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What are the impacts of recycling on the environment?

How Big of an Impact Does Recycling Make on the Environment?

Everyone knows recycling is good for the environment. However, it’s debatable how good it can actually be. Changing situations have caused the cost of recycling to change and increased the volume of resources that are put into it. On average, Americans produce about 254 million tons of trash. That’s a lot to find room for. There’s simply nowhere to put…

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Hospitals going Green

Hospitals Going Green to Reduce Global Warming

As one of the fastest-growing segments of the United States economy, the healthcare industry faces many challenges including quality of service, containing costs and dealing with healthcare insurance. You can also add environmental waste and energy consumption to the list. Hospitals are one of the biggest energy consumers in the U.S. each year. They also produce millions of tons of…

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Recycled steel benefits industry and the environment

How Recycled Steel Helps the Planet

Recycling at all levels is beneficial to the environment, but nowhere are the benefits more pronounced than with the recycling of a steel. The recycling rate for steel is a staggering 88 percent, according to industry site steel.org, making it the most recycled product on the planet. A lot of this can be attributed to steel’s strength, which does not…

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Recycling and climate change

The Lesser Known Correlation between Recycling and Climate Change

Guest post by Anne Staley Last year, Sims Metal Management, one of the world’s leading scrap metal management companies, celebrated the first anniversary of its mobile education center called Recyclarium. Designed as an innovative learning experience for students and their families, the 16-foot trailer consists of themes covering the lifecycle of products – right from manufacturing down to recycling. The…

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Plastic Bank receives innovation award for first 3D printing from recycled plastic

Plastic Bank: First 3D Printed Items Made from Recycled Ocean Plastic

World Ocean Day: Saving the ocean from plastic pollution Sunday, June 8 was officially World Ocean Day. At a time when we find the world’s oceans in crisis from acidification, warming surface temperatures, overfishing and pollution, calling attention to the health of our oceans is of paramount importance. Last summer year we introduced our readers to the Plastic Bank, a new…

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Green Cities

Infographic: Green Cities

Finally, the world appears to be waking up to the realization that Mother Nature needs some TLC. But while it’s going to take the collective effort of the entire world to make a real difference, highly populated metropolitan areas are naturally the best place to concentrate the most forward-thinking and technically savvy green initiatives. This infographic from HouseTrip explores which cities are…

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Infographic: How Green is Your State?

This interactive infographic shows compares each U.S. state on overall “greenness” and on individual categories of mass transit, renewables, recycling, water quality, air quality, and CO2 Produced by MPHOnline.org