Winnipeg Folk Fest Reduces Waste with Reusable Mugs and Plates

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This year (2001) the Folk Fest was attended by 41,000 patrons and 1,500 volunteers. Multiply that number by the quanitity of disposable plates and cups that would otherwise have …

Waste Wise Program

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Since the onset of the Waste Wise program in 1994, partners have reported strong waste prevention and recycling collection results. In addition to natural resource conservation an…

Excuse Me Do You Recycle? Public Participation in Curbside Recycling in the UK.

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Fifty-seven percent of the households interviewed currently participated in the curbside recycling program. In 8 of 11 (73%) of the areas the crews visited, recycling participatio…

McDonald's Waste Reduction Task Force

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December 21, 1999 marked the tenth anniversary of McDonald's USA and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and their groundbreaking alliance in 1989. Their partnership has replaced…

Adopt-A-Road

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The Adopt-A-Road program has grown substantially. In 1996 the Bloomington area had eight groups with 11 cleanups, while in 2000, there were a total of 54 groups and 59 cleanups. T…

Recycling PET Bottles at Hageman Elementary

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The Hagemann Elementary School recycling project has resulted in the recycling of over 1,100 pounds of PET bottles of all shapes and sizes. Prepared by: Jason Grant and Jennife…

Students Teaching Students on the Importance of Using Both Sides of Paper, Conserving Energy, and Recycling

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This procedure was repeated in June of 1996. Twenty five percent of the paper found in classroom recycling bins was used on both sides, and 46% of the waste in the classroom garba…

WRAP (Waste Reduction Awards Program)

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Since 1993, more than 2,800 California businesses have received WRAP awards and many of them have won multiple years. In addition, since 1996, ten companies are annually designate…

Giving Trash the Boot! German Fest & The Boot Mug

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During the first year of the program, the boot mugs were sold for a dollar more than the cost of a regular beer. Within the first two and half-hours, all 5000 were sold. Some were…

Motivating Community Recycling: New Zealand Curbside Trial

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Groups 2 and 3, the verbal commitment groups, recycled considerably more than the control group (who were not asked for a verbal commitment). Only 47% of the participants in group…

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