Category Archives: Recycling

Wastewater Reuse Based On Outdated Risk Assessments

Wastewater Reclamation Spreading Brain Disease Neurodegenerative diseases are the fastest-growing causes of death around the world. The mismanagement of infectious waste is contributing to the epidemic, including the autism epidemic. Dr. Stanley Prusiner earned a Nobel Prize in 1997 for … Continue reading

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Cows Help Recycle Phone Books

Farmer Recycles Paper A herd of cows in Maine is letting its hooves do the walking through the yellow pages in a unique new use for old phone books. More than five tons of discarded directories are shredded up every … Continue reading

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Conservatree Stands by Its Name

In 1976, Alan Davis wanted to print an annual report on recycled paper, but had a difficult time finding a supply of it. So he switched careers and started a recycled paper company. Today, the Conservatree Paper Co. is the … Continue reading

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Packaging to Protect the Environment

Cargill Inc. has created a new biodegradable packaging material from farm crops. The material could help limit the amount of disposable packaging that continues to pile up in the nation’s landfills. The company, a farm commodities processor, will open a … Continue reading

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A Sticky Situation

Labels Impede Paper Recycling In an attempt to keep more paper in the recycling process, Adhesives Research Co., of Glenrock, Penn., has developed a new recyclable label. “A lot of paper products are labeled — envelopes, newspapers, reports, you name … Continue reading

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Recycling Program Turns Bottles to Benches

Park Benches Made With Recycled Plastic Turning the fruits of a recycling program into tangible results has proven hugely successful for the Chicago Park District and the city’s residents. Chicago’s 563 parks are now being covered in garbage. But it … Continue reading

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Footwear with a Past

Company Recycles Shoes Incorporating such diverse items as coffee filters, old tires and plastic left over from the production of disposable diapers, an Oregon company has created a walking shoe made entirely of recycled materials. Julie Lewis, founder of DejaShoes, … Continue reading

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Trees to Books and Back Again

Recycled Paper Saving Forests The first ever “tree clause” in a book contract allows environmentally minded authors to symbolically replace the trees used in the printing of their works. Harper & Row in San Francisco developed the clause at the … Continue reading

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Attention Green Shoppers

Shopping For Environmental Causes If you keep the environment in mind while shopping, your efforts are making a difference. The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) recently tracked several environmental issues on behalf of the supermarket industry and found that consumers are … Continue reading

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Taking the Pressure Off Landfills

Waste Management Strategies It’s no secret — America’s disposable society has created a landfill crisis. Landfills around the country are approaching capacity, and new sites are difficult to approve. Portland, Ore., however, is on the right track with an innovative … Continue reading

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