Check out EPA's new infographic: MSW in the United States. How does your community or office measure up? Are you trying any new innovative approaches to reduce waste and increase recycling?
Posts Tagged: recycling
In addition to being good for the environement recycling can save a municipality signficant sums of money by reducing the amount spent on landfilling garbage. For years city officials in Buffalo have debated how to improve its dismal recycling rate. Penalties have been discussed offering incentives has been discussed, yet Buffalo has a dismal rate... Read more »
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking 30 and 60 second video competition to raise awareness of the connection between the environment and the "stuff" people use, consume, recycle, and throw away. http://bit.ly/EPAVideo Cash prizes will be given to top adult and student entries. See over amazing entries posted as video responses to date on... Read more »
AT HOME 1. ENERGY CONSERVATION. If every home in the United States replaced just one incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL), the energy saved would prevent greenhouse-gas emissions equivalent to taking 1 million cars off the road, says Arthur Rosenfeld, a physicist and member of the California Energy Commission. He also... Read more »
Did you know that recycling the 100 million cell phones that are no longer used annually would save enough energy to power 18,500 US Households for a year? This is the statistic (and I would imagine the motivation) the EPA is providing citizens this week during National Cell Phone Recycling Week! How it works: cell... Read more »
How do people handle matters relating to the other end of the alimentary canal? For instance: What do they call that room in their language? (If there is one - in one place I visited, when I asked to use a restroom, two people got a sheet of corrugated metal and held it upright. Voilá!... Read more »