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Convenience and bin size are keys to establishing improved results of recycling in the workplace.

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Latest: Keep America Beautiful Announces Results Of “Recycling At Work” Research Study - Convenience and bin size are keys to establishing improved results of recycling in the workplace.

Keep America Beautiful Announces Results Of “Recycling At Work” Research Study

Convenience and bin size are keys to establishing improved results of recycling in the workplace.

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Earth Day 2014 Sees Empowered Employees Demanding Green Workplace

Three in four would insist upon change if they saw an obvious wasteful practice.

Friday Funny: RecycleMania Yields 89.1 Million Pounds Of Materials

Participating schools recycled or composted 89.1 million pounds of recyclables and organic materials, preventing the release of 126,597 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2E) into the atmosphere, which is equivalent to preventing annual emissions from 24,823 cars.

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Processing organic waste for a second purpose can significantly reduce what goes to landfill.

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IRN Provides 4.3 Million Pounds Of Surplus Furnishings To Charity

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Creative alternatives to landfill disposal are available to facility managers. From the June 2013 issue.

CFL Safety Issues An Urban Myth, Says NLB

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