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Britain Throws Away 20 Olympic Swimming Pools of Paint a Year – Let’s Recycle It

Despite a positive shift in attitudes about waste and recycling in recent years, there is one household product which is still being wasted in scandalous quantities: paint.
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Written by David Cornish, Global Sustainability Manager Resource Efficiency, Decorative Paints, AkzoNobel

Over 400 million litres of paint are sold in the UK each year, but 13 percent of it will eventually be thrown away. That’s 55 million litres of paint – enough to fill 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools – ending up in the bin every year.

On America Recycles Day, Las Vegas Sands Continues to do its Part to Minimize Waste

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At Las Vegas Sands (LVS), we care deeply about the environment and have worked tirelessly over the years to incorporate sustainable practices into our regional operations. One such practice we are very proud of is waste management – the collection, transportation, and disposal of garbage and other waste products. Regular audits are conducted by the Sands ECO360 sustainability team, as well as outside industry experts to identify potential opportunities at all of our properties around the world to improve and enhance our global waste management processes.

Mississippi River Tires to Become GM Car Parts

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Today is America Recycles Day – an opportunity to celebrate recycling in the United States. GM knows recycling is good business and enjoys turning waste streams into revenue streams daily. Its vision is a future where cars are built without waste.

WLabs of Whirlpool Corporation Turns Food Scraps into Fertilizer with New Zera™ Food Recycler

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., November 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ – A revolutionary new food recycler from Whirlpool Corporation’s innovation incubator, WLabs, is bringing new meaning to sustainability in the home. The ZeraTM Food Recycler now gives consumers an easy and convenient way to help reduce the amount of waste they’re sending to the landfill by converting food waste into ready-to-use, homemade fertilizer. 

Increasing Recycling Rather Than Just Supporting It

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America Recycles Day is upon us, but does America recycle? Studies overwhelmingly reveal that Americans support recycling. Unfortunately, support for recycling doesn’t always translate into action. 
 
So, what is holding consumers back from recycling more? Find out on our newest blog post at Ideas Unpacked.

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This America Recycles Day, Remember: Empty, Clean & Dry

Republic Services Offers Three Simple Steps to Help Consumers Become Better Recyclers
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PHOENIX, November 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ – This America Recycles Day, Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) encourages consumers to ensure that their recyclables are Empty, Clean & Dry. These three simple steps will help to reduce materials contamination in the recycling waste stream and ensure recyclables are repurposed into new materials as intended, while also improving the economics of recycling.

Americans Believe Recycling Progress Being Made Over Time: Concerned about Amount of Waste in Landfills and Oceans

Keep America Beautiful Unveils Results of National Consumer Tracker Recycling Survey as Nation Celebrates America Recycles Day
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STAMFORD, Conn., November 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ – While the majority of consumers believe many of the issues related to recycling have improved since the 1970s, such as “ease of recycling” and the “amount of waste” that is recycled, most consumers feel the amount of waste in landfills and oceans is worse, according to the first “Consumer Tracker Recycling Survey,” released today by national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), a national market research firm.

Becca’s Story: Help Me Go Green | Recycling and Keeping the Rez Cleaner and Greener!

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Keep The Rez Beautiful has an extraordinary volunteer who has a passion for keeping the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Ridgeland, Mississippi, clean and beautiful!  

Nine-year-old Rebecca (Becca) Blair has been picking up litter and volunteering for kayak cleanups around the Reservoir and down the Pearl River, since she was 4!  

2016 Coca-Cola Public Space Recycling Bin Grant Program Awards 4,518 Recycling Bins to 37 Communities and 25 Colleges

Keep America Beautiful Helps Increase Access to Recycling Bins Nationwide
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STAMFORD, Conn., November 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ -  As communities across the country recognize the importance of recycling in honor of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation announced that they will be awarding 62 grants to communities in 30 states to make recycling bins more readily available and convenient.  

VIDEO | Original HP Ink Contains 50% Recycled Materials

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HP Ink outperforms the competition and reduces waste. In fact, HP has made over 2.5 billion ink cartridges from recycled materials.

Click here to learn more about how HP designs with the environment in mind.

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