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Recycling Plastic and Glass – Why It Makes a Difference

With a little understanding of the issues involved, we can re-use or recycle most of the masses amount of waste we produce from plastic and glass and at the same time we can reduce costs, save energy, protect the environment and even create...

Plastic Bottles Pile Up as Mountains of Waste

The biggest growth in bottled beverages isn’t beer or soft drinks or juices. It’s tasteless, colorless and sugarless water. And while that can mean fewer cavities and slimmer waistlines, it irritates Patricia Franklin to no end. The...

How to Recycle Different Types of Plastic

Dear EarthTalk: What is the deal with plastics recycling these days? Can you explain what the different numbers molded onto the bottom of plastic containers stand for? – Tom Croarkin, Fairfield, CT The confusion over what we can and cannot...

Easy Way to Recycle Your Computer For Environmental Issue

The IT production industry has a Large Carbon footprint, which can be reduced through the re-use and re-deployment of redundant IT equipment namely Computer Recycling. We’re all aware of the impact our use of scarce resources is having...

Time To Catch Up On Recycling

A Blenheim woman has called on the Marlborough District Council to take its own zero waste policy more seriously and find ways to educate people on reducing waste starting with kerbside recycling. In her submission to the Long Term Council Community...

The Global Face of Recycling

Many of us are aware of how the U.S. approaches recycling, but have we ever taken the time to consider how the world approaches it? We are often so comfortable in our own surroundings, that sometimes we don’t have the opportunity to see how...

Recycling Event to Aid WREN

Wondering what to do with that old television, computer monitor or appliance that is broken, unwanted or unused and just taking up space? If you want to get rid of items before the summer at reduced cost compared to curbside collection prices,...

Recycling Resolutions Are on City Agenda

Several resolutions changing the recycling process in the city will be on the agenda of the Watertown Common Council when it meets Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the council chambers of the municipal building. Some of the alterations to the city’s...

Recycling Plant Fire Smoke Not Toxic: Faragher

The Minister for the Environment, Donna Faragher, says a thorough investigation will be held into a fire that destroyed a multi million dollar recycling plant in the Perth suburb of Canning Vale. The plant on Bannister Road handled 240 tonnes...

Pilot Recycling Scheme Under Way

An environmentally friendly project rewarding households with points based on the amount they recycle and divert from landfill has got under way. Residents in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, are thought be the first...
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