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2009-05-06 12:00:00

Litter collection and beautification projects help make California the cleanest state in the nation! SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Government, non-profit and private organizations gathered in Sacramento today to launch California's statewide efforts for the 3rd Annual Great American Cleanup(TM) campaign. Spearheaded by Keep California Beautiful (KCB), the goals of the effort are to collect litter, save taxpayer dollars and recycle more trash -- all to make California the...

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2009-03-18 18:16:57

A leading local environmental organization said on Wednesday that Greek beaches were covered in over 91,000 items of garbage last year. An official at the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association told AFP that volunteers picked up trash over the year, which included plastic bottles and bags, bottle caps, food containers and discarded fishing equipment. However, the "king of garbage" in Greece is the cigarette, with over 35,000 butts picked up in the course of a year, Ta Nea daily...

2009-01-24 12:23:26

A 61-year-old British man must pay for the government clean-up of his home, in which 17 truckloads of hoarded rubbish was hauled away, a court says. It took that many skips, or dumpsters, to hold all the trash removed from the Leeds, England, home of Anthony Cockerham, The Daily Telegraph reported. Leeds County Court Friday ordered him to pay up to $55,000 for the work and legal fees from a long court battle to enter the home, the newspaper said. Cockerham had refused to allow officials to...

2008-12-10 07:00:00

A holiday 'how to' guide for plastic bottle and bag reuse and recycling ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season, Americans will generate 25 percent more waste, resulting in 5 million extra tons of garbage! To encourage consumers to "trim their trash" while trimming their tree, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) asked Bob Lilienfeld, editor of the Use Less Stuff (ULS) Report, to help provide the following holiday "how to" guide for reusing and recycling plastic bottles...

2008-12-04 00:59:18

A street cleaner in Lincoln, England, says police have allowed him to keep a bag containing an estimated $20,000 in shredded cash he found in a trash bin. Graham Hill said he took the carrier bag containing the cut-up money to police after discovering it while emptying trash bins. The shredded currency was returned to him after it remained unclaimed for six months, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday. This was a very unusual case and despite our inquiries the circumstances of why and how the...

2008-10-31 12:00:18

Storm season is just around the corner. If left unchecked, the litter, leaves, and automobile fluids that have collected on the street surfaces of our communities will flow along with rainwater, untreated, into water bodies like the Los Angeles River and the ocean. The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works (Public Works) urges residents to take a few minutes now to sweep up cigarette butts, leaves, lawn clippings, and trash from the street gutters near their homes. Green waste...

2008-10-07 00:00:23

By Mariam Mokhtar I AGREE with your report that more emphasis should be placed on looking after our environment ("Time to take out the garbage" - NST, Oct 3). The health risks that come with garbage are numerous. So public awareness of destruction to the environment should be heightened. I am alarmed by your report which outlines what the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Bill is supposed to do. This bill should not force people to recycle or impose fines on them if they...

2008-10-01 03:00:13

By Tremblay, Kenneth PENNSYLVANIA-A fire that began when an ashtray emptied into a trash can ignited its contents damaged an apartment in an eight- story building for low-income older adults. Fortunately, the detection systems worked as designed and alerted occupants. The steel-frame building, which was 150 feet (46 meters) long and 70 feet (21 meters) wide, had concrete block walls, poured concrete floors, and a metal-over-steel roof covered with rubber and crushed stone. There were local...

2008-09-24 06:00:18

Trash hauler Willie Shell Sr. has been fined $13,000 by the state for sorting recyclables from trash at his firm's Lancaster City property, officials said Monday. The Department of Environmental Protection levied the fine Saturday, 10 days after Shell was ordered by the state to cease the practice, DEP spokeswoman Lauri Lebo said. Officials said the property was regularly strewn with trash, creating unsanitary conditions at Shell's Disposal & Recycling, 640 S. Franklin St., and...

2008-09-24 06:00:18

By Banks Albach At 11:10 a.m. Monday, hundreds of fourth- and fifth-graders poured onto the playground of La Entrada Middle School to eat lunch handed out by parent volunteers -- low-fat pizza, bowls of chicken and rice, burritos and salads, all served in biodegradable trays made from corn and potatoes. When they were done, the students placed leftover food, the containers and milk cartons inside compost bins and dumped certain plastic items into recycling bins. The little that didn't go...


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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
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