Recycling Glass

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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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Plastic recycling

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) UK plastics recycling industry under investigation for fraud and corruption The plastics recycling industry is facing an investigation into suspected widespread abuse and fraud within the export system amid warnings the world is about to close the door on UK packaging waste. The picture shows mixed household waste, which had been falsely and fraudulently declared as plastic recyclables, arriving at a Brazilian port.

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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 However, that is not the story in various landfills. The most hazardous waste material to reach a landfill is electronic waste (E-waste). This type of […].

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

Easy Ways to Recycle Common Recyclables

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Recycling is fantastic for the planet, and an all-around virtuous thing to do. But the sad fact is that many people won’t make the effort to recycle when doing so becomes too inconvenient and time consuming. Quick Navigation for Easy Ways to Recycle Common Recyclables.

How Does Recycling Save Energy?

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that you put into your recycling bin actually make a difference? Everyone knows that by recycling, we are helping to save landfill space and conserve natural resources, but did you know that by recycling you are also saving a lot of energy? Recycling means to reuse something.

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

Green Living Tips

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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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? This thing about recycling is that it is a crutch to those not wishing to think about the above and as far as our governments are concerned it is a means to blind people into believing that the government and industry care about the Planet.

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 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

Recycling is a fraud, a sham, a scam

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Recycling is a fraud, a sham, a scam, perpetrated by big business on the citizens and municipalities to make us all feel good about single use packaging. Aside from the fact that the latter can be reused in so many ways and do not have to end up as recyclables.

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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

Mattress recycling

Green Living Tips

Learn more about mattress choice, care, disposal and recycling Most of us have a mattress and we'll likely have quite a few throughout our lifetimes. This means a lot of mattress related waste and associated environmental impact.

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Home crayon recycling

Green Living Tips

Recycling crayons isn't going to save the environment by any means; but it's just a little less garbage winding up in. landfill, can save you money and can help teach your children the value (and fun) in recycling

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Tree Recycling

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

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Recycling coffee grounds

Green Living Tips

Here's ten quick tips to get you started on coffee ground recycling coffee. Millions of pounds of coffee grounds wind up in landfill each year; but they really shouldn't as grounds have many uses in the garden and around the home.

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Reducing, Recycling and Reusing Can Be Fun

Living Green & Saving Energy

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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How is Paper Recycled: Step by Step

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Most of this paper can be recycled, which is the process of reprocessing waste paper for reuse. Each metric ton (1,000 kilograms) of recycled paper can save approximately: 19 trees that can absorb 127 kilograms of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year. RECYCLING PROCESS.

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Convert Trash to Treasure – Recycling Scrap Metal to Alloys

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Scrap metal recycling is a huge industry and while it might seem like a dirty, hazardous trade to many, the truth is that recycling and reusing scrap metal is a gainful business that’s also very earth-friendly. The price of metals is continuously increasing which makes scrap metal recycling a very profitable business entity. recycling reduce waste recycle recycling scrap metal reuse

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle… and Refuse!

Living Green & Saving Energy

green living how to go green saving energy saving money saving water sustainability 3Rs recycle reduce reuse The concepts of green products and being eco-friendly and eco-conscious have been popularized, and are used successfully in marketing “green” products. But the next step is more responsible eco-consumerism, as Jacquie Ottman examines in her book “The New Rules of Green Marketing: Strategies, Tools and Inspiration for Sustainable Branding.”

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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.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Recycling

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Until relatively recently, recycling was not a major. However, the last few years have seen it become an integral aspect of our everyday activities, with many of us sorting our waste into recyclables and non-recyclables without really thinking about it. Advantages of recycling.

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Recycling by the numbers

Green Living Tips

You've probably seen the recycling logo stamped on plastic items, often with a number inside and letters underneath. This article explains their significance and includes a free plastics recycling cheat sheet for download

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RECYCLE Week

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. They want residents to remember to recycle glass jars as well as bottles, or recycle things from upstairs as well as downstairs, and to recycle while out and about, and this is the general message, I should think, as to this week.

