The 30% Solution – Why Recycling Works but Doesn’t Work

Recycling is Simply a Solid Waste Management Solution By Laura Mauney Municipal recycling of petrochemical plastics in the United States has been a hard-won fight for eco-conscious citizens. Even as the biopolymer market expands, plastics recycling must clearly continue for Continue reading

Electronics Recycling is Good for the Planet, and for Manufacturing, Too

When Appliances and Electronics are Involved, “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” does not Mean “Gone for Good.” – by Laura Mauney – In the early 2000s, when I was living at an apartment complex, I took the trash out Continue reading

Chronicles of a Tree-Hugger’s Life: Five Ways to Stem the Use of Virgin Paper

Tree Saving can be as Old Fashioned as Borrowing a Book, or as Cutting-Edge as Reading an eBook. – by Laura Mauney – Do you collect pennies in old coffee cans? Have you ever counted them up, surprised to discover Continue reading

Chronicles of a Tree-Hugger’s Life: Use the Internet to Read, Shop and Pay Bills

– by Laura Mauney – Most people pay for Internet service, often multiple times for multiple devices, so shouldn’t we get the most bang for our bucks? Today’s electronic world offers multiple avenues for “going paperless” (saving trees, in other Continue reading

Save a Tree: Manage Finances Online

– by Laura Mauney – In many instances, you pay bank and credit card fees, so make best use of those products! Do you really need a fat monthly statement in the mail full of multiple pages and special offers Continue reading