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Back to School: Children Are Our Green Future

Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017
By: J.P. Mascaro & Sons
Categories: Main Category

The crowd cheers, players celebrate and both sides of the little league field grab water bottles to rehydrate after an exhilarating but exhausting game.  And more often than we’d like to admit, these bottles end up in the trash.  What’s the problem with that you wonder?  We are raising considerate children who don’t even think about littering our grounds!...

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Tagged:Green, Recycle, Recycling, Education, School, Sustainability, Environment, Solid Waste, Trash, Composting, Organic, Evironmental Responsibility, Earth, Plastic Bottles, Kids, Children, Reuse, MRF, Earth Day, Green Schools


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


Six Great Ways Local Businesses Should Give Back To The Community

Posted on Monday, May 02, 2016
By: J.P. Mascaro & Sons
Categories: Main Category

"If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you’ll end up doing nothing for nobody"In order to become and remain successful for any period of time, a local business needs the support of the surrounding communities. Business entrepreneurs who learn and practice the methods necessary to gain and maintain this support will position their...

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Tagged:Education, School, Grant, Award, Entrepreneurship, Giving, Community, Giving Back, Donation, Environment, Evironmental Responsibility, Children


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


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