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2008-09-17 12:00:18

By Shawn Cetrone / scetrone@heraldonline.com When Fort Mill's Springfield Elementary opened eight years ago, it launched an environmental and recycling club that attracted about 20 students. Membership in CARE - Children Actively Rescuing the Environment - has ballooned to 90. "What's really been amazing is that we have such an enthusiastic, dedicated group," said Mary Raines, a Springfield third-grade teacher. "We had so many children that wanted to do it, we had to divide kids into...

2008-08-11 21:00:40

By Ramit Plushnick-Masti GLENSHAW, Pa. - Forklifts rumble around the scrapyard, grabbing pieces of metal and plunking them on scales: Will the junk be worth a tank of gas or a cart of groceries? Nationwide, recycling facilities are doing brisk business. Weekends are the busiest, when people have time to bring in scraps like copper wire, brass bits, aluminum window frames and rotted pipes and cans, hoping to make some extra money. "I drive about 35 miles round trip to work every day, so...

2008-07-24 12:00:41

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Beijing Launches Waste Recycling Campaign in Olympic Venues"] BEIJING, July 24 (Xinhua) - Beijing kicked off a waste collection and recycling project Wednesday in all Olympic venues, about two weeks before the opening of the summer Games. Based on the expected volume of spectators, the 31 venues in the city are expected to jointly produce some 14,000 tonnes of trash, including leftovers,...

2008-07-16 15:00:28

By Richard C Dujardin NORTH PROVIDENCE -- Thanks to changes instituted during the last year, the town was able to save $207,000 in tipping fees at the central landfill in Johnston. But, Robert E. Nascimento, town recycling coordinator, said the savings might have been more were it not for a quirk in the contract with the town's trash hauler. Nascimento said the contract with MTG contains a provision similar to one in an earlier contract with Coastal Resources that requires separate...

2008-07-07 06:00:12

By Erica Gies Promoters of waste-to-energy incinerators - plants that burn trash to generate electricity - praise the practice as renewable energy with a negative carbon footprint. Nonrenewable materials, including plastic waste and used tires, account for 41 percent of U.S. trash, according to a report published in 2006 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, known as the EPA. "To most people it sounds great," said Linda Christopher, executive director of the GrassRoots Recycling...

2008-06-30 21:02:24

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa's "Be Greener" program holds several "Green" initiatives. The Resort is well known for "Keeping the Essence of Arizona" and equally as well known for being one of the largest Resorts in Arizona. In keeping with their reputation they are honoring that essence and that responsibility with several initiatives that protect and conserve the environment and reduce their carbon footprint. Their "Be Greener" program, launched in early 2007, was initiated to...


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