Reusable garbage cans are here to stay

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How recycling works for small businesses

A small business owner can be a force for positive change in a city and country with a large population.In this series, Next Big Progress explores how recycling is done at the local level, and how we can leverage the resources and expertise of the business community to help them take advantage of new technologies and solutions.A recent report from […]

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When a pacific city recycles trash, you get a refund

As Pacific Northwest cities continue to battle the issue of garbage recycling, some residents are taking matters into their own hands.For more than a decade, the Northwest has had an annual recycling event in the Pearl District, where residents can donate their recyclables and even pay for a $1 deposit.Now, the event is being brought to the city of Seattle, […]

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Which metals are safe to recycle?

Posted August 29, 2018 03:59:56 The metals that can be recycled include metals like aluminum, steel, copper and zinc.However, the recycling of these metals also includes certain non-metallic elements, like copper, lead and silver.We will focus on metals that are toxic.A lot of metal recycling has been done in China, but the most commonly recycled metals are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons […]

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One Wisconsin city is using trash trucks to recycle garbage

The state has some of the lowest recycling rates in the country, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.According to a report from a state agency, Milwaukee had a rate of just 3.6 percent of its recyclable materials being recycled last year, compared to a rate in Detroit of 12.1 percent and Los Angeles of 14.7 […]

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Trash, Recycling, and Greenhouses

The trash in your home or yard could have been composted or reused.The waste in your garden could have had it’s greenhouses removed.But the problem is you’re not allowed to recycle them.Recycling is not the same as recycling.You could be recycling old glass, glassware, or furniture.You might be composting old carpet, tile, or metal.Or you might be recycling a small […]

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Why America’s plastic recycling crisis is bigger than you think

Plastic recycling is a big deal in the US.For decades, the country has had a tradition of turning plastic in to plastic bottles, which were then recycled into other materials.But the problem with the process is that most of the time the plastic is in poor condition.Some recycling centers in the city of Portland, Oregon, are turning plastic into plastic […]

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Christmas lights and electronics recycling is booming

By Simon JonesThe Christmas lights are getting better and the electronics recycling industry is booming, with a record number of Christmas lights being recycled in 2016.The figures released by the Australian recycling and technology industry show that Christmas lights have been recycled more than double the number of other consumer electronics, including smartphones, tablets and gaming consoles.The Christmas season is […]

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What to do with all the trash in your recycling bin?

By now, most people know that recycling is the best way to recycle and the best option for keeping our planet healthy.Recycling also saves money, and it’s environmentally friendly, too.But what about the waste that ends up in our recycling bins?We want to know what you’re using them for.Here are a few tips for how to dispose of the stuff […]

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