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Recycling Mystery: Meat Packaging

Recycling Mystery: Meat Packaging

If you buy meat in a grocery store, it likely comes on top of a plastic pad in a plastic container that’s wrapped in plastic. That’s a lot of plastic waste. Can you recycle meat packaging? Not all of it, but let’s look at what you can do. We know how you feel. Walking through the grocery store can be […]

Recycling Mystery: Black-Colored Plastic

Recycling Mystery: Black-Colored Plastic

Black-colored plastic gets its color from carbon black pigment and is commonly used in food containers like meat or produce trays and take-out, as well as for disposable coffee lids, plastic bags, and hard plastic items like DVD cases and planters. While plastic is one of the categories of things that we are encouraged to recycle — when we can’t […]

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Re:Dish CEO Caroline Vanderlip on Creating a Circular Food Service System

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Re:Dish CEO Caroline Vanderlip on Creating a Circular Food Service System

Caroline Vanderlip, CEO of Re:Dish, joins the conversation to discuss making cafeteria, institutional, and restaurant food service sustainable. Re:Dish provides reusable food service items, collecting, returning them to a dishwashing facility each day, and delivering a fresh supply to its customers, which include corporate and school cafeterias and hospitals. Re:Dish offers several #5 plastic (polypropylene) clamshell and round meal containers […]

Scrap University Kids Makes Recycling Fun & Easy

Scrap University Kids Makes Recycling Fun & Easy

We have a big problem with metal recycling in the United States. Metal is easy to recycle, but so many people don’t know where to recycle it. So instead, metal ends up in garbage cans, on the side of the road, and in the ocean.  Did you know that only 45% of aluminum beverage cans are recycled in the United […]

Recycling Mystery: Can You Recycle Underwear?

Recycling Mystery: Can You Recycle Underwear?

When it comes to greening your wardrobe, a lot depends on what you do with your clothing at the end of its usefulness to you. We urge you to never send clothing to the landfill. Textile recycling is alive and well in the United States. Almost always, nonprofits that accept donations of clothing will recycle articles that are not reusable. […]

Recycling Mystery: Political Yard Signs

Recycling Mystery: Political Yard Signs

Fall and spring are election seasons in the United States when citizens select their representatives and pick their sides on local issues. Political signs sprout up in voters’ front yards to endorse the candidates and issues they want their neighbors to also support. After the election, these signs are usually no longer usable since the year or campaign branding becomes […]

Recycling Mystery: Propane Tanks

Recycling Mystery: Propane Tanks

Propane gas. You can use it to heat your house, grill up a weekend barbeque, or light a camp stove. Like a lot of other items in and around our homes, propane tanks require special care when it’s time to dispose of them. The Problem Propane gas is compressed into liquid form and housed in tanks of various sizes. Propane […]

Earth911 Podcast: Re:Dish CEO Caroline Vanderlip on Creating a Circular Food Service System

Earth911 Podcast: Re:Dish CEO Caroline Vanderlip on Creating a Circular Food Service System

Caroline Vanderlip, CEO of Re:Dish, joins the conversation to discuss making cafeteria, institutional and restaurant food service sustainable. Re:Dish provides reusable food service items, collecting, returning them to a dish washing facility each day, and delivering a fresh supply to its customers, which include corporate and school cafeterias and hospitals. Re:Dish containers offers several #5 plastic (polypropylene) clamshell and round […]

Earth911 Podcast: ERI CEO John Shegerian on Building a Circular E-waste Economy

Earth911 Podcast: ERI CEO John Shegerian on Building a Circular E-waste Economy

E-waste recycling falls woefully short of the levels necessary to reduce the need for mining and producing new raw materials that involve toxins that frequently reach the environment. We talked with John Shegerian, co-founder and CEO of ERI, a Fresno, Calif.-based e-waste recycler with eight U.S. processing locations that serve every ZIP code in the country and partnerships with recycling […]

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