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2012-04-29 23:01:22

Composting, organic gardening and food scrap recycling will take a progressive step forward with the introduction of Green Cycler the only counter-top appliance to eliminate the mess and hassle associated with recovering organic waste. Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 29, 2012 Composting, organic gardening and food scrap recycling will take a progressive step forward with the introduction of Green Cycler the only countertop appliance to eliminate the mess and hassle associated with recovering...

2009-10-12 09:15:00

GENEVA, N.Y., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Inundated by messaging about the importance of recycling, using the blue and green bins that signal environmental responsibility has become second nature to consumers. It is a tacit assumption that what goes into the bins ends up back on the shelves, steering clear of the dreaded landfill. Due to overflow at recycling plants, this is simply not the case. With landfills reaching capacity, and usage rates staying almost consistent for three decades,...

2008-09-18 00:00:17

By JENNA RICHARDS Two Torquay residents tidied up their street only for the council to refuse to take the rubbish. Trevor Hurling and neighbour Penny Meredith of Venford Close heard about the national Big Tidy Up campaign and decided to clean up their street. But were shocked when the council then refused to take the waste away. Trevor said: "The street looked a mess, and we thought 'let's sort it out'. "It took us about two hours to fill half of my wheeled bin with weeds and other...

2008-08-08 00:00:20

Residents in the Bath area put out a record amount of material for composting in a month - an amount equivalent to nearly 120 double-decker buses. The 940-ton record in May was the highest ever collected by Bath and North East Somerset Council's fortnightly garden waste and cardboard collection service. Cllr Charles Gerrish (Con, Keynsham North), who is in charge of customer services, said: "Bath and North East Somerset Council is delighted residents have recycled a record amount of...

2008-06-26 00:02:22

Residents are being encouraged to start composting their garden rubbish. Stroud District Council is asking them to reduce the amount of garden waste that is being send to landfill. The council will collect garden rubbish in specially branded, pre- paid garden refuse sacks, but it goes straight to landfill where it is unable to decompose properly. The alternative to this, is for people to compost at their own homes. Garden rubbish can be also be disposed of at the district's household...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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