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Volunteering With Keep Austin Beautiful

Volunteering With Keep Austin Beautiful | Recycling | Scoop.it
Since 1985, Keep Austin Beautiful has been providing resources and education to encourage Austin residents to help take care of our city. They accomplish their mission of getting “every community t...
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Austin Waste Removal: The Growth of E-Waste

Austin Waste Removal: The Growth of E-Waste | Recycling | Scoop.it
Globally, we produce an incredible amount of e-waste per year. Last year, we produced nearly 54 million tons of e-waste, which is the equivalent of 43 lbs for every person on Earth! And the StEP In...
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Americans only recycle 25% of their electronics and other startling e-waste facts!

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Austin Waste Management: A Guide to Recycling Plastic

Austin Waste Management: A Guide to Recycling Plastic | Recycling | Scoop.it
Wondering what those numbers on your plastics mean? Check out this helpful guide from 2nd Hand Social. For more information about which plastics can and can't be recycled, visit the 2nd Hand Social...
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What do the numbers mean on your plastics?

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Austin Recycling: Fun Facts about Recycling

Austin Recycling: Fun Facts about Recycling | Recycling | Scoop.it
Last week, we shared 10 fun facts about trash with you. This week we have 10 fun facts about recycling!Only 38% of paper gets recycled.Only 5% of plastic is recycled.Germany has the highest recycli...
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Did you know Germany is the greenest country? Here's 10 fun recycling facts! 

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Austin Junk Removal: A “Junk-Free” Christmas?

Austin Junk Removal: A “Junk-Free” Christmas? | Recycling | Scoop.it
As an Austin junk removal company, we’re kind of passionate about junk. That’s why we make it a point to stay up to date on all the latest junk trends. Most of them aren’t things that would interes...
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Cut down on waste by having a junk-free Christmas

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Austin Recycling: Recycling at a Glance

Austin Recycling: Recycling at a Glance | Recycling | Scoop.it
We see a lot of recycling infographics floating around online, but this is hands down one of our favorites. There's just so much information packed into this one picture! We found it on Innovative ...
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Great infograph about recycling! 

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Austin Dirty Work: The Top 3 Ways You Waste Money at Home

Austin Dirty Work: The Top 3 Ways You Waste Money at Home | Recycling | Scoop.it
Ever wonder where all your money goes? Turns out, a lot of it gets wasted before you even leave your house. So where is all this money getting wasted and more importantly, how do you stop it? Throw...
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Go green at home to save green! 

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Austin Trash Removal: Children of Hoarders – A Guide to Online Resources

Austin Trash Removal: Children of Hoarders – A Guide to Online Resources | Recycling | Scoop.it
Can you imagine growing up surrounded by trash that you weren't allowed to throw away? What about being too ashamed by the way your home looks to have friends over? Or growing up in the 90’s withou...
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Great resources for children of hoarders

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Austin Environmental News: New Program Allows Concerned Citizens to Recycle Cigarette Butts

Austin Environmental News: New Program Allows Concerned Citizens to Recycle Cigarette Butts | Recycling | Scoop.it
Did you know that 38% of the litter found on America’s roadways is used cigarette butts?TerraCycle, a company that focuses on upcycling items that are hard to recycle, has partnered with the Santa ...
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Great new program allows you to recycle all the cigarette butts you see lying around!

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Austin Waste Management News: Where Does Your Trash Go? The Recycling Bin, Landfill or….China?!?

Austin Waste Management News: Where Does Your Trash Go? The Recycling Bin, Landfill or….China?!? | Recycling | Scoop.it
Ever heard the saying one man’s trash is another man’s treasure? Turns out, America’s trash may just be China’s treasure!According to Bloomberg Businessweek, China accounts for 43.1% of the global ...
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Looks like China is solving a bit of the United State's recycling problem!

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Austin Environmental: 20 Awesome Recycling Facts

Austin Environmental: 20 Awesome Recycling Facts | Recycling | Scoop.it
Want to know why Dirty Work is so passionate about recycling? Check out these 20 crazy recycling facts: Americans throw away enough paper each year to build a 12 foot wall that stretches from L.A. ...
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20 insane recycling facts!

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Everything You Need to Know About Recycling

Everything You Need to Know About Recycling | Recycling | Scoop.it
Did you know that recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for 3 hours? Or that it takes 550 years for a diaper to decompose? Which is pretty bad since Americans throw away 18 billion diapers a year!
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Great resource with everything you need to know about recycling. 

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Austin Recycling: Why Don’t We Recycle?

