Eye on the Environment

July 25th, 2013 - Some recycling advocates hate the word “waste.” They might tolerate the word if its use is limited to the verb form, meaning “to use, consume, or expend thoughtlessly …”  Read More
Are big blue bins bad for recycling?

July 14th, 2013 - MASS - ON A BRILLIANT DAY in June, I stood on a catwalk inside a dark, cavernous building, looking down at a mountain of garbage.  Read More
Beverage companies hit with novel bottle bill suit

June 14th, 2013 - CA - A lawyer for two California redemption centers that were struck with bottle bill fraud accusations has hit back by suing beverage companies for negligent misrepresentation — that is to say, printing California Redemption Value information on beverage containers sold outside of the Golden State.  Read More
Green Grad Gifts

NOTE: The correct figure for 2010 is 43 billion water bottles in the one gallon or less size. Approximately 71% of these are not recycled.
May 8th, 2013 - The No. 1 “green” gift for graduates was, is and probably will always be money. Whether the student in your life is graduating high school or college, cold hard cash is always appreciated.  Read More

Exploring The Last Green Valley: Water bottles pollute environment, drain our money, natural resources

April 27th, 2013 - CT - The Last Green Valley has been organizing clean ups of our rivers, roads, parks and paths. Last year’s effort yielded significant results: more than 1,000 volunteers picked up more than 11 tons of trash. Cigarette butts and filters were the most-counted trash items but clear plastic water bottles were a close second.     Read More