Earth911 Quiz #24: Recycling Crisis

At the beginning of 2018, China implemented a ban on imports of many scrap and recyclable materials that the United States (and other countries) was exporting, citing a high rate of contamination in the materials. Since that ban went into effect, U.S. recycling programs and recycling companies have struggled with…

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8 Ways to Green Your Water

It seems everywhere we turn these days, the idea of being green is center stage. Companies are eager to promote their green products, friends and neighbors strive to live a green lifestyle. But let’s talk another color: blue. It’s time to discuss water. Water, so essential to life on this…

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10 Things You Can Recycle Through the Mail

Many items, such as cell phone batteries and printer cartridges are recyclable yet not accepted in most curbside recycling programs. Unfortunately, these items commonly end up cluttering attics, basements, and closets — or they end up in landfills. Thankfully, various mail-in recycling programs accept some of these less common items….

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Are Bike Lanes Worth the Cost?

Seattle residents were shocked when they discovered how much two new bike lanes in the downtown core cost to build — about $12 million per mile. Were the new lanes gold-plated? In a city suffering constant disruptions by major construction projects and beset by routine gridlock, people are quick to…

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