Thursday, December 1, 2016

Plastic Garbage Patch

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On the beach lies a motorcycle helmet, a mannequin's head, an umbrella handle and a flip-flop. They didn't fall from a plane or off a ship, and there aren't any civilians living here who could have left them behind.

They were washed onto Midway Atoll with the tide, most likely part of an enormous plastic garbage patch spinning in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Some of the coffee cup lids, water bottles and bags you discarded are probably in there. 

Some 8 million tons of plastic trash leak into the ocean annually, and it's getting worse every year. Some of it kills the birds on the atoll. Some sinks deep into the ocean and can end up in plankton. Some, including the likely carcinogen styrene, gets back to us through the food chain.

"These are the classic 'canary in the coal mine' scenarios," said Matthew Brown with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

View CNN's special report -- Plastic Island: How our throwaway culture is turning paradise into a graveyard

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Free Electric Typewriter

Free to good home! One IBM electric typewriter. Call Bobbi @ 252-633-1564. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Alcoa introduces new aluminum product line

Alcoa introduces new aluminum product line

The Sustana aluminum product is manufactured with both low carbon emissions and recycled content.
November 29, 2016
Recycling Today Staff
                        
The aluminum company Alcoa Corp.  has unveiled Sustana, its newest aluminum product, at the Aluminum 2016 trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany. The new product line is manufactured with low carbon emissions and recycled content. Alcoa says the new product is well-positioned to meet customer demand for sustainable aluminum products.
The Sustana product has been designed to help companies reduce the carbon intensity of their supply chain and achieve their sustainability goals.
According to Alcoa, the Sustana family includes two key products:
  • Ecolum – A primary aluminum produced with energy from hydro-powered aluminum smelters, each with a production ratio of less than 2.5 metric tons of carbon per metric tons of aluminum. The product also has a low carbon impact, estimated at 75 percent better than the industry average. The products are produced at hydro-powered smelters that generate less than 2.5 metric tons of carbon dioxide per metric ton of aluminum. Alcoa provides certificates of origin that enable customers to verify the sustainability benefits when reporting on their own operations.
  • Ecodura – Aluminum billets made from recycled content, ideal for customers seeking low-carbon materials for their products. Available in a variety of alloys and sizes, the products are made with at least 50 percent recycled content and use up to 95 percent less energy to manufacture when compared to products with no recycled material. The Ecodura also contributes to LEED and BREEAM certifications for sustainable building projects.
“Companies across a range of end markets have made sustainability a core business imperative, and as a result, they’ve prioritized the use of low-carbon aluminum products with proper certifications,” says Timothy Reyes, president of Alcoa Cast Products. “By introducing these eco-friendly Sustana products, which offer significant sustainability benefits when compared to the industry average, Alcoa is underscoring its commitment to helping customers reduce their environmental footprint.”
“This global product launch also builds on our own long-standing commitment to sustainability, which includes several noteworthy reductions in our own carbon footprint,” Reyes continues.
Media Contact:
Anne Jahr
+47 23 98 56 23
anne.jahr@alcoa.com

Monday, November 28, 2016

100,000 Miles of Beautiful Things

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100,000 Miles of Beautiful Things
Nov. 28, 2016
#GivingTuesday is Coming!
Greetings!
Tomorrow (Nov. 29) is #GivingTuesday!

In celebration of #GivingTuesday, help us raise $100,000 for "100,000 Miles of Beautiful Things" and support our efforts to fulfill a vision of a country where every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live.

For every $1 donated, Keep America Beautiful's National Staff and Board of Directors will match the first $25,000. You help us raise $25,000 and it becomes $50,000 -- taking us halfway to our goal!

In the past year, Keep America Beautiful and our national network of community-based affiliates cleaned, improved and beautified more than 100,000 miles of roads, parks, shorelines and waterways across the nation. We delivered more than $236 million in measurable benefits to communities nationwide.

Help us surpass that milestone and help more Americans #DoBeautifulThings. We can't do it without your support.

As our new video states: We don't clean up communities just to keep America beautiful.
We clean up, so Americans can do beautiful things.
Please donate today. kab.org/donate
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Friday, November 25, 2016

Thanksgiving Schedule

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.

The Tuscarora Landfill, the Grantsboro Transfer Station and Newport Transfer Station will be closed Thanksgiving Day. The Administrative offices will be closed November 24 and 25.

We hope you have a safe and happy Holiday Season.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.

The Tuscarora Landfill, the Grantsboro Transfer Station and Newport Transfer Station will be closed Thanksgiving Day. The Administrative offices will be closed November 24 and 25.

We hope you have a safe and happy Holiday Season.

Home Electronics Disposal

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