Posts Tagged ‘ recycle ’

Plastic Bottles by Julie Salzman

Nov 26th, 2013 | By
Plastic Bottles by Julie Salzman

No matter how careful my family and I are about using reusable drinking bottles, at the end of the week our recycle bin is full of plastic water bottles. My family is not alone in this because according to kids.nationalgeographic.com, the US is consuming 29 billion water bottles a year. They also say that only
[continue reading…]



School’s In By Julie Salzman

Oct 29th, 2013 | By
School’s In By Julie Salzman

Summer has passed and I hope every student enjoyed their well-deserved time off.   Back-to-school campaigns are on the TV and invaded many magazines and newspapers.  So whether you are the student who hasn’t emptied out their backpack from the prior year or you are the student who likes to do your school shopping early, please
[continue reading…]



Earth Day 2013 Fast Facts / Fast Solutions by Sam

Apr 22nd, 2013 | By
Earth Day 2013 Fast Facts / Fast Solutions by Sam

Did you know that the average North American produces approximately 4.4 pounds (2kg) of solid waste each day? This adds up to almost 60 tons of trash over the course of their lifetime! Did you know that garbage remains in a landfill for an average of 30 years before decomposing? This volume of garbage could
[continue reading…]



Go Zero Waste This Summer! by Harnoor Gill

Apr 18th, 2013 | By
Go Zero Waste This Summer! by Harnoor Gill

Zero waste can be viewed as direct action against global climate change, habitat destruction and over consumption. Did you know that an average Ontarian in Canada produces approximately 385 kilograms (nearly 849 pounds) of waste per year? In this article, you will explore the depths of Zero Waste, the benefits of keeping stuff out of the
[continue reading…]



Kick Cigarette Butts In The Butt! by Brianna Moore

Apr 18th, 2013 | By
Kick Cigarette Butts In The Butt! by Brianna Moore

Two cigarettes, one named Kool and the other named Newport, were walking down the street looking for some where to hang out.  It was no mystery that they were actually looking for some where to live and survive.  As they walked down the street, they talked about the myth that cigarette butts are biodegradable.  Smarter
[continue reading…]



The Life of The Plastic Savage by Brianna Moore

Mar 14th, 2013 | By
The Life of The Plastic Savage by Brianna Moore

I was born on December 31, 2010, made of virgin plastic, and I will become either a water drinking bottle or a soda pop bottle.  As I leave the factory, I can’t help but to wonder how long my journey will be before I end up in that paradise called the landfill.  I am in a hurry,
[continue reading…]



Lilstock Beach Clean-Up (February 24, 2013) by Abbie Barnes

Mar 13th, 2013 | By
Lilstock Beach Clean-Up (February 24, 2013) by Abbie Barnes

I had originally arranged a small family beach clean-up as a film shoot for my entry into the 2013 EcoTales film competition, but as my
[continue reading…]



Saving the Earth by Abbie Barnes

Feb 12th, 2013 | By
Saving the Earth by Abbie Barnes

The uncountable number issues that we on planet earth are now facing can be extremely overwhelming, and it is easy to feel lost amongst huge global-scale action plans. However, as an individual or group of any size, change can be made. Below is just a small selection of random ways in which you can help
[continue reading…]



Fast Fact; Fast Solution

Feb 5th, 2013 | By
Fast Fact; Fast Solution

“Each of us consumes an average of seven trees per year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. Over a lifetime, this amounts to approximately 525 trees- sufficient to cover about 1 acre of land.” What YOU can do to stop this from happening: -Use social networking (email) instead of sending letters or
[continue reading…]



5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle

May 15th, 2012 | By
5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle

What happens when common problems can be solved through creative out-of-the-box solutions? Umbrellas become high-end clothing. Sport shoes are turned into new sporting equipment. Eye glasses and soap are remanufactured to serve the health needs of third world countries. Through chemical separation, metals from batteries are reclaimed and resold. Ultimately, solutions can be found to the growing
[continue reading…]



Feeling the Fire

Apr 9th, 2012 | By
Feeling the Fire

Despite reasonable laws, many citizens have found burning trash a way to control waste disposal. However, there are some thoughtful considerations out there that these folks may be interested in hearing. #1: It’s Unhealthy Burn barrels and debris fires burn at low temperatures (400-600 degrees Fahrenheit), with poor combustion, and with no pollution controls. As
[continue reading…]