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Composting pile of fruit and vegetables.
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David Madden
February 05, 2020 - 3:03 pm
Camden County will take a new approach to getting rid of food scraps in four of its facilities. Read more here.
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Forest with heart-shaped canopy
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Rasa Kaye
February 03, 2020 - 12:48 pm
Valentine’s Day may be another widely commercialized holiday, but you can still be green of heart and have some sweet fun without expanding your carbon footprint. Read more here for tips on staying green and sustainable date night activities in Philadelphia.
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Workers separating paper and plastic on a conveyor belt in a recycling facility.
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Pat Loeb
January 21, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia officials say the city's recycling stream is getting cleaner and they credit a public information campaign about how to recycle correctly. But they have a lot more to do. Read more here.
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Christmas tree
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AP News
January 07, 2020 - 5:47 pm
More than 2,000 discarded Christmas trees have been donated to New Jersey environmental officials to reinforce sand dunes at Island Beach State Park. Read more here.
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Piano
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Rasa Kaye
November 25, 2019 - 4:11 pm
Painstaking restoration keeps historic instruments — as well as pianos with more humble pedigrees — in the hands of musicians and out of landfills. Read more here.
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Green Philly panel
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Kim Glovas
November 25, 2019 - 12:20 pm
Although Philly is continuing to enhance its streets, energy use and livability, sustainability experts issued the city a report card with a just-barely passing grade. Read more here.
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Waste Watchers
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Rasa Kaye
November 07, 2019 - 3:04 pm
Recycling is an ongoing challenge, especially at big public events. Garbage going in — in the form of single-use plastics — definitely means more garbage coming out. But some event organizers are spearheading disposal in the right direction. Read more here.
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J.P. Mascaro & Sons Exeter facility.
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Mike DeNardo
September 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
Pottstown is said to be the first in the nation to have curbside recycling of flexible plastic packaging, such as granola pouches or bread bags. It's a pilot program.
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Marriott bans little shampoo bottles
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Mike DeNardo
August 28, 2019 - 8:24 am
(Associated Press) — It could be lights out for tiny toiletries. Marriott International, the world's largest hotel chain, said Wednesday it will eliminate small plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel from its hotel rooms worldwide by December 2020. They'll be replaced with larger...
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Rasa Kaye
August 22, 2019 - 8:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Used to be we went shopping at department stores for new clothes. Now, you can call some of those clothes "new to YOU." JCPenney and Macy's have just announced pilot programs with ThredUp , the world's largest fashion resale platform. They'll be selling secondhand...
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