Sam Donadio

January 3, 2018

This Year, Recycle That Christmas Tree!

  After the holidays, don’t kick your used Christmas tree to the curb. Natural Christmas trees are biodegradable, and can be easily recycled for mulch or other purposes. […]
November 1, 2017

Single-Stream Recycling: The Cost of Convenience

Remember when you had to sort your recyclables? Paper, cardboard and newspaper in one bin. Plastic, glass and tin cans in another. Businesses had to do […]
September 6, 2017

8 Companies That Are Actually Achieving “Zero Waste”

Is “zero waste” really achievable? Apparently, it is. Here are eight companies that have recently achieved zero-waste status at individual facilities, or even throughout their entire operation: Nestle USA […]
June 7, 2017

Companies Competing to Cut Carbon Footprint… Is Yours?

Companies worldwide are now competing to cut their carbon footprint. And the choice to do so is often based on hard-headed business decisions rather than social responsibility. Fear […]
March 22, 2017
Cheers with Beers

Save the Beaches, Drink a Beer! Bottle-Crushing Machine Creates Sand

Bottle-Crushing Machine Creates Sand You gotta hand it to New Zealanders (affectionately known as “Kiwis”). Their passion for saving the planet is only equaled by their […]
February 1, 2017

American Recycling Born During World War II

American recycling was born during World War II. When Japan invaded Southeast Asia, it quickly cut off supplies of tin and rubber. These were the very materials that […]
November 3, 2016

Recycling Systems in the Developing World

Most developing nations do not have formal waste recycling systems in place. Rather, individuals or groups of individuals (called “waste pickers”) retrieve reusable materials from landfills […]
October 6, 2016

Recycling Around the World: How Does the U.S. Stack Up?

In the U.S., we are beginning to take our recycling efforts very seriously. U.S. industrial recycling rates have been steadily increasing since the 1960’s. According to […]

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