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  • Peanut Butter Dumped
    Peanut butter dumped: Million PB jars dumped in landfill, food pantries get none
    Peanut butter was dumped last week into a New Mexico landfill after Costco Wholesale refused to take delivery of the product and distribute it charitable organizations. The peanut butter was made by a now-bankrupt peanut-processing plant owned by...
  • Baltimore County announced changes holiday schedules
    Baltimore County announced changes holiday schedules
    With the holiday upon us, Baltimore County closed government office and the courts – District and Circuit Court for the entire day Thursday, November 28. It was also announced that parking meters and other parking lots would have no charge...
  • landfill
    It's not your fault: Why American landfills continue to grow
    How much of your trash are you recycling? Nobody deliberately wants to contribute to landfills, yet we all toss things in the trash that are perfectly recyclable. Most of the time, it is isn't really a conscious decision. Rather than thinking...
  • Digging composting
    Denver offers residents free classes on composting
    More than half of the items Denver residents send to the landfill annually are compostable, organic materials, according to the August issue of Denver Recycles’ Roundup, released Wednesday, July 24.Denver Recycles, a program under the city...
  • Zero landfill - Sustainability in Action
    Zero landfill - Sustainability in Action
    Earlier this month, I was fortunate to attend a lecture by John Picard (of John Picard & Associates) at “The 2013 Vanguard Series”, an event organized by ASID. Picard is a leading authority in sustainability movement in the country...
  • Electric smart car test drive Miami, Florida
    Electric smart car test drive Miami, Florida
    Sometimes it is the little details that make all the difference. Actually, more often than not this is exactly what makes the difference.Set-up; invited to test drive the new electric Smart Car in Miami, Florida, Saturday June 8, 2013. Very...
  • Boston Marathon bombing
    FBI ends search for Boston Marathon suspect's laptop
    According to an article published by USA Today on April 27, investigators in the Boston Marathon bombings have wrapped up their two-day search of a Massachusetts landfill.Earlier reports claimed that F.B.I investigators were searching for 26-year...
  • Boston Marathon bombing investigators
    Boston Marathon: Investigators search landfill for suspect's laptop
    Investigators have been turning over every stone they come across trying to learn more about the Boston Marathon bombings, and the men who are believed to be responsible for them. According to an article published on April 26 by ABC News,...
  • Garden Harvest
    Green Living Tips for Serious Eco Lovers
    Living a greener lifestyle is something many of us aspire to. We now turn off the water when we brush our teeth and put on a sweatshirt rather than turning up the heat. But if you’re ready to get serious about your commitment to the...
  • Recycling household waste in Indiana:  Whose job is it?
    Recycling household waste in Indiana: Whose job is it?
    Regulation of household wastes is generally left to the individual states. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) was established in 1996 to encourage the reduction of solid waste at the source, through recycling, and by...
  • Landfill
    Five easy ways to reduce your personal impact on the environment
    Is it hard to believe the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) estimate that an average American generates almost 3.3 lbs. of landfill-bound garbage each and every day? If it is, take a few minutes right now to really think about every...
  • Recycle now
    Environmental issues kids can handle - Part 1: Recycling becomes a habit
    Many times, kids will hear the motto: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – the environmental three R's. The other three “R's” that are important are reading, writing and arithmetic - the educational three R's. Baltimore area...
  • Hawaii, save money on ink refills
    Hawaii: School is back in session and it's time for ink refills
    It's that time of year again and school is back in session! If you or your children have reports due and you have a printer, chances are that printer ink is gonna run out fast. Those printer ink cartridges can be very costly and can add up in...
  • Huntington City Building
    Huntington Indiana City Council meeting gets heated
    Huntington City Council met last evening with the county landfill being the big discussion. Ann Thompkins, director, of the landfill had requested $10,000 for summer help to catch up on the work that has lagged. The operator told the council that...
  • Goodwill
    Behind the scenes at Charleston Goodwill - Donations
    Do you ever think about what happens to your donations after dropping them off by car scheduled home pick-up? The clear double-doors of the donation drop-off room, with its creamy walls and rolling wire bins are all most of us can see of the...