13 Jul '11, 2pm

10 recycling mysteries - solved!

10 recycling mysteries - solved!

10 Recycling Mysteries, Solved! Candy Wrappers Plastic-coated candy wrappers have long been a recycling dilemma because of their size, weight and lack of valuable, post-life material. But even though they’re tiny in size, they’re everywhere. In fact, Americans consumed 23.8 pounds of candy per capita … Are Your Recyclables Really Being Recycled? During the tail end of Chicago’s much-criticized blue bag recycling program, I toured a waste facility with the city’s then-Commissioner of Streets and Sanitation (who ultimately was indicted on charges of hiring fraud, but that’s another Windy City-style story). After smearing … Austin Families Go Zero Waste on Reality TV Reality TV shows already challenge contestants to lose weight in front of millions of viewers. But a different kind of reality show recently aired in Austin, where families competed to drop pounds from their hous...

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