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GM Recycles Oil Booms for Car Parts

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Dirty booms move from the Gulf to your car's interior.

After doing their job absorbing leaked oil, dirty oil booms typically go to the their graves in the landfill, where they languish for eternity. But, as GreenTech Media reports, that doesn't have to be the case. In a triumphant PR move, General Motors has found a way to intervene in the cycle, by making use of oil booms from the Gulf for passive car parts like air dams and water deflectors.......read more

NYC Recycling Project Aims to Separate Organic Waste

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Food scraps diverted from landfill to composting sites

Constance Rosenblum for The New York Times: They aren’t what you might think of as typical sanitation workers, but Haley Rogers and Lisa Brunie-McDermott, two Sanitation Department employees, are women with a mission: to persuade New Yorkers to separate orange peels, eggshells and other organic waste from the rest of their trash. Ms. Rogers and Ms. Brunie-McDermott, both on the cusp of......read more

From Lunch to Landfill

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Short film tracks food trash from restaurant to landfill

Do you know where your garbage is from last week? Us neither. "From Lunch to Landfill," a short film brought to us by Mae Ryan of KPSeeSee (the visuals team for SoCal public radio station KPCC), tracks the movement of trash from a restaurant table in Los Angeles to a landfill outside the city. What you'd expect to be a didactic and depressing take on the garbage issue is actually a......read more

Pant Rocker & Ottoman

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Modern, shapely furniture pairing made from landfill-bound materials $790.00

Shiner International, the Atlanta-based furniture line launched by designer Joe Manus, transforms landfill-destined materials into killer, one-of-a-kind pieces for the home. The organic, flowing lines of Shiner's Pant Rocker & Ottoman combo make the pieces stand out among plenty of great items in the company's Etsy shop. The rocker/foot stool features upcycled lumber mill hardwoods (a......read more

Frugal Elegance in Maine

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With some help from the landfill, a creative couple lives in rustic style

The most advanced practitioners of frugal living understand that the pursuit requires patience, commitment and, most of all, a willingness to resurrect other people's trash. Jennifer Wurst and partner Michael Fleming, who live in a 200-year old home on 20 remote acres near Phippsburg, Maine, have honed their thrift skills to a finely tuned artform. Their home's rustic decor owes a debt of......read more

Seattle Takes On Fast Food Packaging

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Progressive regulations will eliminate most fast food packaging from the landfill.

Never mind, for now, fast food's negative nutritional value and its contribution to America's obesity problem; the one thing that really irks us about the industry is all the garbage it generates. If you're wondering where all those boxes, wrappers and cups end up when you're through, look no further than your local landfill, where they sit, for all intents and purposes,......read more

Stricter Smog Limits Proposed

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Factories, power plants and landfills face crackdown with EPA's new ozone proposal.

The LA Times reports today that the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the nation's strictest-ever smog limits this morning, a move that could put large parts of the country in violation of federal air quality regulations. The EPA proposed allowing a ground-level ozone concentration of between 60 and 70 parts per billion, down from the 75-ppb standard adopted under President George......read more

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