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Memphis Recycling: The Impact of Aluminum Can Recycling

Tossing your empty soda can into the trash after lunch may not seem like an important part of the day to most people, but what if your soda can could directly help save the environment if you took the time to recycle it? While you may not think one aluminum can would have a great effect, what about all the cans of soda you consume yearly? An average American consumes 380 cans of soda yearly which totals to over 100 billion soda cans being used in the United States in a year’s time. This contributes to the overall 1.5 million tons of waste that is in the world due to aluminum cans simply thrown into the trash. The numbers are staggering and the space to put the used cans is dwindling. The need for aluminum recycling is a growing demand that everyone can do easily to produce big changes for the Earth. Waste Connection of Memphis is the premiere place for Memphis recycling. To build strong foundations of Memphis recycling- recycling must start in homes and through the recognition that we only have one Earth.

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Upcycled Halloween Costumes and great DIY Costume Tips

With Halloween just around the corner, what spooky creature or favorite character will your child want to be? Halloween can be fun for all ages, but it can also be quite expensive by the time you pay for the costume, shoes, wigs, makeup, and accessories for your child. According to Consumerist.com “On average, Americans spend $72.32 on Halloween costumes, accessories, and decorations for a staggering $6.8 billion to celebrate the season.” Why not create your own upcycled Halloween costumes this year to save some cash?

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Organic Lawn Care | Lawn Care Tip

Just because fall is around the corner does not mean your luscious green lawn needs to dry and turn brown like the leaves. A way to keep your lawn looking lush yearlong is by practicing organic lawn care. While organic lawn care may seem a bit intimidating it is easy with these great lawn care tips!

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Recycling Tips for Kids | Benefits of Recycling

As most know, good habits are developed early in age. That is why here at Waste Connections, a preferred choice for Memphis Recycling, we strongly believe in teaching your child the importance of recycling. By instilling the importance of recycling to children at an early age, not only will you help educate them on the impact that recycling has, but also help them make excellent choices through the rest of their lives when it comes to improving their environment and helping sustain the Earth. Below are some great recycling tips for kids to get them interested in recycling.

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Green Shopping Tips for Beginners

At Waste Connections, we pride ourselves in the efforts we put forward to make the world a cleaner place; and there are many things you as a consumer can do in order to help protect the environment – such as sustainable consumption.

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Upcycling - Adding New Life to Old Junk

Recent surveys show that the current percentage of American households that recycle continues to grow each year. Recycling is a great way to reduce landfill waste, reduce energy consumption, and reduce our carbon footprint, but unfortunately not everything is recyclable. Many areas have imposed recycling and waste restrictions on specific types of glass, metals, wood, appliances, and other common household items, but just because these items are not recyclable does not make them trash!

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Sustainable Landscaping

Homeowners and contractors are building sustainable homes at an increasing rate. Utilizing the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) System, homeowners and contractors follow and im

Homeowners and contractors are building sustainable homes at an increasing rate. Utilizing the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) System, homeowners and contractors follow and implement strategically planned green alternatives into the home. Among the eight categories that make up the qualifications for an LEED certified home are sustainable sites.

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Plant a Tree to Celebrate Arbor Day History

Where did National Arbor Day originate? Many might jump to the conclusion of a forested land such as Northern California, the mountains of Colorado, or the hills and valleys of the Smokey Mountains. Yet, these are all incorrect. Arbor Day originated in the Great Plains state of Nebraska, where the prairie grasses wisp in the wind, farmers plow their corn, and ranchers push their cattle.

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Recycling Takeout Containters

Being green and remaining environmentally friendly citizen in today’s instant gratification culture isn’t easy. Our fast-paced culture demands convenience, efficiency, and quite honestly, delicious meals that come prepared inside a clever little box. Recycling takeout containers into everyday, beneficial and useful items is entirely possible with a little creativity and preparation.

Try these fun and thrifty ideas when you begin recycling takeout containers:

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Green way to Clean: A Guide to Homemade Cleaning Products

Everyday household items can be used to effectively clean your home without the need to purchase expensive and toxic cleaners; allowing you to save money and reduce excess waste. Traditional cleaners are effective in removing dirt, germs, and microscopic organisms. However, the same cleaners we think are helping us are contributing to health issues, added waste in our landfills, and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s).

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