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What Can I Recycle In My Bin and What Is The Rest Of America Doing?

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By: J.P. Mascaro & Sons
Categories: Recycling

Clearing up the confusion as to what you should place in your residential recycle bin in the 21st Century and how well Americans are doing with recycling todayBelieve it or not, Americans have been researching the rewards of residential recycling since the early 1970’s. Yep. It’s a fact. Nixon was (still) president, the first Earth Day was observed, the Environmental Protection...

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Tagged:Green, Recycle, Recycling, Sustainability, Environment, Evironmental Responsibility, Earth, Planet


Five Fun Spring Yard and Garden Prep Tasks to Get the Kids Outside

Posted on Monday, March 28, 2016
By: J.P. Mascaro & Sons
Categories: Main Category

A profound quote from Canadian poet and novelist, Margaret Atwood expresses, "In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt." Celebrated American author and poet, Henry David Thoreau – when penning his wonders of spring – eloquently affirmed, “So mild the air a pleasure 'twas to breathe, for what seems heaven above was earth beneath.” For those who...

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Tagged:Green, Environment, Compost, Composting, Organic, Weather, Earth, Planet, Kids, Children, Spring, Yard, Garden, Pruning, Plants


Where Does The Plastic You Recycle Actually Get Used?

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2016
By: J.P. Mascaro & Sons
Categories: Recycling

According to the last EPA report, Americans generated 33 million tons of plastics in 2013, but recycled only nine percent of that. The rest ends up in landfills where it may take up to 1,000 years to decompose, and potentially leak pollutants into the soil and water. Beyond that, it’s estimated that as much as 100 million tons of plastic debris is floating in the world’s oceans,...

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Tagged:Green, Recycle, Recycling, Education, Sustainability, Landfills, Environment, Evironmental Responsibility, Plastic Bottles


Reduce Your Carbon Footprint by Diminishing Your Energy Consumption

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2016
By: J.P. Mascaro & Sons
Categories: Main Category

Saving energy does not require a lot of money or time. It simply requires knowledge, commitment, a plan and action.By acknowledging and capturing the energy inefficiencies that you create or ignore on a daily basis, you can radically reduce your energy bills, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions caused by power plants, ultimately reducing your carbon footprint. While new technologies...

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Tagged:Green, Recycle, Recycling, Education, Sustainability, Environment, Evironmental Responsibility, Earth, Planet, Carbon Footprint, Energy Consumption


Interesting and Amusing Facts about El Niño 2015-2016 and Our Responsibilities

Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2016
By: J.P. Mascaro & Sons
Categories: Main Category

Some fascinating, mystifying, and amusing facts about the El Niño weather cycle phenomenon and why we should pay attention“Seems it never rains in southern California”, pined Albert Hammond in his 1972 Billboard chart topper. Perhaps coincidentally, 1972 was a La Niña weather-pattern year, the coin-flip antithesis of the intense El Niño pattern that we are...

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Tagged:Green, Recycle, Recycling, Sustainability, Environment, Compost, Composting, Evironmental Responsibility, Weather, Global Warming, Earth, Planet


Why Indoor Bulk Commercial Compost Yields a Better Product that is Better for the Environment

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016
By: J.P. Mascaro & Sons
Categories: Main Category

The process of commercial composting produces a variety of undesirable byproducts unless facilitated responsibly in a state-of-the-art indoor facility.By now, most of us have a good grasp on the features, benefits and methods of composting our own food scraps and yard waste at home. It is an environmentally-responsible behavior that provides a useful product for our gardens, and is a great...

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Tagged:Green, Sustainability, Compost, Composting, Organic, Wastewater, Biosolids, Compostable, Food scraps, Organic waste, Grass clippings


Why the Blazing “Landfill-Free” Myth is Choking Our Environment

Posted on Saturday, January 09, 2016
By: J.P. Mascaro & Sons
Categories: Main Category  |  Recycling

You may have been lead to believe that solid-waste incineration is a “landfill-free” solution, but the facts burn far brighter!Contrary to what you may have been told, incineration is far from being a “landfill-free” solid-waste disposal option of choice. Did you know that approximately 25% of the waste delivered to incinerators winds up in a landfill? That’s a...

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Tagged:Green, Recycle, Recycling, Education, Sustainability, Landfill-Free, Incineration, Landfills, Environment, Solid Waste, Trash, Garbage


‘Paws’ and Reflect - Danielle Ruiz-Murphy Recreational Dog Park and Horse Rescue

Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2015
By: J.P. Mascaro & Sons
Categories: Main Category

Five years later, we take time for a walk in the Danielle Ruiz-Murphy Recreational Dog Park and Horse Rescue to look back with our four-legged friends.Imagine a place where your beloved four legged friend can run free! A place where dogs can play off leash and be able to freely make friends with other dogs. Well, in Berks County this place is a reality.In 2010, we were honored to...

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Tagged:Giving, Community, Giving Back, Donation


Your Trash: From Curbside to Landfill

Posted on Tuesday, October 06, 2015
By: J.P. Mascaro & Sons
Categories: Recycling

It’s easy to forget about your waste once it’s dropped down the discreetly designed garbage pale. You probably don’t think twice as you throw away your uneaten food, wrappers, cups, utensils, and paper napkins when eating out.  Each week, garbage companies pick up the contents of your family’s waste and haul it away. Over 71 million tons of paper annually, over...

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Tagged:Recycle, Recycling


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