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.
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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September 30th, 2009
By Ashley Phillips
Green Right Now
An opt-out program to stop the receipt of phone books on your doorstop has recently become an option, but perhaps opting-in is a better solution for the environment.
According to Banthephonebook.org, every year five million trees are used in the production of the white pages phone book. Then, it costs $17 million each year to recycle the phone books. And many phone books end up in landfills because people simply throw them away instead of recycling. The website also says that 80 percent of people would support an opt-in program, according to a survey done by Whitepages.com.
Nowadays, the many people use their cell phones or online sites to search for phone numbers. So there is the question of whether physical copies are even necessary.
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