Tag Archives: recycling

Sep
9
2013
Downloadable Plastics Recycling Guide Available Online!

Ever wonder what those little numbers on the bottom of plastic containers mean?  Check out our handy guide on what type of materials are made of which plastics, and where you can commonly find them.  You can view the guide here.  This guide is also downloadable, so feel free to …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Apr
11
2013
Filabot Looks to Close the Loop on 3-D Printing

  It seems like almost everyday brings about another news story detailing the increasing possibilities of 3-D printing. What these articles don’t usually include is the high cost of the ‘ink’ – plastic filament – that these printers use, with a kilogram spool of the plastic reaching prices of $40 …

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Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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Jan
17
2013
Hard-to-Recycle Plastics Find New Life

Recycling has long been established as an effective form of waste management, along with being a vital part of moving towards becoming a sustainable society, but how much do you really know about it? For some people, it might be surprisingly little. When it comes to plastic, most recyclers only …

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Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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Dec
6
2012
TS Designs Brings Triple-Bottom Line to T-Shirts

Originally founded in 1977 as small screen printing shop, Burlington, NC-based TS Designs quickly grew in scale; the small company found itself printing shirts for major brands like Gap, Nike, and Polo. Changes in the labor market in the 1990s, mainly brought about by the introduction of the North American …

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Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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Nov
15
2012
Using Creativity to Close the Loop on Textiles and Materials

After seeing how wasteful the fashion industry could be, Scott Hamlin and Gary Peck – who, in combination, have decades of experience at Nike, Adidas, and Royal Robbins – made the decision that if they ever went in to business for themselves, they would never create anything new. This may …

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Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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Nov
8
2012
TAKTL Takes on Concrete Wastelands

While not a widely known fact, concrete represents a significant contributor to global climate change, yet it remains widely used because of the lack of viable alternatives. A Pittsburgh-based company called TAKTL is looking to change this by using ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC), which is structurally equivalent to steel but …

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Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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Oct
12
2012
Method launches soap bottle made of recovered plastic

Method Home, a San Francisco-based cleaning product company, has established a reputation for being environmentally conscious and continues to solidify that with the introduction of a soap bottle made from a blend of plastic recovered from the ocean and post-consumer recycled plastic. It has been estimated that the amount of …

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Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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Sep
30
2012
Recycling Electronics – BONUS

What It Is Recycling electronics is a way to reduce the negative societal, human health, and environmental impacts resulting from the improper disposal of electronic waste, or “e-waste.” Recycling e-waste will: (1) reduce the potential for electronic products’ hazardous materials to harm humans and ecosystems (2) extend the life of …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Sep
4
2012
Reycling E-Waste Into E-ducation

We’re all familiar with how recycling works: metal, plastic, glass, etc. is melted down and reformulated into another product of the same basic nature and reused. All good: this reduces the amount of the new product which must be manufactured and keeps the old stuff out of our landfills. This …

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Triangle Ecycling is on a mission to promote a new alchemy: converting e-waste into education. We provide a way for businesses, organizations and individuals to support sustainability education and give back to the Triangle community through electronics refurbishing and recycling.
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Sep
15
2011
Recycling

What It Is Recycling is the practice of breaking down an old product, such as a plastic bottle or an aluminum can, and using it to create a new one. Recycling reduces the need to harvest new natural resources produce products.   While the first two goals should always be …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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