Is trash being illegally dumped along Knowles Avenue?
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Friday, April 22, 2011
There is still plenty of time to register your clean-up project online and get free supplies like bags and gloves.
Want to do something this Earth Day that actually benefits your local environment? Then consider joining one of the many “Great American Cleanup of PA” events in Bucks County. Or, if you have a project in mind that's not listed, consider registering your own clean up effort. The Great American Cleanup of PA is an annual statewide effort that gets residents outdoors to voluntarily clean up trash from roadways, streams, parks, forests and neighborhoods. This year's event began March 1 and goes through May 31. Conservation organizations, school and youth groups, businesses, hunting and fishing clubs, community and civic associations, and sports teams that register their cleanup events will receive free supplies, like gloves and trash bags. To…
TerraCycle transforms trash into everyday products.
Worm poop. Those two words mark the beginning of Tom Szaky’s ten-year-and-running quest to found and champion TerraCycle, a company that uses upcycling techniques to turn garbage that is usually difficult to recycle, such as packaging, into other, functional items. It all started after high school graduation, right before he entered Princeton University. “My friends started growing pot in their basement at the end of senior year,” said Szaky. “When I went to Princeton, they went to Canada and started using worm poop in compost to grow the marijuana, and they got amazing results.” Szaky was sold. He drew up a business plan and six months later dropped out of Princeton and dedicated himself to running his new business full time. ‘We spent …
Monday, February 21, 2011
Officials say the program will save time for residents and make money for the township.
Upper Southampton plans to change its recycling program to single-stream April 1. Supervisor Walter Stevens said single-stream recycling means that items such as glass, plastics, cardboard and paper can be thrown in the same receptacle. “Everything goes in that can, from soup to nuts,” he said. “This is a money-making deal,” Stevens added. The new process of co-mingling recyclables is expected to increase the amount of total recycled items by at least 50 percent and thus save the township on disposal costs, according to Township Manager Joe Golden. “Every ton of material that is recycled saves the township $66.90 in disposal costs,” Golden explained Wednesday. “In addition, the township will receive revenue for the sale of the recyclable …