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The sights and smells of a landfill

According to CleanAir.org, the Southern U.S. have the most landfills – 726 – compared to only 134 in the Northeast U.S. Welcome to the south, ya’ll! Here’s one of my local Carolina landfills, complete with vultures…and, unfortunately, many of our … Continue reading

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Only 10% of cell phones are recycled

Did You Know? Only 1 in 10 cell phones is recycled each year, and that means valuable—and toxic— materials like copper, plastics and heavy metals are being burned in trash incinerators or buried in landfills. Toxic materials are getting into … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Effect on Recycling

Wikipedia defines Butterfly Effect:         The phrase refers to the idea that a butterfly‘s wings might create tiny changes in the atmosphere that may ultimately alter the path of a tornado or delay, accelerate or even prevent the occurrence of … Continue reading

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Electronics are responsible for most of the toxic garbage in America

Did you  know? On America Recycles Day November 15, 2010, the White House Administration established a task force to prepare a national strategy for responsible electronic stewardship. Electronic waste (aka “e-waste”) contributes about 70% of the toxic garbage in our … Continue reading

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