Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Be a Biologist in Training

Calling all teens! Apply by March 10 for our Biologist in Training volunteer program.>

Monday, February 27, 2017

North Carolina educators and about estuaries

We love having the opportunity to network with so many North Carolina educators and talk to them about estuaries!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

New washers are cleaning clothes with almost no water

NewsweekVerified account@Newsweek           
How new washers are cleaning clothes with almost no water—and helping save the environment

Saturday, February 25, 2017

ISRI law enforcement

Our Dir of Law Enforcement Outreach Brady Mills is on the road meeting with ISRI members & police depts. including Langley Recycling.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Donate your Cars, Boats, RVs, Motorcycles, Trucks to Habitat for Humanity

Craven Habitat@CravenHabitat           
Just a thought for your day. Boats, RVs, Motorcycles, Trucks, also accepted to this program to support Habitat!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Paper can be recycled up to seven times

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Carteret County Cooperative Extension Open House

Carteret County Gov @CarteretCoGov           

Thank you NC Aquarium on RI for cleanin up!

NC Aquarium on RI @NCAquarium_RI           
Big shout out to staff members who helped with last week!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Earth and Surf Fest 2017

Sat 8:00202 Ernest Dr, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460-8104, United States
Lisa Rider invited you

Monday, February 20, 2017

Recycle & Recharge

PepsiCoRecycling@PepsiRecycling Feb 17
Alongside we're bringing basketball fans Recycle & Recharge. Check it out at the game!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Recycled plastic can now be found in bathing suits!

Waste & Recycling @wasterecycling           
Recycled plastic can now be found in bathing suits! has launched Xpress Dry, a fabric made from recycled plastic bottles.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Keep your butt to yourself

Cigarette Recycling Stations in Oklahoma City Keep Thousands of Smokes off Streets

Friday, February 17, 2017

The NC Aquariums are on point with their outreach!

NCDNCRVerified account @ncculture                        
NCDNCR Retweeted NC Aquarium at PKS
The NC Aquariums are on point with their outreach! Great job!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Clean Business of the Month!

Thank you Clean Sweep for this award...Clean Business of the Month!

State Energy Conference

NC CleanTech Center @NCCleanTech                                      
Register early for State Energy Conference until Feb. 17! Join industry experts & network.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Keeping it litter free!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Organic Cosmetics

In the Case of Cosmetics, Organic is Better
Ways2GoGreen’s readership is always looking for ways to better their lives without hurting the environment; that’s an initiative with which I am very familiar. I write about ways for consumers to better their choices in cosmetics, skin care—and generally everything else—by educating them on green practices, manufacturing, packaging and, most importantly, ingredient usage. The simple fact is that the cosmetics industry represents an enormous hole in FDA regulation policy. Any brand can make a small improvement to their process and slap the terms “natural” and “eco-friendly” to their packaging in order to entice the eco-conscious consumer. However, these brands should be put on notice. Truly natural and organic brands are hard to come by, but will benefit your body and the earth in the long run. Therefore, I urge you to let this article educate you but also to extend your own research in order to choose brands and products that align with your personal ideals about preservation of the earth and the healthiness of your body.
Having said that, let’s talk ingredients. There have been a lot of advertisements on television—as you may have noticed—that proclaim their products to be paraben-free. So what is a paraben and why are they telling me it’s not present? Parabens are just one of the many disconcerting ingredients found in many cosmetics and they are basically preservatives. Parabens can be most commonly found in shampoos, conditioners, lotions and gels. The reason they’ve come under fire lately is because they have been found in breast cancer tumors. They are also said to mimic estrogen, which can alter your body’s natural processes.
Even more disturbing is the presence of lead in lipsticks, and lead-like materials such as cadmium. These kinds of ingredients should be avoided because they are linked with everything from cancers to kidney failure. The cosmetics industry is hoping that you will ignore these ingredients by stating that the amounts are too low to cause real issues. Is that a risk you’re willing to take? You have to remember that skin care products do not just lie on top of your skin. They are absorbed into your skin—your epidermis, more correctly—and can be just as damaging as ingesting chemicals in food.
So, enough with the scary stuff. What can you do to combat this abuse in the cosmetics and beauty industries? Well, it’s simple. Educate yourself about the ingredients used in non-organic products and what to look for in organic brands. If you see “phthalates,” you might want to stay away. Instead look for whole derivatives of natural botanicals like “corn germ oil” or “rose petal oil,” both proven to moisturize as well, if not better, than some petroleum-based gunk. Need anti-aging products? Look for other essential oils like avocado and aloe, and vitamins like vitamin E and C. These nutrients will restore your skin’s elasticity and youthfulness without compromising the earth and your health.
I hope I’ve given you something to think about—now go out there and get to reading those labels!
Amber Evans is the resident organic beauty expert at Charleston Naturally. We carry trusted organic brands so that our customers can be sure about what they’re putting in their bodies, as well as how it effects the environment. We have everything you need for the good life.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Whooooo is ready for Valentine's Day?

