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Plastic bag recycling available to most Canadians

Toronto - Recycling of plastic carry-out shopping bags is locally available to 93 percent of the Canadian population according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Hospice 'unlocks' funds by recycling keys to raise money

Ashton-under-lyne - Willow Wood, a UK hospice, has started an innovative scheme of collecting and recycling keys to help raise thousands of pounds so they can continue to provide palliative care for local people suffering with life-threatening illnesses.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 4 comments

Vancouver says, 'No ifs, ands or butts'

Many smokers on our city streets usually get rid of their smelly cigarette butt the easiest way they know how, by dropping it on the sidewalk. But Vancouver, in its effort to become squeaky-clean by the year 2020 has come up with an innovative solution.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

Energy Bits Challenge — Cans: Spanish winning entry (video)

A Spanish entry in the Energy Bits Video Challenge on the subject of recycling has won one of three awards, for the category Audience Award. A cleverly-made short film about our throwaway society made by pupils at a school in Spain.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Op-Ed: What is the Freecycle Network?

Once the ISP has been paid, most people can find everything they want on the web for free, but there are no freebies in the real world. Or are there?
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: San Francisco Mayor evicts Recycling center from Golden Gate Park Special

San Francisco - An eviction notice was issued to the Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Recycling Center on Nov. 29 by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, demanding that the long-standing recycling facility vacate the premises at 780 Frederick Street in less than seven days.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

Sweden seeks to import trash due to shortage

Sweden has recently found itself in a shortage, but not the typical items you'd ordinarily think of when you hear the word shortage. What they are short on is trash.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments

Bees in Alsace make M&M's coloured honey

Ribeauville - Beekeepers in Alsace in eastern France had a nasty surprise recently after discovering their bees were producing honey in shades of blue, green and chocolate brown. The source of the problem was traced to a nearby Mars factory producing M&M's sweets.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments

New electronics green fee in Quebec starts; taxes TVs, printers

Montreal - In order to pay for a new recycling program for electronics, the province of Quebec has introduced a new environmental fee that will be applied to the purchases of televisions, laptops and cell phones.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 5 comments

Giant slugs march on Angers Cathedral in France's Loire Valley

Angers - Dutch sculptor Florentijn Hofman does not do things by halves, so there was a sense of anticipation when it was revealed that Hofman would be constructing a sculpture in the city of Angers located in Pays de la Loire region in western France.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments
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