May 9th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A proposed rule could make it illegal for hospitals, large restaurants, hotels, universities and other large businesses in Massachusetts to throw away food waste with the rest of their trash.
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January 8th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Mexico City, the world’s seventh largest city, will close the world’s largest garbage dump by the end of 2012, instead turning trash from the city and surrounding area’s 20 million residents into renewable energy and reusable materials, according to Mayor Marcelo Ebrand. Citing concerns over air and water pollution from the waste at Bordo Poniente, [...]
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January 14th, 2010 - Barbara Feiner
Approximately 80% of all women are wearing the wrong bra size, often because we’ve never been properly measured or we believe our bodies haven’t changed over the years.
If your lingerie drawer contains bras you can no longer wear, consider recycling them through the Bosom Buddy Program, an Arizona-based textile recycling company that helps women in need. Recycled bras are sent to women’s shelters and other transitional housing facilities.
Founder Elaine Birks-Mitchell wants women to know that used bras often end up in landfills, so her program also offers a healthy dose of environmental education.
If you live in Arizona, many drop-off locations are available. Otherwise, follow Birks-Mitchell’s directions for mailing donated bras.
For your organic bookshelf: The Bra Book: The Fashion Formula to Finding the Perfect Bra
Pictured above: Ecoland Organic Cotton Wireless Soft-Cup Bra
December 22nd, 2008 - Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese
My credit card hates me. I hardly use it and when I do, I pay my bills on time. So, my credit card company hates me too.
Now, for you charge-oholics, there’s a new card out there, you can feel a lot better about using. Sorry, it doesn’t have a magical spending limit.
This Discover card is made from biodegradable PVC. Meaning, after it spends 5 months in water, dirt, compost or whatever’s in a landfill, it breaks down 99%, leaving no toxic effects on the environment. However, your credit rating is another story.
Discover encourages people to wait until their current card expires before placing an order.
Biodegradable cards are only 1 of Discover’s green innovations. The company’s also making an effort to convert to paperless billing statements and setup a company-wide recycling program and employee rideshare website.
Read More:New Credit Cards Won’t Charge the Environment