fibers can usually be recycled 5-7 times before they are no longer usable.

Co-op unveils 50% recycled plastic bottles for own-brand water

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By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Cop-op has announced that all of its own-brand water bottles will be switched to contain 50% recycled plastic, as part of a plan to "test the water" on how shoppers will react to a change in design.

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National Recycle Week

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) June 16 to June 22, 2014 saw another National Recycle Week in the UK. Thus the message being drummed out relentlessly all the time appears to be “recycle, recycle more and then recycle more still”. Recycle is the last thing.

Reuse vs recycle

Green Living Tips

The recycling movement has gathered plenty of steam in recent years which is wonderful, but is the recycling wave encouraging many of us to consume more instead of reusing

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Recycling styrofoam

Green Living Tips

Styrofoam, or more accurately, polystyrene, is a common plastic product used in packaging that is leaving a terrible environmental legacy for generations to come. Learn more about polystyrene and pick up some tips on how to reduce or delay it from entering the waste stream

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Recycling: Don’t Waste Your Time. ~ Angela Topp

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Reducing, Recycling and Reusing Can Be Fun

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recycling reduce waste reuse recycle recycling car parts save money I write a lot about ways to live green and save money. But somewhere it can also be fun. One item that can generate a lot waste is an automobile. Old cars contain a lot of metal, plastic, and rubber (sometimes leather if you have high end car!) that can be challenge to reuse or [.].

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Recycling energy savings

Green Living Tips

Does as much energy go into recycling materials as it does in extracting them in the first place? Find out more about the energy savings in recycling plastic, metals, glass and paper