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So That's Why We Recycle!

Posted on Monday, May 21, 2018
By: J.P. Mascaro & Sons
Categories: Main Category  |  Recycling

You didn’t throw that magazine into the trash, did you?  You recycle, right?  Make sure you do!  Recycling is critical to saving our environment.  Yup, we hear it every day.  We see the recycling bins popping up at our grocery stores, parks, offices, stadiums, etc.… It’s awesome!  We pat ourselves on the back every time we toss our water bottle,...

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Tagged:Green, Recycle, Recycling, Sustainability, Landfills, Environment, Solid Waste, Trash, Garbage, Evironmental Responsibility, Earth, Planet, Carbon Footprint, Energy Consumption, Plastic Bottles, Trends, Save Money


Dreaming of a Green Holiday Season

Posted on Monday, December 19, 2016
By: J.P. Mascaro & Sons
Categories: Main Category  |  Recycling

You hear it all the time, “The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year!”  And they are!  The holiday spirit brings out the best in almost everyone.  Kids are doing their finest Saint Theresa impression to stay off the naughty list and adults tend to mimic this behavior by showcasing their most generous and kind selves.  The moment Thanksgiving...

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Tagged:Green, Recycle, Recycling, Sustainability, Giving, Community, Landfill-Free, Landfills, Environment, Solid Waste, Trash, Garbage, Compost, Composting, Food scraps, Evironmental Responsibility, Earth, Planet, Carbon Footprint, Kids, Children, Christmas, Holidays, Gifts, Trees, Lights, Santa, Decorations, Ribbon, Ewaste, E-Waste, Green Christmas, Save Money


The Beauty of a Landfill

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2016
By: J.P. Mascaro & Sons
Categories: Main Category  |  Recycling

The sun is beating down on the mound of a newly constructed baseball field as the pitcher winds up to throw his fastball to the batter who has spent hours swinging the bat preparing for this pitch.  In the distance, children are running around a track, pumping their legs on the swings of a playset and climbing rock walls to reach the top of an 8ft slide.  Adults and children alike...

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Tagged:Green, Recycle, Recycling, Sustainability, Giving, Community, Giving Back, Donation, Landfills, Environment, Solid Waste, Trash, Garbage, Compost, Organic, Biosolids, Organic waste, Evironmental Responsibility, Earth, Planet, Carbon Footprint, Energy Consumption, Kids, Children, dumps, recreation, parks, picnic, wildlife, baseball


Surprising Items Not Fashionable for Your Recycle Bin

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

These outfits are a stylish “Glamour Do” for your wardrobe but a big “Glamour Don’t” when it comes to your recycling bin!  The average Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) receives enough articles of clothing to make your local Good Will green with envy!  It’s understandable, when your closet starts to fill, you want to get rid of the old to make...

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Tagged:Green, Recycle, Recycling, Sustainability, Giving, Environment, Fashion, Glamour, Clothing, Plastic Bags, Propane Tanks, Chains, Reuse, Trends, MRF


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


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


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


What is Sustainability?

Posted on Tuesday, November 10, 2015
By: J.P. Mascaro
Categories: Recycling

You hear it all the time, “Live more sustainably!” and “Save the environment!” What do they all really mean?Sustainability is considered to be the healthy & productive maintenance of something; the capacity to endure (indefinitely). We’re depleting resources on a daily basis – from nature, to energy and water. Sustainability serves up the goal of reducing our...

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Tagged:Green, Recycle, Recycling, Sustainability


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


Make This Back To School Season Eco-Friendly

Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By: J.P. Mascaro
Categories: Recycling

Each year, parents across the country dedicate to sending their children back to school with the latest and greatest - a new trendy backpack, shiny, crisp notebooks, a fresh box of unsharpened pencils. This season, hold on to the green rules you already know: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

Wherever possible, reuse what you already have. Invest in the backpack you know will last, and...

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Tagged:Green, Recycle, Recycling, Education, School, Sustainability, Environment, Kids, Green Schools, blue bins

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