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No excuses in 2011: Recycle right

December 28th, 2010

The best way to save on resources is to not use them in the first place, the second best way is to recycle.
Americans recycle more than 60 percent of the food cans they use; but only about 48 percent of the beverage cans and less than 30 percent of recyclable plastic bottles and milk jugs, according to the latest government statistics. We could do more.

One way to get a grip on household recycling is to mentally divide these tasks into daily (milk jugs, aluminum cans), medium-range (batteries, ink cartridges) and long-term (carpet, electronics) categories.

Daily Recycling

First, let’s deconstruct that horrendous daily stream of disposable packaging emanating from the kitchen. This is where the major churn of goods in your household occurs.

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Recycling, it’s the least we can do

November 16th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

If you haven’t seen it, please take a look at our story about America Recycles Day. Find out just how much energy we can save by recycling, a no-brainer if ever there was one.

Last year, a Harris poll found that 91 percent of Americans reported that they recycled. But that figure seemed really high, given the low recycling rates in some cities, like Houston, Dallas, Detroit and Indianapolis. Those were some of the slackers revealed in a study of municipal recycling in 2008 that showed major US cities varied wildly in the amount of recyclables they collected, from San Francisco’s near 70 percent to Houston’s under 3 percent.

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