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Composting | What It Is, Why You Should, and How to Compost

Composting | What It Is, Why You Should, and How to Compost

According to the EPA “food waste is the second largest category of municipal solid waste (MSW) sent to landfills in the United States...that is over 30 million tons of food waste that the U. S. sends to the landfills each year. The majority of these organics takes a long, fossil fuel-powered trip to the landfill. Methane from these landfills is equal to around 20% of the pollution output of coal-fired power plants in the United States.”

So how do we reduce these numbers? How do we uses organics for good to benefit the environment instead of wasting them?

The answer is composting.

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10 Ways to Throw an Eco-Friendly Holiday Party

Holiday parties are typically filled with food, drinks, fun and laughter. Everyone gets together to celebrate the season and have a good time. But many times the waste that these parties produce is no cheerful matter. There are things you can do to cut down waste and throw and environmentally friendly holiday party.

So, whether you’re hosting a family holiday party or an office holiday party here are our 10 tips for throwing an eco-friendly holiday party.

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North Jersey mayor makes recycling a priority

North Arlington Mayor Joseph Bianchi has announced a major initiative in the borough regarding recycling.

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American recycling is stalling, and the big blue bin is one reason why

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New Side Guards on Trucks to Reduce Pedestrian Accidents

Today, The Action Environmental Group became a trend setter on a national level, to the best of our knowledge.

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14 Takeaways from Day One at WasteExpo 2015.. Check out #7!

WasteExpo 2015 got underway with a busy conference program on Monday. The third annual Investor Summit featured 16 sessions including company presentations and panel discussions. Education tracks on fleet & equipment technology, recycling/resource recovery, hauling, business development and concurrent tracks on composting and organics all filled the day.

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Unprofitable Recycling Weighs On Waste Management

Average prices of recycled commodities fell 14% from January to March

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Why recycling economics are in the trash bin - CBS NEWS

The recent unexpected collapse in oil prices is putting the squeeze on the recycling industry.

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Georgia sanitation worker won’t spend any more weekends in jail for picking up trash too early

Georgia city has suspended the jail sentence of a sanitation worker who violated a city ordinance by picking up trash too early.

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Yea, heaven forbid lazy people who don't have jobs get awakened early instead of being able to sleep till noon!!
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:12 PM
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Crains- Trash bill sends chilling message to biz

In a section of the job-hungry South Bronx zoned for heavy manufacturing—a mere minute or two from the Major Deegan Expressway and the RFK (Triborough) Bridge—sits a trash-transfer station. At the state-of-the-art facility, which like all such stations is enclosed to minimize odors, optical-sorting equipment and workers pull recyclable material from regular garbage so as little waste as possible ends up in landfills. Its 120 employees are paid well above minimum wage and earn promotions if they perform well. Some hail from a program that steers defendants from the criminal-justice system into productive employment.

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The Keurig K-Cup's inventor says that he feels bad that he made it — here's why

Keurig Green Mountain made $4.7 billion in revenue last year. Much of that money came thanks to K-Cups, the coffee-in-a-pod system invented by cofounder John Sylvan. The product is everywhere. And its waste is, too, thanks to the fact that the cups are almost impossible to recycle.

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'Waste equity' bill gets first, fraught hearing

Laborers, legislators, industry officials and Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration came out in opposing camps Friday during a marathon hearing on a "waste equity" that's making its second go-round in the City Council.

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Ron Bergamini CEO Testimony to City Council Against Intro 495

Testimony of

Action Environmental Group

Ronald S. Bergamini, CEO

New York City Council

Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management

Councilmember Antonio Reynoso, Chairman

February 13, 2015

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The City Council’s trash plan is garbage

While the solid-waste industry and its labor unions are often at odds about work rules and wages, both agree a City Council bill designed to reduce how much material a transfer station can receive is a really bad idea.

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Clean Energy Open CNG Station in New Jersey

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Waste-to-energy firm Covanta Energy Corp. and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Newark, N.J., to serve waste and recycling trucks in northern New Jersey and New York City.

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How To Be "Green" This Holiday Season

How To Be "Green" This Holiday Season

As we feast, give gifts, decorate and travel during holiday season, we also consume lots of resources and generate lots of waste. The amount of household garbage in the United States can increase by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, from 4 million tons to 5 million tons.

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Recycling drops in 16 London boroughs

Recycling and refuse plant

Almost half of London boroughs are recycling less domestic waste, latest figures show.

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Young Americans Less Likely to Recycle

Younger Americans are less likely to recycle and be green than older age groups, according to a new survey.

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How to Implement a School Recycling Program

Recycling and schools are a natural fit. Schools have large numbers of people generating lots of waste—much which is recyclable. Environmentally, recycling reduces the amount of waste heading to landfills and incinerators. Additionally, recycling can reduce carbon emission and conserve natural resources. Economically, a school may be able to reduce the volume of waste they need to dispose of resulting in a reduction in the size or quantity of waste collection containers and service.

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Recycling is huge for schools and other non profits. I work for Planet Aid, a textile recycler in the NYC area. I would like to pa... Read More
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Really appreciate this post. It’s hard to sort the good from the bad sometimes, but I think you’ve nailed it!
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They need to have more recycling programs in the schools. I know they always teach the children how to be more green and not throw... Read More
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New York City Transfer Station Plan Could Triple Costs

New York City’s proposal to replace existing waste transfer stations with a new marine transfer station will triple the cost of waste management for the city, according to the city’s Independent Budget Office (IBO).

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