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5 Sustainable Back-to-School Crafts for Kids

By Solus Group August 20, 2018

Believe it or not, some kids love school. Others, well, let's just say they need a little encouragement as the new school year approaches. What better way to get your kids excited about the first day of school than by engaging them in some fun, satisfying and, of course, sustainable craft projects?

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End-of-Summer Activities for Sustainable Family Fun

By Solus Group Marketing Team August 14, 2018

By this point in the summer, we've forgotten what it's like to feel cold. Believe it or not, though, the crisp fall weather is right around the corner. So what should we do with our last few precious weekends of summer?

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China's Import Ban on Plastics: 3 Takeaways from the "Science Advances" Study

By Solus Group Marketing Team July 26, 2018

China's import ban is rewriting the rules of the global post-consumer-plastics market. Most of us in the recycling community are still trying to figure out how to react. Until recently, however, projections based on hard data were difficult to come by.

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The (Possible) Future of Electronics Recycling Laws in Pennsylvania

By Solus Group Marketing Team July 23, 2018

Pennsylvania state laws governing electronics recycling may get a major update soon, and a novel alliance of five statewide recycling organizations is eager for change.

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Packaging Manufacturer Solutions for Handling Small Packaging Units

By Solus Group Marketing Team July 18, 2018
It is one thing for packaging manufacturers to bundle and ship a unit load of, say, collapsed cardboard boxes. It's quite another to handle blister packs, plastic bags, and bottles that don't fit neatly into boxes in the first place
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Sustainable Summer DIY Crafts for Kids

By Solus Group Marketing Team July 8, 2018

Summertime is the perfect time to relax and enjoy craft projects with your kids. Building things with your kids is a great way to start the conversation about reuse, source reduction, and recycling. Here are a few green crafts to fill the hot summer afternoons.

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Repurposing Wood with Three Easy DIY Projects

By Solus Group Marketing Team July 5, 2018

Repurposing wood keeps it out of landfills and eliminates the need to cut down more trees. It's a win-win situation you and the environment, and it can provide hours of family fun with construction projects. Here are three simple DIY projects for upcycling reclaimed wood, whether the materials come from deconstructed or demolished buildings, a nearby alleyway, or packaging from bulk shipments.

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Waste Management in the Military: Improvements and Innovations

By Solus Group Marketing Team June 28, 2018

The U.S. Military faces an array of waste management challenges; a large mission scope and wildly varying settings make traditional practices ineffective. For instance, aircraft carriers must patrol the oceans for long stretches of time, while administrators of an outpost in Afghanistan must create a comprehensive waste management program from scratch. Nevertheless, our armed forces have found ways to innovate in the most difficult conditions imaginable.

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The Green Sports Facility and Sustainable Waste Management

By Solus Group Marketing Team June 26, 2018

It isn't easy to run a truly green sports facility. You have to find ways to use less water without killing the grass on the field. You have to convert to energy-efficient lighting. You might even have to choose new vendors with a focus on environmentally friendly products.

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Municipal Waste Handling and the Environment: Diversifying Agency Waste Streams

By Solus Group Marketing Team June 25, 2018

State and municipal agencies face increasing pressure to divert waste from landfills through recycling, composting, and other eco-friendly practices. Some of these pressures come from laws and regulations requiring a certain percentage of waste be kept from landfills, while others come from communities looking for a greener way to exist in the world. Whatever the motivation, there are plenty of resources for government agencies looking to solve waste management problems.

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