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Eastern Tennessee Ends Curbside Glass Recycling

According to Recycling Today and numerous local newspapers and TV news outlets, Waste Connections of Tennessee has discontinued the curbside collection of glass for its recycling program as of January 1, 2017. This affects several major cities in the eastern region of Tennessee, including Maryville, Alcoa, Oak Ridge and Knoxville, one of...

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A Very Green Kitchen at the University of Pennsylvania

This video explains how when adding a kitchen to the Penn Women’s Center at the University of Pennsylvania, it became a great example of how an environmentally friendly kitchen can be created. While it doesn’t focus exclusively on the surfacing, there are some really interesting aspects to sustainable building that are covered,...

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SpecSimple Launches Save A Sample! In Canada

Save A Sample! takes place each year throughout the United States. This year Save A Sample! expands its sustainable mission to Canada.  “We’re going global!” reveals Suzanne Swift, Save A Sample!’s Founder and President of SpecSimple.com. “This fall, Canadian designers will have the opportunity to donate their materials to design schools and...

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Austin, Texas, Institutes Mandatory Building Recycling

Austin, Texas, has recently joined other communities with mandatory recycling programs for construction. Any construction project that is larger than 5,000 sq. ft. must now recycle at least half of the scrap generated. This will be expanded to demolition sites in 2019. Austin joins others, like Massachusetts and California, who have statewide...

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EPA: Increased Recycling Reduces Toxin Release

In January, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2014 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report along with a 2014 TRI Executive Summary, which goes over the general findings more succinctly. It is no secret that commercial and industrial businesses in the U.S. require the use of thousands upon thousands of chemicals...

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Our Health Is at Stake

By Bill Callahan If Only We Had a Sense of Urgency, Great Opportunity and Benefit Could Prevail We now know that our numbers and our planet’s capacity to support human life are threatened, and it is because of us. We’ve reached this point by acting uncivilized, reckless, irresponsible and outright selfishly at...

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Cali Bamboo Offers GreenClaimed Cork Wall Tiles

Cali Bamboo’s GreenClaimed® brand offer a product line of designer cork wall tiles. Cork is considered to be one of the most renewable and sustainable materials available because of the manner in which the material is harvested. GreenClaimed cork wall tiles are made from recycled cork from the wine bottling industry. The...