recycling

Jefferson Exchange | July 22, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Where CFLs Go When They Die

Credit Wikimedia

We can certainly save a bunch of energy and money using modern light bulbs. 

They are uniformly more efficient than the old incandescent bulbs. 

And--in theory, anyway--they last long enough to cover the addition upfront expense of buying them. 

But the compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL) contain some toxic substances that require more attention to disposal. 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 14, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon April 14, 2014

E-waste Reuse And Recycling On The Rise

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The explosion of electronic devices means a constant churn in many households: replace the older TV/computer monitor/cell phone with a new one. 

Then what to do with the old one? 

That question frequently confounds, but there are places capable of reusing and/or recycling electronic devices. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 10, 2014 | 8:00
10:38 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Where Christmas Trees Go When We're Done With Them

In the beginning...
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From memories to mulch… our Christmas trees can live on, in a sense, once we're done with them. 

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. 

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Jefferson Exchange | September 24, 2013
2:04 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

A Push To Recycle (More) Plastic

Credit European Parliament

A few minutes on the lips, and then… where?

Where does that plastic bottle go when you're done with it?  Often to a landfill, even in a recycling-heavy state like Oregon.

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