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A greener workplace can mean a lighter ecological footprint, a healthier and more productive place to work, and good news for the bottom line. From daily smog to the rising threat of global warming, it’s pretty obvious that we all need to clean up our workplace. Copiers, computers, even old floppy disks, can make a

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  Whether you’re deep-frying a turkey, browning some ground beef or frying some bacon, you end up with a lot of used oil to contend with. Some of the best things are made with cooking oil. However, though it is an essential part of making some of the most delicious food, it can be a

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Balloons make people happy, but they also kill wildlife. For years, balloon releases have been used to celebrate events or honor the memory of someone lost. Schools release them during football games, they’re sent floating into the air at running events, and released by crowds of people at weddings, funerals, and memorials. And while those

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Climate change is already affecting the planet and society and will continue to do so for generations to come. The physical and chemical changes of human activities are being felt in natural ecosystems on land and at sea, on farms and ranches, and in cities and suburbs, but the changes are not happening uniformly. Climate

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Overall recycling rates are increasing, but so is our population. More goods are being produced and more natural resources are being used, and many are wasted when we throw things away. We’ve compiled some of the most astonishing recycling facts; some are alarming, and all of them should make us realise that we need to

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Various sources say that the average American generates nearly 5lbs of garbage a day! That’s a lot of garbage. If you’re not currently into recycling then chances are your garbage is going to be in a landfill for a very very long time. The trip for trash starts in your trash can at home, goes

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As stewards of the environment, we are responsible for preserving and protecting our resources for ourselves and for future generations. Recycling is really just common sense, and until the “modern era,” it was a common household activity. Before the 1920s, 70% of U.S. cities ran programs to recycle certain materials. During World War II, industry

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How Does Oil Get into the Ocean? A report from the National Academy of Sciences estimates 3% of the oil entering the ocean each year comes from oil and gas exploration and extraction activities. When many of us think of oil spills, we might think of an oil tanker running aground and spilling its contents

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  Tin and aluminum cans are one of the many things that Americans use and dispose of, perhaps more than any other container. Therefore recycling is very important and by recycling you can save precious energy and natural resources. When recycled, that can produces enough energy to keep a 100-watt bulb burning for almost four

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