Archive for March, 2015

Fact Filled Tuesday: Landfills

March 31, 2015

What is a landfill? A landfill is a large area of land or an excavated site that is specifically designed and built to receive wastes. Today, about 56 percent of our country’s trash is disposed of in landfills (EPA, 2003). Items such as appliances, newspapers, books, magazines, plastic containers, packaging, food scraps, yard trimmings, and [...]

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How To: Recycle Your Old Tablet

March 30, 2015

Sure, the new phone, tablet, e-book reader, computer, game console, or TV is great … but now we also have an old phone, tablet, e-book reader, computer, console, or TV taking up space. Sometimes they find new uses immediately; other times they’re just pushed aside into a drawer, closet or under the bed. Fortunately, hiding gadgets in the [...]

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What Happens To Your Rubbish When It Gets Recycled?

March 27, 2015

Every wonder what happens to your rubbish when it gets recycled? We did and now we know Paper and cardboard Paper and cardboard are sorted into different grades and sent on to mills to be pulped and made into a variety of different paper and card products. Glass Some glass that has not broken before it gets [...]

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