Archive for the ‘recycling’ Category

Recycling in the U.S.

So while the article I posted last week in Recycling A,B,C’s was really a good primer on what to recycle, tonight’s article is an excellent example of why it’s so important to do this. The article here is entitled “How U.S. recycling is changing now that China won’t take it” by Nicole Javorsky at the Grist.

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Green Librarian

Recycling A,B,C’s

So while I’ve been working hard to reduce my use of plastic bags, I must admit I need to get better with my recycling. I need to make sure that what I’m throwing in the recycling bin, is actually recyclable.

I think this article will really help me do that. Tonight’s article is entitled “Cleaning Up Our Recycling Act by Dwight Bitikofer at the Webster-Kirkwood Times. With that said, I’ve also been working harder at purchasing products that packaged in material that is recyclable as well.

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Everyone can make a difference

So reading this article tonight made me feel like I don’t do enough but then I realized if we all do our own part. For me, it’s reducing the plastics in my life while for this grandmother, she’s helping to clean up the beaches of the British Isles.

The article is entitled “This grandmother spent 2018 cleaning up British beaches — and she’s not done” by Michael d’Estries  over at Mother Nature Network. After reading this article, I’m thinking maybe I can do a little more.

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Cradle to cradle

So while reading this article, and as I started to read the article that it refers to, I was reminded of a book I read a few years ago entitled Cradle to Cradle by Michael Braungart and Michael McDonough.

Anyway, the article I just read is entitled “Littering is a Big Problem, but Who’s Really to Blame” by Katherine Martinko over at Treehugger.The other article, which is mentioned in the aforementioned article, is entitled “Telling Litterers to Change is a Waste of Time. Here’s Another Solution” by Ros Coward over at The Guardian.

Unfortunately, that’s reading for another day. I need to get up early to take my youngest son to the state Geography Bee! I can’t wait.

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Green Librarian

Green business

I try hard at home and at work, to do things green whenever possible. For example, since I’m in charge of inventory at the library where I work, I make sure to either donate or recycle all of the excess computer equipment that we have.

Now over the years I’ve donated many of our old computers to schools and small businesses every chance I get. What I’m unable to donate, I then recycle with the Boy Scouts.

The article I’m posting tonight is about a local company here in St. Louis that also donates as much of it’s excess as possible too, though their excess is a bit different than mine. The article is entitled “Urban Chestnut Gets National Award for Waste Reduction Efforts” by Bryce Gray at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. I’m not a beer drinker reallt but I must say I’m tempted to try some of Urban Chestnut’s beer.

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Green Librarian

Recycling at the mall

In an age where mall’s seem to on the decline, here is an article about a mall that hopefully one day this country might eventually be ready for but until then, there is at least one country that is ready for this and that’s Sweden.

They have a place that sells recycled stuff but it’s not one store, it’s an entire mall. The article tonight is entitled “This Mall in Sweden Sells Only Recycled Stuff” by Starre Vartan over at Mother Nature Network. This is like Goodwill times ten, how cool is that?

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Green Librarian

 

Reusable cups

So this story is for a friend of mine who loves her coffee. It seems the city of Freiburg, Germany that has this amazing reusable cup program where you can purchase a cup that can then be returned to any of 100 stores in the city.

Then they will disinfect and reuse the cups, up to 400 times. The article is entitled “City of Freiburg Has a Brilliant Alternative to Disposable Cups” by Katherine Martinko over at Treehugger. I’m actually thinking checking into this to see if my city might be interested.

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Green Librarian