Tag Archives: waste

Jul
15
2013
Plastic Fantastic? On Wasting, Reusing, and Recycling Plastics

Plasticity Plastics are arguably the most significant alchemical triumph of the twentieth century: the transformation of raw petroleum into innumerable consumer and commercial products and applications. The centrality of plastics to our lives is remarkable in light of the fact that they simply did not exist a few generations ago. …

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Shannon recently completed a master’s degree in Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the religious dimensions of social and environmental justice movements in the twentieth-century American South. Before moving to North Carolina, Shannon...
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Feb
1
2012
Composting

What It Is Composting is a natural process that turns decomposed organic materials into a rich soil called compost. Composting involves mixing yard and organic waste in a pile or bin and mimicking conditions that support the process of decomposition. Decomposition is fueled by millions of microscopic organisms (i.e., bacteria, …

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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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