Cell phone recycling

Green Living Tips

There's so many options for recycling cell phones now. In some states, it's illegal to dump your cell phone in the bin. and for very good reason. By doing so not only helps reduce toxic waste winding up in the environment, but you can help others - or even make a little cash for yourself

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Recycling stainless steel

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HTML clipboardYou may have a small treasure trove of recyclable stainless steel at home - in this article find out where it may be hidden and. learn more about the environmental benefits of recycling the stainless steel laying around. your house

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Is it time to rethink recycling?

Environmental Economics

Once a profitable business for cities and private employers alike, recycling in recent years has become a money-sucking enterprise. And Waste Management and other recyclers say that more than 2,000 municipalities are paying to dispose of their recyclables instead of the other way around. Early on (late 1980's, early 1990's) the problem with recycling was the time cost to households. 

Rare earth metal recycling

Green Living Tips

It's another reason we need to get into the habit of recycling electronic equipment Another looming resource crunch is in relation to rare earth metals, which are used in many electronic devices.

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Buying recycled paper

Green Living Tips

Not all recycled paper is created equal. If you're spending extra bucks to make your paper use a little more environmentally friendly, it's good to know what you are getting for your own "green

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Recycling eyeglasses and sunglasses

Green Living Tips

By recycling your eyeglasses you'll not only lighten the impact on the environment, but you can also benefit a less fortunate person Sunglasses, reading and prescription glasses are items that we tend to collect or just toss. out once we've finished with them for whatever reason.

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Recycling Christmas Trees

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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. Since this doesn’t usually happen until late March, or mud season here up north, and my county offers a recycling program for trees, it feels like the right thing to do if I want to hang on to my sanity through gloomy, chilling February. And the best thing about this county tree recycling program?

Recyclables vs. Secondary Raw Materials

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I believe that the term “Secondary Raw Materials” far better would get the message of how important recycling and recyclables are but hand in hand with it needs to go a change in strategy, namely that recycling and the use of those secondary raw materials, has to happen “at home” and the stuff not to be sent abroad to Third World countries or China. True, many of the items that end up needing to be recycled should not be made in the first place.

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Green Living Tip: Recycle Aluminum

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Green Living Tip: Recycle Aluminum by greenwise on December 23, 2010 Here is a simple tip for living greener. Aluminum is 100% recyclable. The less put into the recycling bin, the better, as that type of recycling costs energy.

FM Recycle - Computer and IT Recycling Company

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Old and broken computers and other electronics are actually recyclable. Today I would like to introduce to a computer recycling company called FM Recycle, based out of Manchester, FM Recycle services includes ethically recycling computers and data protection; data protection refers to the disposing and wiping of sensitive data. FM Recycle is WEEE licensed and their ethics comply with data protection act.

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.

First Brazilian supermarket where customers can exchange recyclable waste for food open

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In the Brazilian state of Acre the first supermarket opened its doors where it is possible for customers to exchange recyclables for food. This establishment, called TrocTroc, offers customers the possibility to exchange recyclables such as PET bottles, aluminum cans and plastic bottle seals for any product sold in the market. Each kilo of recyclable material is worth R $ 0.50

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How is Aluminum Recycled? Step by Step

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The aluminum recycling industry has set an impressive. standard for other recycling industries to follow. On a worldwide basis, approximately 67 percent of all aluminum cans purchased by consumers are recycled, which makes these cans the most recycled container in the world [1].

Recycling Human Body Parts

Green Living Tips

I guess this would fall into the category of extreme greening - and it's an. article the squeamish may wish to avoid

Why Is Recycling Important?

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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. And just by recycling plastic bottles , we can spare more than 16 barrels of oil per one ton of plastic [8]. Similarly, one ton of recycled paper saves cutting down 17 trees [9].

Recycling is B T

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This video explains, though a little tongue in cheek, what I have been saying in several of my pieces over time too as regards to recycling and all that. Much of what we have been told about recycling, and the mantra has become one of “we must recycle more, and more and still some more”, rather than the original one of “reduce, reuse, recycle”, is false and is not because our governments and industry are concerned about the environment and the amount of refuse.

The myth of glass recycling

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The great majority of people, I am sure, firmly believe that the glass bottles and glass jars, of which they so diligently remove the labels and then put out for the kerbside recycling pick-up are going to make new glass bottles and -jars. Instead of breaking up those bottles and jar when we generally put them into the recycling bin still being whole they should be, as bottles were until about 1980, returned and reused.

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