A Bottle Law: An Informal Look

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Trinkaus, J. (1984). A bottle law: An informal look. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 59, 3, 806.
Conducted observations before and after the passage of a 1983 statute that mandated the payment of a deposit of returnable soft-drink cans and bottles to investigate the effective…

Innovative Uses of Compost: Using Microorganisms Instead of Pesticides for Farming

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Farmers in the United States have been plagued for years by expensive unsustainable agriculture. More than 10 percent of the vegetables planted in the United States are lost to ro…

Recycling PET Bottles at Hageman Elementary

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At Hagemann Elementary in North Carolina, an innovative type of recycling technology was used to help densify PET bottles generated from the school and brought from home. PET stan…

Incentives for Restaurants to Decrease Waste?

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Kate Corwin Kansas City Sep 13, 2008 12:04 pm
Hi, Is anyone aware of a municipality that has used incentives to decrease the waste generated by restaurants and fast food businesses? (compost food waste, eliminate Styro…

'Pay As You Throw' Waste Schemes Encourage Household Recycling

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nmclaren Dec 13, 2008 19:16 pm
'Pay As You Throw' waste schemes encourage household recycling New research has concluded that 'Pay As You Throw' waste collection schemes can increase levels of recycling amo…

Restoring the Redwood River

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The Redwood River Clean Water Project, an accelerated program to restore the Redwood River and Lake Redwood, was officially launched in 1995. It began as a response to deteriorati…

Michigan's Mandatory Deposit Legislation

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The Environment Goes to Market: The Implementation of Economic Incentives for Pollution Control. National Academy of Public Administration, 1994. Pg.138-159.
In 1976, the Mandatory Beverage Container Deposit Law was enacted in Michigan. Legislation was created that required deposit fees for certain recyclable bottles with the goal to r…

Encouraging People at Festivals to Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse Cups

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The Milwaukee Irish Fest, the Be Smart Coalition, and Keep Greater, Milwaukee Beautiful, Inc., co-operated to pilot a project promoting waste reduction at a Milwaukee Irish Fest. …

Feather River Water and Air Quality Project

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The Feather River Water and Air Quality Project began in January of 1998. The project covered 499,000 acres in the Sacramento Valley, with 6,000 being federal and 493,000 being no…

Five ways to boost e-waste recycling

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Julie Cook Kitchener Mar 25, 2024 13:11 pm
Hi all,    With the fast pace of technology and increased demand for electronics around the world, electronic waste is a growing threat to the environment and global health. Over …

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