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FTC: Makers Of Biodegradable Dog Waste Bags Misleading Consumers

Makers of biodegradable dog waste bags are in some deep doo doo with the FTC.

03/24/2015

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City Council OKs Measure To Allow Restaurants To Recycle Scraps For Composting

Council approved a bill that gives restaurants the option of using a separate dumpster just for food waste that would be turned into compost.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

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Phila. Lawmakers Move Ahead With Plan To Encourage Restaurants to Compost Their Garbage

A bill before City Council “would allow food establishments to get a dumpster for recycling and composting of food waste,” explains Phil Bresee, recycling director for the Streets Department.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/10/2015

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Artistic Twist Makes Plants And Gardens Sparkle

I thought at first they were fake, but it turns out that for years now, people have been glittering real plants.

01/21/2015

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City Council Looks At Whether Philadelphia Should Have Citywide Food Composting

Calling the hearing was 8th District Councilwoman Cindy Bass, a composting proponent. She says,
“Food waste doesn’t belong in the trash. It belongs in the compost bin.”

11/16/2014

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Tips For A Zero Waste Household

Learn how your waste has been affecting the earth and how you can reduce your impact.

11/27/2013

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Garden Safety Tips For Your Pet

Here are some gardening safety tips to keep your dogs and cats healthy.

06/23/2013

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Composting 101: How To Avoid Gnats & Rats

Despite its green reputation, is composting more costly than it’s worth?

04/03/2013

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New Recycling Bins Encourage Composting In Philadelphia

Runners and others at the Philadelphia marathon will see something new and different along the race route.

11/18/2012

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Ridding Your Garden Of Disease

When you’re cleaning up your garden this fall, be careful where you put plants that had a disease.

10/03/2012

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No Point In Saving Pointsettias

Saving pointsettias is complicated. Remember, if a plant is making you feel pressure instead of pleasure, you don’t need permission to give it away or move it along.

01/09/2012

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Recycling Your Christmas Tree

Instead of leaving your Christmas tree by the curb for your town to pick up, you can recycle it yourself and get a lot more for your money.

01/03/2012

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Sometimes You Can Leave Leaves

All those falling leaves will soon become the world’s best plant food for your garden.

10/17/2011

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Leave Leaves In Compost Pile

Those leaves covering your yard are the best fertilizer money can buy — except they’re free!

10/10/2011

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Branch Out With Tree Debris

Many towns recycle tree debris into compost or mulch, but you could also keep a lot of it in your own yard.

09/07/2011

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