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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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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Recycling is B T

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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. Recycling is big business. But when there is a glut of recyclables then then what happens?

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.

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RECYCLE Week

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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.

Can Plastic Bags Be Recycled?

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Plastic bags can be recycled and made into products such as natural-wood-looking decking. How do we recycle plastic bags? Plastic bags can be recycled, but not with other recyclables. Why plastic bags cannot be placed in the curbside recycling bins? Recycling

7-Jähriger wird Recycling-Idol

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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.

Food waste kerbside recycling

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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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How Is Plastic Recycled: Step by Step

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One good way to stem the production of plastic is to recycle plastic that has already been produced and use it to make new products. Plastic recycling has become more advanced in recent years and is always becoming more efficient. So, how is plastic recycled, anyway? Recycling

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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.

The dark side of recycling

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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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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

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.

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.

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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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

Cool Furniture Ideas: Recycled Wooden Pallets

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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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Benefits of Precious Metal Recycling

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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, […].

Tree Recycling

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

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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

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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

Hug a Tree with Me

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.

The politics of recycling vs reusing

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The politics of recycling vs reusing and the deliberate confusing of the two On the left of the picture you see what recycling of glass looks like. But recycling is not environmentally benign.

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WHAT TO DO WITH THINGS YOU CAN’T RECYCLE

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Recycling is an excellent way to conserve resources, reuse materials and decrease the amount of raw materials being mined, logged or produced from scratch. You discover that there aren’t any facilities nearby that recycle the item in question — now what?

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Recycled containers for seed starting and gardening

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Recycled containers come into the game here, whether for seed starting or general gardening, and most of them, if not indeed all, can be has for free. Just don't forget to put a hole or two for drainage and the same goes for any container that you recycle.

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Nation wakes up to coffee cup recycling on-the-go-go

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With 84% of takeaway hot drink consumers still using disposable cups, Veolia’s coffee cup solution aims to collect takeaway cups as soon as the consumer has finished their drink to reduce cup contamination and increase recycling rates.

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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

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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.

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?

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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The Journey for a Recycled Bottle

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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 […].

Recycled planters

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Whether you are looking for a unique look for your garden or whether you are trying to scrimp by on little doing your garden I suggest you try “recycled” planters. Old rubber tires make excellent recycled planters.

A Note On Recycling, From Your Crappy Old Furniture

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furniture recyclingBefore you haul me to the curb, let's have a little chat. Hey there! I’m that old wingback you got for your first apartment—remember me? I totally lent that studio some respectability.

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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Recycle Week - change of date

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The organizers of Recycle Week have decided following the announcement of the date for the EU Referendum, to move the date of Recycle Week for 2016 from June to September 12 – 18, 2016. They have consulted with a number of our partners and stakeholders and they have agreed that the intensity of activity around the EU Referendum may have an impact on the success of a Recycle Week were it to be hels, as per usual, in June.

Retro is the New Recyclable

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However, while there may be little to compare between generations of consumer electronics, most of them have at least one thing in common – they can be recycled. At Waste Management, we’ve been focused on recycling electronic waste (known in the business as e-waste ) for some time.