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17 Ways to Make a Difference this America Recycles Day

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This America Recycles Day®, a Keep America Beautiful® national program that takes place on and around Nov. 15, you can make a meaningful difference by taking these small steps to reduce waste and increase your impact.

Share these tips with your friends and followers and encourage everyone to celebrate recycling!

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Hallmark Develops Artistic Card Range From Take-Away Coffee Cups

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  • The Hallmark UK team partnered with company James Cropper to produce a 44-count greeting card collection available this October from upcycled coffee cups. The project featuring waste coffee cups mixed with responsibly sourced paper pulp will help to reduce some of the 2.5 billion take-away cups that are estimated to be thrown away in the UK each year.
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  • The Hallmark UK team partnered with company James Cropper to produce a 44-count greeting card collection available this October from upcycled coffee cups. The project featuring waste coffee cups mixed with responsibly sourced paper pulp will help to reduce some of the 2.5 billion take-away cups that are estimated to be thrown away in the UK each year.

Aramark Launches New Eco-Conscious Apparel Line Made From Recycled Materials

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PHILADELPHIA, November 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Aramark is launching an exclusive new WearGuard® Eco Collection that offers an apparel solution for customers committed to minimizing their impact on environment, it was announced today. The eco-conscious apparel is created with recycled fiber blends, including traditional recycled polyester, oyster shell polyester and REPREVE® performance fiber manufactured entirely from recycled plastic bottles.

Recycle IT Day: How Cisco Tackles E-Waste

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Global e-scrap dumping—it’s a serious environmental and public health issue. To help address this critical concern, Cisco hosts Recycle IT Day every year, and has done so since 2002. Around the world, Cisco locations act as collection points for employees to drop off e-scrap like end-of-life electronics from their home or work to be recycled by Cisco, free of charge.

Ecocentricity Blog: It Is Hereby Resolved

By: John A. Lanier
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When I was reflecting on what my resolution would be this New Year, it dawned on me that saying no is also a good environmental resolution.

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When I was reflecting on what my resolution would be this New Year, it dawned on me that saying no is also a good environmental resolution.

Hallmark Eliminates Styrofoam from Its Facilities

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Did You Know? An EPA study found that every 10,000 tons of materials recycled supports nearly 16 jobs and $760,000 in wages. Recycling contributes to both the protection of our environment and American prosperity.

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Did You Know? An EPA study found that every 10,000 tons of materials recycled supports nearly 16 jobs and $760,000 in wages. Recycling contributes to both the protection of our environment and American prosperity.

Tetra Pak and Veolia Partner to Get All Beverage Carton Components Recycled

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November 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak has joined forces with global resource management company Veolia​ in a game-changing partnership that will enable all components of used beverage cartons collected within the European Union to be recycled by 2025.

How Ikea and HP Want to Help Keep Plastic out of the Ocean: Make Stuff From It

The two companies are the latest members of a coalition called NextWave Plastics, which is committed to finding uses for recycled plastics.
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If you buy an ink cartridge from HP, some of the plastic might have come from bottles collected on streets and canals in Port-au-Prince, Haiti–intercepted before they could end up in the ocean. Since 2017, the company has worked with local collectors to gather more than half a million pounds of plastic in the area, keeping around 12 million plastic bottles out of the Caribbean.

Resident Engagement Leads to 70 Percent Diversion Rate in a British Columbia Municipality

Engaging residents about food scraps collection and shifting trash, recycling, and organics collection schedules led to a 36 percent trash reduction
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Melissa Nielsen, a project engineer for Tetra Tech’s Solid Waste Management Practice in Vancouver, Canada, discusses the roll-out of a food scraps collection program in British Columbia, Canada, and the resulting trash reduction and shift in community attitudes. Tetra Tech was engaged to perform a solid waste system assessment; provide strategy, design, and implementation support for an every-other-week trash collection pilot; and perform a door-to-door outreach for a municipality-wide food scraps collection program roll-out. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

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Melissa Nielsen, a project engineer for Tetra Tech’s Solid Waste Management Practice in Vancouver, Canada, discusses the roll-out of a food scraps collection program in British Columbia, Canada, and the resulting trash reduction and shift in community attitudes. Tetra Tech was engaged to perform a solid waste system assessment; provide strategy, design, and implementation support for an every-other-week trash collection pilot; and perform a door-to-door outreach for a municipality-wide food scraps collection program roll-out. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Rush2Recycle Plans to Recover More Than 40 Tons of Stadium Waste

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. February 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Aramark is teaming with the NFL and PepsiCo, along with U.S. Bank Stadium partners, for a landmark sustainability project at Super Bowl LII – Rush2Recycle -- aimed to recover more than 90% -- more than 40 tons -- of stadium waste on game day. The project is part of the NFL’s initiative to reduce the environmental impact of Super Bowl LII activities and leave a “green” legacy throughout the area.

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