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NJ Residents Reminded To Recycle Old Electronic Devices

With the holidays comes the gifting of new gadgets to replace old or outdated models, and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEPT) is reiterating that certain devices must be taken to designated recycling points as mandated by law.

12/30/2013

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Center City Restaurant Sends Its Oyster Shells Back To Nature

Instead of throwing the shells in the trash, they are placed in bins and picked up by a nonprofit, New Jersey-based environmental group, the BaySave Foundation.

12/20/2013

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Philadelphia’s Snow-fighting Efforts Remain In Full Gear

The Philadelphia Streets Department says that it is continuing its snow-fighting efforts into the afternoon.

12/10/2013

(Bennett, no last name given, volunteers for the Phillies' "Red Goes Green" recycling program.  Credit: Justin Udo)

Homeless Men Volunteer For Recycling Stewardship at Citizens Bank Park

Participants walk up and down the aisles between innings, collecting recyclable materials from fans who might otherwise throw them in the trash.

08/08/2013

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Author Explains How To Cut Plastic Out Of Your Life

There was a time when “plastic” was the stuff of the future; remember the famous quote in the movie The Graduate? But one woman is turning back the clock.

05/18/2013

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Christmas Tree Recycling Begins In Philadelphia Today

The trees, dropped off at specific locations, are put to use by the Department of Parks and Recreation for composting or shredded for mulch.

01/07/2013

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Like Reusable Shopping Bags, Starbucks Offers a Reusable Coffee Cup

“I think it’s a great idea,” said one man. “I wish I came to Starbucks more often. But yeah, for a dollar.”

01/03/2013

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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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Organization To Install ‘Big Belly’ Trash And Recycling Units In Point Breeze

The Newbold Neighbors Association in the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia is raising money to help clean up the neighborhood, and they’re going to use the same devices seen all around Center City.

05/05/2012

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3 On Your Side: Make Money With Old Electronics And Appliances

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds that you don’t even have to get your hands dirty to make a difference this Earth Day, and you could end up with some extra cash in your pocket.

04/19/2012

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Green Genie

Green Genie shows how much money you’ve tucked away while being eco-aware – and offers over 100 tips and projects you can do to help the environment.

03/23/2012

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Philadelphia’s Two-Week, DIY Christmas Tree Recycling Period Gets Underway

The City of Philadelphia’s Christmas tree recycling program wants you — to bring your trees to them.

01/03/2012

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Philadelphia Company Lot Squad Recycles Trash At The Linc

The Eagles take the field today at the Linc, but another green team will be working the parking lots outside.

12/18/2011

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Philadelphia Charter School Holding Shoe Recycling Drive

Wondering what to do with your old smelly sneakers? Why not recycle them? One local charter school is hoping you’ll do just that.

09/18/2011

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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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