Plan ahead Thanksgiving saves time, money and waste

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Environmental, Feature, Seasonal | Comments Off

You may balk, but the best way to save money, save time, save waste and save your sanity if you want to have an eco-friendlier feast this year, is to–say it with me now–plan ahead. Planning helps zero in on when to buy, how much to buy, how to decorate, how to deal with leftovers and all the other details around hosting a fun, Earth-friendly celebration. One hour of planning can make the difference between a pleasurable event and a frenzy of expensive over-consumption. So gather the kids, a pen and pad (or be extra-eco and write on a...

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Eco-Friendly Holiday Tips

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Disposal, Environmental, Program, Recycling, Seasonal | Comments Off

The holiday season is fast approaching.  With good planning you can enjoy the holidays without creating an incredible amount of waste.  According to Use Less Stuff, “Americans throw away 25% more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s holiday period than any other time of year. This extra waste amounts to 25 million tons of garbage.” Check out these tips for trimming your holiday wasteline. Simplify the Holidays – The Center for a New American Dream offers practical tips for having a holiday with more joy and less...

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Commit to recycle more with 10 tips for America Recycles Day – November 15th

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in Environmental, Feature, Program, Recycling, Seasonal | Comments Off

MADISON – Recycling has long been a daily habit and a state law for Wisconsinites, and for good reason – recycling works! Every can, bottle and newspaper we recycle saves resources and energy, reduces the amount of waste in landfills, supplies raw materials to industry and creates jobs. To celebrate all the great benefits of recycling, the Department of Natural Resources is encouraging people across the state to participate in national America Recycles Day on November 15. “This annual event encourages Americans to waste less, recycle...

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Milwaukee gets word out on plastic film recycling

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in Environmental, Program, Recycling | Comments Off

By Anne Marie Mohan, Editor, Greener Package Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and a coalition of businesses, government agencies, and recycling advocates have launched a campaign to significantly increase recycling of plastics bags and other plastic film products, such as wraps for everyday consumer products. The Mayor joined Department of Public Works Commissioner Ghassan A. Korban and members of the grocery, plastics, and recycling community to spread the word about plastic film recycling. The Mayor also declared October as “Milwaukee Plastic...

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Plant the seed for a green and healthy school! Free fall workshops available for teachers, administrators and school staff.

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in Feature, Program, Recycling | Comments Off

MADISON – The Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin Program is conducting free workshops in several locations this fall to educate teachers, administrators and other school staff about how to incorporate the program into their schools. Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin is a Web-based, self-paced voluntary program available to all Wisconsin pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade public and private schools. Program goals include helping schools reduce costs, improve health and wellness and increase environmental literacy. The program is...

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Recycling means business for Recycled Office Environments

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Environmental, Feature, Recycling | Comments Off

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 21.6 million pounds of discarded furniture went to landfills in 2010. One Wisconsin company is working to reduce that number.

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E-Hazards: Manifest Tragedy

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Disposal, Environmental, Feature, Hazardous, Program, Recycling | Comments Off

As technology continues to progress and the lifespan of consumer electronics continues to shorten, there is a significant problem that society is left to ponder: e-waste. The steady influx of new technologies being adopted by more people presents the challenge of what to do with the old electronics. When these electronics end up in landfills and are improperly recycled, they jeopardize the well-being of the individuals involved and of the environment around them.

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EPA to allow plastics recycling from shredder scrap

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Disposal, Environmental, Recycling | Comments Off

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced an interpretation of regulations that will allow more plastics recovered from metal and automobile recycling facilities to be recycled.

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Buy a Compost Bin at Statewide Locations and Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in Disposal, Environmental, Feature, Program, Recycling, Seasonal | Comments Off

Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week, May 6-12 by purchasing a compost bin at one of these statewide location sale events. Start composting today and reap a heap of benefits!

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Did you know…?

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013 in Environmental, Recycling | Comments Off

Wisconsin recycling facts and figures

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