According to a national survey, 70 percent of Americans surveyed say they are bothered by the amount of food wasted in the U.S. Most cite money lost as the leading cause for concern (79 percent), while nearly half of respondents also are bothered by others not having enough to eat (45 percent).
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and Earth911 released the results of an online poll asking if the convenience of not separating recyclables is worth the possibility of negatively impacting the amount of recyclable materials.
A bipartisan majority of the California State Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation approved legislation sponsored by Californians Against Waste (CAW) that would create a sales tax exemption for recycling and composting equipment.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released a new video commemorating the 20th anniversary of the signing of Pennsylvania’s Land Recycling laws that encourage the voluntary cleanup and reuse of contaminated commercial and industrial sites.
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s nonprofit that builds clean, green communities, disclosed that Lowe’s has donated $1 million to support 50 local community service projects and Keep America’s Beautiful’s Great Americana Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program.
Cox Enterprises’ comprehensive Atlanta headquarters recycling program has led to more than 1,000 tons of materials being reused or diverted from landfills since 2006.