Tag Archives: reuse

Mar
5
2013
Reuse: Not Just About Sustainability, It’s Community Building

Remember when reuse was cool? Probably you don’t because since the post-WW ll Industrial Boom and the onslaught of the two headed monster of Madison Ave. and TV, newer, better, shinier has been cool. Unfortunately that culture has created a few problems: overflowing landfills, mountains of personal debt and a …

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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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Dec
13
2012
Reusable Pizza Pan Rethinks Food Packaging

With thousands of Americans ordering pizza every day, not only are they merely getting a pizza, but also the cardboard that serves as packaging for it. In a year, over 3 billion pizza boxes are discarded and only a small portion are recycled – the grease and food that tends …

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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
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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Sep
12
2011
Reusing Materials

What It Is Reuse is different from recycling, although people often confuse the two. Recycling, while a good practice, uses a lot of energy and requires an industrial change to a product. This usually results in a new product of lesser quality. Reusing a product, however, does not require major …

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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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