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The Proper Package for Fluorescent Lamps

Energy-saving fluorescent lamps pose mercury vapor risks when broken and require special packaging for their transport to recycling facilities.

18 States Ask Industry Groups to Withdraw N.Y. E-Waste Suit

Letter to Consumer Electronics Association and Information Technology Industry Council claims lawsuit challenges states' rights to hold manufacturers' accountable.

PET Groups Say 2008 Recycling at 27%

Report shows polyethylene terephthalate container recycling rate is up for fifth year.

Kashless.org and RecycleBank Promote Online 'Recycling'

Users can earn discounts, gift cards with Kashless Rewards.

MRM, ERI Collaborate for Massachusetts' Expansion

Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Sharp, and Toshiba TVs to be recycled free of charge.

New York's Extended Bottle Bill to Begin Nov. 8

State officials are giving retailers more time to comply with water bottle requirements.

Bridgeport Businesses to Recycle Mercury Thermostats

Product Stewardship Institute is running the project to help the city make headway on its B Green 2020 initiative.



Report: Business Needs Compelling Reason to 'Green Up'

George Mason University professor suggests strong leadership, a product label policy and tools to implement sustainability practices would be helpful.

NEMA Web Site Has Lamp Drop-off Recycling Information

Earth911.com has partnered with the association to provide more information to visitors of LampRecycle.org.

Green Consumer Poll Finds Economy Is their Top Concern

Shelton Group surveys more than 1,000 U.S. consumers who at least occasionally buy green products and discovers there is no "typical" green consumer.

Partners Seek to Modernize Magazine Consumption

Maggwire.com provides research tool for students, teachers and librarians through Go Green Initiative's school network.

Aluminum Recycler Aleris to Resolve CAA Violations

The company has agreed to pay a $4.6 million penalty, allowed as an unsecured claim in its bankruptcy proceeding, and improve controls at 15 plants at a cost of about $4.2 million.

Samsung Earns Points for Committing to Reduce GHGs

Samsung Electronics is named second best in Greenpeace International's June 2009 "Guide to Greener Electronics."

Dennison Lubricants Inc. Adds EcoPower to Its Inventory

Safety-Kleen motor oil, which is recycled, expands its reach to New England.

Accor North America Targets Mercury at Its Motels

Texas company agrees to use low-mercury fluorescent bulbs and recycle bulbs as a member of the National Partnership for Environmental Priorities.

Industry Groups File Suit over N.Y. E-recycling Law

CEA and ITI claim door-to-door e-waste collection is "costly, burdensome, and environmentally harmful."

NAPCOR Says PLA Cannot be Recycled with PET

A polyethylene terephthalate trade organization is concerned that recycling both plastics together will affect quality and costs.

Trash Track Examines Journey of Everyday Objects

MIT project hopes to make people think about what happens when they throw away razors and water bottles, among other things.

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