Category Archives: Recycling

Event Recycling 101

I volunteered at a sustainability conference once and noticed they had zero recycling going on.  It was especially bad because they had a vendor giving away bottled ‘organic’ teas and the glass bottles were tossed in trash bins. I mentioned … Continue reading

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Alaska Airlines does recycling right

I recently took a trip to the northwest from NYC.  The best thing about it? Knowing that Alaska Airlines makes an effort to recycle. Since Alaska Airlines doesn’t typically operate out of my airports of choice (JFK or LGA) I … Continue reading

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Recycling thumbs up to No nonsense for pantyhose take-back

Yes you can recycle pantyhose. I had no idea. No nonsense will take back any brand of pantyhose. All you have to do is download a mailing label, box ’em up and ship ’em out. (Yeah, you have to pay … Continue reading

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Public Recycling Does Work

Public recycling works. At least that is my unofficial take on the matter. I’m constantly looking in trash and recycling bins. In the past two years, when I’ve come across a public recycling bin and looked in I’m usually pleasantly … Continue reading

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Why I hate recycling conversion factors

In measuring recycling performance you must have some sort of data. Right now everyone wants that data in tons. Tonnage is fine when you’re dealing with a weighed container (a compactor or scale truck), but otherwise you’re stuck converting volume … Continue reading

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Trash Diary Trends

Keeping a trash diary has made me more conscious than ever about what I’m throwing away.   Although I should note, while I am more aware of what I’m discarding, I haven’t been making any behavior changes just yet.  I … Continue reading

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Long way to go to improve NYC recycling

In response to my frustration at not being able to recycle my yogurt container, a Northwest connection of mine, Elizabeth said, “Seattle is lucky we can usually compost or recycle most of these items. Though I have no idea how … Continue reading

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