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Lowe’s offers more recycling options to customers

September 29th, 2010

Lowe's new recycling centers collect batteries, lightbulbs and plastic bags.

Recycling in earnest can make a person crazy. Maybe you’ve got curbside pick up for plastic bottles and newspapers. But what about batteries, cell phones, CFL light bulbs, printer ink cartridges, cardboard boxes and old computers? These harder-to-recycle items often comprise the clutter in our garages and mud rooms as they wait patiently for someone to haul them to the appropriate place.
Lowe’s stores are trying to make that task a little easier. The home improvement chain announced today that it has installed 1,700 recycling centers in nearly 1,700 stores across the U.S. that will collect and recycle rechargeable batteries, cell phones, unbroken CFLs and plastic shopping bags.

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U.S. mayors want consumer waste solutions

June 18th, 2010

Trash. Turns out no one wants it. This week, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) adopted a resolution that attempts to heave off some of the crushing load of waste that American consumers and manufacturers are generating.

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Recharge your batteries

February 10th, 2009

Next time you throw away the dead batteries, replace them with batteries charged on an approved Energy Star battery charger and use 35% less energy. Americans could save more than $100 million annually as well as preventing the release of more than one million tons of greenhouse gas emissions with this simple change.

– Laura May

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