Why Wal-Mart Committing to zero Food Waste is a Huge Victory

Why Wal-Mart Committing to zero Food Waste is a Huge Victory Wal-Mart recently made a commitment to zero food waste in all of its Canadian locations by 2025. This is big news for the recycling and food waste industry, and continues to support the philosophy that zero food waste is an attainable goal. In the last few years, Wal-Mart has upped its efforts in waste management. The company currently distributes a fruits and vegetables-based employee manual Would I Buy It? which is designed to help employees identify items that are…

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If I just leave a bunch of paper is large #Plastic bags, will the #trash collectors recycle them?

If I just leave a bunch of paper is large plastic bags, will the trash collectors recycle them? Like, will the paper inside end up being recycled, whether or not they also put in the plastic bag? We literally have like 40-50 pounds of paper that doesn’t fit in our can so we’re just leaving them in bags. submitted by /u/SnazzyMetro to r/recycling [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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Receipts and recycling/decomposing

Receipts and recycling/decomposing Stupid question: Can receipts REALLY be recycled, and are they biodegradable? I’ve done some research as to why they’re so glossy and I found that they’re thermoplastic and coated in BPA. That’s why they don’t smudge. It’s not ink, the black text is the chemicals that have changed color due to heat. What I’m basically asking is, will the paper break down easily despite the chemicals coating it, or does it take longer for them to decompose? If so, it kinda seems like we should be pushing…

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Why is Waste Management turning a Big Profit while Recycling Revenues are Struggling

Why is Waste Management turning a Big Profit while Recycling Revenues are Struggling In region across Canada, waste management companies are seeing revenues soar. After all, waste management seems to be some pretty big business! Comparatively, recycling seems to be struggling as a cost-viable option. Why recycling revenues are so much lower than waste management profits for disposal companies can be attributed to many different reasons. The biggest reason seemingly appears to be contamination rates having increased in Canada in the past decade. As more municipalities have turned to recycling,…

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Does any one have advice on how to identify PLA #Plastics in the wild?

Does any one have advice on how to identify PLA plastics in the wild? I have a 3D printer, and I’m pretty excited about it. One problem with it though is that there’s a lot of garbage too, like failed prints, support material that is meant to break off, the spaghetti it makes when it fails catastrophically… So I’m looking into getting an extruder, a thing that will recycle this garbage into more useable filament that I can print with again, awesome. Taking it a step further, if this works…

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Could you guys do me a favor?

Could you guys do me a favor? I’m a high school student in my school’s Environment class. For the class, I need to write a paper about the environment. I’ve decided to write about recycling and how states with a return deposit get a higher rate of recycling. I made a poll and was wondering if you could fill it out for me. Thank you in advance!!! submitted by /u/slubell12 to r/recycling [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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