There are several efficient ways to tackle a yard waste removal project, and we’ll touch on each of the most efficient ways to get rid of green waste, yard debris, trees, tree limbs, and other yard waste in this guide.
According to Let’s Do It!, a global organization helping to clean up illegal dump sites, there is approximately 100 million tons of illegal garbage lying around the world. It’s a problem that affects all parts of the United States, particularly big cities and rural areas.
Did you know humans generate 3.5 million tons of trash each day around the world? That’s an unfathomable amount. Worse yet, experts say it could double by 2025 and reach 11 million tons per day by 2100.
What’s that classy wine your Mom used to drink when you were a kid? Boxed wine, of course! What’s better than 5 full liters of cardboard-contained White Zin? Well, this article has almost nothing to do with boxed wine, but it’s a smooth segue into introducing a brand new eco-friendly wine bottle design from winemakers Truett-Hurst Inc. called the Paper Boy. It’s another type of cardboard-contained wine, but this one is a little greener.
Vermont is the first state in the nation to enact a law that makes composting mandatory for everyone. It’s all part of Act 148, Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, which was put into effect in 2012. The plan will roll out in phases and be fully implemented by 2020.
Is this the year for change? We all make New Year’s resolutions, set goals and strive for healthier lifestyle changes. But, have you made tangible changes toward a more sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle? The late author and poet Dr. Maya Angelou said, "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
Okay, so it's Spring once again and we all know that Spring is often associated with not only weather changes, but decluttering and organizing your home or work place. A few things that are most important when it comes to Spring Cleaning is saving time, energy, and cost. We have compiled 7 ways that renting a dumpster can really shape up your Spring projects and bring new life into your home or business.
Mt. Everest stands 29,035 feet above sea level and is known for being the highest mountain on earth. From afar the mountain is jawdroppingly beautiful. Upclose and personal it is riddled with empty oxygen tanks, food containers, and all kinds of garbage.
Dr. Jeff Wilson (a.ka. "Professor Dumpster") of Central Texas has decided to sell everything he owns and move into a dumpster for one year. Is this man crazy? Perhaps. But Professor Dumpster is no dummy. He is an accomplished Environmental Science Professor and Dean at Tillotson University and his post-doctoral work was at Harvard. With his background, he can certainly afford a little nicer abode than a dumpster. But Dr. Wilson is out to make a point about sustainable living. Can you live a pretty good life living in 1% the size of the average new American home? With 1% of the water, 1% of the energy, and 1% of the waste?
Automobiles have been mass produced for more than a century – that equates to a lot of scrap tires. Until about two decades ago the vast majority of these tires were simply tossed in a landfill or stockpiled somewhere. In fact, the Rubber Manufacturer’s Association (RMA) states there were 1 billion tires stockpiled in the U.S. as recently as 1990. 2011 figures show that number has dwindled down to about 111.5 million tires. About 60 million of these tires are stockpiled at two locations in the “Rubber Mountain state”, Colorado.
So much is being done across the country to help spruce up our environment. Recycling has picked up over the past several decades and continues to build traction in every state thanks to recycling initiatives, legislation, and the efforts of nonprofit organizations. According to the EPA, the national recycling rate has increased from about 10% in 1985 to about 35% in 2012. It has steadily increased year after year due to advancements in recycling technology and the realization that recycling has a major economic impact. Oh…not to mention the huge environmental benefit!
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, or ACEEE, has released its 2013 energy efficiency scorecard which ranks each of the 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia based on its energy and sustainability commitments.
Make recycling easier and people will actually do it. Read on to see what I’m yapping about. A first-of-its-kind optical sorting system is one of the most efficient recycling machines in the nation. Action Environmental Group of the Bronx, New York borrowed recycling innovation ideas from all over the world – Canada, Europe and Germany – to build one of the most technologically advanced recycling machines in the U.S.
Remember those old beanbag chairs you could just plop down on in front of the TV and watch a movie or play video games with your friends? Some of you may actually still have a few of these lying around the basement!
The current recycling rate in the U.S. is hovering around 35% and Keep America Beautiful (KAB) – a nonprofit aimed at promoting sustainability nationwide – is looking to change that. Specifically, KAB is promoting its new Recycling at Work initiative where businesses pledge to increase workplace recycling rates by at least 10%. It’s a modest goal with a major upside.