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Water, Water Everywhere But Not A Drop To....Recycle?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:12:41 AM America/Los_Angeles

When I say the word recycling, what types of materials come to mind?  Plastic? Aluminum? Paper?  Water?.........Really, water?  Water recycling is becoming more and more prevalent among recycling enthusiasts.

Getting people to buy in to the concept of water recycling is more difficult than it should be since we have literally been drinking and showering in recycled water for decades.  Water is actually one of, if not the most, wasted natural resource, on the planet due to its abundance.

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Glass Recycling Made Clear

Thursday, January 23, 2014 5:43:23 PM America/Los_Angeles

Glass waste is recycled into new products every day. Such products as kitchen and bathroom countertops are made from used glass that has been put through a specific recycling process. Color and chemical composition are some ways different glass jars and bottles must be sorted before the recycling process can begin. Since glass retains its color after recycling, many recycling centers insist that different colors of glass be separated before the recycling process; the most common colors being clear, green, and brown (amber).

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Food Recycling, Revisited

Sunday, December 1, 2013 8:08:31 AM America/Los_Angeles

With a stocked, or semi-stocked, pantry in your home, you probably have a handful of items that you just keep pushing out of the way to get to the cans or boxes that you want. Maybe these items were supposed to go into a recipe that you never made, or perhaps you bought too many and ended up with some you weren’t going to use. Many of us have extra non-perishable food items in our homes that we could easily part with and don’t think much of it, but with a 16% hunger rate in Northern Indiana alone, we hold a veritable goldmine!

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Recycling Food? It’s Not as Unusual as You Think

Monday, November 11, 2013 7:15:24 AM America/Los_Angeles

As stated in previous articles, when we discuss recycling, we often think of plastics, aluminum, glass, paper, cardboard, and similar commodities. What about another item commonly thrown away? Food. “Recycling” food seems a little unsettling, but composting is a recycling of sorts.

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The “Why” Revisited

Sunday, November 3, 2013 6:20:57 PM America/Los_Angeles

We hear that we should recycle everything we can anytime we can.  We should recycle plastic.  We should recycle paper. We hear it on television, on the radio, at work, at school…..you get the idea. The fact that we should recycle is clear. Why we should recycle is something altogether different. This may be what we need to be reminded.

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Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling Redone

Thursday, October 24, 2013 4:35:09 PM America/Los_Angeles

Recycling companies often talk a lot about...well…..recycling.  What is unfortunately allowed to hang back in the shadows are the other 2 “Rs”.  Reducing and Reusing are such an integral part of the recycling process that they should always remain in the forefront.

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"Do You Have "Recycling Bias"?

Sunday, October 6, 2013 1:39:09 PM America/Los_Angeles

The term “Recycling Bias” refers to the propensity of people to throw larger or full sheets of paper into the recycling bin while bits and scraps of paper went into the trash.  The same was found to be true of crushed cans or plastic bottles. Empty but intact cans or bottles went into the recycling bin while their crushed or dented counterparts were destined for the landfill.

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Mandatory, Maybe....Necessary, Definitely

Sunday, August 25, 2013 8:45:17 PM America/Los_Angeles

Recycling to some people seems like a no-brainer and a civic responsibility. Easy. Convenient. Sensible. Even more positive adjectives can be listed here…..but not for everybody.  As unusual as it may be, some people are not in favor of recycling at all.  Bring in the idea of recycling being mandatory, and you’ve got yourself a debate.

 

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Redoit To It

Saturday, August 17, 2013 6:17:41 PM America/Los_Angeles

When the term “Recycling” is used, we generally think of plastics and aluminum being melted down and used to manufacture new items.  But let’s not forget that recycling is also cycling used items through new people making that item new....to them!

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Grasping At Straws

Sunday, August 4, 2013 6:27:22 PM America/Los_Angeles

When deciding how to dispose of things into the trash or as recycling, we usually turn things over and all around to find the triangle with a number inside of it denoting a recyclable item. But does everything that is recyclable have the number in a triangle? I used to think so.  Which probably means that many more people probably think so too.

 

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