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February 11, 2016 - 12:00am
Years ago, when recycling was first gaining attention, people used to talk about the 3 R’s of environmental responsibility: Reduce, Re-use and Recycle.
Today, we live in a more complex world where the 3 R’s are still (if not more) vailed, they have expanded. Not only do we now know to perform these environmental steps in order, but we have added several more R’s.
June 26, 2015 - 04:00am
If you are trying to be more environmentally responsible and are concerned about your personal impact on the environment, hosting backyard parties and bar-b-ques can be a nightmare when you consider the laundry list of waste they produce: paper plates, plastic cups and leftovers that go bad before they can be eaten.
Even if you can only apply some of these tips to
"green-ify" your event, you will be helping to reduce the
environmental impact from your party more than you know.
Check out our list of 10 tips and tricks for hosting a great
(and green) summer bash!
Are you up for the challenge????
**We want to see your party!!!**Send pictures of your fresh ideas and your own 'Zero Waste
BBQ Challenge Party' to [email protected] throughout the summer! We'd
love to see your success!
July 31, 2012 - 08:00pm
American Disposal Services, Inc. partnered with the Herndon Environmental Network's "Battle of the Bottles" project which launched on July 1, 2012.
In an effort to increase recycling participation and awareness, two Herndon neighborhoods, Hastings Hunt and McNair Farms Landbay 2, battled against one another for the highest percent increase of recycled material over the month of July. American Disposal Services weighed the recycling materials collected from each neighborhood on a weekly basis in order to determine the winners.
To prepare residents for the competition, volunteers from the Herndon Environmental Network distributed educational materials provided by American Disposal Services to all residents that included information on the proper materials that can go in residents' recycling bins as well as information about the competition.
To continue the "green" theme, Meadows Farms Nurseries, offered a $500.00 gift card which will go towards purchasing new trees, plants and flowers for the winning neighborhood. Residents will have the opportunity to gather together to celebrate all their hard work by participating in a gardening event hosted by the Herndon Environmental Group, American Disposal Services and Meadows Farms.
June 30, 2012 - 08:00pm
For those of you who are planning to play host/hostess for next week's Fourth of July festivities, there are some easy things that you can do to ensure that you and your guests practice good, green consumption practices while having a great time celebrating America's Birthday! Preventing waste from ultimately ending up in a landfill simply takes a little
! Here are some tips: