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Houston is taking steps to deal with delays in trash and recycling pickups. It’s one of the most common complaints Houstonians make, and now the city is augmenting its aging fleet of solid waste trucks. Most of the city’s garbage and recycling trucks are more than 15 years old and are breaking down more and more frequently....
This bent wire “love” is so elegant and dainty. I bet it would look great on a big and a little one like in the photo. I bet it would look great even on a cupcake. Pop on over to the blog Jubeltage for the template and tutorial on how to make a wire word love cake topper....
Wrapped, sealed, boxed, cling-filmed and vacuum packed. We have become used to consumables being packaged in every way imaginable. The history of “packaging” goes back to the first human settlements. First leaves, gourds and animals skins were used. Then ceramics, glass and tin. Then paper and cardboard. But with the invention of plastic and...
Almost exactly a year ago, we shared a story about a father and son duo that started a recycling pick-up service, called Owen’s List, for the neighborhoods around Ballard. Their list of pick-ups grew quickly, to the point that they’ve expanded and officially started a business called Ridwell. “It started as a father and son project to get rid...
By Margaret Sobkowicz Why has the world continued to increase consumption of plastic materials when at the same time, environmental and human health concerns over their use have grown? One answer is they are immensely useful to humankind, and despite problems they create, they have provided countless benefits. They are used to construct lighter automobiles and planes, improving fuel efficiency...
CLOSE The burrito hotspot El Charrito is taking steps to be more environmentally friendly Kate Cimini, The CalifornianNot all plastics are created equal.The cost of recycling plastics is going up, forcing California recycling plants to reassess and change their guidelines on what items they can accept from customers. Monterey Regional Waste Management District is feeling the...

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