recycling http://ijpr.org en Where CFLs Go When They Die http://ijpr.org/post/where-cfls-go-when-they-die <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>We can certainly save a bunch of energy and money using modern light bulbs.&nbsp;</p><p>They are uniformly more efficient than the old incandescent bulbs.&nbsp;</p><p>And--in theory, anyway--they last long enough to cover the addition upfront expense of buying them.&nbsp;</p><p>But the compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL) contain some toxic substances that require more attention to disposal.&nbsp; Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:10:20 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 16234 at http://ijpr.org Where CFLs Go When They Die E-waste Reuse And Recycling On The Rise http://ijpr.org/post/e-waste-reuse-and-recycling-rise <p></p><p>The explosion of electronic devices means a constant churn in many households: replace the older TV/computer monitor/cell phone with a new one.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Then what to do with the old one?&nbsp;</p><p>That question frequently confounds, but there are places capable of reusing and/or recycling electronic devices.&nbsp; Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 10657 at http://ijpr.org E-waste Reuse And Recycling On The Rise Where Christmas Trees Go When We're Done With Them http://ijpr.org/post/where-christmas-trees-go-when-were-done-them <p></p><p>From memories to mulch… our Christmas trees can live on, in a sense, once we're done with them.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>In many communities, the beginning of the year is punctuated by visits from the Boy Scouts and other groups collecting Christmas trees for a variety of uses, back outdoors where they came from.&nbsp; Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:38:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 5951 at http://ijpr.org Where Christmas Trees Go When We're Done With Them A Push To Recycle (More) Plastic http://ijpr.org/post/push-recycle-more-plastic <p>A few minutes on the lips, and then… where?</p><p>Where does that plastic bottle go when you're done with it?&nbsp; Often to a landfill, even in a recycling-heavy state like Oregon. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:04:16 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 361 at http://ijpr.org A Push To Recycle (More) Plastic