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The Environment

Tips and information about the envrionment and being good stewards of it.

Sep 16

By: Van Burbach PhD, PG-Environmental Consultant Many people have the idea that since cleaning products are used to clean our homes of dirt, germs, and filth to give us a “clean” living environment, t
Apr 26, 2018

Tori Carle, MS Waste Reduction Supervisor City of Greensboro, NC Each year, as we begin to come out of hibernation from winter, local garden and hardware stores get busier and busier with shoppers loo
Mar 12, 2018

On the heels of Prime Minister Theresa May's vow to eradicate all plastic waste in the UK within the next 25 years UK grocer "Iceland" has set a goal to be plastic free by 2023. Learn more from Busi
Mar 4, 2018

What are VOCs and Why Should I Care? VOCs or “Volatile organic compounds, sometimes referred to as VOCs, are organic compounds that easily become vapors or gases. Along with carbon, they contain eleme
Jan 15, 2018

By: Waste Reduction Supervisor Tori Carle , City of Greensboro I often hear from residents that they recycle EVERYTHING they can. But here is a question for you… do you recycle even when it isn't co
Sep 20, 2017

By: Van Burbach Ph.D., P.G. Environmental Consultant, Geologist, and Geophysicist
May 5

Be the Solution! – Reducing your Waste Footprint Van Burbach, PhD, PG In the last 50 years the amount of solid waste generated in the United States has increased by over 250%, to over 262 million tons
Mar 29, 2018

By: Tori Carle, MS Waste Reduction Supervisor City of Greensboro, North Carolina If you have usable pots and pans to get rid of, consider donating them! However, if you’re stuck wondering what to do w
Mar 7, 2018

Ever Wonder Wednesday By: Tori Carle, MS Waste Reduction Supervisor City of Greensboro As a country, we landfill enough aluminum each year to build a fleet of aircrafts. Much of this waste comes in t
Feb 8, 2018

BY: Tori Carle, MS Waste Reduction Supervisor City of Greensboro We've covered a lot of ground in the Ever Wonder Wednesday posts these past 6 months. I hope all of you have learned something new ab
Nov 9, 2017

Ever Wonder Wednesday--Tanglers Have you ever held up a cord or hose and thought to yourself "this is made of plastic… right, do I recycle it, trash it, or take it somewhere special?" "Tanglers" are
Sep 9, 2018

I love cotton!  I love cotton sheets, looking at fields of cotton, the crisp, clean feel- you know; as the jingle goes "the look, the feel of cotton". But like many other things, becoming informed mak
Mar 16, 2018

By: Tori Carle, MS Waste Reduction Supervisor City of Greensboro, North Carolina One frequently asked question we get is "what do I do with medication bottles?" Well, there are several answers. First
Mar 4, 2018

Ever Wonder Wednesday By: Tori Carle, MS Waste Reduction Supervisor City of Greensboro, North Carolina Have you ever wondered what to do with your old nail polish? I have been known to keep nail polis
Jan 17, 2018

By Tori Carle - Waste Reduction Supervisor, City of Greensboro Have you ever wondered why some types of plastics aren't accepted in your curbside recycling bin? It's because there's a wide range of
Oct 15, 2017

Do you have an old flannel shirt or pants that needs to retire? Cut them up into rounds or squares to use as makeup removers and toner applicators. I didn't sew around the edges, but you could do t