NC Aquarium at PKS @NCAquariumatPKS       
Whooooo is ready for Valentine's Day?

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Lifecycle thinking

Steel can be recycled an infinite number of times - that's lifecycle thinking!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Deconstruction of Harrelson Hall

Nearly All Of NC State’s Harrelson Hall Recycled, Salvaged

Harrelson Hall is gone, but most of its contents and building materials live on due to NC State’s successful recycling and reuse efforts.
During the 2016 deconstruction of Harrelson Hall, the university recycled or salvaged 95 percent of the building’s non-hazardous materials and contents. From steel and concrete to furniture and technology cables, most of Harrelson found a second useful life.
“Our goal was to keep as much of Harrelson from local landfills as possible,” said Liz Bowen, a University Sustainability Office program coordinator specializing in campus buildings. “We worked toward a 90 percent diversion rate and are so pleased to surpass that goal.”
Months before deconstruction, university personnel evaluated the condition of building resources, identifying items that could be reused on campus or in the community. Items such as select mechanical and fire safety systems, lighting fixtures, energy meters, instructional technology and carpet tiles were redistributed to other campus buildings.
Additional materials found new uses in the community, including furniture sold as university surplus, whiteboards that went to a new local high school and interior doors that a local fire department uses in training exercises.
“The salvaged material alone exceeded $300,000 of economic value that would have otherwise gone to landfill,” Bowen said.
Crews began deconstruction in summer 2016, taking several months to remove and transport 11.7 million pounds of building material to a local waste and recycling company for processing.
“There, materials are sorted and sent to various markets for reuse and recycling, depending on current market demand. Two of Harrelson’s primary materials — concrete and steel — are readily recyclable,” Bowen said.
What’s not included in the building’s waste diversion rate are hazardous materials such as asbestos, a common 1950s-era construction material that the university safely contained and disposed of according to federal and state laws.
Harrelson Hall opened in November 1961 as the nation’s first circular classroom building on a college campus. As instructional equipment and building codes modernized in the decades to follow, the building’s 109,000-square-foot circular design limited its functionality and accessibility, eventually making it too costly to renovate.
Future plans call for the former Harrelson site to host a new science classroom building, but for now the area is being landscaped into green space that’s expected to be completed in March.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Six more weeks of winter?

Republic Services @RepublicService           
Happy ! Six more weeks of winter? No problem. We'll handle it from here. Recycling photo from Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota.

Monday, February 6, 2017

8 million tons of plastic

A garbage truck of trash dumped each MINUTE into the ?!? reminder via

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Jam on Recycling

Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to listen to a full album on your iPod. Let’s jam to that! (Fact from )

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Happy Anniversary US Forest Service

It's our ! 112 years ago, Pres. Roosevelt unified all federal forest lands under Dept. of Agriculture, creating

Friday, February 3, 2017

Got tape and string?

  • Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Recycled Coffee Grounds Firelog

     Ok, I have truly seen it all... Are we spoiled or what!!!!🤣

    Home Electronics Disposal