Failing to properly dispose of personal protective equipment (PPE) will hurt the environment and could spread COVID-19
STAMFORD, Conn., April 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ – National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful® issued an urgent call today for all Americans to properly dispose of cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE), including used sanitizing wipes, masks, and plastic gloves. These belong in the trash, not on the ground.
Regulations may be shifting in communities due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and CDC guidelines. Many communities have temporarily suspended recycling programs because of worker safety and other limitations. As always — look up what you can recycle locally.
Keep America Beautiful® is not advising the general public to use PPE to pick up litter or manage their recyclables or waste in their homes given they are in short supply and desperately needed by the medical community.
With many parents at home with their children right now, a virtual field trip could be a nice break. Let your kids explore how our recycling centers and modern landfills operate from the comfort of home. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2QFyFnN
LAKE CHARLES, La., March 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Hundreds of Southwest Louisiana residents recycled their unwanted electronics at the annual CITGO E-Recycle Day Saturday at the McNeese Cowboy Stadium parking lot.
Not surprising, biopharma plastic recycling isn’t as simple as recycling ordinary plastic. In fact, approximately 30,000 tons of biopharma single use plastic products are landfilled or incinerated each year. One of the key reasons for this lack of recyclability is that biopharma plastics often contain a mixture of silicon, polyethylene and polypropylene – materials that are difficult to separate. In addition, purifying these types of plastics has also proven to be very difficult.
February 20 is National Love Your Pet Day. It’s another reason to shower our pets with attention and, with Earth Day approaching, consider eco-friendly ways to recycle and repurpose the pet products we’ve accumulated for Fido and Whiskers.
Including the bowls, beds, toys, food and treats, our pets, like us, tend to use a lot of products. Once these items have reached the point of no return – what’s the right way to get rid of them? Here are some common pet items that do and do not belong in your recycle bin:
As our national day of love approaches, you’re probably thinking about what and how you’ll express your affection on Valentine’s Day. In fact, Americans are expected to spend a record $20.7 billion this Valentine’s Day¹ – that’s a lot of love. While it’s exciting to give and receive gifts of the heart – V Day, like most holidays, creates a lot of excess waste.
Fancy décor, flowers, cards, candy wrappers and gift boxes create a recycling and waste bin dilemma – what’s recyclable and what’s not? Here are some recycling Love Me’s (recyclables) and Love Me Nots (non-recyclables).
February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has published a Context-Based Decision Guide for Water Reuse and Recycling which furthers the beverage sector’s leadership on corporate water stewardship and builds upon previous work by BIER on performance in watershed context.