July 1, 2013
by Peggy
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Recognizing the Value of Reuse

I recently tuned into an EPA webinar about valuing “stuff,” featuring Madalyn Cioci of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The main point of her presentation was that for far too long, we have considered reuse simply a means to … Continue reading

May 12, 2013
by Peggy
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Oceans in the Balance

The University of Virginia has a Lifetime Learning program called “More than the Score,” that plans educational lectures in conjunction with the home football games each fall. I was particularly interested in one talk from the series this year by … Continue reading

March 12, 2013
by Peggy
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Coke’s Motto: No Deposit, No Refill

Not so long ago I was picking up roadside trash, appalled at the number of bottles and cans I found along a short stretch of suburban asphalt.  255 bottle and cans to be exact. Among them, one stood out to … Continue reading