Recycling Report Card

December  11th, 2013 - CA - There's nothing new about reusing and recycling. Archeological digs (see here and here) reveal evidence of people recycling stuff as far back as 400 BC; some scientific evidence suggests recycling goes back to the Neanderthals and possibly beyond.  Read More
Wasting Away

Novemebr 26th, 2013 - There’s a place not too far from here – and not too far from where you are reading this right now, either – where all the stuff we don’t want ends up.  Read More
Beverage container recycling struggles to gain ground

November 7th, 2013 - A new study on beverage container recycling in the U.S. indicates sales of beverage containers continued to ascend between 2000 and 2010, but recycling rates barely budged during the decade.  Read More
US buying more drink containers, recycling less, says CRI report

November 11th, 2013 - Americans purchased many more beverage containers than they recycled over the last decade, losing a huge opportunity to generate energy from waste and curb greenhouse gases according to new data from the U.S.-based Container Recycling Institute (CRI).  Read More
New report on US recycling rates reveals poor 20-year track record

October 30th, 2013 - Of the 243 billion beverage packages sold in the U.S. in 2010—glass bottles, plastic bottles and aluminum cans as well as foil pouches, gabletop cartons and other nontraditional containers—153 billion were either landfilled, littered or incinerated.  Read More