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Should plastic bags be banned?

Last week Seattle, Washington, joined its neighbors in Oregon and California in banning plastic grocery bags. But is banning plastic bags more about image than sound environmental reasoning? Plastic bag facts According to the Progressive Bag Affiliates (PBA) of the American Chemistry Council, plastic bags are an environmentally responsible choice. Plastic bags are fully recyclable […]
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Waste & Recycling News claims solid waste generation in the United States is on the rise

On December 13, 2011, Waste & Recycling News reported that solid waste generation was on the rise in 2010 for the first time since 2007.  They base these findings on the US EPA Municipal Solid Waste Facts and Figures for 2010 report.  However, closer examination of the data in the EPA reporting does not bear this […]
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Illinois becomes 25th state to pass an e-waste ban

In January, 2012, Illinois will join the ranks of New York, Vermont, California and 21 others as the 25th state to ban e-waste from its landfills after passing their electronic waste recycling act. Why ban e-waste? To stop toxins from hazardous waste components from leaking into the environment.  Electronics can contain the following: Lead – causes […]
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