Austin Recycling: Why Don’t We Recycle? | Recycling | Scoop.it
Did you know that while 80% of our trash is recyclable only 28% gets recycled? Why are recycling rates so low?It’s not a matter of lack of access to recycling centers. Over 87% of Americans have ac...
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Only 28% of our trash is recycled even though over 87% of Americans have access to a recycling center. Why is this?

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Austin Junk Hauling: What's In Our Oceans?

Austin Junk Hauling: What's In Our Oceans? | Recycling | Scoop.it
As frequent readers of our blog know, illegal dumping has become a huge problem in part because of shady junk removal companies. These companies promise to get rid of your junk for extremely low pr...
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What's in our oceans?

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Austin Waste Management: Incredible Infographic Shows How Much We Waste

Austin Waste Management: Incredible Infographic Shows How Much We Waste | Recycling | Scoop.it
If it's dirty and it's work - we do it!
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How much waste do we really produce?

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Austin Trash Removal Infographic

Austin Trash Removal Infographic | Recycling | Scoop.it
If it's dirty and it's work - we do it!
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Great recycling and trash infographic! 

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Austin Trash Removal: Fun Facts about Trash

Austin Trash Removal: Fun Facts about Trash | Recycling | Scoop.it
Think trash is boring? Think again! Check out these fun facts about trash…. The average person creates 4.3 pounds of trash per day. The U.S. has 3,500 landfills. 55% of the U.S. trash ends up in la...
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Interesting facts about the amount of trash we produce...

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Austin Junk Hauling: Halloween Costume Made From Junk Calls Attention to Recycling

Austin Junk Hauling: Halloween Costume Made From Junk Calls Attention to Recycling | Recycling | Scoop.it
This "Death of a Mermaid" costume recently won an Etsy costume contest for best costume and has been garnering attention all over the web! The artist wanted to create the costume to call attention ...
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Halloween costume uses junk to make a point about recycling! 

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Austin Recycling: The One Documentary You Must Watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzEQ1FxC0fs#t=205 "Bag it" chronicles the struggles one man faces when he decides to stop using plastic bags. The documentary examines how prevalent plastic bags have...
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Great documentary about the negative effects of our dependence on plastic...

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The 10 Easiest Ways to Go Green at Home

The 10 Easiest Ways to Go Green at Home | Recycling | Scoop.it
Think going green at home is inconvenient? Think again! Here are 10 easy ways you can go green at home….Buy a water filter and drink tap water!Buy reusable bags.Use energy efficient light bulbs.Tur...
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10 easiest ways to go green at home...

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Austin Trash Removal: Can You Clean a Hoarder’s Home Yourself?

Austin Trash Removal: Can You Clean a Hoarder’s Home Yourself? | Recycling | Scoop.it
We've noticed several people have found our blog while searching for resources on how to clean up a hoarder’s home themselves. If you’re curious about DIY hoard cleanup, here are a few things you n...
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Things you should consider before you clean up a hoarder's home by yourself.

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Austin Junk Hauling: 4 Things Bad Contractors Say

Austin Junk Hauling: 4 Things Bad Contractors Say | Recycling | Scoop.it
A city the size of Austin has dozens upon dozens of junk haulers and some of them are bound to be less than professional. So how can you tell the difference between a good junk hauler and a bad one...
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Hiring a junk removal company soon? Don't hire anyone who says these things!

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Austin Waste Removal: 20 Ways to Reduce Your Waste

Austin Waste Removal:  20 Ways to Reduce Your Waste | Recycling | Scoop.it
Did you know that there are 12 landfills in Texas that tower more than 200 feet tall? That’s a lot of waste!So what can you do to help? Here are 20 simple things you can do to reduce your waste:Use...
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Great ways to reduce your waste!

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Making Recycling Fun For the Entire Family

Making Recycling Fun For the Entire Family | Recycling | Scoop.it
Last week, we checked out the traveling 'Recycling Reef' exhibit at the Perot Museum in Dallas. The Perot Museum opened six months ago and has drawn considerable attention for its emphasis on sustainability.
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Great ideas for making recycling fun!

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Austin Environmental: How Bad Has Junk Mail Gotten?

Austin Environmental: How Bad Has Junk Mail Gotten? | Recycling | Scoop.it
How many pieces of junk mail did you receive today? Probably way more than you would have liked and what did you do with it? If you’re like most people, you threw it away. In fact, 5.6 million tons...
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Did you know that 44% of junk mail is thrown away unopened?

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