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2012: USAgain’s year in review

2012: USAgain’s year in review

It’s difficult to discuss USAgain’s 2012 recycling successes without mentioning the sheer volume of clothes, shoes and other textiles the company was able to divert from landfills around the country via the nearly 10,000 collection bins it operates in 17 states. Nearly 58 million pounds of textiles were collected, preventing the emission of 406 million pounds … Continue reading

Tips for a greener summer

Tips for a greener summer

It’s already the middle of May. Soon schools will be ending session before summer vacations begin. For many of us, summer is a time of celebration; we expect to make trips to the beach, have picnics and outdoor BBQs, and regenerate from a dull winter by enjoying nature and soaking up the sun. Consider these eco-conscious … Continue reading

Earth Month: Eco-tip #13 Avoid ‘energy vampires’

Earth Month: Eco-tip #13 Avoid ‘energy vampires’

It seems logical yet not everyone knows that most electronics use electricity even when they’re not in use. Your microwave, TV, stereo, garage door openers and cell phone chargers all use energy while plugged in – even if they’re not turned on. These “phantom loads” are sometimes dubbed “energy vampires” by irritated electronics users, among … Continue reading

Earth Month: Eco-tip #12 Carpool to work

Earth Month: Eco-tip #12 Carpool to work

Gas prices always seem to increase. As a nonrenewable energy resource, it’s hard to believe that oil will ever decrease in price again. According to The Daily Green, if the average American commutes to work 16 miles each way and the average car gets about 23 miles per gallon, and with a gas price of … Continue reading