Tag Archives: recycling

October 25 asides

Greenbiz: Starbucks tests how coffee cups fare in NYC’s recycling stream GreenerComputing: U.S. Reps introduce e-waste export ban legislation It won’t make it. Lobbyists will kill it. San Francisco mag: Seeing the forest for the trees ForestEthics and the Dogwood Alliance have released their annual Green Grades Report Card ranking the paper policies and practices […]

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October 2 asides

NYTimes: Basic religion test stumps many Americans Color me not surprised. Update: Here’s part of the PEW survey which you can take online. I got 12 correct out of 15, a score of 80%, better than 87% of the public. Can you do better? I hate shared calendars (at work) I have to say I […]

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September 23 asides

11 unusual things you can compost LED bulbs in the home: So far, so good Verizon cell tower on Apple’s campus? Hmmm… Speculation grows about the possibility of a Verizon iPhone coming possibly in January 2011. Fitness tracker Fitbit gains another $8 million Adobe resumes efforts on Packager for iPhone Case study: Griping about signal […]

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Sustainability and recycling news

A few interesting articles I’ve read recently: U.S. Mayors Tell Manufacturers to Pay Up for Product Recycling The U.S. Conference of Mayors is advocating stricter “producer responsibility,” whereby producers and consumers of certain products and packaging would be made more responsible for their disposal: “Extended producer responsibility, or product stewardship, says that the companies that […]

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Thursday Top 5

I’ve been too swamped to post the Thursday Top 5 on time for two weeks. Fortunately, no matter how busy I am, people still keep sending me funny and interesting stuff. A few of these below are recent finds, and a few are from the Top 5 archives. So here’s two weeks’ worth in one […]

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How to recycle practically anything

I’m a master recycler, but aseptic packages (like juice boxes and soy milk boxes) and Tyvek envelopes have been two of my most frustrating challenges. Even in San Francisco, where our recycling program is exceptional in the amount and variety of stuff it accepts, we can’t get rid of these items by just tossing them […]

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Thursday Top 5

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLbJ8YPHwXM] Mac vs. PC: More than meets the eyeGreat SFX short. See the large, HD version here. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg0mjnFkeqw] Lemmy, the movieSomeone’s making a documentary about one of rock ’n’ roll’s baddest bad-ass. Need I warn that Lemmy is never safe for work? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VFFmbNd8cc] Farewell Mr. PresidentSee all the farewell videos on the YouTube channel. You […]

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Who’s been naughty this year in the direct mail industry?

ForestEthics has released its annual Naughty/Nice List, their report on the direct mail industry and who’s been playing nice in the past year (phasing out their print catalogs, for example), and who’s been naughty (being secretive about the source of their paper, for example). If you shop at or receive catalogs from any of these […]

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“60 Minutes” follows illegal e-waste from U.S. to China

This Sunday’s “60 Minutes” episode takes us to Guiyu, China, one of the world’s most toxic cities, thanks to e-waste exported from countries like the United States. In Guiyu, pregnant women are six times more likely to result in miscarry, and seven out of ten children have overly high levels of toxic lead in their […]

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Notes from AIGA Compostmodern 2007 (part 2)

Last January I attended Compostmodern 2008, a green design conference presented by the AIGA SF. I’ve already written about Boisset Family Estates and DeLoach Wines (“The environmental impact of the wine industry”), and CleanWell hand sanitizer and soap (“An alternative to normal antibacterial soaps”) (which I use and heartily endorse), but I hadn’t had time […]

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